Gears of War 4 System Requirements Revealed - Extreme PC Needed To Hit Ultra

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 5:33 PM
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Microsoft's on/off approach with PC gaming is very much 'On' these days. Since E3 we found out that every first-party game is also coming to PC, with Gears of War 4 being the undoubted headliner of 2016. JD Fenix and co are about to embark in all-out war for the safety of their homeland against the Locust invasion. Never mind JD Fenix though, what's your PC going to make of these extremely demanding official system requirements for Gears of War 4. Read on to find out...

Gears of War 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (with Anniversary Update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB available storage space.

Gears of War 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • DX: DirectX 12

Gears of War 4 Ultra System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 4.0 GHz or AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 4GB HBM or 6GB GDDR5
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB available storage space + SSD

Now that, ladies and gents, is the sight of some blisteringly demanding system requirements. The highest we have seen, in fact, making Gears of War 4 the most demanding PC game in existence.

Fortunately, this isn't the case across the board. Gears of War 4 has a much more reasonable set of minimum system requirements, albeit still comparatively high against the competition. It's nice to see the GeForce GTX 750 Ti squeeze in. I know plenty of you have Nvidia's tiny powerhouse and it should be capable of playing Gears of War 4 at Low settings, along with AMD's equivalent, the Radeon R7 260X. 

Aside from this the CPU requirements are par for the course, as is the 8GB RAM requirement. As with any Microsoft first-party game we're looking at Windows 10 being a necessity, along with DirectX 12 support. What is surprising is the 80GB installation size. That's absolutely mammoth, indicating The Coalition are squeezing in plenty of nice high resolution textures.

The jump up to recommended is a sizeable one. Both AMD and Nvidia's latest mid-range graphics cards make an appearance. Not many people likely have these yet, but the R9 390 and GTX 970 are equivalents which will provide similar performance in GoW 4.

Ultra requirements for Gears of War 4 are of course where things get extreme. Microsoft hasn't specified, but I'd imagine these specs are good for 4K. Across CPU and GPU they're the most powerful available aside from more specialist choices like the Radeon Pro Duo or Titan X Pascal. Aside from this it's rare to see an SSD recommended, but this likely helps with streaming in high resolution assets nice and quickly, improving loading times between areas.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Gears of War 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Gears of War 4 benchmark chart.

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10:53 Aug-22-2016

That's some requirements all right. But seriously, I think if you tweak the likes of the god rays etc, you can still get a damn fine looking game at a good frame rate....hopefully;-)

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07:14 Aug-20-2016

Seriously?! Holy****..!!!

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14:16 Aug-21-2016

The "ultra" requirements are for UHD / 4K

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15:35 Aug-21-2016

the 1060 is for 1440p so i would say you will still be solid at 1080p

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23:12 Aug-17-2016

80 gigs of space? jesus

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00:07 Aug-18-2016

To be honest im not that suprised.Games are only gona get larger.

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06:32 Aug-18-2016

Very soon we have to buy a new HDD to play a new game..

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07:32 Aug-18-2016

Nah.. By then, 16 TB or 32 TB is gonna be low end.

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14:09 Aug-18-2016

Not sure why you're getting downvoted. 10TB drives will be a normal thing soon. Just a few years ago, a 1TB was pretty rare.

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14:10 Aug-18-2016

Its becuse there are to many butthurth ppl on this site.

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18:58 Aug-21-2016

But the big problem how you gonna download that size espically if you have a slow internet...

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22:24 Aug-21-2016

Learn to wait.Once i downloaded a game for 80+h.So a bit of patience is good also the anticipation just makes the playing all that better...at least for me.

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12:33 Aug-22-2016

Wtf why the downvotes? saying be patient?Some ppl dont eaven have internet or have pathetic speed 1Mb.So be greatfull that you eaven have what you have!! [Divayth - Comment edited - foul language]

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15:00 Aug-22-2016

Don't worry about getting downvoted on a couple of comments bro ;)
It's not that big a deal, and people will always downvote.
You'll do yourself a favour, and live longer if you learn not to get angry for it :p
I'm not sure why you were downvoted, nothing you said seems downvote-worthy to me, but that's just how it is I guess. Could be trolls.
I can understand people being unhappy about having to wait for a download a very long time, but on the other hand I don't think developers should really take that into account. I mean they shouldn't exclude stuff from their games to make their sizes smaller.
Would be nice though if physical copies were more current.

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15:08 Aug-22-2016

Well maybe people will get lucky & the files will be heavily compressed to where they only equal 80GB after being unpacked.

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17:55 Aug-22-2016

Thanks for the advice but the donwoviotes expirienced not only from me but others has been incrising and its cinda iritating to see you're self going in the minus for nothing.But like you sead meaby its time to just dont give a crap, heck that might eaven work.

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20:37 Aug-22-2016

It's a good way to be a bit mindful of what you say, or more specifically how you say things maybe. It shouldn't deter you from making a point though.

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23:25 Aug-22-2016

If you say so.Also again thanks for the advice will try to ceep a cool head.... if i can.

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17:19 Aug-17-2016

Wow, duck and cover clunkyness with high res textures. Ill pass.

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16:48 Aug-17-2016

waiting for it

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14:33 Aug-17-2016

Uncharted 4 looks better.

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13:45 Aug-17-2016

Hey guys, just wanted to ask if i am able to play this game on high/30fps/1080p.
thanks in advance:)

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12:13 Aug-17-2016

If it comes to Steam, then I will buy it.

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16:50 Aug-17-2016

^This

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04:22 Aug-18-2016

^This, even small chance but maybe a DX 11 like quantum break and so they gonna make a show off the power of W10 and DX 12

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22:41 Aug-19-2016

You do know this game will never go to steam cause it is a Windows game which means Windows store only.

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23:04 Aug-19-2016

So was Quantum Break and it is headed to steam because it didn't sell on the windows store. I wonder if they will put it on steam to begin with or they will put it on steam after they dont sell enough!

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13:02 Aug-22-2016

Yes but RemedyGames isn't really a pure Microsoft developer because remember they made the first 2 Max Payne games and Alan Wake but games such as Gears of War has always been a Microsoft exclusive and no i am not saying Xbox exclusive cause the first Gears was also released on PC in the past.


Also remember the facts about how they want their games to be cross play between windows and Xbox which is why games like this wont be going on steam cause really we would of seen GoW UE show up on steam by now which has not been shown.

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13:06 Aug-22-2016

Also i like seeing the "mature" people down vote me cause i spoke the truth cause really you won't see games like Halo pop up on steam cause Microsoft wants to make their games more exclusive just like how EA wants to make Battlefield more exclusive on origin rather than putting their games on steam or how Overwatch is exclusive on battle.net only and not on steam.

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10:32 Aug-17-2016

My PC meets all the requirements very very well but.......Windows 10 exclusivity puts me off as I now have no expectations to buy it, simply because I don't have the means to purchase Microsoft products from the store online in my country.

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12:33 Aug-17-2016

free windows 10 upgrade to 29 july....

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16:28 Aug-17-2016

Which is over already and there should be a way to upgrade via assistive technology or something unless M$ put end of it.

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13:47 Aug-18-2016

i guess that in 2 years or so, directx 12 wont be the common thing, but vulkan will. so you wouldnt have to buy windows 10 as vulkan isnt from windows and is also not bound to windows10

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07:59 Aug-23-2016

But you know BDTobi the game is a Windows 10 only game so really in order for him to play this specific game he would need to pretty much buy Windows 10 or buy an Xbox One system.

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09:49 Aug-17-2016

would love to play this game but win10 is stoping me playing this still not ready to upgrade my windows to 10

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09:28 Aug-17-2016

i dont wanna play this game at all

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06:37 Aug-17-2016

Its because they want you to buy an Xbox. Can no one see that? They did it with Quantum Break. They will do it over and over.

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04:25 Aug-17-2016

16GB RAM recommended? WTF! If the graphic not as cool as The Witcher 3 graphic, I gonna give em a long negative review. (P/S: If you saw WTF in the comment section. Take a drink.)

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05:28 Aug-17-2016

k. MLM nie Ketum.

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04:16 Aug-17-2016

wow i am the exact minimum.. this is a first, and I don't like it :/

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09:49 Aug-17-2016

oh cmon. You want games always to work on gtx 260?

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10:15 Aug-17-2016

This is AMD Radeon 260X GPU.Its far better than a Nvidia gtx 260 and much more new.

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03:10 Aug-21-2016

lmao. Thank u Tmario98

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03:53 Aug-17-2016

So guys, what do you think I can expect with my specs? I currently have 8GB but I'm adding more to get 16GB soon.


I also plan on building a new PC (test rig, updating as time passes) but that is a ways off. :P

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06:32 Aug-17-2016

Probs med/high, but I'm just happy to see someone else with the exact same gpu as me!

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22:45 Aug-17-2016

GTX 780 ftw (pun not intended).

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22:55 Aug-17-2016

xD

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13:06 Aug-17-2016

I think you'd be fine on medium settings,maybe even tweaked high
not sure why you got downvoted though

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03:05 Aug-17-2016

I Hope I can run @ high settings 50 - 60 fps @ 1080p

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03:51 Aug-17-2016

dude, we match the 1060 and and it is the card for 1440p, i would be blown away if we can't max at 1080p

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07:48 Aug-17-2016

I am afraid that with max AA, you cannot reach even 45 fps. ROTR needed 970 as well but My friend has not been able to get 60 even with AA off.

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13:00 Aug-17-2016

Seems a bit soon saying that, considering the game hasn't been released and there are no benchmark. At this point it is only conjecture. Comparing 2 different games, that don't share a developer or publisher is kind of like telling someone their honda civic won't work because your toyota corolla broke down.

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23:52 Aug-17-2016

plus you cant compare two completely different games running two completely different engines by two completely different teams of people. thats like saying that since he can get 60fps at 1080 on torchlight, he should do good with gow4.

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18:10 Aug-19-2016

Ya I Hope so :)

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02:29 Aug-17-2016

I just upgraded to 1080 and now it already became a recommended requirement. Wow. Oh, and i never interested in GoW series.

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02:37 Aug-17-2016

yeah i would say the 1080 with be for 4k. I would be VERY surprised if that was not the case.

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02:59 Aug-17-2016

Worst case scenario it's for 1080p. You never know with system requirements these days.

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03:45 Aug-17-2016

WOAH! where did you get that?

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04:21 Aug-17-2016

It doesn't say what settings for the each card though.

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00:46 Aug-17-2016

Hi my PC is from the old ages. Please send help.

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06:38 Aug-17-2016

8gb ddr2? Havent seen many of those around.

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06:47 Aug-17-2016

They were everywhere.

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13:27 Aug-17-2016

I still have DDR1 ram sticks lying around. And check this out, they're hifi 533MHz :P

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09:54 Aug-17-2016

windows xp?

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00:32 Aug-17-2016

80GB of Hard Drive Space? WTF!?

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00:04 Aug-17-2016

Well, maybe my pc still have a chance at low settings 720p with high textures at 25-35fps :D.

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05:31 Aug-17-2016

'm crossin' mah fingers 4 ya.

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