Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Does Red Dead Redemption 2 require a high core count system?

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Does Red Dead Redemption 2 require a high core count system? 

We will start by noting that our Intel i7-6850K processor is not fast by today's standards. However, we feel it is a great processor for this kind of testing. Not every PC gamer has an i9-9900K or a Ryzen 9 3900X. Many of us are using older processors, and when testing games we should see how well they run on older CPUs. 

In our testing, we found that Red Dead Redemption 2 benefits from higher CPU cores/thread counts. When moving to four cores with SMT/Hyperthreading disabled, Red Dead Redemption 2 started to stutter, resulting in terrible 99% frametimes and sub-60FPS 95% frametimes. Red Dead Redemption 2 is best played on a processor with four cores and eight threads or better, that said, lower graphical settings will help reduce CPU loads, making quad-core CPUs a lot more usable. 
  

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide  

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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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