Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

At low settings Gear of War 4 looks awful, though this is to accommodate the lowest end hardware for 1080p 60FPS gameplay, turn the texture settings up from here and the game doesn't look that terrible, though you will want to turn the settings higher if you can.  

Moving up to Medium settings will have a huge impact on the game's visuals, adding higher resolution textures, more realistic shadows and a huge increase in environmental details. High settings

High settings are where most players should aim towards, as it has a great balance between performance and graphical fidelity, with textures which will be hard to differentiate from Ultra settings unless you are playing at 1440p or higher resolutions.

Only High and above settings will include a large amount of foliage, which goes a long way to make the world look withered and decayed after the original Locust Invasion. 

 

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Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review  
Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review  
Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review 

 

Below we can see that the largest differences in the game's graphical settings are in shadows, textures and lighting, with the game's environment remaining almost unchanged. Unless you are looking closely at environmental details the difference between High and Ultra settings can be difficult to notice. 

It is advisable that PC players play Gears of War 4 with the highest resolution textures that they can, as the lower graphical settings have some very low-resolution textures and make the world look very dull and lifeless.  

 

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13-10-2016, 16:23:05

AngryGoldfish
For every turd there is a chocolate bar.Quote

13-10-2016, 18:14:42

gijoe50000
Would be nice of they optimized the textures/game for certain amounts of vram. Having 4210MB makes no sense since the level down for 1080p is 2770MB. Everyone with a 4GB gpu will be missing out here.

There seems to be a huge gap between ultra and high..

It would make more sense to have the vram optimized as, say: 6GB for Ultra, 4GB for very high 3GB for high 2GB medium.
Does that make sense?Quote

13-10-2016, 18:47:06

NeverBackDown
Strange the only card using Async from Nvidia to lose performance was actually the 1080Quote

14-10-2016, 04:26:27

AlienALX
Might actually pull the trigger on this once I'm done with Mafia III (not even started yet lol).Quote

14-10-2016, 09:11:55

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by gijoe50000 View Post
Would be nice of they optimized the textures/game for certain amounts of vram. Having 4210MB makes no sense since the level down for 1080p is 2770MB. Everyone with a 4GB gpu will be missing out here.

There seems to be a huge gap between ultra and high..

It would make more sense to have the vram optimized as, say: 6GB for Ultra, 4GB for very high 3GB for high 2GB medium.
Does that make sense?
In UE4 you set a pre-defined texture streaming pool, this can either be set exactly or it can be set to be a percentage of VRAM. The streaming system well then only stream in the correct mips per texture where it is able to do so. If the texture pool is set to 20% of VRAM at low settings using 1080 (which has a fair bit of VRAM), it's possible that the VRAM report actually shows more VRAM being used than necessary. Once the pool is full it will only stream out textures when the memory being used is required for use by a texture coming into view. This helps prevent wasted time streaming out textures for the sake of it.

https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest...res/Streaming/Quote
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