The graphic reference with Gears 6 awaits us
Games on the same engine can look incredibly different.
Gears 6 and DQ 12 will both be on Unreal Engine 5 and I expect those to look nothing alike.
Gears 5, and DQ11 were both on UE4 and those games look incredibly different.
Gears 3 and Borderlands were on the same engine as another reference.
I’d rather have performance than graphics.
Gears 5 is well optimized. Good performance for the given graphics. You can turn the graphics controls down.
Series X update at the end of 2020 resulted in much better graphics and cost about 30 fps (about 30%) on max. setting at 1440p.