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  3. Does Minecraft run faster in windowed mode or full screen?

User Info: wasabininja

wasabininja
5 years ago#1
I always play windowed because back in the day of Classic/Indev the game was played in windowed mode, so I got used to playing like that.

However, I've heard rumors left and right that full-screen is faster than windowed...

Just wondering which one is actually faster.
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User Info: eragonman9

eragonman9
5 years ago#2
Fullscreen should be faster because your computer doesn't have to "render" your desktop or other programs.
I haven't noticed a significant change though, so you would need to test it yourself checking the frame rate with F3.
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User Info: hamphiendX

hamphiendX
5 years ago#3
windowed for me, with fullscreen nearly halving my frames
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User Info: wasabininja

wasabininja
5 years ago#4
I did tests with both the snooper and F3; full screen is faster but only by a frame or two for me, but sudden drops in frames (Sometimes it goes straight from 60-5 in less than a second) are more frequent due to more of the game being shown on my screen when chunks load as I walk. Windowed is very slightly slower (again only about 2 or 3 frames), but is smoother as drops in FPS when chunks load are much less due to the game being smaller.

I think I'd prefer windowed as the sudden large drops in frames were extremely annoying.
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User Info: Sxmfct

Sxmfct
5 years ago#5
If I have my second monitor on my game runs better in windowed mode, if I don't have my other monitor on my game runs better in full screen

User Info: meteor6666

meteor6666
5 years ago#6
I have stable FPS about 20 frames higher, in full screen as opposed to windowed.
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User Info: Dr_Havok

Dr_Havok
5 years ago#7
Window will always run faster. They have done speed tests on numerous computers on this topic concerning minecraft and other games.
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User Info: moonrazk

moonrazk
5 years ago#8
On my desktop it doesn't seem to matter much, but when I tested it on my sister's laptop... hmm, actually I think I only maximized the window and never tried it in fullscreen. Anyway, on her laptop the screen sizing matters A LOT.
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User Info: MinecraftMania3

MinecraftMania3
5 years ago#9
Personally I think there the same.

User Info: meteor6666

meteor6666
5 years ago#10
MinecraftMania3 posted...
Personally I think there the same.


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