Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis 93

Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

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Test System

Test System
Processor:Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0 GHz
(Coffee Lake, 16 MB Cache)
Motherboard:EVGA Z390 DARK
Intel Z390
Memory:16 GB DDR4
@ 3867 MHz 18-19-19-39
Storage:2x 960 GB SSD
Power Supply:Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850 W
Cooler:Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140 mm fan
Software:Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
Drivers: AMD: Radeon Software 19.11.1 Beta
NVIDIA: GeForce 441.12 WHQL
Display:Acer CB240HYKbmjdpr 24" 3840x2160
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.

We tested the public Rockstar Launcher release version of Red Dead Redemption 2, including the game update that was pushed out on Nov 5th in the evening (not a press pre-release). We also installed the latest drivers from AMD and NVIDIA, which both have game-ready support for the game.

Graphics Memory Usage

Using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which has 11 GB of VRAM, we measured the game's memory usage at the highest setting.

VRAM requirements are quite modest for today's hardware. Only at 1080p with the highest settings are cards with 3 GB, like the GTX 1060 3 GB, possibly challenged a bit.

GPU Performance: Vulkan

GPU Performance: DirectX 12

FPS Analysis

In this new section we're comparing each card's performance to the average FPS measured in our graphics card reviews, which is based on a mix of 22 games. That should provide a realistic "average" covering a wide range of APIs, engines, and genres.

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