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    posted a message on What, in your opinion, is the stupidest idea on modern Computers
    Quote from Minecraft

    Linux Distros with more than one desktop. Just gets confusing.


    Actually quite a few people who get used to this say its better for multitasking on one screen.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Anyone with a Hd3000 mind loading up a clean install of windows or doing a live boot with a Linux distro and load up the early Intel drivers benchmark MC then load up the newest ones and see the difference.

    I mean it could be possible Intel had a really poor drivers when working with Opengl and fixed it.
    I doubt it is going to boost it to the performance the Op is reporting also make sure you do it at a low resolution like the OP computer.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Rumudiez

    Wow, guys. Minecraft uses Java to render its graphics. It doesn't even require OpenGL, let alone DirectX, and does so by relying almost entirely on the CPU to do absolutely everything, even in terms of graphics. Your best video card won't help your MC framerate more than a $20 proportional price increase to your processor if you're already above the (very) low entrance threshold for video cards. For example, I own a MBP with an i7 and HD Radeon 6750M and get better FPS on that than my desktop, which has a Phenom II X4 955 BE and an HD Radeon 6870.

    Intel HD 3000 is above that threshold and the i5 series is great, so it's no wonder he can play well. I'm not entirely sure about his screen capture quality, but considering that is almost entirely GPU, I believe it.


    /facepalm

    And Battlefield 3 uses c++ to render its graphics not directx.

    Minecraft is programed in the programming language Java and it uses LWJGL the Lightweight Java Game Library.
    LWJGL allows Java to acess OpenGl OpenCL and OpenAL so yes it uses OpenGl for its Graphics and OpenAL for its Audio.

    The Hd3000 had issues at release with OpenGL I know Intels recent drivers have helped and that would explain why they are getting better frames now then the same computers months ago.
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    posted a message on Best gaming PC for around $600?
    Quote from mohit199

    As a Cisco CCNA course student, I can't resist saying this. Falros_ is right. Ethernet is not a port, but the protocol or "method" of transferring the data between and through LANs. It provides the MAC addressing used on the network interfaces (ports) of every networking device, as well. The actual port itself standard on NICs, switches, routers, etc. is an RJ45 port, like Falros_ stated. Just felt the need to clear this up.


    Most of us just call them ethernet ports its easier.
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    posted a message on Having issues with my PC
    Completely clear your drivers out uninstall the Nvidia manager in the programs and then remove it with device manager while in safe mode. It is always a good practice when graphics issues show up to clear your drivers out before just installing more over them.
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    posted a message on What, in your opinion, is the stupidest idea on modern Computers
    Quote from HonestFlames

    LED is just the backlight illumination, so I don't know why you might think LED's have lower latency.



    I think he means OLED monitors Samsung has demoed.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Well if you are running optifine that would help explain it.
    Also if you are not running in fullscreen that can help fps.
    Still seems like more then you should be getting with that GPU.
    Then again Apple was at least smart and put in 1333mhz ram unlike most low end other manufactures and I have a feeling this is majority of the reason. That combined with a low res screen.
    My guess is you also keep your computer free of crap unlike 80% of computer users.

    I still think you are getting more then I think you should based on other peoples reports.
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    posted a message on "Left 4 Dead 2" Ported (but Unreleased) on Ubuntu
    Ya this was announced a while back by gabe in June.

    Valve invited the Intel driver team over to work on optimizing their games and improving the opengl performance.
    I assume they will do the same with AMD and Nvidia.

    Even if you are not interested in the games this is a good thing for video driver support at least.
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    posted a message on Cheap IPS monitor
    Not all IPS monitors are created equal its probably an E-IPS monitor and if someone needs it for professional work for color accuracy its going to be better then TN panel but not good enough for what they need it for. Read my monitor write up I go over this in it.
    But if someone just wants some better quality in games and they think its worth the extra money then that's their choice.
    Plus its 16x9 so anyone who is picky about color quality and what their monitor shows will probably avoid it.
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    posted a message on What, in your opinion, is the stupidest idea on modern Computers
    Quote from XSSheep

    Well, not really computers, but I'm hating all the new DRM we are getting with games. Not to mention all the DLC, feels like they make the full game, cut it in half and sell that other half later (essentially doubling game prices if you want to play it all). I also hate the way some newer games don't have graphics settings or don't let you tweak each thing separately and instead just have 'high. low, medium, ultra, etc'


    Release DLC I have a problem with.
    I do feel like it helps release games faster because they can become a complete game later on.
    That is not not a good thing unless your the type of person who wants games released early I would rather wait 6 months and get the DLC features included.
    Expansions are something different for example Civilization Gods and kings for 25$ I got a lot more then any DLC.
    DLC that's cosmetic I really don't care for but if idiots buying it helps keep the company going, go ahead.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Satharis

    I wouldn't really agree with that being an answer, since the computer is getting the FPS whether or not he's listing the right specs. He didn't ask anything like "how am I getting such high FPS with this terrible videocard!" that would be more toward what you're saying. He asked a generic question and people just homed in on him saying he said the wrong videocard in his specs.

    I'm pretty sure I've said this a few times now: Hardly an important detail.



    So what should have has said because your computer gets that much that's not a vague answer at all.

    "What causes it to run so well?"

    That is what he asked well the answer is we have no clue but we could get more information we could find out why.

    How am I pestering him if he just wants to not know why his computer runs so well he can just not answer its not like I forced him to post this. Well if it turns out its reporting the wrong model or something else that shows his true specs or something else why its running well would be answer the question.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Satharis


    Thats a strange implication considering he seemed to have no care or wonder about his video card, he seemed to think it perfectly ordinary(integrated or not.) I think the real point here is that other people posting in the thread are wondering it.



    He asked why he gets such high FPS and the answer is he should not with the specs given. I would think anyone in this situation would wonder why his computer is doing better then it should.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Satharis

    Where did he ask about his video card?

    He asked about the performance of his machine as a whole, he obviously doesn't seem to know very much about the specs of the hardware, everyone else simply decided to take his video card for a ride and tell him he's lieing about it or some nonsense.

    If he has a discrete video card I don't think it matters that much to his question, yes? I don't presume to know if he has one or not without being infront of the thing, nor shall I assume unless it becomes an important part of the question.

    So far the replies I'm reading are something like: "Why is my banana yellow?"

    Everyone else: "THOSE ARE NOT THE SPOTS YOU SAID IT HAD!"


    Uh he is getting more performance then he should be getting and he like most of us are curios as to why.
    His CPU is more then plenty for his performance the question is why he has a GPU that should be getting him much lower performance is getting him what he is getting.

    We have had posts like this before and normally its a person have switchable graphics.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Satharis

    -snip-


    Except he lacks the hardware according to the specs he gave us.
    Recent IGPs would be fine like the Intel Hd4000 but this the Hd 3000 even chokes at this resolution.
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    posted a message on Why Am I Getting Such High FPS?
    Quote from Satharis

    I would -hope- you get 60 fps with a $1200 laptop.

    Is there an actual question I'm missing here though? I don't get whats so perplexing about getting 60+ fps with an i5 and even low resolution integrated graphics, it -is- minecraft after all. It certainly isn't just because it's a Mac or something.


    I linked a video with a person with the same laptop and you can ask anyone with an Intel HD 3000 most of them have terrible performance the GPU still matters in MC.
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