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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3090
- Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080
- Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070
We have also used a couple of Laptops for our testing. All these laptops feature Intel Core i7 Processors along with 16GB RAM.
- ASUS ROG Strix G15 (R9 5900HX with RX6800M)
- MSI GE66 Raider (Core i7 11800H with RTX 3070)
- MSI GS77 Stealth (i9 12900KH with RTX 3080)
- Mi Pro X (i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti)
- Gigabyte G5 GD (i7 11800H with RTX 3050)
- MSI Creator Z16 (i7 12800H with RTX 3060)
- ASUS ROG Strix G512LI (i7 10750H with GTX 1650Ti)
- MSI GF63 Thin 10SCSR (i7 10750H with GTX 1650)
- MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD (i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti) (Latest model GP66 available now)
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
|Configuration||FHD Low Settings||FHD Medium Settings||FHD High Settings|
|Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090||165 FPS||149 FPS|
|Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080||155 FPS||142 FPS|
|Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070||118 FPS||102 FPS|
|R9 5900HX with RX6800M||108 FPS||92 FPS|
|i9 12900KH with RTX 3080||108 FPS||99 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3070||93 FPS||81 FPS|
|i7 12800H with RTX 3060||76 FPS||68 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti||52 FPS||46 FPS|
|i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti||42 FPS||49 FPS||58 FPS|
|i7 10750H with GTX 1650Ti||30 FPS||35 FPS||43 FPS|
|i7 10750H with GTX 1650||24 FPS||29 FPS||35 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.
|Configuration||QHD High Settings|
|Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090||121 FPS|
|Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080||103 FPS|
|Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070||85 FPS|
|R9 5900HX with RX6800M||65 FPS|
|i9 12900KH with RTX 3080||89 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3070||63 FPS|
|i7 12800H with RTX 3060||49 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti||35 FPS|
|i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti||27 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.
|Configuration||UHD High Settings|
|Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090||67 FPS|
|Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080||59 FPS|
|Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070||45 FPS|
|R9 5900HX with RX6800M||34 FPS|
|i9 12900KH with RTX 3080||58 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3070||33 FPS|
|i7 12800H with RTX 3060||27 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti||16 FPS|
|i7 9750H with GTX 1660Ti||12 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.
|Configuration||FHD With High-Quality Ray Tracing|
|Intel Core i9 12900K with RTX 3090||70 FPS|
|Intel Core i9-12900K with RTX 3080||62 FPS|
|Intel Core i7-12700K with RTX 3070||45 FPS|
|R9 5900HX with RX6800M||17 FPS|
|i9 12900KH with RTX 3080||59 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3070||34 FPS|
|i7 12800H with RTX 3060||29 FPS|
|i7 11800H with RTX 3050Ti||7 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!
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