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Arma 3 Alpha bad performance

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March 9, 2013 4:56:30 AM

Hello!, Last week I got arma 3 alpha when it came out and its great. However, I am only getting 25-40 FPS with medium settings. I understand arma is a very resource heavy game but with my rig I figured I would've gone alot better:
2x GTX 670 4gb SC Sli
and my CPU is a intel core i7 3770k
32gb RAM
Does Arma 3 not support SLI/have poorly optimized SLI or is it just that hard to run (seems extremely unlikely).
I have latest GPU drivers.

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March 9, 2013 6:27:27 AM

I have:
i5-3570k 4.4ghz
Single gtx 670 4gb SC
16gig ram

I get 40-50 fps on the infantry showcase, but in multiplayer or in vehicles its like 20-30. Also it doesen't seem to matter what the resolution or graphics settings are, and the usage of CPU or GPU is never 100%. So its the game.
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March 10, 2013 8:00:06 AM

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March 11, 2013 2:51:23 AM

With how much larger the game is than any other I know, I don't see it having many quick tricks to make it run better.

Add the fact that in order to optimize the code you have to have the code, and the code is changing daily for alpha.. I don't feel the least bit surprised that the game doesn't run all that great at the highest end.

I mean, we're still in the stage that they will be changing the engine and implements of physics, graphics, and all. It's going to be some time before they have solid 'release' quality code to sit down and optimize and performance check..

on the SLI note, there are no GPU drivers out for arma 3 yet, because as i said, there is no fixed graphics release code yet. SLI is hard to support/poorly supported in lots of already released games, so no surprise that it is poorly supported at this stage. If it's anything it's just patchwork.

what more can we expect?
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March 11, 2013 2:19:25 PM

10202793,0,887178 said:
Hello!, Last week I got arma 3 alpha when it came out and its great. However, I am only getting 25-40 FPS with medium settings. I understand arma is a very resource heavy game but with my rig I figured I would've gone alot better:
2x GTX 670 4gb SC Sli
and my CPU is a intel core i7 3770k
32gb RAM
Hello xHALORDx, here's a link for Arma 3 alpha tweaks http://www.battleguns.net/forum/m/7737561/viewthread/61...
If your running more than 8GB Ram then apply this to the end of the launch line:
"-maxMem=8192"
This will allow your game to utilize 8GB system Ram instead of 4GB.
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Intel CPU:
For Hyperthreaded CPU's such as a Quad Core you will apply this:
-cpuCount=8
This will enable your Hyperthreads on your CPU so your CPU will act as an eight core when running Arma 3.
If you are running a Hyperthreaded Six Core then:
-cpuCount=12
If you are running a Hyperthreaded Eight Core or Eight Core Xeon then apply this:
-cpuCount=16
If you are running just a non Hyperthreaded CPU such as a Quad Core then select "4" instead of "8" same for a Dual Core you will select "2" instead of "4".
All AMD CPU's are NOT Hyperthreaded so Hyperthreaded options is highly not recommended as this can cause system failure or damage.
I will not be responible for system failure and damage if you choose to select more cores then you have on your command line!

-high:
makes your operating system prioritize services and processes to run your game better but this can cause system failure and instability if you dont have a good running system. If you Overclock this can cause system instability.
-noSplash:
disables startup videos and advertisements.
-cpuCount=#:
enables extra CPU cores and Hyperthreads.
-maxMem=#:
when set to "6144" (6GB) and up lets your game use more system Ram then 4GB.
Do not set to higher than 4GB if you dont have at least 8GB. You can set to "8192" (8GB) if you have 12GB+ Ram. p.s. Compliments to Badoosh! also there's a great graphics tutoral on youtube by SideStrafe ,here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmCyP5Ufu4 . hope this helps
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