DayZ getting a DirectX 11 version - Huge performance gains

DayZ getting a DirectX 11 version - Huge performance gains

DayZ getting a DirectX 11 version - Huge performance gains

DayZ getting a DirectX 11 version - Huge performance gains


DayZ getting a DirectX 11 version, offering huge performance gains over the current DirectX 9 version of the game in demanding areas. 

These demanding areas are mostly in city areas of the game, with the new DirextX 11 renderer offering around a 20FPS performance gain, increasing the average framerate on their system from around 20 to a much more playable 40FPS. This new DirextX 11 version of the game is still experimental, but the performance gains are no doubt impressive. 


DayZ's Creative Director Brian Hicks goes over some examples of the current performance comparison (with frame rate monitor) on the latest .60 development build between Direct X 9 and Direct X 11 Enfusion Rendering.



With DirectX 12 games becoming much more common we often forget that many games are still running on much older graphical APIs. It is great to see that Bohemia Interactive are continuing to work on the performance of their standalone version of DayZ, though at this time we do not know when the game will be officially updated to DirectX 11.


You can join the discussion on DayZ getting large performance gains when using DirectX 11 on the OC3D Forums.


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28-03-2016, 04:58:38

What the video didn't mention is the PC's specs that was used for the demonstration. From what I could gather on the DayZ subreddit which was later confirmed by Brian Hicks on Twitter, the specs are an Intel i7 3770 and a nVidia GTX 760 video card.

So keeping in mind that the current graphics engine used with the game which originates way back from DX7, won't necessarily give you better performance with a GTX 980 over a GTX 760, this will be very interesting to see the end result of. A GTX 970/980/Ti or similar card should give a massive FPS boost.Quote

29-03-2016, 12:26:36

As somebody who has been playing this game for over 600 hours i would like to say this patch is going to be horrible.
They have got these performance games from doing Koei done on PS2 games, Adding a ton of fog.
look at the draw distances between the 2 "renerers", in the current game you can see players moving over 1km away. the new renderer you can barely see half of that.
I am all for moving from DX9 to 11 but i think that this is going to change the game dramatically Quote

29-03-2016, 13:36:26

it'll probably still be as bad to run server side as DayZ mod was. Unless they've added the improvements with the AI they made in 3.Quote

30-03-2016, 02:10:16

Dx11s old news bring on DX12Quote

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