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Hey guys


Im getting a new gpu next week already have my 4770k cpu I mainly play Arma 3 which one of those gpus would you suggest for this game have not found any user info on these cards and arma 3 i play at 1080p.
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Arma 3 currently doesn't seem to care what graphics card you have and performs poorly whether you have a mid or high end card, so with that said, it doesn't matter which one you pick, you'll still get 20 - 40fps on multiplayer tongue.gif.

From benchmarks though the nvidia cards seem to do a bit better in that game

examples:





and I've seen other arma 3 benchmarks with them ahead too. I am also an Arma 3 player (or at least I will be if it doesn't stop sucking so much ass compared to Arma 2) and this will be one of the reasons I am probably going to go with nvidia for my next card.


I'm sure either would be fine though really, also as you probably know PhysX in Arma 3 runs off the CPU and not the GPU so that isn't an issue.

Don't buy one of these cards just for Arma 3 though, I think you will be very disappointed with the performance increase you get from it. Arma 3 relies a lot on the CPU and not so much the GPU. The settings in the game that have the biggest effect on fps is view/draw distances (mainly object draw distance) which relies a lot on CPU power.
Edited by smaudioz - 11/14/13 at 3:16pm
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thank you smaudioz i do plan on ocing my 4770k as much a s possible.
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are you playing on surrond or single monitor? this is just taking into account for the 3gb vs 4gb of the 780 ti vs the r9 290x - and if you are strapped for cash the r9 290x is in no means bad at all, best bang for your buck. But if you can go a bit above and beyond, the 780 Ti is a great choice to. but the R9 290x will keep you well within the frames you want
    
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Depends. Need it now or later?

780ti if you need it now. Excellent cooling, great quality and no issues with it.

290x if you can wait ~1 month. Horrible cooling, very loud fans, loud coil whine, black screen issues, amongst other quality problems ATM. Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon with aftermarket coolers, etc.
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Depends. Need it now or later?

780ti if you need it now. Excellent cooling, great quality and no issues with it.

290x if you can wait ~1 month. Horrible cooling, very loud fans, loud coil whine, black screen issues, amongst other quality problems ATM. Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon with aftermarket coolers, etc.

wut? mine does not do black screen, does not whine . . . and horrible cooling?



watered with just 1 120 rad and a fan biggrin.gif

edit: idle . . .


Edited by rdr09 - 11/16/13 at 2:10am
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post #7 of 8
I wish there's a site that does min fps bench with arma 3. In addition, I wish they did a eye finity/ 3 screen bench of it as well.
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arma 3 is not optimized, the buildings in the city is what kills the fps, you can be out in the open land flying or whatever and get over 40fps smooth on ultra

once you go to the city
bam, fps gets murdered, ill get 25-31 fps or so, the cpus arent even fully utlized, go ahead and open up task manager and play the game in window mode

i read some post somewhere this dude said on some arma forums
something like ( in my own words, wish i could find his post and all again)
"
that bohemia is trying to correct this but its extremely difficult, its mathematically provable to get the hyperthreading working along side with at most 4-6 cores utilized better

its the actual mathemathics involved and how complicated the engine is, its one of the most intricate engines ever made"


so yes in our time and with current tech we should be able to run arma 3 alot better, maybe we need some nasa programming engineers or something to help them out lol.
i swear maybe we do

and the dude said that since the game uses no more than 2 cores basically or at least the workload divides among your # of cores, the game benefits from higher ghz cpu
so cpu overclocking helps alot more since you improve whats actually being used by the game. Getting the game to use all cores efficiently is the challenge and they have been trying to fix this since arma 2. sigh*

So having a better gpu doesnt really help. Only exception here is that apparently nvidia cards do a bit better, so you might see 5-10 more fps but thats it, doesnt matter how much more expensive your gpu is and if you play heavily custom mp missions where the server fps gets killed, you will most likely experience the 25-35 average fps like everybody else.

so if you are only going to play this game then go ahead and buy a top end nvidia card and stay away from 70+ player count servers.
if you play many different games, then you should buy something cheaper that will deliver all the performance you will ever need for todays gen.
Edited by DrClaw - 3/29/14 at 11:55am
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