Originally Posted by Rerona
Hi I was wondering if someone could answer a question for me regarding this processor. Building a z87 mini-itx rig for a friend who mainly wants to do homework, facebook, and minecraft. Was wondering if the processor alone should be fine for minecraft or if I should consider putting something like a 750ti with it considering minecraft is supposedly CPU intensive.
I'm using just the apu which is fine for me, but I just play age of kings from 1999 and aoe hd. Afaik, the hd graphics are gt1 and worse than my geforce 8600 card, but the apu is fine for aok. If I was your friend I would get a cheap power efficient gpu like an hd 6450 for its insanely low power consumption:
It's $45 or less shipped on ebay all day long.
Here is what this site recommends for optimal requirements: http://www.minecraftsystemrequirements.com/