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



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 the game on focus loss: Off

Constrain Mouse Pointer: Off

rdr 2 settings pc


CPU: I3 9100


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!

Last Updated on October 25, 2022

11 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.

    1. 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.

  2. Shadow quality looks too bad on low setting. I think you can get almost the same performance by turn down reflection to low and near volumetric to low l. Then turn up shadow quality to high. Grass LOD makes massive performance hit on 10 bars. 4 bars looks the same as 10 bars. But grass shadows will disappear in very very far distance.

    1. Thank you for your input, Amin. We will keep it, incase other readers want to check out your suggestion.

  3. i have an i3 8100 1050 ti and i have textures on ultra and it runs 30-40 fps, high for lighting and rest on medium, the textures on high look wayyy worse.

    1. Yes. The balance between the correct settings frame rates is important. Sometimes high settings can cause bad graphics issues. Generally it has to do with the film grain, shadows and/or Anti-Aliasing.

  4. Marco Antonio Maia Marques

    My notebook setting

    I5 8300H
    16gb ram
    256 ssd
    4gb gtx 1050

    My game blink black points on face and hands …

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