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Hie I'm not home atm, but yesterday when I tested with vsync on/off triple buffering on/off etc i noticed some strange things.

In one of maybe 15 runs, there are a dilaog in test 1 and if I rember correct it was somethin like person 1) Have a nice day person 2) Yes, sir. Strange that this dialog only occured once.

In 30% of my test run with a 19" lcd 1280 * 1024 4:3 monitor, and all ingame setting the same, the test did show as ingame cinema (with black border up and down). Never seen this inside the game, when I'm playing. Not sure wat I did to provoke that, but I wil test later.

Edited by Batstat

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I always get the cinema effect on the first run of the test, I assumed it was normal.

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In game scripted testing where AI play some part are by nature not 100% predictable, and performance score will vary within some boundaries from run to run. I accept that. Normally will run nr 2 and 3 of the same test procedure yield higher score than the first run, because texture and other static data are cached various places.

Switching from full screen display to cinema view in an unpredictable way should not happen in a performance test mission. There are two possible answers:

a) The mission contain some faulty code, witch may be of importance or not for the score.

B) The mission indicate a bug in the ArmaII engine og render engine. IF these are true and if this affects the score, a workaround should be applied, if that is doable.

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CPU: E8200@3.2GHz

Memory: 4gb DDR2 800mhz

GFX: 8800GTS 512mb G92 with 182.06 drivers

Mobo: Abit IP35-E

Monitor: ViewSonic VX924@1280x1024

Sound Card: SB X-Fi

OS: Vista 64

Score: 3116

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Edited by Ike_fin

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@Kane Hart -better resize those pics mate lest a snooping mod spank ya :D

Fixed Sorry I thought the forums would have auto resize. Kind of fail :P

i just blocked his images, way too big.

:(

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Anybody know why my computer comes to a complete halt in Test 5?

Specs:

e6400 @ 2.13ghz

4870 512mb

4GB DDR2-800

I got 2000 marks with everything on normal, AA off and PP on very high @ 1650x1050

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Finally got my setup optimized to run as it should. here are my results.

VSYNC ON:

FIRST TEST RUN: 4013

SECOND TEST RUN: 4921

VSYNC OFF:

FIRST TEST RUN: 4379

SECOND TEST RUN: 5241

SPECS:

CPU: Core i7 920@ 3.8Ghz + TURBO (one core running 4Ghz)

GPU: Nvidia GTX 295

MEMORY: 6GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz running at 1526Mhz

MOTHERBOARD: Rampage II Extreme

PSU: 1000 watt Corsair HX1000

running the game with the -nosplash parameter and nothing else.

installed the EVGA SLI Enhancement, created a game profile in Nvidia control panel and did some tweaking in nHancer to get rid of some ugly bugs as HDR making the screen go all white some times (Disable High Dynamic Range).

take a look at the screenshot to see the settings im using ingame.

the tests on the screenshot were run with vsync on as it is the way I like to run the game.

testrun.png

After all this I tried out the Nvidia SLI Patch and it just works out of the box :-)

VSYNC OFF NVIDIA SLI PATCH:

FIRST TEST RUN: 4310

SECOND TEST RUN: 5405

its on the same settings as the screenshot above.

Edited by NeZz_DK
new tests performed

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with:

Athlon X64 Dual Core 5000+

6 Gig G-Skill DDR2

Radeon HD 4850 512 MiB

and settings:

everything normal, no AA, visibility: 2400 m

... looking forward to see how it works with my new Phenom II X4 955 that will hopefully be delivered tomorrow.

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System Specifications:

AMD Athlon Windsor AM2 6000+ 3.293ghz Dual Core

4GB Patroit DDR2 800Mhz ( Now 732Mhz )

Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3 Motherboard

HIS HD ATi Radeon 4850 512MB PCI-E

Thermaltake Silent Purepower 560W

300GB SATA HDD

Windows 7 RC 7100 64BIT

All settings on very high except AA and Shadows on Normal, 1280x1024x32 Resoultion, 2000m Distance

First Test:

Test One: 19.5467

Test Two: 19.7094

Test Three: 14.5408

Test Four: 17.4876

Test Five: 10.0714

Actual Score: 1627.12

Second Test:

Test One: 19.7375

Test Two: 19.6332

Test Three: 15.1626

Test Four: 19.6014

Test Five: 10.1414

Actual Score: 1685.52

What the fuck? why am i getting such bad scores? i get good FPS when i play but the arma mark says otherwise?

Edited by =Spetsnaz=

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SPECS:

CPU: Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.7

GPU: HIS HD 4890 @ 951/1125

MEMORY: 4gb (2x2gb) gskill ddr2 @ 5-7-7-20 :icon_sad:

MOTHERBOARD: Biostar TA790GXB

PSU: 650 BFG GS(?) Series :391: (Hopefully not much longer)

Anyways, ran it at 1920x1080, Video Memory - Default, PP-off

All Normal - 4448.71

All High/VeryHigh, PP off - 2 in the 2500-2750, last one @ 3099.63(?)

Then I did it how I'll play most likely

1920x1080, PP off, Video Memory Default, Shadows Low

Everything else, high/very high - 3455.xx on runs 2 + 3.

Now my question:

I played through a mission to see how it was, and while I think it's definitely playable at these settings, it's not as smooth as I wish it would be. Any thoughts on what mark you should get at the resolution you want to play it at? I realize it's all preference, but whats the general consensus? As of right now, it plays pretty smooth, but slows down occasionally. Im guessing its running high 20's-low 30's most of the time, and dipping down to (or possibly below) 20 occasionally during high stress moments.

Thanks!

P.S. Saw people putting view distance - View distance is at 5037(just threw it around 5, don't ask), but i thought armaIImark sets this for you in mission

Edited by MitchKov

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CPU: Intel E6600

RAM: 6GB DDR2 800Mhz

Video: XFX Geforce 8800GT (512MB)

All settings were at NORMAL except Postprocessing effects at LOW

View distance: 2000

Resolution: 1280x1024

Score: 2400

I seem to be only getting tiny bit of chop when playing online and getting into a heavily populated areas and only for a bit. But I noticed my hard drive is working all the time. Is that normal for this game? Shouldn't it be only working during loading sequences like in other games?

Don't feel like upgrading to an Intel i7-920 system yet. It will cost me around $750+tax (Canadian dollars) and I can't afford that yet. Would it be worth going with an Intel Q9550 as a new CPU. I can just slap that into my current system. Or would I get more for my money by getting a Geforce GTX275? Both are around the same price.

Thanks ;)

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Here are my two test results for Default settings and Play settings, all scores taken from the second run, and System settings listed below.

Default:

1680x1050

All settings on NORMAL, except

Post processing on LOW

Anti-aliasing on LOW

Test #1 = 28.7

Test #2 = 33.1

Test #3 = 25.9

Test #4 = 35.9

Test #5 = 20.6

Score = 2888.53

Play:

1920x1200

All settings on HIGH, except

Post processing on LOW

Anti-aliasing on NORMAL

Test #1 = 17.6

Test #2 = 23.2

Test #3 = 19.3

Test #4 = 25.0

Test #5 = 14.8

Score = 1999.09

System:

Vista 64 - SP1

nVidia 186.18 driver - SLI patch

Arma II patch 1.02 (latest)

C2Q 6700 @ 2.66GHz

4GB DDR2 800

nVidia 9800 GX2

Asus Xonar

Edited by R3MF

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russian guy i had vitually the same system as your and i used to get low to mid 20s.only thing differant was xp and 4870 1gb

Tried it with this new setup and got just over 3200 dissapointed with this thought it would be higher.

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All of the following test were run at 1680x1050 with AA disabled.

Test 1:

All Settings Normal

Post Processing on High

Score: 4656.52

Test 2:

All Settings on High

Score: 3786.03

Test 3:

Maximum Settings

Score: 2963.10

- Specs -

Intel i7 920 (Stock Speeds: 2.66ghz)

Asus P6T Deluxe

ATI HD4870 512mb

6GB DDR3 @ 1600mhz

Asus Xonar Essence STX

Windows 7 RC7100

Nice results for a relatively dated card, my only gripe is there appears to be random stuttering sporadically. It's not FPS lag though which is what has me confused, it feels like the camera is 'tripping' or something. :smiley-blunder:

I'll run the same tests again and compare results once I overclock, but my initial impressions are this game is insanely CPU bound, I've virtually doubled my score coming from an E6400 (2.13ghz), 4GB DDR2 and the same graphics card with WinXP-32.

Edited by choC

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Test done with my regular play settings (shown below).

Score: 3627.2

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*Sigh* I wish this game would make better, more efficient, use of hardware. :icon_sad:

PC Specs:

CPU: Q9650 @ 4.2GHz

GPU: 4870X2 @ 817/950 w/ WHQL 9.7 drivers

Mem: 4GB G.Skill PI PC2-8500

Sound: X-Fi w/ X-RAM

Mobo: Asus P5Q Deluxe

PSU: Ultra X3 1KW

OS: Win 7 64bit

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Wow, my system only scored 1790, 1920x1200 2x AA, settings mostly very high/post processing off.

Q6600 @ 2.7 ghz

6gb DDR2 800

GTX 295

P6n Diamond 680i SLI

Creative Xfi Xtreme Audio

Win 7 64

Seems very low...

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C2D E8400@3Ghz

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R

GSkill 4GB 2x2GB

XFX Radeon HD 4890 XXX 1GB@900Mhz

Creative SB Audigy

Vista Ultimate 64Bit

Are these score normal for my rig?? Or is there something bottle necking my system?

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test 1:

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test 2:

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russian guy i had vitually the same system as your and i used to get low to mid 20s.only thing differant was xp and 4870 1gb

Tried it with this new setup and got just over 3200 dissapointed with this thought it would be higher.

Yea i can see that, its doubt its my system, because arma 2 only gives 20-30 fps for most systems. I can't afford a i7 920 as i work part time and attend school. I just upgraded to the 6000+ X2 recently a few weeks ago from a 2.21ghz single core, so far im happy, i get 25-60 fps depending on what im doing in the game on any settings no matter what, so far i set AA off and set distance to 1KM and it gave me a bit of fps boost, lowing other settings doesnt do very much, maybe disabling shadows, and lowering texture and video memory and lowering resoultion but im not planning to do that as it only gives me about 2-3 fps boost.

But in MP my fps goes at 20-30, and campaign i get 15-25fps, i really suppose its to do with the game itself. I hope the next few patches will help optimize the game more, i hate it when my fps drops below 20.

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C2D E8400@3Ghz

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R

GSkill 4GB 2x2GB

XFX Radeon HD 4890 XXX 1GB@900Mhz

Creative SB Audigy

Vista Ultimate 64Bit

Are these score normal for my rig?? Or is there something bottle necking my system?

Hi,

Your bottleneck here is your view distance. Bring it down to about 2000-2500 and you should see a huge difference. At the moment you are probably experience occational sluggish play? Not really chop. Just feels like it is slowing down a bit in buisy areas with lots of bots.

Unless you are doing a lot of flying. you would not need your view distance that high. What would you need to see at that distance. Missiles lock-on even if you can't see the enemy. And you can't snipe that distance. It is just robbing you of your frames.

Hope this helps.

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- Specs -

Intel i7 920 (3.6ghz)

Asus P6T Deluxe

ATI HD4870 512mb

6GB DDR3 @ 1600mhz

Asus Xonar Essence STX

Windows 7 RC7100

th_5kArma2mark.jpg

Edited by choC

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Q6600 @ 3.0 Ghz

BFG 9800GTOC SLI

XMS2 8Gb DDR2 800Mhz

EVGA 750i FTW

Vista 64 SP1

32" HDTV

Driver 186.18

Screen Rez 1280 x 1024

CMD -winxp -cpuCount=4 -maxmem=2047 -nosplash -mod=@mods -mod=noblurB

Ingame Default settings... PP Set to Disabled, View Distance 1200m

Scores are from the Second Run.

Single GPU ------- SLI Enabled

1, 17.8344 ------ - 1, 16.5655

2, 27.0302 ------ - 2, 27.1781

3, 22.4811 ------ - 3, 21.9217

4, 25.4183 ------ - 4, 25.7124

5, 18.148 - ------ - 5, 18.1251

2218.24 - ------ - 2190.06

Driver 182.50

1, 20.4993--------

2, 26.6847--------

3, 22.1575--------

4, 27.3411--------

5, 19.1257--------

2316.17--------

Update

Driver 186.24

Single GPU ------- SLI Enabled

1, 20.1890--------1, 17.5611

2, 27.3456--------2, 26.8357

3, 22.1657--------3, 21.4618

4, 26.0643--------4, 24.2817

5, 18.9043--------5, 18.5691

2293.38---------2174.19

Driver 190.15

Single GPU ------- SLI Enabled

1, 25.2904--------1, 18.1095

2, 28.1342--------2, 26.5929

3, 23.5251--------3, 22.2363

4, 29.0346--------4, 22.9841

5, 19.8211--------5, 18.4379

2516.11---------2167.82

From these numbers, Using a single GPU is the way to go seeming i see no difference when enabling SLI whatever drivers are used.

Driver 190.15 I would not advise trying to use SLI at all.

Update Driver 190.38

Single GPU ------- SLI Enabled

1, 34.0674------ -- 1, 32.3308

2, 37.6404 ------ - 2, 33.508

3, 29.4051 ------ - 3, 26.7419

4, 35.767 ------- - 4, 30.9795

5, 26.314 - ------ - 5, 24.3366

3263.89 - ------ - 2957.23

After seeing this result, SLI has now been given a boost above previous Driver releases, Its still not on par with a Single GPU, But at least is a visable indication that were getting there

Tweaking

nVidia Program Settings

Arma2.exe

Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames change 3-6

SLI Mode - Single GPU

VSync -Force Off

Driver 186.24

1, 29.4341

2, 28.116

3, 23.4748

4, 31.5043

5, 20.2469

2655.6

Simple but effective.

Edited by Fraggle

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Hi,

Your bottleneck here is your view distance. Bring it down to about 2000-2500 and you should see a huge difference. At the moment you are probably experience occational sluggish play? Not really chop. Just feels like it is slowing down a bit in buisy areas with lots of bots.

Unless you are doing a lot of flying. you would not need your view distance that high. What would you need to see at that distance. Missiles lock-on even if you can't see the enemy. And you can't snipe that distance. It is just robbing you of your frames.

Hope this helps.

Changing the view distance didnt make the benchmark any better :( At the very last test...is it normal for it to pause every second? Coz once I start seeing the land, it drops down then pauses then drops and pauses and so on. D:

Damn Choc how are you pulling off 5k? Does an i7 make that much of a difference? :X

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