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Gears of War 4 PC Port Report (Page 1)

Gears of War 4 PC Port Report
We take a look at Gears of War 4 in Windows 10 and evaluate how well optimized or not it is for the PC.
By Sean Ridgeley from Oct 16, 2016 @ 10:19 CDT


Microsoft has been on a tear in recent times, releasing big and small name games on PC one after the other, with many more planned. Since new management came into the fold, the company shifted its stance on shying away from PC and focusing on Xbox, and ever since, PC gamers have been enjoying the benefits. While it hasn't been all smooth sailing (performance issues, framerate caps, and so on in the early days of some titles), it's gotten better as time has gone on and as patches have been released, and will continue to.


The latest game apart of this trend is Gears of War 4, the new installment in the acclaimed third person shooter series, and a fine one at that. The strong gameplay is backed up by the ever-impressive Unreal Engine 4, and the efficiency of DirectX 12. If you're curious how the title shapes up regarding PC features, optimization, and performance, read on.

Test Setup and System Requirements

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Crucial BX200 2.5'' 480GB 6GB/s SSD
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Radeon Software Version 16.10.1
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse (800 DPI) and Hermes RGB mechanical keyboard

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5 3470 | AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 750 Ti | Radeon R7 260X
  • Storage: 80GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5 4690 | AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 970 or GeForce 1060 | Radeon R9 290X or Radeon RX 480
  • Storage: 80GB available space

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