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Arma 3 announced & specs revealed!

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Phistachio, May 19, 2011.

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  1. Phistachio

    Phistachio A. Scriabin

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    Coming 2012, this game looks very promising! I might pick up Arma 2 just to see how it is. Here's a PCGamer link : Arma 3 announced, releasing Summer 2012, first screenshots | PC Gamer

    I really, REALLY hope that the following specs :

    OS – Windows 7 / Vista
    CPU – Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
    GPU – Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770, shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM, or faster
    RAM – 2 GB
    HDD – 15 GB free space
    DVD – Dual Layer compatible
    DirectX® – 10

    are RECOMMENDED specs, because if those are minimum, then all of NBR forumers and NB users are screwed! :eek:

    Looking forward to ArmA 3!
     
  2. Pitabred

    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    Not all of us. Pretty sure my Envy hits those specs ;) But they are pretty steep for minimum specs. A 5770 is still a mid-high card.
     
  3. Phistachio

    Phistachio A. Scriabin

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    Ah... If your is OK, then mine is too :p

    I just want maxed textures and details, with only bloom and lightshafts, and some nice lighting effects on 1080p. That's all :rolleyes:, rest will be in low in both A3 and BF3 ;)
     
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    BenWah Notebook Consultant

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    Operation flashpoint released a billion years ago was more fun to play than arma.

    It doesn't need super fancy graphics or engine, it needs good game play and AI. :)
     
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    Syberia Notebook Deity

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    If I recall correctly, ArmA 2 specified either a Pentium D or Core 2 Duo as its minimum requirements, yet the game struggled at times on my quad-core i5/(at the time) 4890 combination, and was pretty unplayable on the i3 it replaced.

    I don't expect my laptop to be able to run this at all, and I imagine it'll take a heavily overclocked Sandy Bridge desktop chip along with something in XFire/SLI to max this out.
     
  6. Bearclaw

    Bearclaw Steaming

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    5770 is an OC'ed 5870. FYI
     
  7. A_Grounded_Pilot

    A_Grounded_Pilot Notebook Consultant

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    Think you got that backwards.
     
  8. Deks

    Deks Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yet ANOTHER shooter?
    Aside from the graphics, this seems utterly boring.

    Seriously what is it with all the shooters?
    I'm sick and tired of there being nothing else.
     
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    LaptopNut Notebook Virtuoso

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    Don't worry about the specs, even Arma 2 can't run well on something ten times better.
     
  10. usapatriot

    usapatriot Recent Grad Trying to Find His Way

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    I was psyched for ArmA2 and OPF2 but they both received seriously negative reviews on release so I'm hesitant about this game. Besides, I'm not really into hardcore FPS sims, I prefer middle ground games such as Battlefield! :)
     
  11. Bearclaw

    Bearclaw Steaming

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    The 5750 is about same clocks as 5870 but with lower number of shaders and 5770 is same shaders as 5870 but higher clock.
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    You're confusing people, because you're not designating mobile and desktop.

    Desktop 5750/5770 vs 5870M, right?
     
  13. The Happy Swede

    The Happy Swede Notebook Evangelist

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    I really like Arma 2 and OA. But if the new arma 3 has much better then the second this will **** up almost any computer on max.... i even have trouble playing Arma 2 on high, i have the i7 820QM, Nvidia 260m and 8gb ram...
     
  14. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman Eats alot of Cheese

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    My computer struggles to run ArmA 2/OA well enough in high settings, so I can only assume with those specifications ArmA 3 will run much worse.
     
  15. The Happy Swede

    The Happy Swede Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah, that is gonna be one heck of a kneecapper....
     
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    mrcgibb Notebook Geek

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    Developer confirmed DX11 support :)
     
  17. darkphase

    darkphase Notebook Enthusiast

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    Arma series has always been several years ahead of the hardware curve. Arma 1 started running well for most people in 2008 as I believe the game released at the end of 2006. Arma 2 is now running on normal for most with I7s and SBs and mid to high notebook/desktop GPU's. If Arma 3 releases in 2012 the hardware to play it may be available at the end of 2013 into 2014.
     
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    mobius1aic Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Arma2 tore my desktop's Phenom II x4 and 5850 apart. T'was disappointed by that, but the game is still very interesting to play.
     
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