Built with Real Virtuality 4, Arma 3 expands on its predecessors' realistic military experience with features including an enhanced mission editor, DirectX 10 and 11 support, improved physics across the board, underwater environments, volumetric clouds, better lighting and a 20km view distance with photo-realistic terrain.
Arma 3 offers the largest official terrain of its franchise, with ground area covering approximately 270 km² across the Aegean islands of Altis and 20 km² on the Greek island Stratis. Between its expansive world and graphical advancements, it's no surprise that the developer's recommended specifications are set relatively high.
Although you can purportedly get by with a dual-core Intel or AMD processor, 2GB of memory and a 512MB GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 3830, the developer recommends playing with at least a Phenom II X4 980 or Core i5-2300, 4GB of RAM and a 1GB GTX 560 or HD 7750 if you intend to play with DirectX 11 effects.
These articles are brought to you in partnership with TechSpot.