Microsoft and The Coalition have revealed the preliminary Gears 5 system requirements ahead of this month’s impending tech test. While these specs accompany the game’s test version, they should provide a solid idea of what to expect when the Gears 5 release date hits – and it looks like we’re in for a game that will scale well across a wide variety of hardware.
At the low end, Gears 5 only needs an i3 Skylake or FX-6000 processor, and you can get away with something as low-end as a GTX 760 or R9 280 as your GPU. These specs don’t specify what performance targets to expect for that hardware, but it’s always nice to see a triple-A title account for players on lower-end PCs.
If you want the top-end spec, the developers have much higher expectations for “ideal” machines. That’ll be a Ryzen 7 or i7 Skylake CPU paired with a Radeon VIII or RTX 2080 graphics card. Clearly, the game is built to take advantage of an impressive range of hardware.
Gears 5 minimum specs
CPU: AMD FX-6000 series / Intel i3 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or RX 560 / Nvidia GTX 760 or GTX 1050
Gears 5 recommended specs
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 / Intel i5 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or RX 560 / GTX 970 or GTX 1660 Ti
Gears 5 ideal specs
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 / Intel i7 Skylake
GPU: AMD Radeon VII / Nvidia GTX 2080
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