Render Distance is an option that can be set from the Video menu in Settings.
Render Distance changes the number of Chunks that are visible from a distance at once. The option has a range of settings which depend on the device used.
The minimum (across devices) are 5 chunks, and maximum of 80 chunks. The range is most likely related to the memory available to the device when the game is started.
- The fewer chunks that are included, the faster each frame can be rendered, resulting in a higher FPS and low lag.
- From Update 0.16.0 until Update 1.2, the option to change the Render Distance was in the 'Show Advanced Video Settings' section.
- Before Update 0.8.0, the maximum render distance was very low, however, this has since been changed.