Gears of War is a video game franchise created and originally owned by Epic Games, developed and managed by The Coalition, and owned and published by Microsoft Studios. The series focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent & the Swarm. Gears of War 4 was released on October 11, 2016 for the PC and is an interesting game title in the sense that it must be run on Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. It uses the DirectX 12 API with features like async compute and tiled resources.
Microsoft and the developer (The Coalition) have worked hard to make the PC port not suck and have placed over 30 graphics cards settings in the option menu with over 100-plus options that you can adjust. We are using the ultra image quality preset with VSync turned off.
Gears of War 4 comes with a built-in benchmark that appears to be pretty decent and shows the average minimum framerate (bottom 5%) in the results. This is the benchmark that we ran on our graphics cards with Ultra image quality settings to see how they would perform.
1440P Benchmark Results: The ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX OC Edition averaged 51 FPS on Gears of War 4 at the Ultra Preset and was actually pretty smooth at that setting despite dropping down into the low 40’s at a couple spots. Once again this is one of those game titles that you’ll need to drop the image quality from Ultra to get a really smooth gaming experience across all the game scenes.