UPDATE: Gears 5 has taken centre stage at Gamescom 2019 for Microsoft. It's their tent-pole release this autumn and it's also kick-starting another big change for PC gamers - Gears 5 is launching on Steam day and date with the Windows Store version. In amongst all the new trailers and whatnot though, Gears 5 developer The Coalition also provided the finalised PC system specs for Gears of War 5, as well as news ofsome juicy PC-exclusive features.

Gears 5 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz or AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R9 280
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB available hard drive space

Gears 5 Recommended System Requirements 

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon RX 570
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB available hard drive space

You can see the original set of system requirements below but, in a nutshell, these new specs trim off the Ultra requirements for 4K gaming and provide some more specific details on just how users can meet Gears 5's minimum and recommended specs.

Most important of all for those of you still holding out from your Windows 10 upgrade is that Gears 5 is now confirmed to run on Windows 7 64-bit. That opens the door to a potentially much wider audience.

We also now know that Gears 5 will take up a chunky 80GB on your hard drive or SSD. It's big but not unexpected when we see Gears of War 4 ultimately ended up taking up well over 100GB of storage once the post-launch content was added.

Original Story: 06-Jul-2019 - Gears 5 PC Minimum, Recommended and Ultra System Requirements Revealed

The Coalition are in full swing developing the latest Gears of War, now called Gears 5. And they have announced that will be running a tech test for multiplayer they are referring to as "Versus Multiplayer" on the 19th July. This will be open to Xbox Game Pass holders and Windows Store preorders. In so doing they have also shared with us their Gears 5 system requirements. They have detailed the Minimum, recommended and "ideal" which are Ultra system requirements, so all us PC gamers will get an idea of how well our own gaming hardware is likely to perform when running Gears 5.

Gears 5 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: Intel i3 Skylake or AMD FX-6000 Series
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • Nvidia GPU: Geforce GTX 760 or GTX 1050
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R9 280 or Radeon RX 560
  • DX: DirectX 12

Gears 5 Recommended System Requirements 

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: Intel i5 Skylake or AMD Ryzen 3
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 1660 Ti
  • AMD GPU: Radeon RX 570 or Radeon RX 5700
  • DX: DirectX 12

Gears 5 Ultra System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: Intel i7 Skylake or AMD Ryzen 7
  • RAM: 16GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce RTX 2080
  • AMD GPU: Radeon RX Radeon VII
  • DX: DirectX 12

First up, those Ultra settings, which The Coalition label as "Ideal" system requirements, are certainly pretty heavyweight. We think those Ultra specs are the sort of rig that will deliver a solid 60-80FPS on ultra graphics settings at a 1440p resolution.

So all of this tells us that you need a Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processor coupled with a AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB to run Gears 5 system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. 8 GB will also be needed to achieve the Gears 5 rec specs and get 60FPS. Gears 5 needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 1050/Radeon RX 560 2GB paired with FX-6300/Core i3-7320 2-Core 4.1GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. System memory for min is 8 GB. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 12.

We suggest a 1 year old PC to play Gears 5 smoothly at recommended system requirements.   As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run Gears 5 System Requirements, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Gears 5 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Gears 5 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.