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Switching to a Windows 8 machine?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Mac OSX 10.8.2

    Switching to a Windows 8 machine?


    Hey guys, AbhiKap55 here

    So I've always been a Mac user, and now I'm thinking of switching to a Sony Vaio laptop running win8

    I don't do a lot of heavy gaming but I do play Minecraft. I looked at the specs of that laptop, it was Core i5 processor at 1.8/2.7 GHz 4gb ram and nvidia GeForce graphics card dedicated with 2gb. Will these specs be enough to run Minecraft without any lag? Also, why did it say 1.8/2.7 GHz? Which one is it? I don't think turbo boost raises it that much

    Thanks! I need a quick reply from win8 or Sony vaio users!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)


    The 1.8/2.7 GHz thing relates to Intel Turbo Boost. The processor will run at 1.8 GHz unless the operating system requests that it runs at 2.7, so if you perform a task that's particularly demanding the "turbo mode" will kick in. It's a feature of modern Intel CPUs.

    I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm fairly sure that that laptop would have no problem running Minecraft. It's not the most demanding of games and a dedicated GPU with 2GB of RAM along with the other specs should be more than good enough!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Mac OSX 10.8.2


    So would running Minecraft make the OS request the CPU to run at 2.7 GHz? Also, will I be ale to screen record and not have problems playing? Because I have a YouTube channel for gaming...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    My daughter runs minecraft on a 1.4 Ghz laptop , it's slow but works... , my wifes laptop is 1.8/2.7 and yes it works pretty smoothly with minecraft.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Mac OSX 10.8.2


    Wullail, about how many frames per second do you get on your wifes laptop playing Minecraft. Free F3 while playing the game and it should say it there. Also, what settings are you playing on?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    The fps ranges from 47-70+ fps depending on what is going on around the player character and thats on the default settings set as the game is installed.
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