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    Player for 70 years ... playing video games since Pong.
    Played on Apple IIe, MO5, N64, Atari1024ST, MacIntosh LCIII / PowerMac6100 / 66.
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  1. To be continued ... now testing a Gainward GTX 1060 6 GB BIOS Version 1820 , updated AGESA 1.0.0.3ABBA involved. AMD test rig R5-3600X/GTX 1060 6 GB/B450M upgrade with G.Skill 16 GB-3600 NEO.
  2. R5 3600X / ASUS TUF B450M-Pro Gaming / G.Skill Neo 16 GB (2x8GB) 3600 MHz C16 [16-19-19-39] / Gainward GTX 1060 6GB YAAB results (Standard+Standard settings) no XMP (2132 c15) 45.8 FPS XMP #1 (3600 c16) 59.4 FPS
  3. On the RAM topic, I was thinking about DDR4 32 GB 3200 MHz C14 [14-14-14-34] On the CPU topic ... if the point of view to be considered is strictly the game with Arma3, AMD is not in the race, the ribbon is blue in 9th or 10th blend. if the point of view to be considered is more generally the game with current AAA, a Ryzen 9 3900X is a serious candidate as will probably be next Ryzen3 flagship [to be confirmed]. ... in both cases accompanied by a current high level graphic card . From my point of view, there is no choice, the RTX 2070 Super seems to present the best balance today.
  4. @Groove_C Well ... it seems we are not living in the same semantic space. Here I have summarize my suggestions to our friend ... - CPU : Intel Core i9-9900K with 5.00 GHz Max Turbo Frequency. - Cooling : Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler - RAM : DDR4 32 GB 3200 MHz - GPU : RTX 2070 Super [allowing to play in 1440p] - Drive : 1To NVMe M.2 SSD - PSU : 800/850W ... far from the caricature written in your last post. The "here and now" moto is directly related to reality elements such as the budget, the availability of hardware, the imminent release of a new product or its upcoming obsolescence. When I bought my game#1 hardware : i7-7700K/GTX 1060 6 GB in 2017, it was the best I can afford then, and by chance it was a good pick.
  5. @Groove_C we know nothing about a possible future Arma. The only things for which we have certainties is a game that will not evolve. So I will say again that if we have the budget, to decide to buy hardware, we must base ourselves on the needs and the means to satisfy them "here and now". 2 year plans are mirages. What about Intel 10nm or AMD 6nm CPU? About DDR6 RAM, PCIe 6.0, Wifi 6, 2.5 GbE/GbE Ethernet and so on ? Wait and see what is need and available when the time comes 😎 Also new Ryzens are difficult to cool down because of 7 nm. Because of the higher density, the temperature rises are high and fast, this is one of the reasons that lead to OC limitations. @Tankbuster I went back from Corsair AIO to much preferred Noctua NH-U12P SE for my Game#1 i7-7700K rig. It was an interesting experience, and I had learned some lessons. An AIO is a mature, efficient technology but it must be oversized in order to be as silent as a high end CPU air cooling. According to the current course of my thinking on this subject, I think that an AIO would be interesting for a very high-level OCed graphics card.
  6. My own positioning for the hardware is based on the "here and now" moto. You get what you need when you need it ! Of course active watch and forward-looking for upcoming hardware is needed but to base one's own action on distant hardware/game projects is counterproductive in my opinion. Next Intel Core 10th Gen desktop CPU is allegedly upcoming with a 5.2 GHz Turbo, but we know nothing about socket and chipset ... and release date! To set up a high end Arma3 gaming rig I will add 32 GB of 3200 MHz DDR 4, a 1To NVMe M.2 SSD, a 800/850W PSU and a RTX 2070 Super [allowing to play in 1440p] 🤑
  7. Here and now, the fastest 8 cores you can get as a base ... Source : Test • Intel Z390 / Core i9-9900K / i7-9700K / i5-9600K Intel Core i9-9900K with 5.00 GHz Max Turbo Frequency. Under load, playing Arma3, you will get 2 cores @ 5.00 GHz and the others running from 4.7 to 4.9 GHz. Powerful and efficient Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler usage recommended.
  8. If you play in 1080p, probably something like ... - i7 9700k /Z390 - DDR4 16GB (2x8) 3200 MHz C14 - NVMe 500 GB/1TB SSD - RX 590/GTX 1660Ti But, you can play on a budget at a rather good level on ... - Ryzen 5 3600X/B450 - DDR4 16GB (2x8) 3600 MHz C16 - NVMe 500 GB/1TB SSD - RX 590/GTX 1660Ti
  9. @Tankbuster As previously said, it was an example, giving a hint about where to look at ... Here and now in the EU, you cant get it at 160€ , but that was not my point. On the G.Skill site you can have a look at the Flare X (For AMD) serie and, more precisely G.Skill Flare X Series 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR4 3200 MHz products. You can also see, that it comes with Cl 14 and Cl 16 CAS latency, G.Skill Flare X Series 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR4 3200 MHz C16 is a lot cheaper and as it's built for AMD, you can get the list of compatible MoBo by clicking on the QVL tab.
  10. @gorog81 If you are looking for G.Skill RAM, I will suggest, as an alternative, to look after references successfully used by sites in their review of the R5 3600/R5 3600X. It may seem like an excess of precaution but it's my own experiences in my Ryzen tests that tend me to be over cautious despite BIOS evolutions. As an example ... G.Skill Flare X Series 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR4 3200 MHz CL14 -> https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-5-3600/4.html
  11. No Ripjaws is not the same as G.Skill TridentZ NEO @ 3600 MHz C16, because NEO is special for Ryzen 3000, have a look at the timings. But from my point of view, the basic Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB) 3200 MHz C16 is not so far from the "sweet spot", stable and a lot cheaper 😏 Have a close look to RAM QVL list for your mother board in order to prevent unpleasant surprises. Edit : FPS gain with 3600 MHz is lower than expected. After multiple runs ... Ultra and Standard + 1,5 FPS 😒 It will not be worth it.
  12. As I had said ... The R5 3600X is having the same 4.4 GHz boost speed and it's a rather good choice. I am currently testing it on my bench with Arma3 in mind [what else ...?] and you can have a look at some experiment on French CanardPC Arma3 dedicated treads, here "Jouer à Arma3 avec un AMD R5 2000/3000 : Armaverse Battleship." Testing platform set up : CPU : R5 3600X MoBo : ASUS TUF B450M-Pro Gaming RAM : Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB) 3200 MHz C16 GPU : RX 570 4 GB YAAB testing results : YAAB (Yet Another Arma Benchmark) is a CPU heavy test mission featuring AI fighting performance, bullets, and explosions and giving a rather good overview of the FPS level you can expect in game in SP. Note about "Custom" : The Custom is my own Arma3 in-game setting based on the Bear Method ™, 😎 So ... for the Video settings: - Quality: Ultra (except the PiP in Standard) and Visibility> General = 3200m (Clan dedicated server setting for testing in MP) - SynchroV: Disabled - AA & PT: * Bloom, Blur Radial, Blur Rotation, Depth of Field to zero (I am myopic since ... and I can't stand the blur!) * Refine the filter set to 100 (ditto) * FSAA = 4 * PPAA = CMAA Note about "Ryzen 3000" RAM: Currently testing G.Skill TridentZ NEO @ 3600 MHz C16 looking for the "sweet spot". With updated BIOS and this RAM, it seems that there is an average 3/5 FPS gain in game, still under investigation!
  13. +1 for domokun. From my point of view, the R7 3700X is not the best choice in order to play Arma3. The R5 3600X is having the same 4.4 GHz boost speed and it's a rather good choice. I am currently testing it on my bench with Arma3 in mind [what else ...?] and you can have a look at some experiment on French CanardPC Arma3 dedicated treads, here "Jouer à Arma3 avec un AMD R5 2000/3000 : Armaverse Battleship." With budget in mind, you can start with a solid platform MoBo+RAM+SSD and a Ryzen 2600 taking advantage of sales. The GTX 1050 is OK well over the minimum for Video Quality in order to get an enjoyable 1080p display.
  14. oldbear

    Random FPS Spikes

    One of the many reasons why you can get FPS spikes in game is related to the way simulation and MP are managed by RVEngine. I do not speak, obviously, of the general level of FPS which is still determined by the efficiency and frequency of the CPU and since mid 2016 by the efficiency of the GPU. I evoke one of the many causes that causes irregularities in the look and feel of the game in MP.
  15. oldbear

    Random FPS Spikes

    Hi, welcome here 😎 Most of the issues you will get while playing Arma3 in MP are related to the server you are playing on (hosting/management/mods) and to your DSL connection. Nevertheless I would like to be sure that the entire configuration of the PC has been upgraded with 16 GB of RAM and SSD to accommodate the OS and Arma3. I will strongly suggest you to have a look on discussions on the Will-my-pc-run-Arma3? What cpu/gpu to get? What settings? What system specifications? thread.
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