Minecraft (and some other games) running too slow for what my specs should be able to accomplish.

Title's said it all.

Specs:

Intel Core i5 2500K overclocked at 4,2 ghz
16,0GB Dual-channel DDR3 @ 933MHz (1867hz)
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)
3072MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7950 (Overdrive: 930MHz and DDR5: 1250MHz)

With this i get an fps of around 200-250. (I know this isn't bad, but i compared it with a friend of mine:)
My friend has nearly every part of his pc worse than mine. Only the cpu of him is newer. Just everything is identical exept for the ghz speed. I run mine at 4,2 whilst he is running his at 3,4 ghz.
My friend has a nvidia 560 ti GPU. With this he is able to accomplish a fps of 700 easily.

Im still wondering why i run certain games slower than i should be able to run it. Especially minecraft, where the difference is huge.

Thank you for reading, and your help. :)
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  1. With minecraft, CPU is the only thing that matters unless you want shaders. The CPU in your PC is fairly outdated and not too powerful, so even though it's at 4.2 GHz it easily explains your lower fps
  2. Minecraft is really depends on your CPU. Your CPU is out-dated (sorry to say) and I would recommend getting a new one. As for your friend, what CPU does he have? It also depends on your OS (Windows 8.1 will run games faster than windows 7 and below).
  3. ImPrettyIrish said:
    Minecraft is really depends on your CPU. Your CPU is out-dated (sorry to say) and I would recommend getting a new one. As for your friend, what CPU does he have? It also depends on your OS (Windows 8.1 will run games faster than windows 7 and below).


    My friend has the intel i5 3570k. And yes, it is the oldest part of my system at the moment. Well. I guess the only option is to buy a new cpu? (Don't worry. I don't mind you saying my cpu is outdated ;). I have good other parts which make up for my outdated cpu.)

    Again: Any other way than buying a new cpu?

    Edit: Im running windows 8.1
  4. Well I'm not sure about the other games but if your using windows 10 I suggest using minecraft windows 10 edition
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