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DayZ is an open world survival horror video game mod for the 2009 computer game ARMA II and its 2010 expansion pack, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead. It has been widely praised in the game media for its innovative design elements, with Kotaku and Eurogamer describing it as possibly the best zombie game ever made, and PCGamer saying it was one of the most important things to happen to PC Gaming in 2012. The mod was responsible for putting the three year old game into the top seller charts on Steam for over seven weeks, spending much of this time the top selling game, and is responsible for over 300,000 unit sales within two months of its release.
DayZ GPU Performance Comparison Graph

DayZ GPU Analysis
Comparing DayZ PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that DayZ is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 11 or OpenGL 4.5.

To get the best visual graphical experience on DayZ, aim to have a GPU that has at least 6.144 GB GPU RAM.

Only top performance graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play DayZ

We are advised that 4 year old graphics cards should be able to run DayZ , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the DayZ graphics card requirements chart below.