How to reduce Red Dead Redemption 2 Stuttering on PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 Stuttering
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Screenshot

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally available on PC and is off to a slightly rocky start. If you want to reduce Red Dead Redemption 2 Stuttering on PC, here are a few things you can do.

The game is fairly demanding but offers a variety of options to improve performance.

Reduce Red Dead Redemption 2 Stuttering

There are a few things you can do to mitigate stuttering on PC.

Reduce number CPU cores being used by the game

  • Make sure the game is running, and minimize it
  • Open the Task Manager on your PC
  • Click on the Details to see all the running processes
  • Find RDR2.exe
  • Right-click on the task, and select Set affinity
  • Uncheck one or two of the cores, like CPU 2, CPU3
  • Click Ok

This method seems to have worked for a number of users, and it’s been a known issue in GTA V as well.

While you’re here, you can read our other guides for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC as well.

Update your Graphics Drivers

You can download the latest graphics drivers for your GPUs from the links below.

Update your Windows Version

Make sure you are on the latest version of Windows 10, which is 1903.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements

To run the game on PC, you’ll need the following specifications

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 2GB or Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • HDD: 150 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit – April 2019 Update (v1803)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 150 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

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