SOVLED! Does OptiFine Increase Minecraft FPS? 

In case you need to know, OptiFine MOD allows you to access the advanced Minecraft settings which you cannot in Minecraft vanilla. Added to that, it allows Minecraft to run more efficiently and look better due to the full support of HD textures and a range of configuration options.

With that said, there are rumors about OptiFine boosting the FPS meter for your Minecraft gameplay. How true is that? Let’s find out!

Why is my FPS on Minecraft so low?

Well, there could be a couple of reasons why you’re experiencing low FPS on Minecraft. First things first, there is always a possibility that a bunch of applications is running in the background.

Secondly, your system is lacking the processing power to run Minecraft smoothly at your current settings.

Why use OptiFine?

Minecraft enthusiasts tend to use Optifine for a plethora of reasons, as it offers you so much better than regular vanilla Minecraft. It considerably minimizes in-game lag and bugs, and aids in making your gameplay smoother!

That’s not all. It allows you to use shaders, fiddle around with the render and shadow quality, graphical analyzation, and many more. You need to try it to feel the difference!

How can you install OptiFine on your system?

For the record, there are two simple ways to download and launch OptiFine on your system. The first is to access the downloaded file of the OptiFine MOD. If you don’t have the downloaded file of the MOD already, it is imperative to download it. 

You can easily install the MOD file from the official website. Now, for installation, you just need to read and implement the instructions that you will find on the screen once you have downloaded the MOD file of OptiFine.

Can OptiFine affect FPS?

Downloading and launching OptiFine on your system has the potential to increase performance and frame rates. You should consider installing it if you are troubling yourself due to decreased FPS and frequent lags during gameplay.

However, the only catch here is that you must have the appropriate tricks to get the maximum from OptiFine. This is simply adjusting the settings minutely to ensure there is greater scope for increasing the FPS. 

The optimum settings to boost your FPS

A mere installation of OptiFine on your system might not give you the best results. There are certain tweaks that we recommend you make so that you can really sense the boost in the frame rate. 

Once you have installed and launched OptiFine, locate the Options. Then, head over to the video settings. Now, check out the following settings to get the best from OptiFine:

  • For Graphics: Fast 
  • ‘Fabulous’ results in lower FPS.
  • ‘Fancy’ will increase the quality but it will deteriorate the FPS.
  • ‘Fast’ results in decreased quality but increased FPS.
  • For Smooth lighting: OFF
  • ‘OFF’ results in faster gameplay.
  • ‘Minimum’ leads to an optimum FPS and quality.
  • ‘Maximum’ results in decreased FPS.
  • For GUI Scale: 1
  • For Dynamic Lighting: OFF
  • ‘OFF’ implies no lighting.
  • ‘Fast’ implies dynamic lighting of 500ms.
  • ‘Fancy’ implies dynamic lighting with 0ms of latency.
  • For Shaders: OFF
  • For Render Distance: 2 to 6
  • For Max Framerate: Either Vsync or Max 
  • For View Bobbing: This setting doesn’t influence the performance and FPS much. 
  • For Entity Shadows: This doesn’t have much to do with the FPS. 
  • For Attack Indicator: You may enable or disable it.
  • For Dynamic FOV: It doesn’t affect the FPS.

Once you are done with the video settings, head over to the quality settings. Follow the below settings to get the maximum FPS:

  • For Midmap Level: OFF
  • For Midmap Type: Nearest possible
  • For Anisotropic Filtering: OFF
  • For Antialiasing: OFF

Besides these, we would suggest you disable the following features:

  • Emissive textures
  • Better grass
  • Custom fonts
  • Connected textures
  • Custom sky
  • Custom entity models
  • Random entities
  • Better snow
  • Custom colors
  • Natural textures
  • Custom items
  • Custom GUIs

Check out the detail settings for increasing the FPS:

  • For Clouds: OFF
  • ‘Fast’ is for 2D clouds.
  • ‘Fancy’ is for 3D clouds.
  • For Trees: Fast
  • ‘Fast’ results in faster FPS.
  • ‘Fancy’ reduces FPS.
  • ‘Smart’ lies between both the above options.
  • For Sky: OFF
  • For Sun and Moon: OFF
  • For Fog: OFF
  • For Translucent Blocks: Fast
  • For Dropped Items: Fast
  • For Vignette: Fast
  • For Entity Distance: 50%
  • For Clouds Height: OFF
  • For Rain and Snow: OFF
  • For Stars: OFF
  • For Show Capes: Optional
  • For Fog Starts: 0.2
  • For Held Item Tooltips: OFF
  • For Swamp Colors: OFF
  • For Alternate Blocks: OFF
  • For Biome Blend: OFF

After tweaking the detail settings, it’s time to alter the animation settings. Read the recommendations below for the ideal settings that will enhance the FPS.

  • For Water Animated: OFF
  • For Fire Animated: OFF
  • For Redstone Animated: OFF
  • For Flame Animated: OFF
  • For Void Particles: OFF
  • For Rain Splash: OFF
  • For Potion Particles: OFF
  • For Terrain Animated: OFF
  • For Firework Particles: OFF
  • For Lava Animated: OFF
  • For Portal Animated: OFF
  • For Explosion Animated: OFF
  • For Smoke Animated: OFF
  • For Water Particles: OFF
  • For Portal Particles: OFF
  • For Dripping Water/Lava: OFF
  • For Textures Animated: OFF
  • For Particles: Minimal

Now, head over to the performance settings. Check out below.

  • For Render Regions: ON
  • For Smart Chunks: ON
  • For Smooth FPS: ON
  • For Chunk Update: 1
  • For Lazy Chunk Loading: ON
  • For Fast Render: ON (if you work on an efficient CPU)
  • For Fast Math: ON (if you work on an efficient CPU)
  • For  Smooth World: ON
  • For Dynamic Updates: ON

There are some additional settings that you can manipulate in order to avoid a decrease in FPS. However, they don’t enhance FPS directly.

  • For Lagimeter: OFF
  • For Show FPS: ON
  • For Weather: OFF
  • For Fullscreen: ON
  • For Screenshot Size: Default
  • For Debug Profiler: OFF
  • For Advanced Tooltips: OFF
  • For Time: Default
  • For Autosave: 6 mins
  • For Show GL Errors: Optional

Wrapping up

Well, there you have it! We have collated all possible tips and tricks for you to enjoy the maximum Optifine FPS on your system. Owing to this, we are certain that the above-mentioned settings would result in greater performance and  FPS upon implementation. 

So, why wait further if your frame rates are annoying you? Try OptiFine today!