Gears of War 4 DX12 PC graphics benchmark review

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System requirements

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 RequirementsMinimumRecommendedHeck yeah!
AMD Nvidia AMD Nvidia AMD Nvidia
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. 


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