Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphics Settings Comparisons - Do our optimised settings look good?

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphics Settings Comparisons - Do our optimised settings look good?   

As we mentioned on Page 2, Red Dead Redemption 2's graphical presets are a mess. They aren't the same for every graphics card, making graphics and performance comparisons tricky. 

To get around this issue, we created our so-called "optimised presets" for Red Dead Redemption 2, each of which offers a great balance between graphical quality and performance. Even our "Low" preset can present great visuals, which is a testament to how well built certain aspects of Red Dead Redemption 2 is. It's just a shame that other areas are so messy...

Below is a comparison between our Custom Low preset and our Custom Medium settings. 


(Custom Low VS Custom Medium)
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If you are taking things up another notch, you can try our custom High settings, which bring most of Red Dead Redemption 2's graphical settings to high. On page eight ,we benchmarked the performance of Red Dead Redemption 2 using both of tall of these presets, using our Radeon RX 5700 and Geforce RTX 2060 Founders Edition.  
 


(Custom Med VS Custom High)
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When comparing our Custom High settings and Red Dead Redemption 2's Maximum Preset, we can clearly notice a difference. However, these differences almost disappear when the game is in motion. If you are focusing on playing the game, the graphical downsides practically vanish, though you will notice a leap in performance.  


(Custom High VS Maximum Preset)
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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2019, 14:31:24

AngryGoldfish
If Nvidia don't release a driver that massively improves performance, I can imagine when AMD release their RTX 2080 Super competitor whenever they do, it could actually match a 2080Ti. It's interesting considering GTA V has been one of AMD's worst games. It's one of the most popular of all time yet AMD could never catch Nvidia.Quote

07-11-2019, 15:03:47

NeverBackDown
I am just surprised he got the game to launch let alone testing it Quote

07-11-2019, 15:12:27

Bartacus
LOL, yeah I hear this game wreaks havoc on certain antivirus software.Quote

08-11-2019, 08:59:59

billeman
BIG Congrats TOM with getting out this guide , it's the first I found !

That's the way to do it alive and kicking Kudos.Quote

08-11-2019, 09:09:25

AlienALX
Another fantastic article, thank you Mark !

Nice to know that with reduced settings I can play this at 4k on pretty much any of the three rigs I will have shortly. Whether I will get it though? IDK. I'm not a fan of Rstars games really. Well, apart from Max Payne 3.Quote
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