Microsoft releases Gears 5's PC system requirements

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Microsoft releases Gears 5's PC system requirements

Gears 5 is easily Microsoft's biggest game release of 2019, acting as the highlight of the company's new Xbox Game Pass system while also acting as one of the company's first PC games to release outside of a Microsoft-owned storefront. Yes, Gears 5 is coming to Steam, not just the Microsoft Store. 

Microsoft has officially confirmed the PC system requirements of Gears 5, revealing what kind of hardware is needed to run the game. Thankfully, the game's requirements are low, with the game running on CPUs as low-end as AMD's ageing FX-6000 series and on graphics cards with as little as 2GB of VRAM. Yes, DirectX 12 support is required, but users of mid-high-end AMD GCN or Nvidia Kepler graphics cards should be able to run the game without major issues. 

Sadly, Microsoft has not confirmed Gears 5's storage requirements, which are expected to be high on PC given Gears of War 4's 100GB+ storage needs. Hopefully, this information will be released before the game launches on September 9th. 

Yesterday, we released a report on the PC performance of Gears 5's technical test version, which highlights how well the game currently runs on PC and how the game scales with higher CPU core counts and with higher screen resolutions. 

Microsoft releases Gears 5's PC system requirements  

Microsoft's PC system requirements for Gears 5 are almost identical to what the company provided as part of their "Gears 5 Technical Test" requirements, though these specifications provided more in-depth hardware recommendations. These recommendations are available to here, but note that the full game will have larger storage requirements than the game's demo version.  

Minimum Spec

OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0
CPU: AMD FX-6000 Series or Intel i3 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or Nvidia GTX 760
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11
HDD: ???

Recommended Spec

OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel i5 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 970
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11
HDD: ???

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