How far are you optimizing

Is there any hope that my i3 processor will ever be able to run HTML 5 or am I forever stuck with Java until I can get a new computer?

I’m running the html5 client pretty decently with my i3 540, with view distance to low. The performance is very dependent on hardware combinations and drivers at the moment. So even almost identical computers might perform very differently.

In the optimization department it’s mostly browsers needing a bit of polish rather than the client itself. I’ve heard from somewhere that performance should be close to native applications when html5 is more established, in the coming year or so.