Red Dead Redemption 2 PC | Best Optimized Graphics Settings

This guide shows the optimum or best in-game graphics settings for the Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) PC. This involves a sweet spot of FPS and the Smoothness of the game. In this guide, we will show a few suggestive settings to make it visually soothing as well as run it at a decent FPS. Before proceeding with the settings, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC (RDR 2) Best in-game Graphics Settings

  • Quality Preset Level: Custom
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Anisotropic Filtering: X8
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination Quality: Medium
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Far Shadow Quality: Low
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Medium
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Mirror Quality: Medium
  • Water Quality: High
  • Volumetrics Quality: High
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Tessellation Quality: Low
  • TAA: Medium
  • FXAA: Off
  • MSAA: Off
  • Advanced Settings: Unlocked
  • Graphics API: Vulkan
  • Near Volumetric Resolution: Medium
  • Far Volumetric Resolution: Medium
  • Volumetric Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Unlocked Volumetric Raymarch Resolution: Off
  • Particle Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Soft Shadows: High
  • Grass Shadows: Medium
  • Long Shadows: On
  • Full Resolution Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Water Refraction Quality: Medium
  • Physics Quality: 50%
  • Resolution Scale: Off
  • TAA Sharpening: 100%
  • Reflection MSAA: Off
  • Geometry Level of Detail: 100%
  • Grass Level of Detail: 100%
  • Tree Quality: Medium
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping Quality: Medium
  • Decal Quality: High
  • Fur Quality: Medium
  • Resolution: Native
  • Refresh Rate: Default
  • Screen type: Fullscreen
  • Vsync: Off
  • Triple Buffer: Off
  • Pause game on focus loss: Off
  • Constrain Mouse Pointer: Off

rdr 2 settings pc



  • CPU: I3 9100
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • GPU: GTX 1050ti OC 4GB
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (7200)
  • PSU: 600W


  • Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for the game, as given below:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2048 MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280
  • Storage: 150 GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 11


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 3072 MB
  • GPU Memory: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Storage: 150 GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12

That should be it. These are the best/optimum setting we could find to run the game smoothly and at a decent FPS as well. If you facing performance issues, crashes, lags, or low FPS with RDR2 PC, check out our RDR2 PC performance guide here.


Thanks for reading!


5 thoughts on “Red Dead Redemption 2 PC | Best Optimized Graphics Settings”

  1. Thank you all. I tried also other setting but this suits best for me. And finally this game doesn’t look sh*t anymore ;-):
    48GB DDR4 Ram
    GeForce GTX 1050Ti.

    • Yes you can. If you face any minor drops, turn down the texture by one level. But we do not think you will need to do that.


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