Gear of War: Ultimate Edition Performance Retest - The Game has been Fixed!
Published: 16th March 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
When Gear of War: Ultimate Edition was released on PC it performed terribly on AMD GPUs, so badly that there were times that Nvidia's equivalent GPUs were at times able to achieve double the performance while at the same time suffering from no graphical issues.
Now just less that two weeks after the release of the game The Coalition, the developers of the game have been able to not just fix the games performance on AMD, but have been able to get AMD to out perform Nvidia in many situations, with the GTX 960 getting outperformed by the R9 380 and having the R9 Fury X slightly outperforming the GTX 980Ti at 4K.
The game still has a few issues that are unique to DirectX 12 games that use UWP, the Universal Windows Platform on the Windows Store, meaning that the game still has a capped framerate at your monitors refresh rate and that the game features no true overlay support at this time. Right now the games issues are not due to the developers anymore, but due to Microsoft's restrictions on the Windows 10 Store and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's exclusivity on the platform.
It is great to see that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's performance issues have been fixed, it is still a dark stain on The Coalition's reputation for them to have released the game in such a sorry state in the first place.
To this day I still wonder why this game was released when it was, unannounced and with such huge issues, as the developers could have easily postponed the launch by a few weeks and launched it in this patched state. If the game was released as it is now, the game would not have the bad reputation that it now has on PC. Hopefully other developers will be able to learn a few lessons from this.
As it stands right now Gear of War: Ultimate Edition now performs equally well on both AMD and Nvidia hardware and is in a state that we can finally say is worth purchasing for anyone who has a DirectX 12 compatible system.
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