A great update to break the game on pc

No, it happened always at least for me I suffered stuttering every day, is randomly, sometimes at the same map stutters or not.

I still get it and I’m on series x, not as bad as my other xboxes though, very annoying

Same here. It’s a major issue.

disabling gsync from my monitor fixes

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I’ll have to try this. But having a GSYNC monitor means I want to use it as a GSYNC monitor. It’s unacceptable that I’d have to disable this feature in order to make the game run properly but I’ll give it a shot this week

Thanks for the suggestion!

Already sent this to bugs and fixes reports:

I’ve been playing with the same PC since Geasr 5 launched, I have only switch between GPUs, had a 2070s, 2080 super, 3070 and now I have a 3080… I never had issues like now. always played ULTRA mode 2k 144hz and never had more than 80% usage with RTX2000 seires and with the 3070 before the update I had 40% usage and then with the 3080 same … But after the update my card its on 100% usage all the time, I still get my 144FPS but ofcourse its a 3080, but I dont get it, you are telling me that I need a 3090 to play GEARS5? I dont think so, played fine with all my cards.
Thanks not all, the game looks really weird, graphics are irrelugar, stuttering, already tried low graphics, medium, ultra, recommended, uninstalled the game, installed again, I deactivate the vertical sync and it stops but that looks ugly, always played with vertical sync… The only solution I have found its to play on windows mode or change the resolution to 103%, but definitly something is wrong. I went to Gears4 and everything is fine on ULTRA settings, no problems.
On the main menu I see weird squares on the characters, is very weird.
Now I have a 3080 with a 10900K and its unplayable. Im gonna try to format my PC this weekend and I hope I am the problem but I dont think so cuz I already uninstalled the game and same errors. The game was perfect before the update (i mean graphically), cuz after you changed TDM for only 2 players well everything went down hill, but thats another subject.
Please please please check it out, there is no way Gears 5 usses 100% of a 3080 when I use to play with a 2080s just fine, steady 144fps with v-sync and no problems.

I have a laptop with a 2060 and while I’m playing it says its using 80% with ultra settings, there is no way a 3080 needs 100%.

I dont really care about the squares on the main menu, I care about the stuttering while gaming, looks horrible and its not even the ULTRA setting, cuz its the same on LOW. =(


I’m having the same problem with my RTX 3070 since the last dlc update, my gpu is running 100% on lobby and dropping fps, some times I’m playing only 90fps even in low or medium. So this isn’t right, right? Or maybe I need 2 RTX 3090 to run gears 5 ? Hahaha 2 months ago I used to play with my Rtx2060s 144fps ultra settings and everything was smooth and nicely. I sent 4 tickets to support I hope they will do something soon, but early today I saw a tweet from gears account that says “we see you January 4th “ so I think we won’t have any update soon.

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An update.

I disabled GSYNC in the Nvidia Control Panel. The stuttering has completely disappeared after doing so.

Don’t feel I should have to do this but oh well

Thanks for the tip!

if not it should happen my odyssey g9 with gsync disabled is lame

at least with vsync disabled in gears 5 the screen doesn’t cut off anyway


I spent a fortune on the top of the line ASUS 4K (Certified 1000nit HDR) with Gsync monitor (27”). I expect to be able to use it to its full capabilities. But thank you very much GEARS.

PS. Love the kitty!

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For my part (rtx 2080 super 460.89 and gsync monitor), I have no stuttering with gsync enabled. On the other hand, I disabled in the game:

  • V-sync
  • Contact shadow
  • async compute

And also, I have found that Gears 5 is a game optimized only for AMD cards

Hello, same problem for me with RTX3070, I9 9900K, 32Go DDR4, SSD.

I created discussion :

same issue here. ryzen 7 5800x evga ftw3 ultra 3080 horrible performance on my 3440x1440 with the fps being wildly inconsistent. tried my 1080p monitor and it was similar fps but even lower. lmao.
gpu usage is just always ■■■■.

I also found gsync does not work anymore in this game and that it seemed to cause stuttering, however the fps is still garbage with gsync disabled and directly related to the gpu usage. you see the fps and gpu usage go down and up at the same time. drivers or game is ■■■■■■.

January 21 2021 and still random fps drops stuttering and all kind of horrible performance randomly, sometimes in the same map and the same game mode it runs smoothly but the next match it stutters, specially when certain bosses spawns, I’m not using a monitor, I use a TV FullHD 40 inch, so disabling G-Sync doesn’t apply, no other overlay applications except Xbox Game Bar to talk with friends on groups so disabling that also isn’t a solution.

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Disable ASYNC within the Gears settings.

That was the one thing that brought a more consistent performance to my PC.

Disabling gsync helped me but I didn’t want to leave it disabled so I tried Async and it fixed my issue even with gsync enabled.

That feature is always disabled and also I enable It with worst performance. I posted above several days ago an example of my stuttering issue with my GTX 1070 and Ryzen 5 3600, I had a 1600 with the same issue and I thought replacing the CPU will solve It. And I watched a YouTube video from a user with RTX 3060 Ti and the same stutter persist. So or is a lack of Optimization with Nvidia GPUs or I don’t know.

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My game isn’t perfect but it’s a step above where it was at which I’ll obviously take even if I’m not happy.

But yeah, I’m on a 2080ti with an i7 8700K and the stuttering happens at random times still. It ran perfect until OP3 which brought on stutters after 5 KotH matches. This persisted until the very day OP4 launched where it became an every 2 match issue so it became worse. Now in OP5 it happens in my first match.

Why they keep making it worse is beyond me.

I uploaded another video how bad it runs

I used in this case MSI Afterburner to show the huge fps and frame time drops randomly, I never use this software when I play normally but in this case I use It to prove isn’t my imagination. I even replaced the thermal pads and thermal paste of my graphics card, and for obvious reasons I can’t buy another GPU due lack of stock on any store around the world.

I’ve never had any problems or stuttering on my pc. I have a 2070 super and I play on all medium settings thought to get max fps.

I don’t get it.

I constantly have stuttering on a superior PC build. I don’t have any faulty hardware and this issue only exists on Gears 4/5. I can play any other game on Ultra and it’ll run fine but even medium settings creates stutters on Gears 5. As I mentioned earlier it has gotten worse with every OP starting with OP3.