ArmA III [PC]
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ArmA III PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Sep-12-2013
US Release Date:
Sep-12-2013
AU Release Date:
Sep-12-2013
Official release date


Genre
Shooter
Sandbox
Action
Theme
War
ArmA III is available on PC
Direct X
ArmA III has the option of advanced Direct X which usually result in enhanced graphics. If your system is not good enough for these higher levels of DX the game should still run ok
Co-op Game
ArmA III has a co-op mode so you can play with your mates on the same side, usually through the main story mode
MultiPlayer
ArmA III is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Back of the Box
After years of intense warfare against Eastern armies, Europe has become the last stand for the battered NATO forces. On the verge of being driven into the sea, NATO command embarks upon a most desperate measure. In the hope of seizing what seems to be a well-guarded military secret, Operation Magnitude is launched. A small group of Special Forces and Researchers are sent to a Mediterranean island deep behind enemy lines. However, the mission is compromised and the task force destroyed, leaving Cpt. Scott Miller washed ashore upon the hostile island. In his effort to carry out the mission, he will face the dangers of modern warfare, an unforgiving environment, and the consequences of his own decisions...

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PC ArmA III User Scores
ArmA III System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Vista 32
DX 10
15 GB
FPS
GD Adjusted Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win Vista 32
DX 10
15 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 11
15 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
ArmA III Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    FXAA
    MSAA 2x
    SSAA
    MSAA 4x
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MLAA
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 10%
    No 90%
    Console Port
    Yes 4%
    No 96%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 82%
    No 18%
    Sandbox Quality
    Great 54%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 80%
  • What People Will Pay
    $32
    AMD optimised
    Yes 76%
    No 24%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 82%
    No 18%
    Game too Buggy
    No 88%
    Yes 12%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 68%
    No 32%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 80%
    No 20%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
    Replayability
    Yes
    4.3 / 10
  • Multiple Endings
    Yes 26%
    No 74%
    Time to Complete
    30 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 98%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 56%
  • Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 72%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
    Worth Getting
    Yes 98%
    No 2%
8.6

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The latest system requirements News for ArmA III
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May-31-2014 What began life as an elaborate April Fools prank has become reality, as Bohemia Interactive has announced Arma 3 Karts.Released yesterday and going head-to-head with Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8, Ar...
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Mar-12-2014 Arma 3 is to get its third and final piece of its downloadable single player campaign. Bohemia have previously had the expansive thinking and imagination of a breeze block when it comes to naming thei...
Oct-11-2013 Bohemia Interactive have announced that Survive, the first of three pieces of free Arma 3 DLC, will be available from 31st October.Jay Crowe, Arma 3's Creative Director, explained what players can exp...
Sep-12-2013 Over it's last two releases, Bohemia Interactive's ArmA series has tried to set itself apart from your average shooter by adding a touch more realism to the game.It's games like these that tend to bui...
Aug-31-2013 A new community guide video for ArmA III has been released that provides some expert tactics for troops using rockets or missiles, and snipersIn a video that makes William Tell look like Mr Magoo, Arm...
Full system requirements for ArmA III reported on Aug-17-2013

The regular GD visitor will have seen these requirements coming, as Bohemia Interactive, the ARMA 3 devs, have continually kept us updated for the past couple of years on what is to be the expected requirements.

Now that we are close to launch, the official requirements have just been finalized, so lets take a look and see if you can run ARMA 3 system requirements...

Arma III is a tactical shooter, one of the few that try to priorities realism (effectively). With that come huge maps, loads of vehicles, weapons and of course pretty and detailed leaves. There is no denying that Arma III is a good looking game, and with all the events happening it will likely take some horsepower.

In addition Bohemia Interactive previously stated that they will offer the player many graphical and system customization options in ARMA III, when the game releases. For example, screen resolutions can be adjusted as well as countless scenery option tweaks.

Alright, now you know what we are looking at and won't tumble across any surprises, lets see what you need to run this game, the official system requirements.

Arma III Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 or Win 7 SP1 (Apple OS is not supported)

CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz

GPU RAM: 512 MB graphics memory

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or ATI Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000

RAM: 2GB of memory

DX: 10 Direct X

HD: 15GB spare hard drive space

HD (BETA): 10 GB spare hard drive space

AUDIO: DX compatible on-board

OTHER: Internet connection plus Steam account for activation

 

Arma III Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 or Win 7 SP1 (Apple OS is not supported)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940

GPU RAM: 1 GB graphics memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750

RAM: 4 GB of memory

DX: 11 Direct X

HD: 25GB spare hard drive space

 

This title is PC only and clearly an example of a game that utilizes a hefty CPU, although interestingly can be played by a mid-range GPU. This CPU requirement is most likely due to the large ARMA 3 maps, the high number of possible players and their actions, which all need continual processing.

It's predecessor enjoyed a resurgence in popularity due to it's modding capabilities. I'm sure you are all aware of the immensely famous DayZ mod? Good news for the modding-fans as Arma III will continue to support the community-mods.

Arma III is scheduled for release on September 12th, 2013. What do you think of these system-requirements? Sound fair? Let us know how you will run this game in the comments below!

 

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forsakenSiren
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Will I beh able to run this? o_o

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You can run it at medium-high with around 50 fps without AA. Happy gaming !

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Can me run ?

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You can easily run it on ultra with some AA and get 50+ fps. Happy gaming !

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Can i play it on ultra no AA ? How many fps ? :D

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how will my test rig do with this game? what can i expect fps wise?

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What settings should I play on to get at least 30 Fps on 80 person servers?

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Could I get a smooth FPS on ultra? From the tests it says so but idk.. i have GDDR5 btw.

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Hey again, I used to have a similar laptop to yours. And I found high settings to be the most beneficial as it keeps decent frames pretty much everywhere.

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Oh ok great thank you. Also, what is a recommended GPU for modern games?

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Well seeing specs from upcoming games such as Dying Light kinda scares me, that game will eliminate so many pc users, also the same as far cry 4. So probably not the best time to get a laptop for gaming as they are not as easily upgraded to match these crazy specs.

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oh ok gosh XD

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Settings and fps plz?

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high should be decent :)

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High with playable fps.

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Can I have 30+ FPS w/ everthing on Low ?

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You really need a better/upgraded GPU. Bottlenecking your system.

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I think my Processor is Powerfull enought to not let that happ, I just test it And im running on High with full HD 1080p, and Im defo not Bottlenecking…

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…Since the processor and GPU never pass 50% of usage when Im runing for exemple BF 4 or FARCRY 3 and Arma 3

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What settings can I play this game with 60FPS? Or what settings would you recommend me to play it on?

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tweaked med

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What settings can I expect to use for around 60fps in most situations?

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max in all situations

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Cozza duuuuude nice pc. Is it a Desktop?

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Uhh yeah it is. Just built it :D (early Christmas present)

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Nice! I got an MSI laptop for christmas XD

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Max it out dude ! Nice pc !

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