Which Minecraft launcher gives the best performance in lower end computers? My specs are as follows (I know pretty old...):

  • 3.7 GiB Ram
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz (1 physical processor; 2 cores; 4 threads)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 (focal) Fully-Upgraded OS
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) Graphics Card
  • OpenGL 3.0
  • Dell Latitude E5530 with UEFI boot
  • openjdk-16-jre (removed jdk cause )

The proposed launcher must work with Java edition 1.16.5 at a minimum, though I'm looking for 1.17.

  • You say you have 3.7 GiB of RAM but the Minimum Requirements for Ubuntu is 4 GiB of RAM.
    – jitter
    Jun 24, 2021 at 20:53
  • Yeah! But it still runs smooth and I don't have any applications that I don't use often.It was 18 and I upgraded it to 20 thats all.
    – DarkShade
    Jun 25, 2021 at 10:23

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The default launcher should be fine. Launchers do not really impact your performance. Also, I am warning you that your computer is below the minimum system requirements for Minecraft so you may have issues running the game.

  • I heard that some do: like Curseforge and most say multimc is fast. BUT I wanna know if I use gdlauncher will it make any impact in performance?. Does it support 1.17?
    – DarkShade
    Jun 25, 2021 at 10:16
  • MultiMC would definitely be faster than the stock launcher, since it uses the performance-oriented Qt UI framework. Not sure what the stock launcher uses, but it looks to be web-based, which has a memory overhead
    – Ben
    Jun 26, 2021 at 8:38

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