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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC [OT] - “Vengeance is an idiot's game”

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I decided to say fuck it and just downloaded from Rockstar launcher

trying to get right settings for my 1070 ti

Would there be a detriment to running FXAA with TAA? Strictly talking image quality, not performance. Or are they designed to be used together?

Sorry for the dumb question
 

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I decided to say fuck it and just downloaded from Rockstar launcher

trying to get right settings for my 1070 ti

Would there be a detriment to running FXAA with TAA? Strictly talking image quality, not performance. Or are they designed to be used together?

Sorry for the dumb question
You can put the TAA in medium to see what it looks like in 1080p or 1440p, the FXAA is to be avoided unless you like the blur of the console versions you activate it, the msaa is great but it's too greedy performance level.

But if you play in 4K you don't need TAA.
 
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The Janitor

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I decided to say fuck it and just downloaded from Rockstar launcher

trying to get right settings for my 1070 ti

Would there be a detriment to running FXAA with TAA? Strictly talking image quality, not performance. Or are they designed to be used together?

Sorry for the dumb question
My advice is to never use FXAA when TAA is available. It doesn't have any effect on aliasing and just adds an extra layer or blur.
 
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You can put the TAA in medium to see what it looks like in 1080p or 1440p, the FXAA is to be avoided unless you like the blur of the console versions you activate it, the msaa is great but it's too greedy performance level.

But if you play in 4K you don't need TAA.
My advice is to never use FXAA when TAA is available. It doesn't have any effect on aliasing and just adds an extra layer or blur.
thank you both for the reply

thus far with TXAA at medium, textures at ultra, and combo medium/high in everything less I seem to be getting satisfactory results in the benchmark
 
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Has anybody else noticed that the game looks significantly different with TAA on as opposed to off? I like the graphics more with TAA, looks much smoother. Maybe i do a comparison screenshot in the next future.
 
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I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I'm actually finding that I prefer the xbox controller on PC vs mouse/kb. It just feels more natural, easier to transition between the moves. But better than on console because of the higher framerate - feels more responsive. Anyone else feel this way?
 

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Has anybody else noticed that the game looks significantly different with TAA on as opposed to off? I like the graphics more with TAA, looks much smoother. Maybe i do a comparison screenshot in the next future.
It makes the image blurry.
Use the new Nvidia image sharpening, it's a game changer for RDR2. Only 0,2 is enough to give back the crisp image for the game.
 

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I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I'm actually finding that I prefer the xbox controller on PC vs mouse/kb. It just feels more natural, easier to transition between the moves. But better than on console because of the higher framerate - feels more responsive. Anyone else feel this way?
Change the mouse to DirectInput. It eliminates the dead zone that raw input has.
 

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You are using too much sharpening. I can see artefacts everywhere.
They're not mine, I found these screens on reddit.


Otherwise the Digital Foundry RDR2 video technical analysis on PC will arrive tomorrow with the comparison PC vs consoles PS4 Pro/Xbox One X.

 
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Evilms

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Man some of those screens honestly look like real photos.
It's really amazing what they've managed to do, I still can't believe it.

I can't even imagine when the mods are coming out.
 
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scalman

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must be true info because i found it online...
and world is never oversaturated looks stupid. colors must be natural .
 
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From what it seems. Rockstar has future proofed it and people need to adjust their expectations.
Their comparison video can’t come soon enough. Even if the pc version uses worse settings than the 1X. Just finally something to get the “it looks the same”, “this is why I play $400 console” etc wankers to fuckoff out of a pc thread.
 

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Their comparison video can’t come soon enough. Even if the pc version uses worse settings than the 1X. Just finally something to get the “it looks the same”, “this is why I play $400 console” etc wankers to fuckoff out of a pc thread.
There is some comparison in this video. He even mentioned that some console settings are lower than the PC low settings.

He mentioned game scaling which we haven’t got very many games lately that have scaled like this except for Ass Creed.

Frankly I feel the knee jerk reaction to call this a terribly optimized port outside of the crashing is being accustomed to just getting console ports that we can max out easily and quite frankly not getting something to this level in a long time. So yeah all the people coming in poking fun at it don’t seem to know what they are talking about.
 
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There is some comparison in this video. He even mentioned that some console settings are lower than the PC low settings.

He mentioned game scaling which we haven’t got very many games lately that have scaled like this except for Ass Creed
Ah I haven’t watched it yet, leaving it for breakfast viewing.

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From what it seems. Rockstar has future proofed it and people need to adjust their expectations.
Good video, and everyone moaning about optimization should watch it as it explains a lot.
I think when i eventually get the game, i'll go for OneX settings and go for 4k/30. I should just about be able to do it on my PC according to this video (I5-6600K, 16GB DDR4 Ram, GTX 980ti).
 

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Good video, and everyone moaning about optimization should watch it as it explains a lot.
I think when i eventually get the game, i'll go for OneX settings and go for 4k/30. I should just about be able to do it on my PC according to this video (I5-6600K, 16GB DDR4 Ram, GTX 980ti).
I’m pretty happy that on only a few changes I nailed a sweet spot of 1440p at avg 70 FPS. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game to run ultra.

I’m just surprised that some of the console settings are so low the pc can’t even replicate it.
 
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The colors are oversaturated in this second image.
Ya know, I see this a lot...and I've never understood it. An awful lot of ReShade and ENB presets people make are like this, the same thing over and over. Oversaturated, often contrast is cranked so that blacks are being crushed and whites clipped, and then, to top it all off, their white point is way too low, as if they're applying a tonemapper to an already tonemapped image (actually...that might be exactly what they're doing). Why do they think this looks good? Do they have eyes? Is their monitor just improperly calibrated?
 
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Ya know, I see this a lot...and I've never understood it. An awful lot of ReShade and ENB presets people make are like this, the same thing over and over. Oversaturated, often contrast is cranked so that blacks are being crushed and whites clipped, and then, to top it all off, their white point is way too low, as if they're applying a tonemapper to an already tonemapped image (actually...that might be exactly what they're doing). Why do they think this looks good? Do they have eyes? Is their monitor just improperly calibrated?
These are the same people that buy a TV and leave it set to 'showroom' settings.
 

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Just played a few more hours. Still in chapter 2 but generally smooth. Had a couple hard pauses but that was only twice over about 4 hours. I did start with a click in the audio but it ended up going away after a bit of playing.
 
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Finally got the settings I'm happy with.
Solid 60fps with a mix Medium and High settings @1350p (ingame x1.25 upscale). Also using nVidia sharpening @30% (only one that works on Vulkan I think).




 

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Finally got the settings I'm happy with.
Solid 60fps with a mix Medium and High settings @1350p (ingame x1.25 upscale). Also using nVidia sharpening @30% (only one that works on Vulkan I think).




Yep, death steanding on a 4k oled hdr screen still has fucking nothing for this game...