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GPU vs CPU

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created 08/01/2019 3:33 pm by Energy Master
last reply 08/28/2019 7:31 pm
This has been a question that I’ve been asking myself in my mind for a while, is the graphics card or processor more important for Minecraft?
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08/28/2019 7:31 pm
Level 29 : Expert Architect
ChickenMac7
Where's the "both" option? I have a 1600 @3.8GHz and an RX 580 playing at 1080p + OptiFine. 16 chunks, max lighting/fancy (fast render on and other options like this), and I'll normally get 120-300fps. I also play on a 1.9-1.12 server (server caps 8 chunks), yet my fps will often dip below 60 when there's a lot of players/particles. If I swapped out my 580 with my spare 750 Ti, you can bet your ass those frames will drop even more; just like if I were to swap it out with a 2080 Ti, those frames will go up. If I were to swap my 1600 with a 3700X/9700K the frames will also go up. This is the same deal for literally any other game on the market. This logic just doesn't make sense, a 9900K with its onboard UHD Graphics 630, will not run the game better than my rig, yet my Ryzen 1600 is an inferior CPU. This proves that the GPU matters. If it didn't, then I'd still be playing on an i7 4710HQ HD Graphics 4600 laptop.
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08/26/2019 6:29 pm
Level 22 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
Neither is more important than the other, this is a stupid question and the age old myth of Minecraft being a CPU only bound game is still around, so it seems. Back when it came out, it was super unoptimized and would abuse your CPU, now thats not the case anymore, and offloads a lot of the workload onto the GPU, like it should have from the get go... Also CPU's have came along way since 2009.
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08/24/2019 10:58 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
Vrillon14
When it comes to Minecraft, your CPU is gonna be more important than your GPU, although it would be impossible to play the game without either... unless your CPU has integrated graphics- then you could play Minecraft on low settings with Optifine.
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08/02/2019 6:34 pm
Level 22 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
Run this game on a high end CPU and a low end GPU and see if you enjoy it. You wont... You want a decent GPU nowadays, for more than just Minecraft, but also due to the fact that it's not as optimized as it used to be, runs a decent amount of the load on the GPU, open up any hardware logger and see the usage from cpu and gpu.
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08/24/2019 8:29 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
WhoAteMyButter
Lighting is calculated and stored with the CPU. Rendering that lighting is very simple, and with the force-on addition of VBOs, and even Optifine, a small GPU can run the game just fine, provided that it supports OpenGL 2.0 (1.15 future requirement). Most of the games actions are done in the CPU, like AI, leaf decay, commands, collision, and world changes.
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08/25/2019 8:05 pm
Level 22 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
Of course, but again run this game on a low end GPU and it won't be a pleasant time, as I've stated numerous times now.
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08/25/2019 9:13 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
WhoAteMyButter
I have. I've ran it on a GT 710, and it ran at 60FPS constant with the right settings.
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08/26/2019 6:26 pm
Level 22 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
"with the right settings" aka, lowest settings possible with optifine. You can't even run the vanilla game as a pleasant frame rate, what do you guys not understand about that? You can run GTA V on a GT 710 with mods to lower everything to make it "playable", doesn't mean that it's okay because of that to skimp out on the GPU.
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08/26/2019 6:38 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
WhoAteMyButter
Yes, it's playable. But try to run Minecraft on a Pentium I. Doubt it'll run at all.
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08/02/2019 7:02 am
Level 25 : Expert Engineer
arKanSMC
gpu just powering graphics different graphics card different blend, dither, translucent and vignettes its can boost fps but still cpu its important thing to run smoothly
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08/01/2019 5:39 pm
Level 43 : Master Professor
Acier
Really your RGB lighting is what matters the most
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08/24/2019 8:30 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
WhoAteMyButter
Everyone knows its red for FPS, blue for temps!
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08/01/2019 3:39 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Miner
CeIeste
100% the CPU. Minecraft's graphics don't need a strong graphics card at all; I built my own computer and my graphics card is absolutly nothing special but with a powerful enough CPU you can run Minecraft very smoothly.

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