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Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees - Even Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti is challenged

Nvidia's hardware recommendations hint at next-generation graphical settings

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees - Even Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti is challenged

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees 

Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be one of 2019's most demanding PC releases, even without any form of raytracing. Rockstar has decided to take the Crysis approach to PC development, building upon Red Dead Redemption 2's already good looking console versions to create something that future hardware generations can aspire towards. 

Nvidia has released their recommended GPUs list for Red Dead Redemption 2, stating that their Geforce RTX 2080 Ti will be unable to play Red Dead Redemption 2 at 4K 60FPS at High Settings, instead requiring a mixture of medium and high settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 will also feature Ultra settings, which means that 4K 60FPS at max settings is far beyond the capabilities of today's graphics hardware. 

Our guess is that Red Dead Redemption 2's Medium settings will offer graphics that are similar to Red Dead Redemption 2's console versions. This means that Red Dead Redemption 2 will look great, even at these lower graphical settings. While some will use this factor to call the game "unoptimised", we'd prefer to think that Red Dead Redemption has been built with future GPU generations in mind. 

We plan to release a detailed optimisation guide for Red Dead Redemption 2 in the coming days. This is where we will let you all know which settings to adjust for higher framerates, a which settings you will be able to max out without any major performance dips. 

For 1080p 60FPS framerates at high settings, Nvidia recommends its RTX 2060 graphics card. Cranking things up to 1440p 60FPS gameplay at High settings Nvidia recommends their RTX 2070 Super. As we have mentioned before, for 4K, Nvidia recommends its RTX 2080 Ti for 60FPS gameplay at medium/high settings. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees - Even Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti is challenged  

Nvidia has also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a built-in benchmark on PC. 

You can join the discussion on Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version on the OC3D Forums

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04-11-2019, 12:58:49

NeverBackDown
Not that I would know since the game isn't out, but they could also just be recommending their RTX line as it's more expensive.

Though I suppose the performance gap between the 2060 and the 1660ti is big enough to mean it probably won't hit 60fps at 1080p. Which is sad. The recommendations here showcase how badly optimized the game is more than having next-gen graphical features imo.Quote

04-11-2019, 13:10:45

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Not that I would know since the game isn't out, but they could also just be recommending their RTX line as it's more expensive.

Though I suppose the performance gap between the 2060 and the 1660ti is big enough to mean it probably won't hit 60fps at 1080p. Which is sad. The recommendations here showcase how badly optimized the game is more than having next-gen graphical features imo.
The combination of higher settings and the console versions aiming for 30FPS can do a lot to the game.

Even if you consider a Xbox One X to be equivalent to a GTX 1070, you still need 2x that for 4K 60. Add on higher settings and features and it is easy to see why an RTX 2080 Ti can't do Ultra.Quote

04-11-2019, 13:21:17

NeverBackDown
It shouldn't be linear though. They should be putting in the work to better optimize and take advantage of newer architectures. 4k60 sure is fine for needing higher tier cards. Been that way for years, but for lower resolutions, you shouldn't need to spend $350 to hit 1080p60. A few years ago a $200 and lower card would be able to do this.

They are a multi-billion-dollar company, there's really no excuse especially considering they delayed the PC version over a year and they most definitely started this during the console development as well.Quote

04-11-2019, 13:40:07

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It shouldn't be linear though. They should be putting in the work to better optimize and take advantage of newer architectures. 4k60 sure is fine for needing higher tier cards. Been that way for years, but for lower resolutions, you shouldn't need to spend $350 to hit 1080p60. A few years ago a $200 and lower card would be able to do this.

They are a multi-billion-dollar company, there's really no excuse especially considering they delayed the PC version over a year and they most definitely started this during the console development as well.
I'm expecting Medium settings to look pretty good. We will see when the game is out. I expect RDR2 to be like Control and look pretty great at low and better at higher settings.

The recent PC demos for the press were 4K med/high and that got a great reception.Quote

04-11-2019, 14:16:43

ImprovizoR
It's been ages since I've seen any truly discernible visual difference between high and ultra settings. A game like RDR2 will undoubtedly look great even at medium/high.Quote
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