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Review: Gears of War 4 DirectX12 PC graphics performance

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Today Gears of War 4 is released in it's DirectX 12 flavor. We look at the game for the Windows PC platform. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with th...

    ** article updated with three additional cards and AMD FX 8370 vs Intel Core i7 5960X CPU scaling results.

    Review: Gears of War 4 DirectX12 PC graphics performance
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Minor typo under table of contents drop down links.

    2440P instead of 1440P

    Shouldn't there be a DX11 to DX12 comparison IQ/FPS wise?
     
  3. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Now that is kind performance games should have with those kinda cards especial with DX12, could this be the first pc title to be properly optimized ??

    Make one wonder what really happen with deux ex and its optimizing
     
  4. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Well, The Coalition worked with Epic during the development process. I'm sure Epic has a better understanding of DX12 and it's potential pitfalls than Nixxes does. I also think it's significantly harder for a company to come in after a game has been developed and tack on a bunch of PC features, then it is to have them build the game from the ground up with PC in mind.

    As I seem to say in every DX12 thread - It was pretty clear leading up to the API that it would be a significant increase in developer responsibility and required talent for a proper implementation. I'd rather devs dive in and learn it quickly, with DX11 fallback (like Deus Ex/ROTR have) then have to wait like 3 years for proper adoption.

    I personally think most of these companies are handling it fine. As long as it's well optimized out of the box, or ships with a fallback (preferably with no reduction in image quality) I don't mind if the implementation is a little wonky. As long as it's improving over time (and as a whole it seems to be) it's fine with me.
     

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    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    What I don't really understand is why these dx12 benchmarks are all with huge CPUs, when it's demonstrated that dx12 gain is most noticeable in low end CPUs.
     
  6. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    *snip, no longer relevant*

    Nice to see a well running DX12 game for a change! I hope by the time the game's price comes down the W10 Store/UWP would have matured a bit too.

    Would like to try this out.
     
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  7. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Thank you almighty HH for another great game performance review! :thumbup:

    I think the below quotation sums it up quite well:

    "... This actually is a proper console port as it seems."

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. RooiKreef

    RooiKreef Master Guru

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    It's nice to see a well optimized DX12 title for a change. Now it will be nice to see more Vulkan titles.
     
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    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    At least the performance from both camps is where it should be. Every card seems to fall exactly where you would expect.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Can't play right now anyway on PC because my mobo is dead...And my old XPS can't run it for sure, but I can't wait until I can! Until then I'm gonna be playing the heck out of it on Xbox.
     

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    For only 279e R9 fury is a good card :)
     
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    Hughesy Master Guru

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    Because it's a GPU performance benchmark. If he used a crap CPU that could potentially cause a bottleneck then he wouldn't get reliable results.
     
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    How about playing PC with friends on Xbox?

    Crossplatform was the name of the game :)

    That will be my situation, lets see if its working at start or is there somekind of "hulabaloo" going on...
     
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    That's why some do separate CPU benchmarks.

    But there is no comparison to DX11 so there is no way to show any kind of gain, therefore his comment doesn't make much sense here.
     
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    This aging 280X can keep 30fps in 1440p, not bad. I would say much better than a Mafia mess.
     

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    Please make sure that GTX 1070 has 8GB not 6GB ;-)
    page 8 - VRAM Usage

    Great article :)
     
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    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Good performance all around can't complain. So I know I am getting this for my pc.
     
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    I'm guessing that there are Dx11 benchmarks somewhere to compare.
    Heck, if there are no Dx11 to be seen, what's the point of the article?

    There are tons of games that run worse in Dx12 than in Dx11 with nVidia, so it would be very helpful to have all the data here, not only numbers that can't be compared to anything.

    :-\
     
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    Nice to see the Fury X keep up with the 980Ti
     
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    always interesting to see the 390X vs 970..970 being left behind.
     

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