Red Dead Redemption 2 performance: you’re going to need a beefy gaming PC

It’s no secret that Red Dead Redemption 2 has had a bit of a rocky launch on PC. When the game first hit the streets, it couldn’t even run on our test systems, and we weren’t the only ones facing this issue. Now, Rockstar has patched the game to make it playable, which means we can finally ask “how does it run?”. 

Well, the answer is a bit complicated. In general, the game is very demanding, and even the most powerful hardware on the market is going to have trouble running the game at a smooth framerate at 4K. However, we did see playable performance out of every card in our testing lineup, but anyone looking to rock this game on a high refresh rate gaming monitor might end up disappointed.