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#1 Posted at 2013-03-08 21:52        
     
GAME REQUIREMENTS


MINIMUM

OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3830 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU MEMORY: 512 MB
DirectX® 10
RAM: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 15 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 10 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible on-board
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

RECOMMENDED

OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2300 / AMD Phenom II X4 940
GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTS 560 / AMD Radeon HD 7750
GPU MEMORY: 1 GB
DirectX® 11
RAM: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 25 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 20 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible soundcard
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate


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I can run Arma 3 but the FPS is slower than I'd like (not smooth), even on low and regular settings. Here is my setup.

Intel i7-860 2.80GHz
8gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 896mb
1.5TB Hard Drive Space

What should I upgrade to get this thing running better? I would think that my processor is fine as well as my RAM, but I am not sure. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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#2 Posted at 2013-03-08 22:41        
     
I'd say the graphics card is your bottle neck, it still comes in under the minimum requirements, but if you want to play at anything over high, definitely upgrade.

I suspect this'll become the sticky thread for ArmA 3 regarding 'Arma 3: system requirements / upgrades / performance improvements'


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#3 Posted at 2013-03-08 22:58        
     
It is indeed time we have a sticky for this kind of questions VIPER.

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I have renamed your thread and stickied it. From now on all "What should I upgrade to get this thing running (better)" kind of questions should go in thise thread.

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#4 Posted at 2013-03-09 15:02        
     
Guys, I need an opinion. I can run ArmA 2 on my current Intel integrated Graphics card (On low settings) Do you think ARmA 3 would run at a managable level also or would it lag horribly even on the lowest settings? I don't want to blow 50 bucks on somthing I can't play.

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#5 Posted at 2013-03-09 15:15        
     
There are many different integrated graphic cards, we can not guess which you have (we could try, but it is a bit useless).
Arma 3 seems to be able to run on an integrated graphics card as well:

MINIMUM
OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3830 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU MEMORY: 512 MB
DirectX® 10
RAM: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 15 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 10 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible on-board
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

RECOMMENDED

OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2300 / AMD Phenom II X4 940
GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTS 560 / AMD Radeon HD 7750
GPU MEMORY: 1 GB
DirectX® 11
RAM: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 25 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 20 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible soundcard
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

Source: ArmA 3 - Confirmed Features / Information

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#6 Posted at 2013-03-09 16:45        
     
ArmA 3 has made "can my system run it" the easiest question ever. Soon, the free version of arma alpha wil be released. Get your hands on a code (theyll be everywhere) and install it on your computer.
Then youll know if you can run it, how well you can run it, and it wont cost you a penny.

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#7 Posted at 2013-03-09 17:03        
     
That is not completely right. The alpha Lite is only available until June 18 I believe. So, after that time no free testing. And, it is an alpha so it is not fully optimized. The alpha may run like crap on a system but the full game might run acceptable.
Time will tell :-)

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#8 Posted at 2013-03-09 18:18        
     
Thats true, but asking us if it'll work after it's been optimised is'nt going to get accurate answers either. Until then, playing the game is still the best way to find out. Alpha lite starts on the 15th of this month.

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#9 Posted at 2013-03-09 20:16        
     
Thanks for the advice/help guys, its greatly apreciated :)

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#10 Posted at 2013-03-15 04:13        
     
Hello,
Im considering upgrading my PC because with my current rig Im getting 10-20 fps with all settings on low or disabled. Which is odd because I was able to run Arma 2 with little problems.

Im guessing its my graphics card thats holding me back but id like someone elses opinion

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Also, any tips to improve performance with what I have currently?


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#11 Posted at 2013-03-15 17:30        
     
Does anyone know where i can get the cheapest possible pc that is capable of running Arma3 at highest settings while delivering a reliable 25 or more fps?

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#12 Posted at 2013-03-24 10:13        
     
# Lboncich : Hello,
Im considering upgrading my PC because with my current rig Im getting 10-20 fps with all settings on low or disabled. Which is odd because I was able to run Arma 2 with little problems.

Im guessing its my graphics card thats holding me back but id like someone elses opinion

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
4.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2815 MB Total available graphics memory

Also, any tips to improve performance with what I have currently?

Don't know much about AMD Processors but just incase you might want to upgrade that, but looks like you mostly need to just upgrade your GPU. Improving your Performance though I would deff. get more Ram...Arma Hogs a lot of it.

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#13 Posted at 2013-03-24 15:07        
     
This is a wee bit off topic but I'm getting way better performance in arma3 than in arma2. Is this this normal for you guys too? I ask because some people are having more issues with arma3.. The improvement is so big for me that it's hard to go back to arma2 and find myself hoping arma3 will come out with the equipment needed for good missions soon.

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#14 Posted at 2013-04-01 07:02        
     
^OT:
Little late but yes, I am receiving better than expected performance (considering my settings were selected to stress-test the alpha) in comparison to ArmA II as well.
Things really picked up after the 2nd Development build...particularly the MP woes of the early days.
Rarely dip below 40FPS.

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#15 Posted at 2013-04-23 21:24        
     
So I have a rig I built for ~$400-~$500 that has the following specs:

Radon HD 7850 or 7870 2GB version (I forgot which one, but I run BF3 on ultra around 40-60 fps)
Intel i5 3570K
8.00 GB RAM
125 GB SSD

What can I expect as far as Arma 3 performance goes? I am confidant it can do well on higher settings, but I have no idea how high that might be...