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.
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
Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard