Gears 5 Is Locked & Loaded with AMD Technology Features

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Texter Ancient Guru

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    Ideal HDD space: SSD + 100GB free...Gotta love uncompressed audio and Ultra textures...
     
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    Gears 4 was bigger (130GB) but with windows store chances for corruption is big if u dont get it down in one go ^^
     
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    I agree, this is getting absurd.
    I can't distinguish from uncompressed audio and 320kb/s mp3 files, and the file size is substantial.
    As for UHD textures, it's absurd they don't make a separate pack labelled 4k textures to download separately, would probably make the game half the size.
     
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    100GB is an issue in 2019?

    No
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    80mbps costs 30$ a month here. Its not a issue like it was before. Internet is faster, ssd prices are lower as well.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I'm so pumped for this game!!!!!!!
     
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    with any luck nvidia won't have a driver that has colour bugs or crashes the game by the time it launches XD
     
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    Not issue at all. Especially if game is worth it like Gears.
    But it is one of those funny QLC/PLC issues. (Not to bring it much here.)
    Like, one pre-downloads 100GB files, then there is day one patch 40GB. And often developers have issues to release differential patches, therefore one has to download completely new huge data files.

    But definitely size is not an issue. Only thing I miss with Gears is to have all of them on PC and outside of MS Store.

    They should make and release Gears anthology for PC.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Enable NTFS compression - sometimes that can help save you a decent chunk of disk space. Depending on what kind of drive you have, it might even improve load times (CPUs can typically decompress data faster than a HDD or QLC SSD can load uncompressed).
    EDIT:
    On Linux, you can enable multi-threaded LZO compression for Btrfs, which at times makes a pretty substantial difference in saved disk space, and improved performance.

    It's not so much a matter of it being an issue, but rather it's so unnecessary. You get a very minimal improvement for a big cost. Not everyone has [access to] high speed internet. Not everyone has terabytes of NVMe storage to their disposal. Personally, I'd much rather have a negligible loss in audio quality with faster download times, and more importantly, faster in-game load times. Not to mention, more storage space for more games. If you have to clear out disk space for a new game, even with high-speed internet, 100GB can be a bitter pill to swallow. If you prefer to archive the game to another disk, it's going to take a while. It'll take even longer whenever the game decides to have a major update.
    TL;DR:
    There are far more cons to uncompressed data than pros.

    What surprises me most is how most DRMs don't offer options for higher compression. Even if you want the highest quality possible, it'd be a good way for someone to actually play the game, as they download the low-compression media in the background. Battle.net seems to do this, but I'm not aware of anyone else who does.
     

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    PC is easy. Xbox one x, on the other hand, is disastrous. Any 100gb plus game destroys internal HDD.
     
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    sunnyp_343 Master Guru

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    Does it has RTX?because this game gonna look fantastic in RTX.Otherwise i am not interested.
     
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    Do you have 2080ti to run it?
     
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    sunnyp_343 Master Guru

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    I would buy.My brother just bought 2080 super with Ryzen.
     
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    You can play Control in the meantime, it has raytracing but you'll need atleast 2080 just like your brothers.
     

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    I already seen and seen pressure on FPS.But i think RTX on Gears 5 would look more better than control.
     
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    Going to need to get more floppy disks.
     
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    So many games - so little time.
     
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    Take vacation. Tell your wife that you have been fired. She'll be angry and not talk to you long enough for you to play some games.
    Your long computer session will look like depression.

    And when she'll stop being angry, she'll be really nice. Just do not tell her that it was a joke too soon. :D
    Bring some nice present for occasion 1st.
     
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    any word on DX12 Multi-GPU support? Gears 4 had great DX12 MGPU....
     

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