Arma III Official System Requirements Final

Written by Luuk on Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:43 PM
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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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20:33 Aug-28-2013

I will definitely check this game out, i played DayZ and I played Arma 2. Im actually looking forward to high end games like this, Though I need to upgrade my graphics card cause im only using 1GB 128bit been looking into getting a 7950 possibly xfire if i get bored.

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16:20 Aug-21-2013

I just thinking if i will get better FPS at low setting with texture high and average view distance in better FPS than i play ArmA II at pure lowest setting in low resolution?

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16:29 Aug-21-2013

u definetly can run it smoothly since its better optimized than arma 2..

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16:33 Aug-21-2013

Thanks.
I might need realistic combat simulator :)

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08:32 Aug-19-2013

what settings for me

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08:35 Aug-19-2013

you can max arma 3 on 1280 x 1024

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16:56 Aug-19-2013

You can max it easily.

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09:54 Aug-20-2013

Yes max but upgrade you RAM... Games these days are more RAM hogs... 8GB should be enough...

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15:34 Aug-21-2013

ok

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09:21 Aug-23-2013

You have a sweet rig anyway...

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10:59 Aug-20-2013

I have no problem with my 4GB RAM..works fine for me even in games that demand 8GB RAM.

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16:20 Aug-20-2013

Games are starting to require more ram than the 2GB we had gotten used to, but 8GB is unnecessary for most games (coming from someone with 8GB), 4GB should be good enough for nearly all current games. :)

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21:22 Aug-20-2013

i have it and it worked really good in FC3 which demanding 8GB..ran it at ultra no problem..then Crysis 3 worked without a hitch and even metro last light did not present a problem at V.high settings..

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06:23 Aug-21-2013

What resolution did you use, and what was your FPS on Crysis 3? Your native resolution is high :O

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07:04 Aug-21-2013

played it on 1080p with V.high textures..high system spec 2xSMAA and avg fps was about 45 in the level Welcome to the jungle which is most demanding and 50 or 50+ in rest of the game..with ultra settings avg fps was about 30 which is not playable for me so i played it on high settings instead which looked damn good..:D

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15:35 Aug-21-2013

thnks..........

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16:13 Aug-21-2013

always welcome bro:D

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22:52 Aug-18-2013

what settings for me? Thanks guys.

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00:23 Aug-19-2013

ultra with AA off cause you don't really need it since you game at 1920x1080p

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21:33 Aug-18-2013

setting for me :D?

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21:35 Aug-18-2013

On your res -max

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18:26 Aug-18-2013

I will probably get this instead of BF4..still confused..

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21:29 Aug-18-2013

what? arma all the way
Diciplined, coordinated teams using tactics and matured players thats arma
Childrens yelling into microphone, players jumping with knifes and shooting from planes with rpgs thats BF

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21:40 Aug-18-2013

No Zilincan, that's call of duty ...

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22:02 Aug-18-2013

so zillican which will you buy?

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22:03 Aug-18-2013

Maybe I am that children yelling into microphone :-D

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22:06 Aug-18-2013

so its BF4 for you ..well i will see review first and then decide.

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22:11 Aug-18-2013

I preordered arma 3 long time ago and BF4, we will see ...

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14:41 Aug-19-2013

There just isn't a shooter that doesn't have kids yelling into a microphone, even ARMA has them. But of course adults are always very mature and can never annoy in online games...oh wait.

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18:55 Aug-19-2013

They are completely different games, battlefield is more of an arcade whereas arma leans towards simulation and in regards of the comunity, I've found trolls in both games, although a little bit less in arma because is not that mainstream. I say worry about the gameplay, trolls will always lurk arround.

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19:33 Aug-19-2013

I never had some bad experience with arma multiplayer and I played it hours for past months. I tried several times bf3 on my brothers pc (like 5 hours) and every time it was horrible, but singleplayer is quite enjoyable... maybe I am just not used to arcade-ish games

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23:57 Aug-19-2013

I have no problems with BF3, it's an awesome game.

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21:18 Aug-20-2013

Eww! I hated the campaign, too linear, predictable and boring imo :S, the mp got too repetitive too soon for me (I liked BFBC2 better). I've encountered trolls three times so far in arma 3, but it's not that much considering I have been playing since the alpha release.

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17:56 Aug-18-2013

Ha the minimum system requirements is total bull**** -_- unless you want 5 fps i buy to game and it lags on my computer

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19:45 Aug-18-2013

I'm used to 5 FPS lol :P

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17:27 Aug-18-2013

Can my rig run this well ? and what settings ?

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17:54 Aug-18-2013

Yeah it should have no problem running it, and high would be possible for sure. I assume you can push it a bit further than high though ;)

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18:09 Aug-18-2013

thx i just actually upgraded from a 7770 today thought it was about time need to get ready for the game gta v and bf4 and cod-ghost :) but the 7770 was still a kick ass amazing card for the past 8 months for me

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18:26 Aug-18-2013

Heh, quite an upgrade that is, nice one =). The HD 7770 still does the job fine for me, playing high on most games. It's not future-proof, but hey, I'll see about that in the future.

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18:34 Aug-18-2013

yea the 7770 is still a beast and legend for 2 more years than the 7790 will replace it

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18:37 Aug-18-2013

In the future upgrade your processor, not your graphics card. Intel Core i3-3220 bottlenecks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 significantly.

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20:35 Aug-18-2013

yes i know that is on my next upgrade i went with the graphic card because it would benefit me more

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18:36 Aug-18-2013

You're bottlenecking your CPU.

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18:38 Aug-18-2013

GPU*

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18:52 Aug-18-2013

lol you mean gpu yes i know i took that in to consideration i could get a gtx 770 or a i5 3570k but i prefer graphics first the next upgrade is i5 and its not bottle-necking allot like maybe 10% but i am choosing witch has better benefits for me and its the card so don't worry i know. anyways i play on 1600x900 so it wont be bad if i played on 1920x1080 it would bottle neck 10% of the cards performance but i don't play full hd so im good. Besides i can run bf3 max with 60fps and most games are gpu dependent but game like dayz standalone arma 3 yes i agree i have to suffer 10% performance loss

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22:30 Aug-17-2013

Yay :D The consoles have Call of Duty and Battle Field as their main example of a war game. We have ARMA! YAY ARMA!

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22:40 Aug-17-2013

tbh the only thing I like about Arma 2 is the editor and DayZ

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10:34 Aug-18-2013

Agreed. The actual game was rather overhyped and only found salvation with people who thought playing it made them a mni Che Guevara

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22:01 Aug-17-2013

I missed out on Arma II as I wasn't a pc gamer then, will my pc run this game well?

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01:16 Aug-18-2013

This is a billion times better optimized, it is arguably one of best optimized games this year so far

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20:35 Aug-17-2013

eh if i wanted to i could play this..but im waiting
for bf4..lol

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20:42 Aug-17-2013

Umm... off course u can play this...why not to play them both?

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17:08 Aug-18-2013

He's probably saving for BF4 first :P

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18:27 Aug-17-2013

Been wanting this, should kick the ass out of my rig

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19:04 Aug-17-2013

Nah your rig will kick this game's a$$...

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18:01 Aug-17-2013

great

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17:57 Aug-17-2013

How HD7750 and GTX560...? What is that...? What what what...?

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02:36 Aug-18-2013

What what what?

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08:57 Aug-18-2013

He tries to say that he doesn't get that an GTX 560 is equal to a HD 7750 for Arma, right\?

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10:37 Aug-18-2013

Who knows, maybe it's better optimized for AMD GPUs...

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10:43 Aug-18-2013

It uses PhysX so I think its on level with Obama secretly being Hitler.

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11:06 Aug-18-2013

mabe a typo shoud have been a GTX650..

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11:10 Aug-18-2013

But isn't GTX650 also quite a bit more powerful than hd 7750?

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11:11 Aug-18-2013

It's not a typo, the official website also says GTX 560...

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11:11 Aug-18-2013

there is a very tangible difference between the two with HD7750 eding ahead in some titles..so basically they are equal in raw power...

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16:49 Aug-18-2013

The 560 is in-between a 7790 and the 7850, however the I5 and 940 are abit off too so the game must just be optimized for AMD hardware.

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17:56 Aug-17-2013

What settings for me ??

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20:49 Aug-17-2013

Probably about high will do nicely ;)

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23:23 Aug-17-2013

thank you :D

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16:35 Aug-17-2013

For some reason i feel the requirements are way higher then what is written.....
but based on those requirements what are the settings for me?

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16:47 Aug-17-2013

max settings easily buddy ;D

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16:55 Aug-17-2013

thanks

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14:59 Aug-17-2013

Wow, after all the hype, I expected the requirements to be outrageous but a lot of people can run it (myself included!) :D

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14:58 Aug-17-2013

They recommend a GTX 560 or HD 7750? WTF? The 560 dominates the 7750 in everything.

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15:00 Aug-17-2013

Might be better optimized for AMD cards.

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17:27 Aug-17-2013

I was thinking the same thing, also the I5 and 940 seem a bit off as well.

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14:57 Aug-17-2013

What settings for me??

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17:03 Aug-17-2013

medium-high with some frame rate drops in towns :)

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14:42 Aug-17-2013

I couldn't max ARMA 2 so I'm not so sure if I'd be able to max this either.

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14:54 Aug-17-2013

you are joking..right?With that rig you could max almost every game:\

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15:11 Aug-17-2013

I have a slight feeling that isn't his real rig. That or he has underclocked it by accident.

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15:23 Aug-17-2013

It is my rig, the reason I haven't validated it yet is because I recently ordered more RAM and I'm waiting until I receive it to validate my rig :D

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15:42 Aug-17-2013

more ram?you already have 32 GB unless that is the ram you will have

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15:55 Aug-17-2013

He video edits remember. Me just doing PhotoShop and Rendering am still able to max out my RAM.

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16:56 Aug-17-2013

Yeah Master, 32GB is what I will have in a few days when it arrives.

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17:06 Aug-17-2013

ok turtle XD

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15:49 Aug-17-2013

Lol, what a ****ing troll.

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16:56 Aug-17-2013

Not trolling, I seem to get like 40 FPS always on Arma 2 when I put the settings on max and the frame rate is very inconsistent. One minute it could be 40 then the next it will be 15-20.

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