Gears 5 – Best graphics or video settings

Gears 5 is already well optimized and runs quite smoothly on most medium end graphics cards. But is it possible to make this game run on low end graphics cards as well by tweaking the in-game video or graphics settings? Lets find out.

Gears 5 – Best graphics or video settings

It is always recommended to run a game on a medium end gaming rig if you want to find out the best combination of graphics settings for the game. There is no point in running benchmarks on gaming rigs with high or enthusiast level graphics cards. Because lets be honest, everything will run smoothly on a RTX 2080 ti.

Though the system requirements of Gears 5 are slightly on the higher side, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC. Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1050
  • RAM : 8GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm

The graphics or display settings we decided to go with :

Go to Options > Video

Vertical Sync : Off

Minimum Frame Rate : 60

Maximum Frame Rate : Unlimited

Cinematic Frame Rate Limit : Unlimited

Cinematic Scaling Mode : Fill

Field of View : 80

Ultra Textures : Not Installed

Character Texture Detail : High

World Texture Detail : High

Effects Texture Detail : High

Cone Step Mapping : High

Texture Filtering : 8X Anisotropic

Character Level of Detail : High

World Level of Detail : High

Foliage Level of Detail : High

Animation Quality : Auto

Dynamic Shadow Quality : Medium

Capsule Shadow Quality : Medium

Ambient Occlusion Quality : Medium

Ambient Occlusion Intensity : 7

Tessellation Quality : Medium

Volumetric Fog Quality : Low

Screen Space Reflections : Medium

Refractions : On

Particle Spawn Rate : 10

Bloom Style : Standard

Bloom Quality : Medium

Lens Flare Quality : Medium

Light Shaft Quality : Medium

Depth of Field : Medium

Sub Surface Scattering : On

Motion Blur : Off

Motion Blur Intensity : 2

Sharpening : 7

GPU : Auto

Tiled Resources : On

Diagnostic Mode : Off

We managed to run Gears 5 easily at 50-60 fps with the given settings. The Frame Rate did drop to 48 at one or two instances but that was due to high number of particles flying around on the screen.

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That’s all folks!

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