Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC Performance Review
Published: 3rd March 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
4K Testing with the Nvidia GTX 980Ti + AMD R9 Fury X
Moving up to 4K we see AMD's performance drop so far that R9 Fury X's performance at the lowest in-game settings is less than that of Nvidia GTX 980Ti at Maximum game settings.
At this point performance comparison is almost irrelevant, as it is clear that this game is not finished and has not be optimized for AMD hardware yet. Usually we see pretty even performance from AMD's R9 Fury X and Nvidia's reference GTX 980Ti at 4K but in this game Nvidia simply walks all over AMD, but it is not AMD's fault.
This game for PC sorely needed to be delayed for performance optimization, if for no other reason than to give the Microsoft Windows 10 Store and the DirectX 12 API a good start, but this release has done nothing but burn the bridge that Microsoft has been trying to build with PC gamers over the last year and that makes us very sad.
One of our first though when looking at AMD's performance was that the R9 Fury X may not have had enough VRAM to cope with this games high resolution textures, but as you can see from the graph below when running the games benchmark AMD was at no point VRAM limited, meaning that no fault lies with AMD for their poor performance in this title.