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Instructions[edit]

Software requirements[edit]

  • Latest graphics drivers
    • AMD users: Use the AMD Driver Autodetect utility to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use AMD's GPU support webpage to find the appropriate driver.
    • Intel users: Use the Intel Driver Update Utility to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use Intel's Download Center to find the appropriate driver.
    • Nvidia users: Use Nvidia's Smart Scan utility (Java required) to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use Nvidia's Download drivers webpage to find the appropriate driver.
  • Java
    • Using the most up-to-date version of Java is recommended (1.8 Update 20 as of August 21, 2014), (1.7 Update 67 as of July 29, 2014)
    • 64-bit OS users: It is highly recommended to install the 64-bit version of Java.
      • The launcher will prefer to use Java 64-bit even if Java 32-bit is installed.
  • Minecraft launcher 1.5.3 or newer
    • Launcher will update itself automatically each start-up if an internet connection is available (You may need to open your launcher twice for the new versions to take effect.)
    • To update the launcher manually, download it here
  • Minecraft 1.8 or newer. (Snapshots and pre-releases when applicable).
    • Older versions will need to be updated to current versions. Previous versions in entries will not be approved.

Conditions for testing[edit]

To contribute to this list, you must use the following options in both the Minecraft Launcher and in Minecraft itself. Please note the following before continuing onward:

  • Close unneeded background processes for best performance,
  • Set your monitor to it's native resolution,
  • Use only your primary monitor for testing,
  • Use the downloadable client. Do not use Magic Launcher or any other launcher other than default Minecraft launcher,
  • NO MODS (especially OptiFine and FpsPlus),
    • If you want, you can install OptiFine/FpsPlus after the initial test and make a note of your FPS in your comment section. This is not required.
Launcher Setup In-game Options
  • Choose New Profile, and use the settings provided below:

Profile info 1.8.png
NOTE: Enable "snapshots" if you wish to benchmark them.

  • FOV - Leave this at Normal
  • Video Settings - Use the settings provided below:

14w30c video settings.png
NOTE: Max Framerate: Unlimited and Use VSync: OFF allow for highest framerate possible.

  • Resource Packs - Select only the Default resource pack.
    • Do not use any other resource packs as this may incur performance variations.

Testing Method[edit]

  • Create New World
    • World Name: "Hardware Performance Test" (Without quotes)
    • Game Mode: Survival, Creative if you don't want hostile mobs to bother you (Please don't use commands or fly if you choose Creative).
    • More World Options
      • Seed for the World Generator: "Hardware Performance Test" (Without quotes)
      • Generate Structures: ON
      • World Type: Default
      • Allow Cheats: OFF
      • Bonus Chest: OFF
  • Once in the Test world...
    • Press F3 to display the debug screen.
    • Go to and stand at coordinates XYZ: 276.5xx / 82.00000 / 180.5xx. (Displayed on the seventh line from the top)
      • Looks in all directions to load all visible chunks until the chunk updates value drops to zero or a low, consistent value.
  • To gather FPS results:
    • Walk around in a small circle (about 10-15 blocks in all directions - counting from the center of a circle), while looking ahead.
      • Do Not look straight up or down while obtaining the frame rate. Looking both upwards and downwards causes objects that are out of view, mainly objects on the horizontal plane, not to be rendered which increases FPS. This skews the results.
    • Get the minimum and maximum frame rates for the default window size (854×480), maximized to fill screen (your native screen resolution), and in fullscreen. To change to fullscreen, press F11 (OS X FN + F11).
      • (Optional, but recommended:) Use Fraps benchmarking feature to collect frame rate results. (Using the debug screen lowers in-game FPS, therefore making results less accurate.)
      • Capture frame rate to the tens place for large numbers (FPS results such as 200-100 are inaccurate whereas 250-150 are a more accurate representation.)

Making your entry[edit]

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Boastful, bogus or incomplete entries will be removed.

NOTE: By adding your entry, you acknowledge that you have read the Instructions in its entirety. Failure to properly follow the instructions will have your edit undone.

User Entries[edit]

Results for 1.8[edit]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Monitor resolution Launcher version Minecraft version Framerate (854×480) Framerate (maximized) Framerate (fullscreen) Comments
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Nvidia GeForce 640M 624MHz 2048GB DDR3 900MHz 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz ST95005620AS HDD, 7200rpm 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 114-205 99-161 98-159 Acer Aspire v3-571G. Java 1.8_20. Replaced TIM as GPU was throttling.
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 3.3GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz PLEXTOR PX-128M5S SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 140-390 130-607 100-320
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 350MHz 8GB DDR3 HDD, 7200rpm 1600×900 1.5.3 1.8 112 80 85-87 Tested on a Dell Inspiron (3847?) desktop
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-2500K 4.7GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 1046MHz 2GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Crucial M4 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 317-765 475-562 115 Had problems with getting the fullscreen benchmark to work correctly
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 405MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 800MHz HDD, 5400rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 100-150 80-110 75-105
Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1125MHz 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR3 1600MHz ST1000DM003 HDD, 7200rpm 1360×768 1.5.3 1.8 80-150 70-140 90-160 Java 8u20
OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i7-2675QM 2.2GHz Intel HD 3000 650MHz 512MB 16GB DDR3 HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 22-30 18-22 18-20 MacBookPro8,2 Java 1.7 64-bit
OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i7-2675QM 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB 16GB DDR3 HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 45-55 30-50 30-50 MacBookPro8,2 Java 1.7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.88GHz AMD Radeon HD 4670 750MHz 512MB GDDR3 4GB DDR2 960MHz CL5 HDD, 7200rpm 1280×1024 1.5.3 1.8 59-148 57-143 126-145 Java 1.8u20
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz Nvida GeForce GTX 770 1150MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 Crucial M500 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 300-360 280-330 280-330
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i5-2400 3.30GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970 880MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1330MHz WD10EARS HDD, 5400rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 145-185 170-197 182-202 Java 1.8u20 64bit
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 954MHz 3GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung Evo SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 365-501 360-489 372-490 Using java 8u20
OS X 10.10 DP Intel Core i7-3635QM 2.4GHz Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 900MHz 1GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz Apple SSD SD256E 2880×1800 1.5.3 1.8 43-59 41-57 38-53 MacBookPro10,1 - A1398 (EMC 2673)

Unfiltered results[edit]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Monitor resolution Launcher version Minecraft version Framerate (854×480) Framerate (maximized) Framerate (fullscreen) Comments