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Today’s a good day for PC Rockstar Games fans; they can now play Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC. Previously,  NVidia recommended players to use a GTX 1060 to play it at the highest frame rate possible, but it turns out that may not be enough.

Here are the recommended specs: 

OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 12GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB HDD Space: 150GB
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

However, if you want to run it in 1920×1080 in 60fps, NVidia recommends you get an RTX 2060. If you want to bump the detail level past High, you need an RTX 2070 or RTX 2070 Super.  Last we checked, the latter will cost you about RM2,000 or so.

If you really want the game to run at Ultra in 2560×1440, you will need an RTX 2080 Ti. Furthermore, if you want 60 fps at 4K, you will even need to reduce settings even when using an RTX 2080 Ti. Turns out the max ultra setting for the game requires players to play the game at 30fps.

These requirements are steep and expensive, but it’s the ideal GPUs to make the adventures of Arthur Morgan run at 60 fps. Me? The game looks pretty on medium in 60fps, so I’m not complaining. It’s gotta be the game’s art direction that seals it, regardless of fidelity.

Oh and if you’re still not sure on whether you should buy RDR 2 on PC,  read our review on the console version here. 


Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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