Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost for NVIDIA Users

Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost
RDR 2 Screenshot PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally available on PC, and it’s available through the Rockstar Launcher, and Epic Games Store. If you’re using NVIDIA GPUs, here’s how you can some Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost on PC.

The game is off to a rocky start with many users unable to play the game because of crashes, and launch errors.

Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost (NVIDIA)

Follow the steps below, if you’re using an NVIDIA GPU.

  • Head over to your Graphics settings from the menu
  • Scroll down below Advanced Settings
  • Find the Graphics API, as shown in the image below
Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost
Graphics Settings in RDR 2
  • Switch it from Vulkan to DX 12

Vulkan isn’t very stable for NVIDIA users, and DX 12 is more ideal for you if you are using these GPUs.

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.

Users have reported that updating drivers have given them a significant boost as well.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements

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


  • 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


  • 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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