Dying Light 2 Benchmarks on Laptops and Desktops

Dying Light 2 is a game that is technologically and graphically demanding. So in this blog, we will be showing you how the Dying light 2 benchmarks are on both Laptops and Desktops if you are looking to buy this game.

Dying Light 2 is finally out and we are very excited to play from the launch date itself. Dying Light 2 is an open-world game set in a post-apocalyptic city crawling with zombies. The city is also filled with all kinds of different items that you can search and collect.

Those items can be traded as well with a vendor or a shopkeeper located at various points in the city. You can also craft oils and weapons with blueprints that you purchase from the shop itself ingame. Since items are very costly in the game, so make sure you farm for in-game money whenever possible.

dying light 2 benchmarks on desktops and laptops
Dying Light 2

There are a lot of side quests apart from, the main storyline on which the rewards are promising. The game is filled with different kinds of melee weapons but there are some ranged weapons like the bow as well.

The parkour mechanics in this game is very responsive to the environment and the main theme of the game revolves around that. The game has a day and a night cycle. The night is extremely dangerous for the player to roam around on the map, as the zombies are much more powerful and active during the nighttime.

There are howlers as well in the game which only come out at night and attack by calling other zombies when they sense Aiden, the protagonist. Overall a very fun game but equally demanding as graphically.

The game looks nice but there was a yellow orangish tint to the game which we dint like from the first part as well. Otherwise, the game runs smoothly in all the testings. So without further delay let’s quickly dive into the dying light 2 benchmarks when we test them on different desktops and laptops.

What is the setting of Dying Light?

Techland came up with a Call of Juarez-like setting for the game. They managed to get a similar look for the Dying Light 2 game. Although the game is extremely beautiful. We have seen some post-apocalyptic worlds before in games but this one is spectacularly different.

The positives include a very nice render distance with dense vegetation all over. The game provides a very nice ambiance when you are outside roaming in the streets of and the outskirts of the Villedor and even you are indoors.

setting of Dying Light
Dying light 2 indoors

The game has its very own chic lighting features which help give the environment a natural tone that blends in well with the game theme. The landscape simulation which includes the swaying of trees and grasses in the wind looks natural.

There is not much to complain about the texture sharpness apart from some of the shadow qualities and animations. Apart from that, there is not much of a complaint when it comes it the Gameplay experience.

Dying Light 2 Benchmarks - In-game Vegetation
Dying Light 2 Benchmarks – In-game Vegetation

The Graphics Menu comes with more than 20 different settings that you can toggle and features two modes, a simple and an advanced mode. Those who don’t want to go into the hassle of tuning the game for the best performance can use the different presets available in the game. The game can run on both Direct X 11 and Direct X 12.

Dying light 2 Video Settings

As we already get to see the Nvidia RTX logo during the startup of the game, Techland provided options for Ray Tracing as well. The special effects settings like Ambient Occlusion, Sun Shadows, Global Illumination, and Reflections can be toggled as well. Use the DLSS on or the FSR if you have Nvidia RTX Graphics cards or the latest AMD cards to save much of your performance.

It is to note that you will have to restart the game whenever you change the ray tracing settings in the game. Apart from that, you can change all the other settings without restarting. Our testing ran smoothly and we didn’t face any technical glitches or crashes. The loading times and the download size of 43GB are well into our comfort zone.

Dying Light 2 Benchmarks

For our testing, we have used the Desktop setups with the following configurations. All the setups feature 32GB DDR5 RAM along with 1TB NVMe SSD.

We have also used a couple of Laptops for our testing. All these laptops feature Intel Core i7 Processors along with 16GB RAM.

We have tested the game in three different resolutions

  • 1920×1080 Full HD
  • 2560×1440 QHD 2K
  • 3840×2160 UHD 4K

Full HD 1920×1080 Test Results

The game is not very demanding when it comes to Full HD resolutions. So Graphics cards like GTX 1650Ti can easily handle the game and give us a proper idea of Dying Light 2 Benchmarks

ConfigurationFHD Low SettingsFHD Medium SettingsFHD High Settings
Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090165 FPS149 FPS
Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080155 FPS142 FPS
Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070118 FPS102 FPS
R9 5900HX with RX6800M108 FPS92 FPS
i9 12900KH with RTX 3080108 FPS99 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 307093 FPS81 FPS
i7 12800H with RTX 306076 FPS68 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti52 FPS46 FPS
i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti42 FPS49 FPS58 FPS
i7 10750H with GTX 1650Ti30 FPS35 FPS43 FPS
i7 10750H with GTX 165024 FPS29 FPS35 FPS

QHD 2560×1440 Test Results

When you are moving towards a QHD Resolution you definitely need a high-end gaming system in order to attain the proper Dying Light 2 Benchmarks.

ConfigurationQHD High Settings
Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090121 FPS
Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080103 FPS
Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 307085 FPS
R9 5900HX with RX6800M65 FPS
i9 12900KH with RTX 308089 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 307063 FPS
i7 12800H with RTX 306049 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti35 FPS
i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti27 FPS

UHD 3840×2160 Test Results

When you move towards the 4K range. You will get excellent details and the image quality is going to be crisp. So you need a beast of a system to achieve the proper Dying Light 2 benchmarks.

ConfigurationUHD High Settings
Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 309067 FPS
Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 308059 FPS
Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 307045 FPS
R9 5900HX with RX6800M34 FPS
i9 12900KH with RTX 308058 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 307033 FPS
i7 12800H with RTX 306027 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti16 FPS
i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti12 FPS

Dying Light 2 Benchmarks with RTX On

With RTX on you will definitely get a bump when it comes to performance. Without the DLSS your frame rate will drop to more than 60% with the maximum ray tracing option. There arent many optimizations from Techland’s side regarding RTX so we are getting a maximum FPS of 70 with the highest spec configuration available now. Click here to read more about GTX vs RTX.

ConfigurationFHD With High-Quality Ray Tracing
Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 309070 FPS
Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 308062 FPS
Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 307045 FPS
R9 5900HX with RX6800M17 FPS
i9 12900KH with RTX 308059 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 307034 FPS
i7 12800H with RTX 306029 FPS
i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti7 FPS

Dying Light 2 Benchmarks Verdict

From the Dying Light 2 benchmarks, we can see that to play at 4K resolutions you actually need a beast of a graphics card. For the sweet spot, we would suggest you get a 2K Gaming Monitor or you can choose one from the list here if you want to see the game at its best both in performance and quality.

Thats all folks!


A 29 year old avid gamer by choice dabbles in all things tech. Whether be it spending hours in single-player narrative-based games or going through the latest innovation in technology and chip manufacturing he prefers to stay on top of things. In the other times, you'll find him tucked away drumming and headbanging to Rock and Roll Classics.

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