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About oldbear

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    Arma*, what else ... ?

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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. No, Arma 3 has not reach an EOL status. EOL for “End of Life,” status would means that BI has decided that the game will no longer be supported and sell. In the present case, on the contrary, the game continues to be supported, sold and above all played. By the "criterion of practice" as W.I. Lenin would say*, this is the most important, this game continues to live and exist because hundreds of people around the world continue to play it regularly. *in Materialism And Empirio Criticism 😁
  2. From my point of view, what I think about first ... 1° 1080p vs 1440p. The extra pixels weigh heavily on performance. 2° Golden sample. It is possible to verify the qualification with CTR. The differences between a Gold CPU and a Bronze one can be significant. 3° Over-ventilated test platform. It' a bench table encased in a 19" rack featuring 3 x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM just in front. Noisy but very efficient. Adding to the 140 mm Noctua cooler, CPU temp never over 58° C during the tests.
  3. oldbear

    Stuttering in multiplayer

    In case of overheating of a laptop, there are two possibilities, either the PC crashes with a blue screen or even a black one, or the laptop goes into throttling mode. The core and memory frequencies begin to drop, along with your FPS, until temperatures drop to a safe operating range. It could be the case here.
  4. Well ... First, I would suggest, first, to create some sort of John Doe profile specifically for testing. This achieved, for comparison purposes, before the test, set the presets to Standard, then at the start of the test press the "S" key. This allows the parameters to be set identically. For information, for these tests, I was using a 1080p screen. I was using ... G.Skill TridentZ Neo 16 Go (8Gox2) 3600 MHz C16 [16-19-19-39] G.Skill TridentZ Neo 16 Go (8Gox2) 3800 MHz C16 [16-19-19-39]
  5. According to my tests, the differences will be marginal, as here: With a given processor, the only effective way to increase the FPS level is to decrease the Global Visibility setting.
  6. Yes, Arma3 is particularly sensitive to the quality and quantity of available memory. This is particularly visible with the jump in performance between the R5 3600X and the R5 5600X.
  7. It seems, from my own experience, that it seems that the best option with a Ryzen 5000 is to do nothing, just turn on XMP memory. Personally, I'd rather spend more time playing than rack my brain with Ryzen Master, CTR or undervolting. I chose to use the fastest possible memory compatible with my savings to enhance the rig performances. Currently 16 GB (2x8 GB) G.Skill TridentZ Neo 3800 MHz C16, a C14 kit [CL14-16-16-36], would have been interesting to test but the price to pay was too high when I made my purchases.
  8. That's the reason why I had said " ... I will wait for more maturity from the upcoming Intel next gen." From Arma3 gaming point of view, my current equipment i7-7700k / RX 5700 and R5 5600X / RTX 2060 is more than enough. Rather, it is with Flight Simulator 2020 that the need to combine a more powerful graphics card with the R5 5600X arises.
  9. @Smart Games Your i3-9350KF is not the best CPU for Arma, but it's still a good asset. My own Game#1 rig i7-7700K is running at the same performance level at a steady 4.5 GHz on all cores under all circumstances like a good workhorse. So why change what works well. Regarding Arma3, I am getting better performances from the R5 5600X placed on the bench table. However, I will not change my game config, I will wait for more maturity from the upcoming Intel next gen.
  10. Well ..., I am one of the dedicated Medic of my team. We are playing very often The Unsung Mod since Arma / Arma2. On each mission, I spent most of the time caring for the wounded or reviving the hardest hit and looking for medical supplies. At that time the soldiers were not wearing protective gear and carried a minimum package with more magazines and grenades than 1st aid kits With ACE the medic will never play, at one time we played ACE, so I had that experience. For the sake of realism, it would also be necessary to add a Medevac team with its protection Hueys with each mission.
  11. Hi Aurora152, have you already played S.O.G. Prairie Fire ? Such a Mod is a world in itself and must be played and learn as it is before trying to add something which above all risks destroying the experience desired by the creators of the DLC. IMHO, the Mod is roughly placed in the period between Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964 and 1968 Tet Offensive. To respect the intentions of the creators, it seems to me necessary to add only elements corresponding to the technology of the period. That said if you have the DLC, you have access to the Cam Lao Nam map on which you can create the mission according to your own choices.
  12. @dawayn2001 Could you tell us about the "3200 kit" you are running ? If it's a G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 kit, it's quite right 😎
  13. @dawayn2001 Welcome. An OCed i5-10600K will probably allow you the 50/60 FPS range in Ultra settings. It is necessary to remember that Arma3 remains a CPU dependent game. The RTX 3060X should provide good CPU support and allow gaming without sacrificing video quality.
  14. I'm sorry to repeat, but laptops based on Athlon processors are entry-level PCs to be used exclusively for office automation or surfing the Internet. This is the case for example with the HP 15.6 "HD Display Laptop Computer featuring an AMD Athlon Gold 3150U. The Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 "FHD (1920x1080) IPS Screen, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti, is an example of a laptop based on a Ryzen 7 4800H. The performances are not of the same level. 😎
  15. @Tankbuster As far as I know, there is no Athlon 7 4800H. Athlon brand continues to designate entry-level processors for AMD. In this case I think you mean AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor, it's a good CPU still based on Zen 2. If in the areas of productivity tasks it is a step above the Intel Core i7-9750H for example, for gaming these processors are at the same level. In my opinion, for Arma 3 gaming, it is better to go to the next level with a Ryzen 7 5800H which benefits from the progress of the Zen 3 architecture. When it comes to the GPU, the GTX 1660ti is a good option for 1080p gaming. I would add that there is no point in playing with Arma3 to have a more powerful GPU. For memory, based on experience, my recommendation for the Ryzen in Zen 2 and Zen 3 remains DDR4 3600 CL 16. There is no practical interest in upgrading to DDR4 3800. The question does not arise with a laptop PC, the SO-DIMM DDR4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3200 MHz CL16 will do.