Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Optimisation Tips - Lower Volumetrics Quality to Boost Performance

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Optimisation Tips - Lower Volumetrics Quality to Boost Performance  

If there is one optimisation tip that we can give, it's to not have Red Dead Redemption 2's "Volumetric Quality" setting to increase your framerate. No other graphical setting in the game has this much of a performance impact. 

Look at the images below. While lowing the effect to medium does have a small impact on the game's visuals, though a lot of the changes in the images below are due to changes to the game's dynamic weather. Even so, the screenshots below showcase a performance boost of around 16% for a single setting change. Not bad. It's certainly a great start if you want to push your system towards a higher framerate target. 
 


(Volumetric Quality Ultra VS Medium)
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation GuideRed Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide
  

Below are some performance data from Red Dead Redemption 2's integrated benchmark, where we compare the average framerates of Red Dead Redemption 2 with Volumetrics Quality set to Ultra, High and Medium. 

While the performance impact of this setting varies on a scene-by-scene basis, it is hard to ignore the framerate boosts that setting volumetrics to Medium can offer. 

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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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