Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review

1440p Performance

Gears of War 4 PC Performance Review

1440p Performance

Moving up to 1440p Gears of War 4 requires some very expensive hardware to play at a stable 60FPS at Ultra settings, requiring a GTX 1070 or above to maintain a stable 60+FPS under most situations.  

With a few lowered settings all of the GPUs tested can achieve framerates above 60, but to play the game in its full glory you will need a huge amount of GPU power.  Gears of War is a beautiful game and has the hardware requirements to match, though thankfully the game can scale to lower end hardware with ease thanks to the sheer amount of graphical options available. 

Gears of War 4 has a higher "insane" set of graphical options, though this is where the graphical improvement is simply not worth the performance loss, so users should avoid these settings until AMD and Nvidia release more powerful hardware. 

 

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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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