Dying Light: The Following PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia

HBAO+ Performance testing

Dying Light: The Following PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia

HBAO+ Performance testing

 

One of the largest differences between the graphical settings was the changes in shadow and lighting quality, with the major differences being provided by Ambient Occlusion and at higher Graphical presets Nvidia's HBAO+.

Being an Nvidia made effect it is common for people to argue that using it will make a game favor Nvidia GPUs, with many claiming that it is used to intentionally harm AMD's performance. 

For both GPU makers moving from standard AO to HBAO+ results in a framerate drop of around 4 FPS, showing that HBAO+ is not harming AMD's performance any more than Nvidia's. 

Ambient Occlusion is one of the most demanding effects that Dying Light uses, resulting in a 6-7 FPS boost in minimum framerates for both GPU makes when turned off, which is around a 17-25% performance boost in minimum framerates, which is pretty significant. 

If you need to get a higher framerate in this game disabling AO should be your first port of call, as most of the other graphical options have a minimal effect by comparison. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-02-2016, 08:47:21

Dicehunter
Great write up !

Have yet to get the expansion but loved the base game in 4 player co-op especially at night when it gets super intense.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:50:10

AlienALX
Daft question : how do you get this?Quote

11-02-2016, 08:55:56

Damien c
I have only just started playing the base game, but I am still stuck on Elite Dangerous as I have given up with Tomb Raider until they fix the performance issues.

This game runs really well though for me at 4K maxed out, on average around 65fps but that was before this DLC released so it might be abit better now.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:58:41

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Daft question : how do you get this?
If you already have the base game then you get upgraded to the enhanced edition free of charge, "The Following" expansion costs around 15 notes though.Quote

11-02-2016, 09:01:42

Damien c
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
If you already have the base game then you get upgraded to the enhanced edition free of charge, "The Following" expansion costs around 15 notes though.

It's free if you have the season pass though which luckily I paid for when I bought the game, I think I paid £18 for.Quote
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