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Increase Performance in Gears 5

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Generally, Gears 5 runs well on the PC, but some players have fps issues. I made a guide for those who experience problems such as fps drop, stutteringfreezinglow fpslag in Gears 5. In this guide, I have compiled a few tweaks and recommended settings that can possibly increase the fps.

If you’re dealing with low FPS, there are 15 ways to improve your frame rates (FPS) in Gears 5.

System Requirements For Running Gears 5

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUAMD FX-6000 series | Intel i3 SkylakeAMD Ryzen 3 | Intel i5 Skylake
GPUAMD Radeon R9 280 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (Windows 10) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Windows 7)AMD Radeon RX 570 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (Windows 10) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti (Windows 7)
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Storage80 GB available space80 GB available space
OSWindows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit

1) Best Graphics Settings for Gears 5

These graphics settings are for PCs which close to the minimum system requirements.

If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.

Go to in-game video settings (OPTIONS > VIDEO) and make sure the settings are as follows.

Display Mode: Full Screen
Window Resolution Scale: 100% or lower
Vertical Sync: Off
Minimum Frame Rate: None
Maximum Frame Rate: Unlimited
Cinematic Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited
Cinematic Scaling Mode: Fill
Character Texture Detail: Low
World Texture Detail: Medium
Effects Texture Detail: Low
Cone Step Mapping: Off
Texture Streaming: Medium
Texture Filtering: 2X Anisotropic
Character Level of Detail: Low
World Level of Detail: Low
Foliage Level of Detail: Off
Animation Quality: Performance
Dynamic Shadow Quality: Low
Capsule Shadow Quality: Off
Ambient Occlusion Quality: Off
Tessellation Quality: Off
Volumetric Fog Quality: Low
Screen Space Reflections: Off
Particle Spawn Rate: 2
Bloom Style: Standard
Bloom Quality: Off
Lens Flare Quality: Off
Light Shaft Quality: Off
Depth of Field: Off
Sub Surface Scattering: Off
Motion Blur: Off

Save the settings and exit the game.

2) Steam Launch Options

  • Go to the list of games in the Steam library.
  • Right-click the Gears 5 and click the Properties.
  • Click the Set Launch Options in the General tab.
  • Type the following commands into the space in the incoming window.

3) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated.

Those with Nvidia video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.

Those with AMD video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.

4) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasising“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the Gears 5 from the list
  • After, make the following settings
    Maximum pre-rendered frames: 1
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
    Texture filtering – Anisotropic sample optimization: Off
    Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
    Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization: On
    Threaded optimization: On
    Vertical sync: Fast
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you are selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.

5) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open the AMD Radeon Settings window.
  • Click on the Gaming tab.
  • Then click on Global Settings.
  • Go to the Anti-aliasing mode, choose Override application settings.
  • Click on the Anti-aliasing level, so make sure you are selected the 2X
  • Go to the Anisotropic Filtering Mode and turn it on.
  • Then, click on the Anisotropic Filtering Level, so make sure you are selected the 2X.
  • Click on the Texture Filtering Quality and select the Performance.
  • Now, click on the Wait for Vertical Refresh and select the Always off.
  • Click on the Tessellation Mode and select the Override application settings.
  • Finally, click on the Maximum Tessellation Level and select the 32x or lower.
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6) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

power plan
  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click the Power Options
  • Click the Additional power settings
  • Select the High performance on the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click the Change plan settings link next to High performance.
  • Tap on the Change advanced power settings
  • Find Processor power management in the incoming list, click the + icon on the left side.
  • Set Minimum processor state and Maximum processor state to 100%
  • Click on the OK

7) Full-screen Optimizations

full-screen optimisations
  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
  • Right-click the exe application of Gears 5.
  • Tap the Properties
  • Tick Disable full-screen optimisations on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the OK

8) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu. Then open the Settings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On the Game Bar tab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game bar” to Off.
  • On the Captures tab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • On the Game Mode tab, set the “Game Mode” to Off.

9) Windows Performance Options

  • Type performance in the search section of Windows, click to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows from the results.
  • Select the Adjust for best performance from the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • Click OK

10) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type %temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type temp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type prefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin

11) SSD

If you have an SSD, I recommend that you install the game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.

12) Optimize the Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration.

Optimize Discord
  • Open Discord
  • Go to the User Settings
  • Then, go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration.

13) Optimize the Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to make this setting.

chrome setting
  • Go to settings page in Chrome
  • Click the Advanced
  • Go to the System tab
  • Finally, uncheck the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

14) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary Apps, such as Chrome, OneDrive. Also, if the Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks, and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.

15) Increase The Priority

You need to adjust this setting every time you enter the game.

  • Launch the game.
  • Simultaneously press the ALT and TAB keys to minimize the game.
  • Open the Task Manager
  • Click on Details Tab
  • In the list, find the exe application of Gears 5
  • Right-click on the exe application and Set priority to High.

I hope these tips fix your frame rate issues. Enjoy!