Thursday, August 29th 2019

The Coalition's Gears 5 Is Filled to the Brim With AMD DNA, System Requirements Outed

Gears 5, the next upcoming installment in the Gears of War series of video games, is launching this September 10th. In anticipation, developer The Coalition has announced the games' close partnership development with AMD, optimizing it for the company's cadre of GPU and CPU solutions. The game will make extensive use of Asynchronous Compute - one of AMD's most relevant technologies in gaining the upper hand against NVIDIA on performance terms. According to the developer, post-processing effects are being run exclusively on Asynchronous Compute, which means that the games' rendering is being run as close to a clockwork as possible. FidelityFX also makes an appearance again, as one of the latest AMD technologies for improving visual fidelity and sharpness. Multithreaded Command Buffering is the technical implementation for a system that improves AMD's Ryzen CPUs' processing of the game, specifically geared towards taking advantage of that CPU architecture's strong points.

The game seems to be a pretty scalable affair, with minimum requirements making do with just 2 GB of VRAM and an AMD RX 560 or NVIDIA GTX 1050. The ideal system requirements, however, call for a much beefier setup, with an AMD Radeon VII or NVIDIA RTX 2080 being called for, including 16 GB of system memory and a whopping 100 GB+ install footprint - preferably on an SSD. The game, like Gears of War 4, has been developed with the PC market in mind - there are more than 35 different graphical options for users to tweak. Here's hoping the games' writing is as much a technical achievement as its engine development seems to be.
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23 Comments on The Coalition's Gears 5 Is Filled to the Brim With AMD DNA, System Requirements Outed

#1
Rahnak
Isn't the 5700 quite a bit more powerful than the 1660 Ti? Kinda odd.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Probably first time I'm seeing disk space vary among MSR tiers.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
They probably worked on a HD texture pack that auto downloads/updates once if finds out if your system falls within the ideal system tier
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Rahnak
Isn't the 5700 quite a bit more powerful than the 1660 Ti? Kinda odd.
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
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Rahnak
btarunr
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
Makes sense. I was thinking the other way around.
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#6
TheinsanegamerN
I cant wait for the AMD rendered chest high walls and brown textures!
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#7
nienorgt
Rahnak
Isn't the 5700 quite a bit more powerful than the 1660 Ti? Kinda odd.
And I'm sure that my RX570 is in no way comparable to the 5700...
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#8
Lionheart
btarunr
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
Vega 56 though? :wtf:
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#9
Hyderz
im thinking the 970 is for 1080p at high settings 1660ti is for very high settings 1440p?
then the ideal spec is at 4k? ultra?
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#10
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
SSD in system requirements must be for 4K textures pack as those needs higher, more faster data streaming from the storage drive
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#11
BaronMunchausen
Ohh Yeahh.. Radeon VII..one can just feel the love there :) (Hugs mine.)
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#12
GHODZILLA5150
BaronMunchausen
Ohh Yeahh.. Radeon VII..one can just feel the love there :) (Hugs mine.)
I can't wait to crank up Gears 5 in 4K with my VII. Next week can't come fast enough. XBOX Ultimate Pass is awesome
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#13
ZoneDymo
kinda weird to specifically mention AMD and Nvidia and then team up Nvidia card with Intel cpu's.

Normally it would just be OPTIMAL SETTINGS:
CPU Intel this or AMD that
GPU Nvidia this or AMD that
Ram -
Vram -
HDD space -
OS -
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#14
danbert2000
Welp, The Coalition was aiming to make AMD look like the ideal setup, but they actually made them look a little bad by putting the Radeon VII as the "ideal" AMD GPU. A GPU that is being EOLed and is barely faster than a 5700 XT. If this game is truly going to run better on AMD cards, and the 2080 is about as fast as a 2070 Super, and the 5700 XT should potentially be just as fast if it actually does get a boost from all of the asynchronous compute being used, then why mention the Radeon VII at all.
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#15
Prima.Vera
Last Gears was a crash fest together with pathetic story line, boring gameplay and zero replay-ability....
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#16
enxo218
and the answer to capacity over speed question is presented in modern game space requirements
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#17
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
Lionheart
Vega 56 though? :wtf:
Don't ya worry.. the V56 will run Gears 5 no problem.. Plus set the HBCC to the max and it'll have you smiling :pimp:
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#18
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
btarunr
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
Yet the rx560 2G is minimum
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fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
btarunr
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
OMG really!! You must be joking right?

Source?

Also it says Recommended is a 570, and your saying they couldn't recommend the 590?

They need to fix that image.. a RX 570 and every card upwards to a 5700XT is recommended lol.. Gawd this news just gets better n better every week
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64K
btarunr
They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti.
fullinfusion
OMG really!! You must be joking right?

Source?

Also it says Recommended is a 570, and your saying they couldn't recommend the 590?

They need to fix that image.. a RX 570 and every card upwards to a 5700XT is recommended lol.. Gawd this news just gets better n better every week
The Developer recommended in this case a RX 570 alongside a GTX 970.

And the RX 590 is quite a bit slower than the GTX 1660 Ti.

Source......



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fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
64K
The Developer recommended in this case a RX 570 alongside a GTX 970.

And the RX 590 is quite a bit slower than the GTX 1660 Ti.

Source......



:wtf:
Another one that cant read... :rolleyes:

And your really taking this News as News.. Oh yeah TPU is never wrong righ :wtf:, omg !! Wow read again Mate! actually keep reading till you can comprehend what I'm typing about.

Dude I beta test AMD drivers and have played the Gears 5 beta and believe me this info is so far out into the left field I shouldn't even say, but all I know is TPU news editor is a idiot and doesn't get his news from AMD... hes a copy paste guy!

Show more BS charts if you like... I have at least a source unlike the OP

@eidairaman1 what ya think, am I wrong?
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#22
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
fullinfusion
Another one that cant read... :rolleyes:

And your really taking this News as News.. Oh yeah TPU is never wrong righ :wtf:, omg !! Wow read again Mate! actually keep reading till you can comprehend what I'm typing about.

Dude I beta test AMD drivers and have played the Gears 5 beta and believe me this info is so far out into the left field I shouldn't even say, but all I know is TPU news editor is a idiot and doesn't get his news from AMD... hes a copy paste guy!

Show more BS charts if you like... I have at least a source unlike the OP

@eidairaman1 what ya think, am I wrong?
Gears website is a little inaccurate at the moment, so i just take op post with sub atomic particles of sodium chloride.
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64K
fullinfusion
Another one that cant read... :rolleyes:

And your really taking this News as News.. Oh yeah TPU is never wrong righ :wtf:, omg !! Wow read again Mate! actually keep reading till you can comprehend what I'm typing about.

Dude I beta test AMD drivers and have played the Gears 5 beta and believe me this info is so far out into the left field I shouldn't even say, but all I know is TPU news editor is a idiot and doesn't get his news from AMD... hes a copy paste guy!

Show more BS charts if you like... I have at least a source unlike the OP

@eidairaman1 what ya think, am I wrong?
I think I'm following the flow of conversation correctly.

Post #5 btarunr says, "They couldn't recommend the RX 590, which is quite a bit slower than the 1660 Ti."

Post #20 you quoted btarunr and said, "OMG really!! You must be joking right? " and ask for a source. I provided a legitimate source that backs up what btarunr said. He is correct. The GTX 1660 Ti is quite a bit faster than the RX 590."

Also as I said before the Developer put the RX 570 in the recommended section because they used the GTX 970 as a comparison from Nvidia's GPUs. The 2 cards are pretty much equal in performance.



The RX 570 and GTX 970 are the base of the recommended. The RX 5700 and GTX 1660 Ti are the top of the recommended. Obviously any card in between fits in the recommended which includes the RX 590. Is it really necessary for the Developer to list every GPU in between? Maybe they could have said "up to" instead of "or" but for me it wasn't necessary. I knew what they were saying.
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