'

The Coalition details Gears 5's PC system requirements and AMD hardware partnership

Expect heavy use of Asynchronous Compute

The Coalition releases details Gears 5 system requirements and AMD partnership

The Coalition details Gears 5's PC system requirements and AMD hardware partnership

Gears 5 is due to release on September 10th on PC and Xbox One, with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers gaining access on the game four days early on September 6th. 

The Coalition, the developers of Gears 5, has officially revealed the game's final PC system requirements, detailing Min, Recommended and Ideal system specs for the game's PC version, and has released details about the company's hardware partnership with AMD. 

Thanks to their partnership with AMD, The Coalition has confirmed that the game has been optimised with AMD Ryzen and Radeon hardware in mind. For starters, the game is based on Microsoft's DirectX 12 API, and the game will be making heavy use of Asynchronous Compute, covering much of the game;'s post-processing pipeline.   

AMD has also confirmed to us that the game will offer MUltithreaded Command Buffering, to ensure that an "AMD Ryzen processor (can) reach the Radeon graphics card faster for higher performance, better graphics and reduced latency." In addition to this, AMD's FidelityFX is due to be added to the game in a post-launch patch. 

Below are Gears 5's PC system requirements

Minimum Spec

OS: Windows 10 (May 2019)
CPU: AMD FX-6000 Series or Intel i3 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280/RX 560 or Nvidia GTX 760/GTX 1050
VRAM: 2GB
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11
RAM: 6GB
HDD: 80GB 

Recommended Spec

OS: Windows 10 (May 2019)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel i5 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 80GB

Ideal Spec

OS: Windows 10 (May 2019)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 or Intel i7 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon VII or Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8GB
DirectX: DX12 - Hardware Level 11
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 100GB - SSD

   

The Coalition releases details Gears 5 system requirements and AMD partnership  

Unlike Gears of War 4, Gears 5 makes the game's high resolution (4K) texture pack an optional extra for PC gamers, ensuring that it is only installed on PCs which have enough free storage space and a powerful enough graphics card to utilise properly. This will reduce the game's size from 100GB to around 80GB. 

Gears 5's PC version will release with a dedicated benchmarking tool, support for ultrawide resolutions and support for variable refresh rate standard like AMD FreeSync. 

Those who want to see an early look at Gears 5's PC performance can have a look at our Gears 5 Alpha performance analysis

You can join the discussion on Gears 5's PC system requirements and The Coalition's hardware partnership with AMD on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

29-08-2019, 12:08:36

Dicehunter
Very interesting that a Radeon VII is on the same level as a 2080 in the "Ideal" section.Quote

29-08-2019, 12:17:52

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Very interesting that a Radeon VII is on the same level as a 2080 in the "Ideal" section.
Doesn't say what resolution though.

Honestly not the most informative Spec requirement I've ever seen. Missing the most important bit, resolution, which has been standard for like ever.

Plus not liking the 100GB+ install size.Quote

29-08-2019, 12:42:46

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Doesn't say what resolution though.

Honestly not the most informative Spec requirement I've ever seen. Missing the most important bit, resolution, which has been standard for like ever.

Plus not liking the 100GB+ install size.

As it's on Steam it's not a big deal, To me at least, My problem was with Gears 1 + 4 on the MS Store, As I have a very slow net connection, 20Mbps, It took me a few days to fully download Gears 4 at 120GB, Having to pause it now and then to do work and Skype video calls etc... Upon unpausing the download the game install when it finished downloading would be corrupt so the game would be unplayable and seeing as the MS Store has no "Verify Game Install" option like Steam, Origin and Uplay have had for 5+ years now, It meant uninstalling the whole thing and then leaving the rig on for 2'ish days with nothing else being used in hopes of a corrupt free download.Quote

29-08-2019, 14:07:41

tgrech
Quote:
seeing as the MS Store has no "Verify Game Install" option
If you go into Settings>Apps>[Select MS Store game]>Advanced Options>Reset then a game should "verify" itself and re-download the corrupted bits via the MS Store, doesn't work for all issues but seems to fix most I find, and usually I have to do it after downloading big games that I've paused.Quote

29-08-2019, 15:05:12

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgrech View Post
If you go into Settings>Apps>[Select MS Store game]>Advanced Options>Reset then a game should "verify" itself and re-download the corrupted bits via the MS Store, doesn't work for all issues but seems to fix most I find, and usually I have to do it after downloading big games that I've paused.

Sadly doesn't work, What that option mainly does is correct install paths etc... but actually redownloading corrupt files is an option that is still missing.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.