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 AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 graphics card averaged 128 FPS on Gears of War 4 at the Ultra Preset at 1080P and 84 FPS at 1440P. Not fast enough to challenge the GeForce GTX 1080 that has been around since May 2016, but that is a substantial performance improvement over the AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB card that averaged just 88 FPS on this game title.