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Dayyym… even Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti can’t handle Red Dead Redemption 2 on max 4K

The Red Dead Redemption 2 recommended specs might seem pretty reasonable, but as pretty as it is, it’s a helluva graphically punishing game. If you just want to get 60fps at 1440p on ‘High’ settings then you’re going to need a $500 graphics card, such as the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super or an AMD RX 5700 XT. If you were waiting for a reason to upgrade RDR2 might just be it… yes a game that was actually released over a year ago is the best reason to upgrade your PC. Jeez, that’s depressing.

Nvidia has just released the new Game Ready Driver for Red Dead Redemption 2 and has also published a short piece about RDR2 PC performance, and the bad news is that if you’re chasing 60fps then you’re going to need a powerful graphics card to get there without sacrificing the settings.

Hell, there isn’t a consumer GPU alive that can run Red Dead Redemption 2 on max settings at 4K and still hit 60fps. Nvidia even had to tune down the settings to hit that mark with an RTX 2080 Ti at the recent preview event we attended. And that’s a $1,200 graphics card.