Gears 5 Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis 67

Gears 5 Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

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Test System

Test System
Processor:Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0 GHz
(Coffee Lake, 16 MB Cache)
Motherboard:EVGA Z390 DARK
Intel Z390
Memory:16 GB DDR4
@ 3867 MHz 18-19-19-39
Storage:2x 960 GB SSD
Power Supply:Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850 W
Cooler:Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140 mm fan
Software:Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
Drivers: AMD: Radeon Software 19.9.1 Beta
NVIDIA: GeForce 431.68 Hotfix
Display:Acer CB240HYKbmjdpr 24" 3840x2160
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.

We tested the public Steam release version of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition (not a press pre-release). We also installed the latest drivers from AMD, which have support for the game. For NVIDIA GeForce we used 431.68 as recommended by NVIDIA—their GameReady Driver will be released on Monday Sep 10th.

Graphics Memory Usage



Using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which has 11 GB of VRAM, we measured the game's memory usage at the highest setting with the Ultra texture pack enabled.

While VRAM usage is demanding at lower resolutions, where it exceeds the 3–4 GB found on some of the cards that are typical for 900p and 1080p, memory requirements at 1440p and 4K are modest—all modern graphics cards that can drive these resolutions have 8 GB of VRAM or more, so our measured 5-6 GB should be no problem at all.

GPU Performance

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