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Is Minecraft more CPU demanding or GPU demanding?
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CPU, by default. But with high resolution texture packs and possible shader mods, you can make it extremely demanding on the RAM and GPU.
    
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Originally Posted by mezmenir View Post

CPU, by default. But with high resolution texture packs and possible shader mods, you can make it extremely demanding on the RAM and GPU.

Pretty much this. Also tons of redstone contraptions would benefit from high ram and cpu. All depends on how you want to play.
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More CPU demanding but your GPU does a lot of work as well. Try playing it on embedded graphics or a slow graphic card and see that a GPU does a lot of the work as well. thumb.gif
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gpu helps with all your draw distance and fancy-ness if you like biggrin.gif i found that out when my gpu died and had to go integrated ¬_¬ also i have noticed stuff like tekkit and feed the beast etc (both mod packs) use alot more!, usually around 4-5gb on tekkit, + if you are hosting a server for friends find your self using around 8gb of ram aswell as 2 cores of your processor under full load biggrin.gif

or thats just my stuff tongue.gif
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gpu helps with all your draw distance and fancy-ness if you like biggrin.gif i found that out when my gpu died and had to go integrated ¬_¬ also i have noticed stuff like tekkit and feed the beast etc (both mod packs) use alot more!, usually around 4-5gb on tekkit, + if you are hosting a server for friends find your self using around 8gb of ram aswell as 2 cores of your processor under full load biggrin.gif

or thats just my stuff tongue.gif

Higher draw distances (especially those available from Optifine), increase the CPU load at a much sharper slope than the GPU load though. Not saying you don't need a GPU by any means, but Minecraft isn't very intensive without 128x+ textures and shaders, as far as GPUs are concerned. With Optifine set to extreme, my box is pretty much dead, GPU load in the low 30%-40% and CPU/RAM getting thrashed pretty hard, even with multithread chunk loading and all.

As said by Gekz; all depends on how you want to play.
    
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not tried optifine yet, ill have to give it ago tongue.gif
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I really dont know for sure, but I'd say GPU because my computer (The one I game on) is a Dell Dimension E521 from 2006, with the original processor, but I put a graphics card from 2014 in it.
When I play minecraft, I have all the video settings on the highest settings except the Render Distance which I usually have at 14. My FPS usually hangs around 60 on both normal and superflat worlds but I've gotten 137 FPS on a normal world.
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Processor: AMD Athlon X2 64 3800+
Graphics Card: NVidea GT 730
RAM: 4.5 GB of DDR2 Ram. With 1.5 gigs reserved for Windows leaving me with 3 gigs left. I have 1.1 GB allocated to Minecraft

Just wanted to give a lot of details for a good answer. biggrin.gif
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I don't understand people saying it's CPU.
When I play Minecraft, my CPU doesn't even boost to max. clock.

However with Optifine and SEUS/Continuum shader mod, it brings my Titan Xp down to its knee. Looks amazing though. I wish SLI works with this game.
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