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#286 Posted at 2011-02-28 14:27        
     
ATI 4850 is faster than 8800GT and GTS the CPU is perfect so yea ArmA will fly.

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#287 Posted at 2011-03-16 17:11        
     
But seriously...The recommendet system requirements are still not enough to run this game with maximum settings.As for me the recommendet are just for medium settings with max view distance of 2000/2500m..its still all about graphic card.For example CPU. Core 2 Duo e6750 will be enough.If you gonna mix it with ATI 4870 1G or Nvidia GTS 260 the game will really fly.

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#288 Posted at 2011-03-16 17:18        
     
Recommended and minimum specs are always too low. The game will be playable with those but surely you wont be able to max it. Putting the specs there to max the game will cause to nobody buy it. Never trust the specs listed on the box, always check the forums of the game you want to buy and read peoples experience.

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#289 Posted at 2011-03-20 10:40        
     
I'm looking for a video card for around 200 dollars that would run arma2 with all its glory.

Can anyone link me what they think would be good.

Here is what im running now. Its a cpu-Z validation webpage. completely safe.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1720867


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#290 Posted at 2011-03-20 23:53        
     
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Highly unlikely that such a card is on the market at that price-point, if one exists at all.
That said, recommend that you up your budget to at least $250 and use this as a replacement(?) for your GTX260, slight improvements in fab-tech, memory type/bus width.
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#291 Posted at 2011-03-21 09:03        
     
# NoQuarter : ^
Highly unlikely that such a card is on the market at that price-point, if one exists at all.
That said, recommend that you up your budget to at least $250 and use this as a replacement(?) for your GTX260, slight improvements in fab-tech, memory type/bus width.


Why not a GTX460? In performance the GTX560 really does not give you so much more while the GTX460 could be bought within his budget.

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#292 Posted at 2011-03-21 11:02        
     
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I've said it before and I'll say it again that it is really easy to spend others money. Still, he is asking for recommendations so I went for the biggest bang for his buck...plus a few more.

The 4x series as a whole was rolled out hobbled from the start with those disabled cores, onboard memory problems, and the overall impression of being a fairly expensive heatsink.

Nvidia touts the GTX560TI as a direct replacement for the GTX470, and the improved chipset, higher clock speeds, and better fillrates (compared to the GTX460-768MB or 1GB) alone are worth postponing a purchase until you find (and raid) the kids piggy-bank for the extra coin needed for the newer (and better) card.

2nd disclaimer...I haven't used either of these cards, I'm just going by the raw numbers (Wiki is your friend)...and some reviews.


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#293 Posted at 2011-03-21 11:47        
     
Well, I have spend my own limitted money there as well, so I am not spending his money easily, I asked a question based on my own research and (now) experience.

# NoQuarter : 2nd disclaimer...I haven't used either of these cards, I'm just going by the raw numbers (Wiki is your friend)...and some reviews.

I have been researching myself for a while and followed a GTX460 topic on the BI forums as well as reading some comparisson reviews of those cards and for me I came to the conclusion the GTX460 was the way to go. I am using it since a few weeks and must say with my crappy system I am 100% happy with the increase in performance I have with Arma 2 and OA. I can actually finally enjoy this game and I dont even have an i7 core. Just a low core2quad for me as my mobo does not support any higher (affordable).

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#294 Posted at 2011-03-21 13:19        
     
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I'm not sure that SpecterM is likely to see such a marked improvement -in game terms- going from a GTX260 to a GTX460 as you did from your 8800GTX to the GTX460.

Which brand and model type did you go for?


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#295 Posted at 2011-03-21 14:26        
     
# NoQuarter : Which brand and model type did you go for?

I got this one:
- Point of View GeForce GTX 460 TGT Ultra Charged Edition (dutch site but it should speak for itself)

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#296 Posted at 2011-03-21 14:45        
     
really, i cant seem to get 60 fps with the new ATI 6950 and the following setup:

i7 920 @ 4ghz
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I have to run Arma2 at normal settings low antialiasing 1650x1050 to get 40 fps
what does it take to get 60 fps in this game?!


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#297 Posted at 2011-03-23 04:47        
     
well i found a solution...install the latest Arma2 beta patch v 1.59=> framerates are now DOUBLED ~80fps!


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#298 Posted at 2011-03-23 11:58        
     
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It seems from reports that both ATI and NVIDIA users are seeing those increased FPS with v1.09/1.59RC...Lets hope they make it into the final.


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#299 Posted at 2011-03-30 00:45        
     
But seriously...The recommendet system requirements are still not enough to run this game with maximum settings.As for me the recommendet are just for medium settings with max view distance of 2000/2500m..its still all about graphic card.For example CPU. Core 2 Duo e6750 will be enough.If you gonna mix it with ATI 4870 1G or Nvidia GTS 260 the game will really fly.

Hi, since I last posted here about graphic cards. I have got my computer all set up.

These are the following system specs: Before I list: I've paid a total off 180.00. In my opinion that's bloody good/cheap. I found some good bargins...

Intel Core Duo processor @ 3.0Ghz E8400.
4GB Ram [2Usable]
HD Radeon 4850 ASUS [512mb] - @ Stock overclock 625Mhz
Gigabyte Ultra durable3 motherboard EP41-UD3L
500GB Hdd.
Windows 7 64Bit ultimate

That's what I'm running atm.
Resolution was 1024/800. With 3d resolution @ 150%

I can easily run Arma 2 on all high settings. Some are very high. Like objects and texture/postprocess effects/anti ana.
I was getting around 35-45 FPS before I patched the game up to 1.09. And I now get around 59 with the patch.
I also brought myself Arrow head. And with that, i found I was having to have everything on High. Nothing very high.
Benchmarked that @ 60 fps. Online I was getting 40-45.
With Arma 2 online, I get again, around 40-45.

So i hope that helps anybody if they're looking for a cheap upgrade:)
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#300 Posted at 2011-04-02 03:49        
     
Ok, so lately I have been reading threads about the 6970 with micro-stutter. The particular author states that he has (or had as of now) a 2600k with a single Sapphire 6970. I was planning on having an identical setup (2600k with XFX 6970). What I am getting at is...Are people still experiencing this Micro-Stutter? Because in that case I am going to get a GTX 570 instead. And the benchmarks with the 6970 seem very good. But if it has this immense micro stutter that this author was going on about. I don't want it, please help me and tell me if this problem still persists and if the GTX 570 would be a better deal, thank you.