MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB and GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card Review

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Gears of War 4

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.

Gears of War 4 Screenshot

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 Graphics Options

Gears of War 4 Graphics Options

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.

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Benchmark Results: The XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB and MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB video cards were performing basically the same in Gears of War 4. The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB was 12 FPS faster than the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB, but that is likely has a little due to the extra frame buffer on this tough game title. 

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