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Performance really odd

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Performance really odd

    Short version:

    My old laptop (3 years old, full of junk, slow) runs a minecraft game on about 25 fps. With the exact same video settings and environment, my brand new top-of-the-range quad core Samsung laptop runs it with about 11/12 fps...
    I've spoken to a few friends and they can't understand why it is so underperforming when the guys in PCWorld said it'd be great for gaming

    Long version:

    I used to have (and still have sitting on my desk) a HP G62 laptop running Windows 7 64bit

    I bought a brand new Samsung Series 3 laptop, running Windows 8 64bit 3 days ago

    The HP has a Dual-Core AMD Athlon II P320
    The Samsung has a Quad-Core AMD A8 4500M

    The HP is full of crap and has always run slowly, the samsung is brand new and has 4 core processor, so anyone would say that it would most certainly run faster

    While general performance is a bit faster, it's not great, and simple Minecraft is where it can be measured
    The HP gets 25 ish fps
    The Samsung gets about 11 fps

    I don't understand why it would be doing this, as the settings on both are exactly the same.
    Also general performance on the Samsung isn't the greatest, or what i would have expected from a quadcore laptop that's meant to be good at performance

    Any suggestions or ideas?

    Thanks, James

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Is it possible you have dual graphics? I mean an Intel HD card and a Nvidia/AMD card...
    otherwise try to check performance when on power.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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