60 FPS, 8 Seconds Load & Reduced Input Lag – Digital Foundry Pro Gears 5 For Xbox Series X

60 FPS, 8 Seconds Load & Reduced Input Lag - Digital Foundry Pro Gears 5 For Xbox Series X

Digita specialists; Foundry was able to test the third-person shooter Gears 5 on Xbox Series X with the performance patch and other improvements already in place. The authors stated that there were no changes in the game itself.

This is just a serious graphics upgrade.

Details of the improvements:

  • Improved volumetric lighting, detail and shadow quality
  • Reflections improved
  • Download duration decreased from 45 seconds to 8
  • Added global illumination option
  • Improved volumetric shading
  • Higher resolution textures
  • Input lag has been drastically reduced – down to about 60ms in campaign and 55ms in multiplayer
  • Cutscenes are playable at 60 FPS
  • Almost stable 60 FPS and 120 FPS in multiplayer (tested online with bots)
  • Split screen still at 30 FPS
  • Average resolution in the region of 1728-2160p depending on the scene load

According to the author of Digital Foundry, the Xbox Series S will have the same improvements, only at 1440p.

Improved Gears 5 will be available at the Xbox Series launch on November 10.

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