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

Graphical Comparisons - Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Maximum

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

Graphical Comparisons - Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Maximum

 

When moving through the graphical settings of Dying light we can see that the biggest difference between each of the screenshots is the detail at a distance, with each bump in graphical detail resulting in more distant details being drawn. These details are only seen in shots like the ones below, where you are looking out to the far distance, where we can see extra trees, buildings and even some road textures getting drawn at further and further distances. 

The only other major difference that we can see is the addition of ambient occlusion lighting when we move from the game's Performance to Balanced presets, giving the foliage realistic shadows and giving the environment much more realism. 

We can see when moving to the Quality preset that some distant details are a little bit blurred, which is due to Nvidia's Depth of Field effect, which we will be looking into the performance impact of later. 

 

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When looking at close objects and people we can see that there is very little difference between each of the graphical settings, which is a great result given how good the environment looks up close in this game. 

The only real difference in the 4 screenshots below is the shadows, with the Balanced preset making use of Ambient Occlusion and the Quality and maximum settings using Nvidia HBAO+.

 

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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
Quote:
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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