Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Is a Performance Mess on AMD’s Graphics Cards

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has just been released on the PC and according to the latest reports, the game is plagued with performance issues on AMD’s graphics cards. The Coalition has issued an update about the game’s performance on AMD’s GPUs, claiming that it is working with AMD in order to resolve these issues.

As The Coalition stated:

“AMD is an important partner bringing the promise of DirectX 12 to life for gamers everywhere. We are working closely with them to address a few issues encountered in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 on AMD cards using GCN 1.1/GCN 1.2, and expect they will be addressed quickly in an upcoming update. We highly recommend those on GCN 1.1/1.2 cards to play on 1920x1080 resolutions or lower until the update.”

Moreover, it appears that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition does not support SLI and Crossfire, does not support exclusive fullscreen mode, is not compatible with NVIDIA’s GSync, and its framerate does not exceed a monitor’s refresh rate (even when you select the “Unlocked” mode).

At this point, we strongly suggest AMD users to wait until the game’s performance issues have been resolved. Furthermore, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition suffers from a lot of issues that plagued Rise of the Tomb Raider. In other words, Microsoft really needs to address these issues otherwise it will kill the sales of all of its upcoming Windows 10-only games.

AMD Radeon Nano running Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC benchmark

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