Prepare to be surprised by the system requirements because in order to play the new Gears of War 4 in 4K resolution, you will need a monster PC to experience the game in its apt resolution.
Gaming in 4K resolution is not mandatory because Xbox One and Playstation 4 still tries to focus on 1080p gaming. Developers had to downsize games so that they would run without stutter or drop randomly in frame rates. However, PC gaming is usually miles ahead and it has gone the extra mile this generation as graphic cards have become extremely powerful at affordable rates. The new trend is made possible by the initiative taken by Nvidia and AMD in their respective areas.
In order to enjoy Gears of War 4 in complete Ultra HD glory, you need the highest end graphics card in the market. If you are a fan of Nvidia brand, go for the Geforce GTX 1080 or the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X. People who have already purchased the latest cards have nothing to worry about. All they have to do is buy the title as soon as it gets launched and enjoy cross buy features which allows them to own the title on both Windows 10 PCs as well as Xbox One console.
Good news is, it’s not just the high end graphics cards but even mid-range models like the GTX 1060 and RX 480 from the Radeon series are capable of handling 4K resolution. The end result may not be the best though. It is mandatory to reduce graphics to medium and low settings in order to make the game playable. There might be occasional stutters and low frame rates. For those who are happy with simple 1080p gaming, these mid-range cards would simply kill it. Any gamer can easily get more than 60 frames per second with such hardware setup.
People who are planning to upgrade their system should make an important decision as plenty of games are heading to PCs this wall. Some of the top AAA titles include Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Mafia III, Gears of War 4 among others. Almost every last game will require a monster PC if you are planning to experience it on 4K resolution. The monitors are quite expensive and getting a new setup ready should set you back by $2000 or more. For the average PC gamer, it should be easy because of next gen cards which are easy to buy.
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