The Coalition revealed last month that Gears of War 4 for the PC will include a wealth of features not found on the Xbox One version. Along with not being locked at 30 frames per second, PC gamers will have the luxury of being able to crank the graphics settings all the way to 11 which today means 4K resolution.
Of course, having the ability to do so and having the hardware to make it playable are two very different things.
The Coalition’s director of community, Adam Fletcher, recently detailed what sort of hardware you’ll need for the best possible Gears of War 4 experience on the PC. On the AMD side, you’ll need an FX-9590 CPU, a Radeon R9 Fury X GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 16GB of system memory and 80GB of solid state storage.
Note that you can get by with lesser hardware – a Radeon R7 260X or GeForce 750 Ti at minimum and a Radeon R9 290X / Radeon RX 480 or GeForce 970 / GTX 1060 as recommended – but if you want the best visual experience, the above mentioned hardware will be required.
In celebration of Gamescom 2016, Microsoft and The Coalition have published a 10-minute gameplay trailer that walks viewers through the “Rescue” chapter which is embedded above.
Gears of War 4 is set to arrive on October 11 exclusively for Windows PCs and the Xbox One.