i have a 5970+5870 and could not play with the 1.59 patch...for some reason crossfire would stop working them the fps would go to half. So i reinstall the game and patch again with 1.57 plus beta 77706 so i can have atoc that looks good! Now is working very good! Crossfire is working good all most the same % for the 3 gpus.
I play all very high, default for video memory and low for aa. solid 60 fps.But i use -winxp
Oh i see, it is a "mine is bigger than yours" problem. As already stated, there is no machine actually available that would be able to run ArmA 2 with all maxed out settings. Either those "60FPS dudes" are either lying or they play with lower settings, namely viewdistance.
Originally Posted by Dysentery
So turn down from "very high" to "high", turn down viewdistance and problem is solved. In fact, and please don't take it as offense, the problem is not your PC but your attitude. Get away from the idea "there is a "very high" option so i want to have it".
However, as there is no real existing problem i'm out.
Well Said, I'm out too
Originally Posted by [GLT]Myke
I agree with mike and scarecrow here. But i would like to add one thing for your sake. When you buy 2 x 5970's and slap them in crossfire you expect every game to run at 60+ fps. You dont always get what you pay for mate.
Some games are not optimised, and dont mention crysis here as it is optimised for the GPU manufacturer that pays to be marketed there.
In my opinion arma2 likes a high frequency on the CPU and a strong single GPU card.
Unless you're flying in an aircraft at altitude, or having long range tank or artillery battles in the middle of a desert, having the view distance slider greater than 1600 (the default setting) is pointless during infantry ground operations. All it does is chew up valuable framerates. I keep my "Anti Aliasing" at normal and "Ansiotropic Filtering" and "Textures" at very high. Everything else I keep at normal except "Post Processing" which I turn down to "very Low" because all it does IMO is blur things. Shadows I keep at "High".
Playing the game at 1680*1080 native resolution with the above settings is very enjoyable for me.
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Jocko-Flocko: good point about the View Distance.
BTW with your setup (nice) you can easily increase HDR to High or even Very High.
As for Post-Processing try raising it to Low but make sure you use Oktane's NoBlur mod.