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Hey everyone, I've recently acquired the Arma collection through this years steam sale, and obviously have been playing DayZ along with it, great game... although FPS online is a pain in the arse. I can't seem to change it either, when just playing Arma OA i get easily 50+fps basically maxed out at 1080p. but online on DayZ servers (with good ping at around 30ms) I seem to get 18-29 fps usually sticking around 22fps. It's almost unplayable to me as i require smooth gameplay or i go insane like most others on here. I've found tons of apparent "fixes" by changing the values in the .cfg files for Arma but it doesn't seem to do anything for it. also, I can put the settings on the lowest and get 22fps or on the max and get 22fps it doesn't change. really annoying me... anyways this is on my sig rig, with a GTX 470 which i assume would do well with this game since they're from the same generation. -.- Don't know what to do. Any help is appreciated! thumb.gif
   
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My gtx 780 runs about 50-60fps at all low and 2560x1440. It's getting 100% usage according to afterburner.

I've tried the tweaks as well, they just made the game run worse xD. The only advice I can really give is make sure any AA and post processing are off, as they really kill the performance.
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My gtx 780 runs about 50-60fps at all low and 2560x1440. It's getting 100% usage according to afterburner.

I've tried the tweaks as well, they just made the game run worse xD. The only advice I can really give is make sure any AA and post processing are off, as they really kill the performance.

Geez... and thats with a 780 -.- with a 470 it's terrible ! god, this game is HORRIBLY optimized ! with a 780 i would have expected a solid 80fps all the time at least at like 1600p or 1440p ! ... I mean this isn't something like Crysis its not that amazing a game graphics wise ... really sad, especially considering the game its really running is from 2009 ... and its bring modern day high end systems like yours to their knees.
   
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If i had a nickel for every thread I saw with this subject. (No offence to OP but there have been a lot)
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RAISE your graphics settings, don't lower them.

The way Arma 2 is designed is it offloads more to the GPU the higher the settings. Offline there's less your CPU needs to be tracking, and therefore it's not bottlenecking like it is online.
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RAISE your graphics settings, don't lower them.
The way Arma 2 is designed is it offloads more to the GPU the higher the settings. Offline there's less your CPU needs to be tracking, and therefore it's not bottlenecking like it is online.

Yeah, thats what I've just left it at now, only thing is I get no FPS raise but i get better graphics. It doesn't matter what my settings are which is weird, i can max it out and get the same fps as the worst settings. I just leave at high for almost everything except post processing cause it seems to be the only thing that lowers my fps tongue.gif
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If i had a nickel for every thread I saw with this subject. (No offence to OP but there have been a lot)

LOL, I know tongue.gif and I hate to be that guy who brings it up again :/ just most threads are totally useless, and likely are from like 2011 or last year, when it was still in alpha so I figured much has changed internally within the game, but apparently not since most people experience insane fps drops online.
   
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A lot of it has to do with everything being client side. Use default, set resolution @ 100% for both and turn off post processing, you'll get the best fps possible... also, servers are sometimes hindered based on the mod... for example, DayZero is flawlessly smooth as well as Breaking Point.
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A lot of it has to do with everything being client side. Use default, set resolution @ 100% for both and turn off post processing, you'll get the best fps possible... also, servers are sometimes hindered based on the mod... for example, DayZero is flawlessly smooth as well as Breaking Point.

Well I have only tried DayZ base mod servers ... DayZero and Breaking point i have seen quite a number of times, I'll try those, and those are the exact settings I have ... :/
   
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