Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Performance Scaling - Custom Low, Medium, High and Ultra performance

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Performance Scaling - Custom Low, Medium, High and Ultra performance

On Page 2, we detailed our optimised presets for Red Dead Redemption 2, and now we can see the results of our effort. To test graphics cards from both the Geforce and Radeon camps, we tested our Radeon RX 5700 Red Devil and Nvidia's RTX 2060 Founders Edition. As GPUs with £300-350 price points, they close to the price/performance sweet spots of both GPU camps. 

For starters, we can see that our Radeon graphics card commands a significant lead over its Geforce counterpart. In our testing, the RX 5700 performs more similarly to Nvidia's RTX 2060 Super than its little brother. Even so, these tests are to showcase how our optimised settings impact Red Dead Redemption 2's performance.  

Our benchmarks come from section 4 of Red Dead Redemption's benchmarking tool, which we found to be similar to most gameplay within the title. We also found it to be more reliable for comparison testing, due to its limited run-to-run variance. Weather and time of day are huge bugbears when testing open-world games like Red Dead Redemption 2. 

On pages 3 and 4, you can see how our custom presets impact Red Dead Redemption 2's visuals, and judge for yourself whether or not these performance gains are worth it. 

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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2019, 14:31:24

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

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

07-11-2019, 15:12:27

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

08-11-2019, 08:59:59

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

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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