America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz.
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory.
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 2GB or Radeon R9 280 3GB.
  • HDD: 150 GB Available Hard Drive Space.
  • DX: DirectX 11.

Few Tips for game: Disable or lower these settings for the best frame gains

Red Dead 2 looks like America. But America is very high-poly and a huge resource hog. So it goes for Red Dead 2. This is the long-awaited PC version we’re talking about, so keeping the framerate above 60 while looking fine (at least better than the console versions) is a must, but with dozens of options to tweak, knowing which settings to lower or turn off for the best performance gains ain’t easy.

Here’s a few easy graphics options to start with. 

  • MSAA + Reflection MSAA 
  • Volumetrics quality
  • Shadows and texture quality (but not too far)
  • Global illumination

I saw gains of nearly 20-plus frames after switching off MSAA and Reflection MSAA, and another 10 or so after turning every volumetric lighting option to low. Shadows and global illumination provide smaller gains with more noticeable visual tradeoffs, but the differences between high and ultra settings is negligible. 

At 1920×1080 or lower, it’s pretty difficult to tell the difference between high and ultra texture resolutions as well, so be sure to knock it down to see if the frame gains are worth a touch less detail.

America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz.
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory.
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 2GB or Radeon R9 280 3GB.
  • HDD: 150 GB Available Hard Drive Space.
  • DX: DirectX 11.

Few Tips for game: Disable or lower these settings for the best frame gains

Red Dead 2 looks like America. But America is very high-poly and a huge resource hog. So it goes for Red Dead 2. This is the long-awaited PC version we’re talking about, so keeping the framerate above 60 while looking fine (at least better than the console versions) is a must, but with dozens of options to tweak, knowing which settings to lower or turn off for the best performance gains ain’t easy.

Here’s a few easy graphics options to start with. 

  • MSAA + Reflection MSAA 
  • Volumetrics quality
  • Shadows and texture quality (but not too far)
  • Global illumination

I saw gains of nearly 20-plus frames after switching off MSAA and Reflection MSAA, and another 10 or so after turning every volumetric lighting option to low. Shadows and global illumination provide smaller gains with more noticeable visual tradeoffs, but the differences between high and ultra settings is negligible. 

At 1920×1080 or lower, it’s pretty difficult to tell the difference between high and ultra texture resolutions as well, so be sure to knock it down to see if the frame gains are worth a touch less detail.