Red Dead Redemption 2 is by no means an ugly game. But of course modders and graphic fetishists like to turn cogs to get a little more out of Rockstar’s open-world game.
With impressive results: Once again, the YouTube channel Digital Dreams is pushing the boundaries of technology and improving the look of Red Dead Redemption 2 using its own ray tracing Reshade presets and activated DLSS. The new scenes are different from an earlier video, which also looked very good.
In addition, the resolution was increased to 8K for the video. You can see the visually stunning result here:
Link to YouTube content
DLSS ensures an improved frame rate
Even with 8K gameplay, Nvidia’s AI secret weapon DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) can improve the frame rate. DLSS uses the tensor chips on RTX graphics cards to upscale lower-resolution images to monitor resolution using an AI algorithm.
In the meantime, the result can hardly be distinguished from native rendering or is often even better. In the current DLSS version 2.x, the image errors from v1.x are largely a thing of the past. The anti-aliasing ensures a calm and flicker-free image, and the blurring that often occurs with TAA does not occur.
Our hardware experts will give you more detailed information about the quite new DLSS technology. How much DLSS brings in the case of Red Dead Redemption 2 and other games, we show you in the video:
More FPS and still full details? – How good is DLSS in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Co?
This creates a crisp image that stages the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2 with raytracing Reshade. As expected, a strong PC is needed to get such a sophisticated game to run at least reasonably well.
What do you need for that?
Digital Dreams states under the YouTube video how you can install the mod yourself. In order to be able to download the presets used, you have to go to Digital Dreams Patreon sponsor.
But one or two dollars must have flowed into your PC build in order to be able to play Red Dead 2 so nicely. According to their own statement, Digital Dreams uses the following high-end setup:
- Mainboard: Asus Prime x470-Pro
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB
- Processor: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.5GHz
- Graphics card: ASUS TUF RTX 3090 @ 2100MHz
- SSD: Crucial MX500 2TB
What do you think of the new scenes from Red Dead 2? Do you also use mods and can your PC handle the high hardware requirements? Tell us in the comments!