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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR 2) Best 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 the game on focus loss: Off
  • Constrain Mouse Pointer: Off
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rdr 2 settings pc


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

System Requirements For RDR2 (PC)

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 settings we could find to run the game smoothly and at a decent FPS as well.

Thanks for reading!

Last Updated on January 4, 2024

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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