- Dec 16, 2018
Summary Part 1:
- The complete video as well as the comparison with the console versions will come later, here is only a brief overview of what you need to know about this PC version to be in 60fps with the visual settings closest to the console versions.
- The XBOX ONE X version released last year had for example some settings equivalent to High on PC (but not many), some others in Medium, many in Low and even some in Sub-Low, which are not possible on PC.
- The Vulkan API seems better for better performance on graphics cards like the GTX 1060 while there is not much difference in 4K on cards like the RTX 2080.
- Vulkan is generally better on AMD and Nvidia than DX12 which even seems to cause some slowdowns.
- The multiple graphical options available on the PC version represent a big upgrade compared to the console versions.
- Apart from the crashes and worries related to Rockstar Games Launcher, the game is well optimized.
- Last generation AMD cards have an advantage over Nvidia cards in terms of performance as is the case with the RX 580 over the GTX 1060.
- On the other hand, the GTX 970 against the R9 390 is tighter, the GTX 970 holds surprisingly well on the game compared to the GTX 1060.
- The GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti have 35% and 52% gain compared to the GTX 1060.
- The performance of the RX 580 is similar to that of the GTX 1070 with a small lead over the GTX 1660.
Summary Part 2:
- Every graphic aspect has been tested and analyzed.
- Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC offers more than 40 graphic options.
- This PC version provides a high degree of flexibility and scalability.
- With an i7-8700K processor and graphic card like GTX 1060/RX 580, it is possible to have 60 frames per second in 1080p with a visual quality similar to that of PS4/XBO by mixing setting High/Medium/Low.
- The Low and Medium settings on PCs are not bad in themselves and may even in many cases appear better than their equivalents on Xbox One X.
- On PC by switching from Ultra to High settings this will make you gain 21% in terms of performance, to Medium 36% and Low 53%.
- For resolution, switching from 2160p to 1440p will increase your performance by 56% and 93% in 1080p.
- The equivalent PC settings used on the Xbox One X are:
- For example, grass details and tree display distance are set to a minimum on Xbox One X, some settings seem to be hybrid settings not available on PC.
- Most of the High and Ultra settings go far beyond what you could see on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
- This PC version is almost a generational gap.