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June 30, 2013 4:50:09 PM

I have a:
Geforce GT 620, Graphics card
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHZ, Proccessor
4 GB RAM
I need to get better performance on arma 2 (dayz) I get FINE fps on high graphics on regular arma (singleplayer) But barely 12 FPS on Lowest settings in Dayz Multiplayer. Do I just need a better connection? 700KBS (with no one on) and like 400KBS with alot of people on.

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June 30, 2013 5:01:49 PM

The graphics card is dragging you down, the rest of your system is old, but capable.
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June 30, 2013 5:14:08 PM

plznote said:
The graphics card is dragging you down, the rest of your system is old, but capable.

So If i get a new Card I can get better fps?

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June 30, 2013 5:15:14 PM

plznote said:
The graphics card is dragging you down, the rest of your system is old, but capable.

It's 7 years old to.

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June 30, 2013 5:15:27 PM

Yes. Keep in mind that Arma 2 is not very well optimized, and DayZ standalone is coming out soon, perhaps with better optimization.
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June 30, 2013 5:20:38 PM

plznote said:
Yes. Keep in mind that Arma 2 is not very well optimized, and DayZ standalone is coming out soon, perhaps with better optimization.

Would a GTX 670 2GB Be good?
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June 30, 2013 5:24:25 PM

I think the GTX 670 would be too powerful and cause a bottleneck. I am not a 100% sure, so you should wait for someone else to reply.
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June 30, 2013 5:27:36 PM

plznote said:
I think the GTX 670 would be too powerful and cause a bottleneck. I am not a 100% sure, so you should wait for someone else to reply.

Ok (also how is too powerful bad?)

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June 30, 2013 5:29:41 PM

It's not bad per say, but you're wasting money then, when you could've gotten a cheaper card for the exact same performance.
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June 30, 2013 5:34:09 PM

plznote said:
It's not bad per say, but you're wasting money then, when you could've gotten a cheaper card for the exact same performance.

Would that mean better proccessor too then?

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June 30, 2013 5:34:47 PM

Hi i've got Q6600, QX6800 and QX9650 on stock speeds atm for stability before I upgrade to 8350 next week.
I've been playing Arma 2 with old 9800 GX2 for a good while and was even able to record videos for youtube with around 20-25 fps left for me. Nothing impressive ofc

So I upgraded to GTX 670 and I am playing DayZ at 30-50 FPS all maxed out, still on old QX9650. Recording with dxtory still impacts 5fps, but doesnt matter, these are great chips, what you need is a better GPU.
After lots of research for budget setups, I would recommend GTX 650 TI BOOST, GTX 660 or GTX 760 (your CPU will bottleneck last two), 670 is not worth it atm money/performance wise. Or 7850, 7870 from AMD. All these cards will be able to max out DayZ with AA (5) and stuff.

However second problem is your clock. It is very low for Arma 2. I upped my QX9650 to 3.66Ghz and i got extra 10fps, but it was running hot and unstable, so i had to back down. Your chip is amazing in a sense that it offers good and smooth gameplay, but 2.4Ghz is just not enough for that game. Any current 100 euro CPU will easily give you performance required. My wild guess is that 8320 would easily yield 80% performance, and that's huge, since at 4Ghz it's easily 60% upgrade to QX9650.

I am not sure if this helps in any way, but feel free to check out my dayz playlist on youtube at /raymix1 ... it shows the enormous difference gained by upgrading the GPU alone.

My GF has Q6600 atm with 650 ti BOOST and she is playing WoW, Tomb raider and Deadpool maxed out at smooth 60 fps.

Hope my info helps you somehow.
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June 30, 2013 5:34:55 PM

Yeah, but, IMO, go for a 660 Ti with your processor and it should work smooth as butter.
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June 30, 2013 5:36:59 PM

plznote said:
Yeah, but, IMO, go for a 660 Ti with your processor and it should work smooth as butter.

Oh ok, Can I run everything (like bf3,arma 2,metro,)


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June 30, 2013 5:39:09 PM

raymich said:
Hi i've got Q6600, QX6800 and QX9650 on stock speeds atm for stability before I upgrade to 8350 next week.
I've been playing Arma 2 with old 9800 GX2 for a good while and was even able to record videos for youtube with around 20-25 fps left for me. Nothing impressive ofc

So I upgraded to GTX 670 and I am playing DayZ at 30-50 FPS all maxed out, still on old QX9650. Recording with dxtory still impacts 5fps, but doesnt matter, these are great chips, what you need is a better GPU.
After lots of research for budget setups, I would recommend GTX 650 TI BOOST, GTX 660 or GTX 760 (your CPU will bottleneck last two), 670 is not worth it atm money/performance wise. Or 7850, 7870 from AMD. All these cards will be able to max out DayZ with AA (5) and stuff.

However second problem is your clock. It is very low for Arma 2. I upped my QX9650 to 3.66Ghz and i got extra 10fps, but it was running hot and unstable, so i had to back down. Your chip is amazing in a sense that it offers good and smooth gameplay, but 2.4Ghz is just not enough for that game. Any current 100 euro CPU will easily give you performance required. My wild guess is that 8320 would easily yield 80% performance, and that's huge, since at 4Ghz it's easily 60% upgrade to QX9650.

I am not sure if this helps in any way, but feel free to check out my dayz playlist on youtube at /raymix1 ... it shows the enormous difference gained by upgrading the GPU alone.

My GF has Q6600 atm with 650 ti BOOST and she is playing WoW, Tomb raider and Deadpool maxed out at smooth 60 fps.

Hope my info helps you somehow.

English?

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June 30, 2013 5:44:26 PM

English: I confirmed that you need to upgrade your GPU. It will be enormous performance update for you.
After that start saving for a new mobo/CPU, Your processor is not enough to play DayZ at smooth constant 30fps min.
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June 30, 2013 5:48:49 PM

raymich said:
English: I confirmed that you need to upgrade your GPU. It will be enormous performance update for you.
After that start saving for a new mobo/CPU, Your processor is not enough to play DayZ at smooth constant 30fps min.


Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?
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June 30, 2013 6:00:35 PM

link2428 said:

Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


i5 3570k is a very good CPU, but it runs on dying socket 1155, which means no potential upgrade later.
I'd go for intel 1150 or AMD AM3+ socket processors, whichever fits your taste and wallet.
Check out i5-4670k or FX-8350. These are unlocked processors and allows for easy overclocking that will allow you to extend their life before upgrading further in few years.
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June 30, 2013 6:01:45 PM

link2428 said:
raymich said:
English: I confirmed that you need to upgrade your GPU. It will be enormous performance update for you.
After that start saving for a new mobo/CPU, Your processor is not enough to play DayZ at smooth constant 30fps min.


Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


*3570k and yes that i5 will be enough for Dayz also while you're waiting to get these parts try Dayzero or dayz zero forgot that exact name but it runs way better than normal dayz
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June 30, 2013 6:08:27 PM

FlapjackFTW said:
link2428 said:
raymich said:
English: I confirmed that you need to upgrade your GPU. It will be enormous performance update for you.
After that start saving for a new mobo/CPU, Your processor is not enough to play DayZ at smooth constant 30fps min.


Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


*3570k and yes that i5 will be enough for Dayz also while you're waiting to get these parts try Dayzero or dayz zero forgot that exact name but it runs way better than normal dayz

Ok cool
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June 30, 2013 6:09:13 PM

raymich said:
link2428 said:

Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


i5 3570k is a very good CPU, but it runs on dying socket 1155, which means no potential upgrade later.
I'd go for intel 1150 or AMD AM3+ socket processors, whichever fits your taste and wallet.
Check out i5-4670k or FX-8350. These are unlocked processors and allows for easy overclocking that will allow you to extend their life before upgrading further in few years.

The 4670 ks are they more expensive?

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June 30, 2013 6:12:33 PM

link2428 said:
raymich said:
link2428 said:

Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


i5 3570k is a very good CPU, but it runs on dying socket 1155, which means no potential upgrade later.
I'd go for intel 1150 or AMD AM3+ socket processors, whichever fits your taste and wallet.
Check out i5-4670k or FX-8350. These are unlocked processors and allows for easy overclocking that will allow you to extend their life before upgrading further in few years.

The 4670 ks are they more expensive?



They're only about $20-$30 more expensive then the 3570k
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June 30, 2013 6:14:50 PM

link2428 said:
raymich said:
link2428 said:

Ok thanks, Got enough for GPU I will get it. is a i5 3770K good enough?


i5 3570k is a very good CPU, but it runs on dying socket 1155, which means no potential upgrade later.
I'd go for intel 1150 or AMD AM3+ socket processors, whichever fits your taste and wallet.
Check out i5-4670k or FX-8350. These are unlocked processors and allows for easy overclocking that will allow you to extend their life before upgrading further in few years.

The 4670 ks are they more expensive?



yes they are. Depends where you buy it from, too. Plus the delivery costs.
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