I've played a bit with Minecraft Windows 10 edition which is awesome fast and fluid.

I've then tried the demo version of the original game, but it happens to feel laggy.

What I don't understand, is that the FPS counter ingame (F3) shows a nearly constant 60FPS (drop sometimes to 59).

My screen is a 60hz screen, so I don't understand why the game feels so slow.

Is the FPS counter in the game accurate ?

My hardware is a decent laptop Core I7 6700HQ, 16GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M.

I also tweaked the computer with:

  • JVM arguments to increase RAM
  • installed latest Java runtime, and made the minecraft launcher use this
  • setup in the NVIDIA control panel to use the GPU and not CPU on the javaw process (F3 shows me the correct GPU)
  • What else are you running while you play minecraft? Also, do you have any resource packs loaded? This sounds a lot like an issue with your PC, rather than the game.
    – Ben
    Apr 3, 2017 at 6:19
  • @Ben: I'm playing the demo version. But as I said, the game shows 60FPS, but feels more slow than that. I don't ask how to optimize (there are a lot of ressources for that), but why the game seems to be slower than the ingame FPS counter.
    – Steve B
    Apr 3, 2017 at 7:12
  • Could you describe how you feel the game is slow? is it slow on responding to input? Are the animations not smooth? could you post a video showing the problem?
    – Stese
    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:45

1 Answer 1


You may want to take a look at your settings specifically the graphics/video ones. Often small tweeks to these can make a significant difference in lag.

  • Thanks, however i didn't ask how to increase framerate (there are dozens of topics for that), but why i feel the game runs at 20 fps even if the ingame counter shows 60 fps)
    – Steve B
    Apr 1, 2017 at 14:56
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    The point is if you are seeing lag you should look at changing the video settings as a solution. Apr 3, 2017 at 11:30

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