There's more RAGE to start PC Red Red Redemption 2 than just the engine. The PC launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 has ended at least once a month since the game launched on Xbox and Playstation just over a year ago, and last week it finally released with much anticipation the new Rockstar gaming launcher and Epic game store , None when it's too smooth, to say the least. RDR2 uses the latest iteration of Rockstar Advanced Graphics Engine or RAGE and has pulled out the DX11 for the benefit of being able to choose between Vulkan or DX12 for your preferred API. There are more than enough people who have problems that prevent them from even starting the game, and those who are able to get it started find not only a graphic holiday, but one that returns to Crysis with the ability to carry even the strongest systems to the knees. It was one of the most disturbing and time-consuming performance analyzes I made in a long time thanks to random crashes, constant restarts, after just changing the resolution and with each benchmark implementation. At the time of posting, I am still not 100% complete and will update the incomplete sections in the coming days.
Fortunately, Red Dead Redemption 2 has a built-in utility that is pretty representative of typical gameplay, and we used that to measure our performance. We used the last section of the benchmark, which reads 128 seconds of typical gameplay, and used Frameview to retrieve our performance metrics, rather than relying on the number that the game presents to us.
As for the settings used for testing, we had to create our own 'pre-set' setting. " The game has a preset slider of sorts, but there are 20 stops of settings and it varies depending on which graphics card you use at that time. So someone with an RX 570 would have a much different combination of settings than someone with an RTX 2080Ti, for example. We went with the settings below on the screen, but they are a configuration for a "high" setting for the game.
After receiving the results of 3 performances, after discarding the initial execution of the burner for loading purposes, we took the average average frame rate, and the 99th percentile is the result of performance. We take our performance metrics as average frames per second and have gone beyond 1% and .1% reporting and now use the 99th percentile. For those who do not know what the 99th percentile is, performance is easily explained, since displaying only 1 frame out of 100 is slower than that frame rate. In other words, 99% of the frames will achieve at least that frame rate.
|CPU||Intel Core i9-9900k @ 5GHz|
|Memory  16GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3200|
|EVGA Z370 Classified K|
|Storage||Kingston KC2000 1TB NVMe SSD|
|PSU||Cooler Master V1200 Platinum|
| Windows Version] 1903 with the latest security patches  Graphics Cards Tested