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What do you need to run Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC? Specs are out

Published: 14:56, 09 October 2019
Updated: 15:10, 09 October 2019
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After a year of console exclusivity, Red Dead Redemption 2 is making its way to PC, and Rockstar have now silently updated their website to show what sort of hardware you'll need. No need to worry, as the specs are quite modest actually.

Perhaps the most important thing to warn PC players about the disk space requirements, where Red Dead Redemption 2's installation will take up 150GB. You still have almost a month to make room, if the 150GB footprint is too much.

So, minimum specifications, which presumably aim for 1080p resolution at 30 FPS, rely on i5 / FX-6300 processors and 8GB RAM. The game's minimum required graphics are GTX 770 and R9 280 cards, with 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively, so you won't have to break the bank just to play.

There's no need for extravagant spending in the recommended department either, as the requirements seem pretty tame. GTX 1060 6GB and RX 480 4GB cards are pretty common and should ensure you're experiencing Red Dead Redemption 2's lush scenery in all its glory.

Naturally, if your hardware is faster than this, and we're confident that quite a few users boast rigs that make Rockstar's recommendations look puny, you should still be able to put the spare horsepower to use. 

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Minimum specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB 
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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