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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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 9%
    No 91%
    Console Port
    Yes 4%
    No 96%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 82%
    No 18%
    Sandbox Quality
    Great 56%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 80%
  • What People Will Pay
    $32
    AMD optimised
    Yes 80%
    No 20%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 81%
    No 19%
    Game too Buggy
    No 89%
    Yes 11%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 68%
    No 32%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 80%
    No 20%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 95%
    No 5%
    Replayability
    Yes
    4.2 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    25 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 98%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 67%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 83%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
    Worth Getting
    Yes 98%
    No 2%
8.7

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The latest system requirements News for ArmA III
Jul-15-2014 Does the thought of being thrust into Arma 3’s battlefields without a moment's notice, armed only with a hideously complex manual, fill you with terror? Would you prefer dropping down and giving...
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...
May-03-2014 Bohemia Interactive has outlined its future plans for Arma 3, including a new player bootcamp, additional downloadable content, and of course the inevitable expansion.The as-yet-unnamed expansion pack...
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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Jan-17-2013 Great news! The Arma 3 developers held in Greece have been released.The developers were held on suspicion of espionage, but have now returned home to the Czech Republic after their 5000 Euro bail was ...
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Oct-14-2012 Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, both developers of Bohemia Interactive, have been arrested a month ago. The reason for this was suspicion of spying on military secrets.The two were arrested in Gre...
Feb-24-2012 Arma 3 has been pushed back from the originally planned Summer 2012 release period. Daniel Musil, Bohemia Interactive's Project Lead for Arma 3 has released a blog post informing us of some of the re...
Jun-21-2011 While we were at E3 we went and found our friends over at Bohemia Interactive and had a chat about the system requirements they announced for their summer 2012 military sim. ArmA 3 is being built wit...
Jun-14-2011 Recommended System Requirements:CPU:    Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or fasterRAM:    2 GBVGA:    Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770, sh...
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PsychoGamer
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hey can I run this and what kind of fps and settings?

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These requirements are way off, i run this game on king of the hill and altis life at 25fps on LOW


no pip
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I've overclocked my cpu, made sure the files are defragmented on a daily basis, i use the best memory allocator, optimized the startup options, and eventually had to run it at a lower res.

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What setting can i play this on and FPS, also what view distance can i put it on?

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Shaheryar
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High/very high settings with 30-40+ fps most likely ;) Enjoy :D

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Settings and framerate?

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Shaheryar
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High settings with stable 40+ fps most likely ;) Enjoy!

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Thanks :)

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settings for smooth fps at 1366x768?

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Can I run it on High with 40+ FPS?And wich grapich card should I buy:Nvidia GT 640 1GB DDR3 or R7 240 2GB DDR3?

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i would recommend the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 ti with 2gb GDDR5 of ram and your proberly get 60FPS on high or tweaked medium and the Graphics card is only £100 or 160$.but if i would have to choose out of the two you said i would pick Nvidia

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what settings and fps are best for me?

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you have similar specs to me, so here is my video of the settings I have you are able to run similar to I do, you still need to add launch options and change some cfg settings too http://youtu.be/xn7qKfXDwYo so about mosly ultra and terrain at high visibility at 2000 or 1800

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how much better fps will i get if i go down to 720p?

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well it pretty much depends on gpu strength, yon need the gpu to run at a 90% or more to get the fps and because this game is cpu based if settings are lowered will be run on the cpu causing very low fps on lower settings even with a good card, you need to get it to stable frame rate at highest settings possible any lower will show a decrease on fps

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What's the highest setting i can play at and maintain 60 fps?

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Why is it that my rig is unable to run this on ultra? I put this on ultra and get around 17FPS, but according to these reqs my PC passes the requirements with flying colours. I am seriously stumped

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is your rig new or have you had it for a while? if you've only just got it then most people make a mistake of putting your HDMI into your motherboard instead of your Graphics card, if so just switch it round. hope i helped!

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what is your view distance? do you have pip on? did you change any config settings to improve fps (there are guides on steam and youtube), did you add any launch options? did you change priorities of arma 3 to high?, when checking fps were you playing online and on what game mode? do you have latest drivers? please answer so I can help ya out

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My rig is fairly new but I have it plugged into the graphics card no worries about that! I am not by any means new to this PC gaming stuff ;P. And also no I have not changed any settings, and I was not playing online. I just set it to ultra and it runs very poorly

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High or Ultra? I can only guess.

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ultra with 3000 view distance 50-70fps avg

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