Dying Light PC Performance Review



Company: Techland
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: March 5th, 2015

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Dying Light released back in January and while a great PC port by most accounts (see our tech review), some players complained of poor performance and other issues. Developer Techland has since released numerous patches addressing all this, and so with that in mind, we take a hard look at the game's performance today.

Test Setup

Unless stated otherwise, all performance measurements were recorded while using maximum in-game settings (On/High in all cases, except where Very High was possible). View Distance was maxed out, and V-Sync was turned off.

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.12 Omega
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 40GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Storage: 40GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)