Visual Image Quality
Earlier this year Microsoft released the DX12-powered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC, and it not exactly the best release we can all agree too. Microsoft and developer The Coalition learned a thing or two from that moment in time, as this DX12 Windows 10 version of Gears of War 4 runs like a proper PC game with extras:
- Dynamic resolution support (any resolution will be supported with a sensible dynamic field of view - including ultra-wide).
- Increased texture resolution (up to 4K resolution for select texture groups).
- A benchmark mode.
- Full keyboard/mouse input remapping (including cover/run and roll split).
- Far more comprehensive video settings.
|Gears of War 4 System Requirements||Minimum||Recommended||Heck yeah!|
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 (Vishera, 3.5 GHz)||Intel i5-3470 (Ivy Bridge, 3.2 GHz)||AMD FX-8350 (Vishera, 4.0 GHz)||Intel i5-4690 (Haswell, 3.5 GHz)||AMD FX-9590 (Vishera, 4.7 GHz)||Intel i7-4790 (Haswell, 3.6 GHz)|
|GPU||Radeon R7 260X||GeForce GTX 750 Ti||Radeon R9 290X or Radeon RX 480||GeForce GTX 970 or GeForce GTX 1060||Radeon R9 Fury X||GeForce 980 Ti or GeForce GTX 1080|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Storage||80 GB||80 GB||80 GB||80 GB||80 GB (SSD)||80 GB (SSD)|
|OS||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)||Windows 10 (Anniversary Update)|
The game allows you to tweak all a lot of graphics settings, but has your typical presets ranging from the lowest to the best image quality settings. With a mainstream graphics card, as our tests will show you we are going to recommend the High quality settings mode. The presets make full use of all the available settings – the 'Ultra' preset is the highest on everything which while the 'Low' preset is the absolute lowest settings on all counts.