Hi folks, I would like quad core users to run several tests for us in controlled manner to help understand how Arma2 performs.
UPDATE: It looks like Arma-Mark II is not ideal tool to measure CPU effectiveness of real Arma2 gameplay.
Test results (last updated on June 16th, 2009 ref# p5.n42):
Quad core improves performance over dual core - 2
Quad core does not improve performance over dual core - 1
Inconclusive/retesting - 2 (ref# p4.n35)
Originally Posted by Suma
Set your settings:
Originally Posted by binkster
Texture Detail - Normal
Anisotropic Filtering - Normal
Terrain Detail - Normal
Objects Detail - Normal
Shadow Detail - Normal
PostProcess Effects- Low
Report to us your specs:
Please run four tests and post armamark score for each. If possible please reboot your PC after each test.
Run and report these results
Test 1 - no changes to Arma shortcut (running with 4 cores)
Test 2 - add -cpuCount=3 switch to Arma shortcut (running with 3 cores) and when you run the game change the affinity to 3 cores
Test 3 - add -cpuCount=2 switch to Arma shortcut (running with 2 cores) and when you run the game change the affinity to 2 cores
Test 4 - add -cpuCount=1 switch to Arma shortcut (running with 1 cores) and when you run the game change the affinity to 1 cores
Place the included .pbo file in your missions folder and select it from the SP missions screen.
Included .pbo files:
ArmAMarkII is installed by simply copying the included file "ArmAIIMark.Chernarus.pbo" into the [...\ArmA 2\missions] folder. Then launch ArmA2, choose Singleplayer > Scenarios and run the testmission.
"C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -cpuCount=3
in task manager (firefox as example, you'll be changing arma2.exe)
You will see 4 boxes if you have 4 cores. Keep 3 checked for test 2, 2 checked for test 3 and etc.
Thanks for your help