Review: Red Dead Redemption 2: PC graphics benchmark analysis

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  1. HybOj

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    Yes, so what is the min specs? GTX 770 2G and FX 6300, Thats for low + 720p at 24fps I guess. And I dont even believe its the case. Wow, thats fair!!! Not misleading at all. Putting such extremely low min specs is just fake. GTX 1060 6GB recommended can hardly play the game - thats really cool to recommend it.

    These specs they posted are lunatic from start to end. Makes the customer believe he can run the game and enjoy it, while in fact, he cant at all. Honesty at its best!
     
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    i agree, worst off is there are fermi users trying to run it.....
     
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    I honestly feel like people are playing a different game than I am since I'm just not having any problems. Perhaps they are a lot further along than I am. Perhaps I just got lucky. I've played maybe 3-4 hours, I've made it into Valentine, and a bit beyond that. I'm running it on Ultra, 1080p/144, getting really good results. (runs smooth, I'll have to check the frame-rate). My rig is nothing special. All stock 1070/4790K/16GB. Only trouble has been two game crashes. One, before I even started playing as it loaded story mode and another when I made it to the mountain encampment during a cut-scene transition. I'm (still) using a ~6 month old driver. 430.64. Perhaps that's an issue as I read that people using really old drivers are seeing the game run better than with the newest one. This game does have some pretty stunning visuals. Perhaps, turn the settings down a bit?

    As for the game? It's phenomenal! The quality and work put in is just astounding. The story is quite solid, a bit like being in an Old West movie. I barely have interest in gaming anymore but this game, I played until I passed out yesterday. Woke up, played a little more before work. That hasn't happened in years.

    I hope all of you having issues get it sorted out. This is a fantastic game.
     
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    https://www.sweclockers.com/test/28500-red-dead-redemption-2-sweclockers-utmanar-systemkraven

    The minimum requirements are almost enough for a 30 FPS minimum target at 1080p lowest, with the 770 getting 27 FPS minimum. They didn't test the FX 6300 because they don't have it.
    According to DF, base PS4 runs it at 1080p with drops down to the 20s. One X runs at 4k but still 30 FPS.

    Move up to the recommended settings and the game will run better. Easily 60 FPS targeting low, experience between 30-60 FPS targeting medium.

    The specs listed can however clearly play the game. I'm waiting for DF to say if the lowest are equal to or better than consoles.
    Comparing RDR2 to Gears 5 is useless, totally different cases.

    Rockstar, and everyone else in the industry, should however start always telling what settings the official requirements are targeting. That all millions of PC gamers have different views of what the requirements should cover, what the acceptable performance figures should be etc, is just making PC gaming into a freaking mess.
     
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  5. gx-x

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    I agree with you on almost all points, but realistically - ALL cards are doing VERY bad atm in RDR2. just because one has better results than the other that usually does, does not mean the results are great on either of them. I mean, when you have something like 2080Ti (and that could have been an AMD card for all I care) getting bottlenecked at 1080p @ ~130fps avg, I mean....surely you can see how badly game has been ported.
    5700xt is a good card anyway, you are not making a mistake. nV overpriced their cards way too much.
     
  6. Astyanax

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    Do you understand the architectural changes and the various API additions that exploit those enhancements?

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    This game is the heaviest in terms of sheer integer and floating point that we can probably say has been released to date.
    And we don't even know the extent of the API in use, or features like rapid packed math (which pascal CAN'T do)

    Question: Are people here forgetting the 8 series coming out and making the 6 and 7 series look like chumps in DX9 games simply through architectural differences?
     
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    Yeah, I have the same issue. Low textures on whatever settings I use.

    Besides that, the games runs pretty great for me. (5700 XT)
     
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    Seems virtually every flavour of cpu core combos, but no 4C/4T for some reason?
     
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    Recommended is 12GB of RAM but can someone tell me what it actually uses whilst playing? I have 16GB of RAM but Malwarebytes and Windows 10 services etc etc seems to add add up, so for Far Cry New Dawn I was up to 80% used.

    Thanks for any info.

    Andy
     
  10. Dragam1337

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    I have sli activated, and it works in neither dx12, nor vulkan - see my screenshots :

    https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/red-dead-redemption-2.410412/page-69#post-5728609
     

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    Mate you are spot on.Thumbs up for trying to teach these so called tech enthusiast.
     
  12. Denial

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    The area tested seems to heavily affect the results of the benchmarks. HU/GN/Techpowerup/Guru3D all show pretty different results (cards relative to others) depending on the area tested and settings used.

    So trying to draw conclusions about how a 1080Ti performs relative to another card is kind of pointless.
     
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    A little advice for people - set all your lighting and volumetric options to medium. The only one I have on high is global illumination. Every other setting is on high or ultra and I'm getting a solid 60fps @1080p on a 1070Ti, 8600k@4.9ghz, 16gb 3200Mhz


    Xbox1 x can't do native 4k. It's upscaled. No console yet does 4k native.

    Funny when it runs perfectly for me on a 1070Ti. No doubt that people are having issues, but with the above settings as I said, no issues, smooth as butter and looks amazing.

    I suppose I've been lucky that I haven't had a single crash, glitch or any other issue to speak of.

    Badly optimised it is not. Demanding it is. Sure some people have issues, but the game is running great for me and many others. It's a minority that are having issues. But poor optimisation is not one of them.
    Simply, do not expect because you have a 1080Ti you can crank all the settings to ultra. Set all the lighting and volumetric to medium and everything else on high or ultra (for me shadows ultra, both tesselation options ultra, soft shadows high, AF16x, everything else on high) and the game runs amazingly smooth and looks beautiful. Don't expect it to run ok fully maxed out, won't happen.

    As much as I'm agreeing with those saying the game runs fine, you're definitely not running the game on "ultra" with a 1070. Period. Even a 2080Ti won't.

    Some settings on ultra, sure. I have multiple on ultra, just as said, all lighting and volumetric on medium (and I've tested at all levels and the visual difference is not that great between med and high)
     
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    Sweclockers during their tests found the game had issues on 4C/4T CPUs and caused occasional stutters, sometimes hanging completely for while using their i5 2500k.
     
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    According to Digital Foundry Red Dead Redemption II renders in native 2160P on the Xbox One X;

     
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    It's not only this game though. BF V has stutters problem with 4c/4t cpus too. As we are moving toward 8c/16t cpus as being the norm people can expect this to happen more and more in the future.
     
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    For me the real comparison to PS4 (standard) is with GTX970. It should be able to run very similarly to it in both image-quality and performance (minus exceptions like Assassins Creed: Odyssey).

    From the limited research I did on this, it seems comparable. It's also clear that PC image-quality is much better than PS4 Pro and still clearly better than Xbox One X.

    However, the extra detail in the PC version also means there is more "pixelation", for example when looking through the trees, but, this is a side-effect of being more detailed.

    Check this video from 2 minutes onwards to see what I mean.
     
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    Nope. I've been playing completely maxed out on Ultra. I think it might dip into the 30s once in awhile (in a city) and I may back off a couple settings, perhaps some of those you mentioned. It's really been running quite well. I don't recall people complaining this much when the Witcher 3 released. It was easily as demanding if not more so than this. All I recall the complaints were about a graphical downgrade.
     
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    Quite well running 30fps? Dude, you're not getting more than 45 MAX on ultra with a 1070. I could max it out on my 1070Ti, factually more powerful than your 1070 by quite a margin, and I wouldn't be hitting 60fps. I don't mind 60fps, even if some complain they want more (with higher hz monitors) but I wouldn't settle for LESS than 60. Why? Because I notice it way too much. Hell, I notice when it drops to 58, 55 and so on and it doesn't feel smooth.
    And yes, people complained A LOT about Witcher 3, which will still cripple certain hardware, in fact even with a 1070, you won't be maxing it out today and get 60fps at all times.

    With my current settings however, it's a buttery smooth 60fps at all times.


    Well of course PC is going to look better than an Xbox1 X, but what's this pixelation you speak of? I see none of that and trust me I've been looking very closely at the game, since I play VERY slow and spend a lot of time just trotting around on my horse admiring the scenery.
     
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    I feel like the graphics are a bit overrated for this game. It looks good, but not earth shattering like some reviewers make it out to be. I would expect better performance for the level of visuals.
     
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