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Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition less than 30fps on minecraft??

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December 26, 2013 6:53:25 AM

I know minecraft is more dependant on CPU than a GPU, but I had a GeForce 550Ti which was able to run minecraft at 150+fps...
My Specs are:
Ram - Kingston 8GB DDR3
CPU - AMD Phenom ii x6 3.2GHz
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
HDD - 2T

Is there any solution to why I'm getting such a low fps? On bf3 with ultra settings I get over 120 fps...

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December 26, 2013 7:01:08 AM

Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!
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December 26, 2013 7:08:01 AM

Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.
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December 26, 2013 7:09:07 AM

xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?
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December 26, 2013 7:12:39 AM

Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.
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December 26, 2013 7:15:33 AM

xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I see, I'm really not sure what the problem is then.
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December 26, 2013 7:33:01 AM

xJosh_D said:
I know minecraft is more dependant on CPU than a GPU, but I had a GeForce 550Ti which was able to run minecraft at 150+fps...
My Specs are:
Ram - Kingston 8GB DDR3
CPU - AMD Phenom ii x6 3.2GHz
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
HDD - 2T

Is there any solution to why I'm getting such a low fps? On bf3 with ultra settings I get over 120 fps...


you get over 120FPS in bf3?!!, at what resolution you play?
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December 26, 2013 7:51:06 AM

xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I would assume the problem is the game itself. The 7870 is substantially more powerful in terms of harware than a 550TI, so the issue is software. BF3 is not really a worthwhile comparison, different games, different coding, different system demands, you're comparing apples to oranges. I don't know what kind of resolution you're playing at to get 120 FPS on BF3, it would have to be something awfully low. I max it out at 1080p I get something like 40-50 average with the same graphics card.

FRAPS, yes I have noticed occasionally that even running the FPS module on it (and not recording) causes game stutter from time to time.
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December 26, 2013 7:55:27 AM

nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I would assume the problem is the game itself. The 7870 is substantially more powerful in terms of harware than a 550TI, so the issue is software. BF3 is not really a worthwhile comparison, different games, different coding, different system demands, you're comparing apples to oranges. I don't know what kind of resolution you're playing at to get 120 FPS on BF3, it would have to be something awfully low. I max it out at 1080p I get something like 40-50 average with the same graphics card.

FRAPS, yes I have noticed occasionally that even running the FPS module on it (and not recording) causes game stutter from time to time.


My resolution isn't necessarily the best, but it's 1400x900
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December 26, 2013 8:20:03 AM

xJosh_D said:
nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I would assume the problem is the game itself. The 7870 is substantially more powerful in terms of harware than a 550TI, so the issue is software. BF3 is not really a worthwhile comparison, different games, different coding, different system demands, you're comparing apples to oranges. I don't know what kind of resolution you're playing at to get 120 FPS on BF3, it would have to be something awfully low. I max it out at 1080p I get something like 40-50 average with the same graphics card.

FRAPS, yes I have noticed occasionally that even running the FPS module on it (and not recording) causes game stutter from time to time.


My resolution isn't necessarily the best, but it's 1400x900


Well, as a side issue, why upgrade from a 550TI to 7870 if you're still using a monitor with such low resolution? A stronger GPU is cool and all, but you're really missing out on any performance increase if you're using a monitor that can't show it.

As far as resolving the other issue, when you upgraded are you sure you removed every bit of Nvidia driver software before installing the AMD drivers? I actually upgraded mine from a 550 to a 7870 as well, I removed the drivers but CCleaner still found Nvidia stuff in the registry after that.
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December 26, 2013 8:31:41 AM

nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I would assume the problem is the game itself. The 7870 is substantially more powerful in terms of harware than a 550TI, so the issue is software. BF3 is not really a worthwhile comparison, different games, different coding, different system demands, you're comparing apples to oranges. I don't know what kind of resolution you're playing at to get 120 FPS on BF3, it would have to be something awfully low. I max it out at 1080p I get something like 40-50 average with the same graphics card.

FRAPS, yes I have noticed occasionally that even running the FPS module on it (and not recording) causes game stutter from time to time.


My resolution isn't necessarily the best, but it's 1400x900


Well, as a side issue, why upgrade from a 550TI to 7870 if you're still using a monitor with such low resolution? A stronger GPU is cool and all, but you're really missing out on any performance increase if you're using a monitor that can't show it.

As far as resolving the other issue, when you upgraded are you sure you removed every bit of Nvidia driver software before installing the AMD drivers? I actually upgraded mine from a 550 to a 7870 as well, I removed the drivers but CCleaner still found Nvidia stuff in the registry after that.


There was a purpose of the upgrade as I will soon be investing in a 1080p monitor, but I am actually unsure if I have removed all the drivers from nvidia... Before I installed my 7870 I uninstalled the 550 drivers from the device manager, but again, I'm unsure if they have all been removed
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December 26, 2013 12:13:23 PM

xJosh_D said:
nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
nekulturny said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
xJosh_D said:
Sevenater said:
Many people have been complaining about Minecraft FPS drops, in some cases you might just want to reinstall the game, but also there is a setting in the game that allows you to change your max FPS, for some reason you may have that slider on 30, or something like that. And also, what are you getting your FPS monitor from? FRAPS? if so, fraps may also have a FPS cap for that particular game.

Hope this helps!


Hi, I don't believe it's that simple, when I'm playing minecraft I have no other application open which could affect my pc's performance, I have VSync completely disabled and my minecraft has always been set to max fps. This is very confusing to me, as I have updated all the necessary drivers and java 32 bit and 64 bit. It also can't be an issue with my graphics card or CPU as my pc was built yesterday with parts which are completely new.


If you have no program open how do you know how much FPS you are getting?


Since it's minecraft we're talking about, you can use the key 'F3' to view your fps.


I would assume the problem is the game itself. The 7870 is substantially more powerful in terms of harware than a 550TI, so the issue is software. BF3 is not really a worthwhile comparison, different games, different coding, different system demands, you're comparing apples to oranges. I don't know what kind of resolution you're playing at to get 120 FPS on BF3, it would have to be something awfully low. I max it out at 1080p I get something like 40-50 average with the same graphics card.

FRAPS, yes I have noticed occasionally that even running the FPS module on it (and not recording) causes game stutter from time to time.


My resolution isn't necessarily the best, but it's 1400x900


Well, as a side issue, why upgrade from a 550TI to 7870 if you're still using a monitor with such low resolution? A stronger GPU is cool and all, but you're really missing out on any performance increase if you're using a monitor that can't show it.

As far as resolving the other issue, when you upgraded are you sure you removed every bit of Nvidia driver software before installing the AMD drivers? I actually upgraded mine from a 550 to a 7870 as well, I removed the drivers but CCleaner still found Nvidia stuff in the registry after that.


There was a purpose of the upgrade as I will soon be investing in a 1080p monitor, but I am actually unsure if I have removed all the drivers from nvidia... Before I installed my 7870 I uninstalled the 550 drivers from the device manager, but again, I'm unsure if they have all been removed


Go into your control panel and add remove programs, make sure theres nothing still in it that says Nvidia or anything. Then I would suggest installing ccleaner and cleaning out the registry.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Are you using the current release version of AMD drivers? Not Betas. The current stable release version is 13.12.
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December 26, 2013 12:18:27 PM

I'll try the control panel method, I already have C-Cleaner, but I'll give it a quick clean just in case.
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December 26, 2013 12:30:29 PM

Turns out I did have some nvidia drivers, but I've uninstalled them and rebooted my pc and I still have low fps...
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December 27, 2013 3:30:58 AM

Theres just no way minecraft is getting low fps on that rig. You should be pegging the chart, not getting the minimum. Time to start doing debug checks.


1) check for spyware and viruses
2) check your clock temps, very important
3) do a benchmark and see if you're benchmarks compare to others
4) worse comes to absolute worse, if other games and programs are having issues, wipe your pc and start over. Sucks, but hey, sometimes its the only solution
5) if it's still bad, its time to check components for damage.
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December 27, 2013 4:41:58 AM

jghaverty said:
Theres just no way minecraft is getting low fps on that rig. You should be pegging the chart, not getting the minimum. Time to start doing debug checks.


1) check for spyware and viruses
2) check your clock temps, very important
3) do a benchmark and see if you're benchmarks compare to others
4) worse comes to absolute worse, if other games and programs are having issues, wipe your pc and start over. Sucks, but hey, sometimes its the only solution
5) if it's still bad, its time to check components for damage.


Hi, thanks for the reply, but I've not done any over clocking (nor has the manufacturer) i have recently done a benchmark test I ran it on ultra settings and managed to stay over 60 fps, I may have to wipe it, but I'll lose 500gb worth of games that will have to be re-downloaded, also the components should be perfect as they were purchased from radeon two days before Christmas..
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December 27, 2013 8:11:31 PM

I only took the time to read the first few answers so I don't if this was mentioned, but I know from personal experience that certain versions of minecraft can give you horrible fps, so just try a different version :) 
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December 27, 2013 8:56:27 PM

The problem is, Your graphics card is installed on the wrong PCIE Slot, which leads to less voltage accessing the card tuning the volts down. This could be your problem, not 100% sure though, Just check it is in your x16 PCIE Slot.
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December 28, 2013 5:21:58 AM

WorldzGaming said:
The problem is, Your graphics card is installed on the wrong PCIE Slot, which leads to less voltage accessing the card tuning the volts down. This could be your problem, not 100% sure though, Just check it is in your x16 PCIE Slot.


I don't think that would be the problem, as my GeForce 550Ti was placed in the same slot as my new 7870, they both require the same PCiE slot type.
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December 28, 2013 7:28:25 AM

Seriously though, did you try a different version of Minecraft?
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January 4, 2014 8:02:50 AM

ive got the same problem with my sapphire 7870 ghz
i installed it today
fps in minecraft are between 20-30

i got much higher fps while playing other games
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January 6, 2014 11:25:58 PM

baem said:
ive got the same problem with my sapphire 7870 ghz
i installed it today
fps in minecraft are between 20-30

i got much higher fps while playing other games


Hey, I know exactly how you feel. But! I think I have found a possible easy-fix solution. If you go to http:// Download the latest version, then place it on your desktop and run it. It should then bring up a simple interface which has an 'Install optifine' option.

All I can say is do this, it worked for me.
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