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Gears 5 Xbox Series X vs. PC Comparison Highlights The Major Difference

Gears 5 comes with some enhancements that are not present even on PC including high-quality reflections, which puts it above the PC version at insane settings.

As the preview embargo has been lifted for Gears 5 on Xbox Series X, we are starting to get more videos on the game. We are currently working on a video comparison to highlight the difference between Gears 5 on Xbox Series X and other platforms but in the meanwhile, here is a quick comparison that shows the importance of high-quality reflections and how much it adds to a scene. (Update: Our video comparison can be found here.)

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Gears 5 will support advanced features on Xbox Series X. While at first glance, there is not a major difference between the game running on Xbox One X or PC, but reflections are beautifully implemented in the game which is highlighted in some scenes like the opening sequence in Gears 5.

Here is a comparison between the PC version running the game on an RTX 3090 at insane settings with Xbox Series X and Xbox One X version. The source for the PC version is Bang4BuckPC, the Xbox Series X version is from GameKult, while the Xbox One X version is from Lazy4K. (Left is XSX, Middle is X1X, Right is PC)

Here is a closer look at the different versions of animated GIFs. The most obvious difference here is seen in the implementation of reflections on the Xbox Series X compared to the PC version.

As we have shared a comparison earlier, Xbox Series X has some additional graphics features present that are not available on the PC version. It also supports multiplayer at 120 FPS on the Xbox Series X.

  • Higher Resolution Textures
  • Improved Anisotropic Filtering
  • Higher-Resolution Volume Fog
  • Higher Quality Depth of Field
  • Extremely far Draw Distances with high level of object detail
  • Shadow Resolution and Shadow Distance
  • High-quality Screen-Space Reflections
  • Post Processing improvements like Bloom, Lens Flare, Light Shafts, etc.
  • + More!

The game will run at 4K at 60 FPS on the Xbox Series X compared to the 4K at 30 FPS for the Xbox One X version.

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Ali Haider

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