Bad Quality

Alright, ive done models before, used around 40 faces or so (just basic models), and I just made an loader, to read from .ase files, and it displays them alright, but it is SOOOOO laggy. when i rotate/translate a cube (12 faces [triangles]) it flickers when its moving… If i use a normal cube, it doesn’t do that… It just seems REALLY slow… I also have a model with 153,000 faces, and that one is DEATHLY slow… (as you can imagine) Any help here guys?

Are you reading from the file every frame, or only initially to load the data into memory?

only intially