Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees – Even Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti is challenged

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees - Even Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti is challenged

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees 

Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be one of 2019’s most demanding PC releases, even without any form of raytracing. Rockstar has decided to take the Crysis approach to PC development, building upon Red Dead Redemption 2’s already good looking console versions to create something that future hardware generations can aspire towards. 

Nvidia has released their recommended GPUs list for Red Dead Redemption 2, stating that their Geforce RTX 2080 Ti will be unable to play Red Dead Redemption 2 at 4K 60FPS at High Settings, instead requiring a mixture of medium and high settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 will also feature Ultra settings, which means that 4K 60FPS at max settings is far beyond the capabilities of today’s graphics hardware. 

Our guess is that Red Dead Redemption 2’s Medium settings will offer graphics that are similar to Red Dead Redemption 2’s console versions. This means that Red Dead Redemption 2 will look great, even at these lower graphical settings. While some will use this factor to call the game “unoptimised”, we’d prefer to think that Red Dead Redemption has been built with future GPU generations in mind. 

We plan to release a detailed optimisation guide for Red Dead Redemption 2 in the coming days. This is where we will let you all know which settings to adjust for higher framerates, a which settings you will be able to max out without any major performance dips. 

For 1080p 60FPS framerates at high settings, Nvidia recommends its RTX 2060 graphics card. Cranking things up to 1440p 60FPS gameplay at High settings Nvidia recommends their RTX 2070 Super. As we have mentioned before, for 4K, Nvidia recommends its RTX 2080 Ti for 60FPS gameplay at medium/high settings. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 will bring your PC to its knees - Even Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti is challenged  

Nvidia has also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a built-in benchmark on PC. 

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