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

System Requirements and In-Game Settings

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

System Requirements and In-Game Settings

 

One of the strange things about Dying Light's The Following expansion is that Techland, the developer of the game, has listed minimum and recommended specifications that are lower than that of the base game, suggesting that the expansion is either easier to run than the base game or that the Techland have realized that their old specifications were too high for the game. 

Below are the Minimum specifications for both Dying Light's Enhanced Edition and their new The Following expansion, as is listed on their respective Steam Pages. 

 

Requirements for Dying Light: Enhanced Edition

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 RAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
  • Direct X®: Version 11
  • Sound: DirectX® compatible

 

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 RAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)
  • Direct X: Version 11
  • Sound: DirectX® compatible

 

Requirements for the Following Expansion

MINIMUM:

    • OS:Windows® Windows Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 
    • Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 @3GHz, Intel Core i5 @2.4GHz 
    • Memory:4 GB RAM 
    • Graphics:DirectX® 10–compliant, 512 MB VRAM 
    • DirectX®:10 
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space 
    • Sound:DirectX® 10–compliant 
     
 
RECOMMENDED:

    • OS:Windows® 7 (SP1) 64bit / Windows® 8 64bit 
    • Processor:quad core CPU @3GHz 
    • Memory:8 GB RAM 
    • Graphics:Radeon 7900 Series / GeForce GTX 670, >2GB VRAM 
    • DirectX®:11 
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space 
    • Sound:DirectX® 10–compliant 

 

Having played the Original title and the Expansion now I can say with confidence that both run very similarly, but that the original recommended requirements are aimed at the game's Best Quality preset at 1440p and that the recommended requirements for the expansion are aimed towards PC gamers that want to play the game at the same settings at 1080p. 

 

In-Game Settings

Below are the settings that we have tested in the game, with V-Sync off and at resolutions of 1080p, 1440p and 4K. One thing to note is that the game's Best Quality preset automatically turns V-Sync On, so the only change we have made is turning it off for benchmarking purposes. 

The Best Quality preset is not the game's highest graphical setting, with the game having higher shadow map size and view distance options. We have set the game to its Maximum settings and will test this as well as the games pre-made settings. 

Sadly this game only has FXAA as an AA option, but this can be enables or disabled if depending on the users opinion on the effect. Some proper AA options like SMAA would be appreciated. 

 

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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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