Red Dead Redemption 2 was always expected to be a demanding game but when even the most powerful card can’t run it maxed out at 4k, then it is a problem.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a rare release on PC because even if you carry a top-end GPU, it will take some compromise to run the game at 4K and 60 FPS without sacrificing visual quality. This is without the fact that there is no ray tracing available on the PC version yet it is a real struggle to get full 60 FPS in the whole game, let alone run it at 4K.
There have been many complaints regarding the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. There have been crashes related to the game, and even issues with Rockstar Games Launcher that have forced the players to quit the game. What’s worse is that the performance of the PC port itself is nowhere near ideal.
The phrase 4K and 60 FPS is something that gets repeated by a lot of PC gamers and was used as one of the selling points for many PC ports. It is also a point that has been marketed for Red Dead Redemption 2 but this one comes with a lot of sacrifices even if you have a high-end rig. Ideally, one would expect to play the game maxed out since it meets the requirements, but as per Nvidia, this is not possible at all.
While you can expect to play the game at 60 FPS, you have to settle down on High or Medium settings or a mix of both to get the ideal 60 FPS experience. Even then, there is a good chance that there might be problem areas in the game that will drop the frame rate.
If you want to get all the best visual features then the recommendation from Nvidia is to render at a lower resolution, either 3264×1836 or 2880×1620, and then upscaling to 4K for “a sizeable performance improvement, and only a minimal reduction in image clarity.”