Gears 5 PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Does Gears 5 require a high core/thread count?

Gears 5 PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Does Gears 5 require a high core/thread count? 

Soo... how much CPU does Gears 5 demand? Well, based on the game's PC system requirements, it's either a hex-core AMD FX chip or a Skylake i3 (Dual-Core with four Threads). We recommend that PC gamers play gears with a strong quad-core or better. 

In our dual-core hyperthreaded test, we found that Gears 5 struggled to achieve 60+ FPS framerates. Yes, a dual-core could be ideal for a locked 30FPS, but we know that that isn't what most PC gamers will be targetting in Gears 5. 

Using a CPU with four strong cores will ensure that you can achieve 60FPS framerates. With our test hardware, hyperthreading made little to no difference Gears 5 game performance. Upping our core count to six also results in a significant boost to game performance, showcasing how multi-threaded Gears 5 can be.  

Users of decent quad-core processors should be happy with their performance in Gears 5. That said, users of higher core count systems will have a much better time achieving high framerate gameplay.   

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07-09-2019, 10:58:13

hellboy99
I'm actually confused now with the results or is it something my end? These are my benchmark results on a 1060 with the texture pack installed: https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019...0dd5f-full.jpgQuote

07-09-2019, 17:24:17

WYP
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Originally Posted by hellboy99 View Post
I'm actually confused now with the results or is it something my end? These are my benchmark results on a 1060 with the texture pack installed: https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019...0dd5f-full.jpg
You have the minimum framerate feature turned on. With this, the game is using a lower internal resolution to try to hit 60FPS. Our 4K results are lower because we are trying Native 4K.Quote

08-09-2019, 08:44:21

hellboy99
Thanks WYP Quote
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