DayZ System Requirements

DayZ System Requirements (2021) - full specs, system checker and the gaming PC setup you need: Can I Run DayZ?

DayZ system requirements

  • Memory: 12 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
  • File Size: 25 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

DayZ minimum requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4430
  • File Size: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1 64-bit

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Can I Run DayZ?

The DayZ system requirementsare quite demanding, with a minimum CPU equivalent to an Intel Core i5-4430 CPU required. The recommended CPU is greater or equal to an Intel Core i5-6600K. DayZ PC requirementsstate that you will need at least 8 GB RAM, but ideally have 12 installed. The minimum GPU recommended is equivalent to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, but the recommended graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. You will need at least 16 GB of free disk space to install DayZ.

DayZ FPS Boost

Here are our tips to increase your DayZ framerate...

  • Disable 'Vsync' and 'Foliage Smoothing'
  • Lower options like Shadow Detail, Texture Filtering and Object Detail - these will see the biggest FPS boosts.
  • Ensure you are running the game in fullscreen mode, not windowed.
  • Disable any background applicaitons.

DayZ will run on PC system with Windows 7/8.1 64-bit and upwards.

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DayZ System Requirements - Can You Run DayZ?

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DayZ System Requirements

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Bohemia Interactive


Bohemia Interactive


Action Adventure Massively Multiplayer

DayZ Release Date

13th of December 2018

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What is DayZ?

How long can you survive a post-apocalyptic world? A land overrun with an infected "zombie" population, where you compete with other survivors for limited resources. Will you team up with strangers and stay strong together? Or play as a lone wolf to avoid betrayal? This is DayZ – this is your story.