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Written by Harry Butler

May 17, 2011 | 13:58

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Arma II: Operation Arrowhead

Publisher: IDEA Games

From our Operation Arrowhead Review:
'Speaking of engines, Operation Arrowhead is still a massive challenge for any PC to play smoothly, so you should forget about running it on maximum settings. Bohemia Interactive claims to have optimised things for Arrowhead, but we didn’t find that it ran any faster than Arma II. This is a great shame, as when maxed out, Operation Arrowhead’s guerrilla-infested mountains are simply breathtaking to behold.

Operation Arrowhead doesn’t fundamentally change the gameplay of Arma II, so it’s still a very unforgiving mil-sim. If you’re expecting to run and gun and live then forget it, in a mil-sim such as Operation Arrowhead you have to think like a soldier to survive.
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We test this hugely demanding game at its most challenging settings, with all the detail options set to Very High and High anti-aliasing enabled. For the benchmark itself, we use a 60-second FRAPs run performed within our own custom timedemo. As the benchmark is variable due to AI inconsistencies, tests are performed three times and the average result is used.

*Zotac GeForce GTX 560 1GB Amp! Review  GeForce GTX 560 1GB Amp! Arma II Performance

*ARMA 2 has recently been updated to version 1.59, and we're in the process of re-testing cards using this new version. This is why not all cards are listed in the graphs below*

Arma II: Operation Arrowhead

1,680 x 1,050 4x AA 16x AF, DirectX 9, Very High Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 560 1GB AMP!
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
    • 89
    • 61
    • 82
    • 57
    • 81
    • 57
    • 64
    • 53
    • 57
    • 47
    • 56
    • 45
    • 51
    • 42
    • 50
    • 42
    • 49
    • 41
    • 49
    • 41
    • 42
    • 33
    • 41
    • 32
    • 30
    • 24
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  • Average
  • Minimum

Arma II: Operation Arrowhead

1,920 x 1,080, high AA, 16x AF, DirectX 9, Very High Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 560 1GB AMP!
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
    • 83
    • 57
    • 79
    • 55
    • 78
    • 50
    • 56
    • 46
    • 49
    • 43
    • 49
    • 39
    • 45
    • 38
    • 44
    • 37
    • 44
    • 37
    • 44
    • 35
    • 35
    • 30
    • 34
    • 29
    • 24
    • 19
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Arma II: Operation Arrowhead

2,560 x 1,600, high AA, 16x AF, DirectX 9, Very High Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 560 1GB AMP!
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
    • 49
    • 36
    • 54
    • 27
    • 52
    • 26
    • 32
    • 26
    • 30
    • 25
    • 27
    • 24
    • 27
    • 21
    • 26
    • 20
    • 25
    • 20
    • 24
    • 19
    • 14
    • 9
    • 4
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
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  • Average
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For an explanation of the meaning of these numbers, head to the Results Analysis page.
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