How to Make ARMA 3 Use More Gpu?

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Arma 3 is a first-person shooter game that many PC gamers enjoy. However, it can be taxing on your system and use up more of your GPU than you may want. In this blog post, we will show you how to make Arma 3 use less of your GPU so you can enjoy the game while preserving battery life and performance. Stay tuned and enjoy Gamingerra with the latest updates!

1. Update Your Graphics Card Drivers

You can skip this step if you are already running the most up-to-date drivers.

2. Set Anisotropic Filtering to Application Controlled

This will allow the game to only use as much of your GPU as it needs, instead of using your whole GPU’s power for texture rendering. Go into your NVIDIA Control Panel and click Manage 3D Settings. Under Anisotropic Filtering, select Application Controlled instead of “Use global setting”.

3. Adjust Your In-game Settings For Best Performance:

Anisotropic Filtering affects how much texture is used when rendering the outside world. If set too high, it can cause stuttering in Arma 3. If this doesn’t seem to be enough, you can also try lowering your graphics settings.

4. Adjust Arma 3’s .cfg File:

Go into the ArmA userconfig file (by default it should be located under C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Arma 3 – Other Profiles\<profile_name>\) and add the line: r_VSync = 0 and set it to read-only by right-clicking the file and going into properties. Alternatively, you can use a program like Notepad++. This will allow your GPU to render as fast as possible instead of capping its framerate to match your screen’s refresh rate (typically 60 Hz). You can find out your screen’s refresh rate by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting Screen Resolution.

5. Tweak Your Power Settings:

This will depend on if you are running Windows 8 or Windows 7, so we have two tutorials for you! For Windows 8 users, go into the search bar next to the Start button and type “power options”. Under the “Choose or customize a power plan” section, select High Performance. Then go to Change plan settings and click Change advanced power settings. In here you can find the option for Minimum Processor State, which should be set to 0%.

For Windows 7 users, go into your Control Panel and open Power Options. Select your current power plan (high performance if you have one) and click Change plan settings. Then select Change advanced power settings. Here you can find the option for Minimum Processor State, which should be set to 0%.

That’s it! With these tips, your Nvidia drivers are up to date, Anisotropic Filtering is set to application controlled.

6. Turn Off Sun Shadows in The Video Options Menu:

Keep an eye out for any performance issues at all times. To do this, press F3 in game to start measuring framerate. If it stays below your desired framerate, consider lowering some graphics settings. You can check here for more tips on tweaking Arma 3’s .cfg file.

Arma 3 might require a beefy gaming computer, but it doesn’t run nearly as well as other high end PC games such as the Witcher 2 or Metro: Last Light. To help you get more out of your graphics card and lower down your framerate stutters we have come up with some simple tweaks to keep things running smoothly.

7. Adjust Your Graphics Settings:

Anisotropic Filtering affects how much texture is used when rendering the outside world. If set too high, it can cause stuttering in Arma 3. If this doesn’t seem to be enough, you can also try lowering your graphics settings.

Download Mods That Are Less Demanding on Resources :

Mods like RHS can put a lot of strain on your PC. If you’re looking for some easier-to-use mods, check out this website.

Get rid of any unnecessary background applications running while you’re playing Arma 3, including virus scanners, chat programs, and other games. If you’re running the game on your laptop, chances are that it is using your graphics card to run instead of your much more powerful dedicated GPU. This can cause problems if your laptop’s graphics drivers aren’t up to date.

Keep an eye out for any performance issues at all times. To do this, press F3 ingame to start measuring framerate. If it stays below your desired framerate, consider lowering some graphics settings. You can check here for more tips on tweaking Arma 3’s .cfg file.

Drawbacks:

It will make your framerate go lower. Don’t put the line into the userconfig file if you use multicore rendering this might cause a crash on some systems! + new compression method is worse for first load but better for responsiveness of arma 3

-Extraneous background applications: antivirus, web browsers, etc… -improper laptop gpu usage -improperly optimized .cfg files (see above)

-Using mods that are too demanding on resources (see above)

-Outdated drivers for self built PC’s.

-Reinstalling windows without making sure the hard drive is properly wiped. (windows 7 will give you a warning when doing a fresh install)

-Using the wrong input device (mouse, joystick – even keyboard controls for various movement functions are assigned to different keys by default)

-Incompatible or incorrectly installed mods

-Updating to latest point release patch instead of full game installation.

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