Red Dead Redemption 2 DLSS update spurs a 45% performance boost at 4K


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When does Red Dead blood money come out?

Based on previous releases, this week's Red Dead Online Blood Money update is expected to be released by 2pm BST on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Rockstar Games doesn't normally share an exact release time, so we're not expecting any further updates on the subject. FortniteRed Dead Online update LIVE with RDR2 Blood Money patch notes

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RDR2's Most Iconic Horses, Explained | Screen Rant

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The main form of transportation across the vast open-world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a horse, which can be acquired through taming the creatures in the wild, purchasing them from stables, or stealing them from an unsuspecting civilian. Some horses are better than others, whether through personal statistics, looks, or even their backstory.

While there are dozens of different breeds of horses to collect throughout the duration of RDR2's story, there are only a few that become iconic beacons of storytelling and Western Culture in Red Dead Redemption 2.

While it is unknown how Dutch acquired his albino Arabian, it wouldn't be totally out of character for him to abuse camp funds for his own lavish lifestyle and false status symbols. The Count's pure white appearance represents the dream for total freedom that Dutch holds in his mind, as it is completely unblemished by the rough reality or logic that is present throughout the rest of the camp (and their horses). The Count is much more skittish than other horses within Red Dead Redemption 2's Van der Linde gang, perhaps speaking to Dutch's shorter temper that only becomes more apparent as the game progresses.

Buell can be obtained by either Arthur Morgan during the course of Chapter VI or with John Marston over the course of the Epilogue. Buell is one of the only horses that players can obtain with an actual backstory, and the horse is actually listed as a minor character within Red Dead Redemption 2. Buell has great stats compared to other mounts, and handles well over even the roughest of terrain. Hamish Sinclair's dying wish is for the player to take care of Buell, so bonding with this horse and adventuring throughout the West with him can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the game.

The Shire horse has no given name unless named by players at one of RDR2's stables. The Shire horse and the Legendary Animal map are the two gifts that players can receive from Hosea Matthews from this mission, and they both help players immensely as they travel through the American wilderness. Widely regarded as Red Dead Redemption 2's wisest character, Hosea Matthews' gifted Shire horse offers strength and security over speed and promises to keep its rider safe against the dangers of the Wild West.

For players looking to have a more natural (and less expensive) method of collecting new mounts in-game, taming one of RDR2's wild and beautiful Mustangs can reward them with one of the most cowboy-like moments the game offers. While their stats are not nearly as high as horses of more superior or rare breeds in RDR2, there's something to be said about riding an authentically Western horse in one of the greatest cowboy games ever made. These Mustangs are available in a variety of colors, making each encounter feel new and exciting.

Given the amount of loss that the Van der Linde gang experiences throughout the course of RDR2, it's a charming reassurance that so long as Uncle is alive he will have another Nell to carry him to his next adventures. Aside from the emotional significance, Nell IV's mustached appearance is seemingly the only horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 with such iconic facial hair, increasing its unique style.

The Nokota is one of the most skittish horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, bucking and tossing its mane no matter how many times players pet its neck. It is a bit harder to gain this creature's trust, but it is most certainly worth it in the end. Despite defeating the Nokota in a race, the creature is actually quite swift compared to other horses, and can be further improved with a higher bond and loving treatment within one of RDR2's many stables.

While Red Dead Redemption 2 has many different horses, there are only a few iconic beasts of burden that wander throughout the open world of the American Wild West. The game is full of strange encounters and hidden missions, with more being discovered each day by the community. Despite this, no matter which horse is discovered, or how, Red Dead Redemption 2 is able to ensure a lovely experience of bonding the player with their chosen mount.

Red Dead Online’s Blood Money and DLSS update is here

PCGamesN 14 July, 2021 - 07:11pm

There are now heaps of new things to do in Red Dead Online. Rockstar has released the Blood Money update on PC, letting you live out a life of crime and swindling if it takes your fancy. Rockstar’s Western game should also be less demanding on recent Nvidia hardware, as DLSS has also arrived.

Blood Money introduces new missions called Crimes and Opportunities. You can do the former in free roam, jumping from cloak-and-dagger style coach holdups to multi-stage robberies that task you with kidnapping, debt collecting, and more. You do it on your lonesome or with a gang of pals. You can currently do three different contracts, and they come from Anthony Foreman, James Langton, Sean Maguire, or Joe.

While you’re out exploring, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Capitale, which can appear in treasure chests or on the bodies of baddies you’ve decked. Once you’ve saved up enough, hand them over to Guido Martelli to get an Opportunity. These missions involve staking out the best way to snag a jewel to rustle the feathers of a meddling senator.

Alongside heaps of new passes and cosmetics, there are some other neat features, too. You’ve got something called Nominated Series, which allows you to nominate specific modes and maps and join a series made up of ones nominated by other players in that series.

Once you download the patch, you’ll also be able to noodle around with DLSS. If you’ve been out of the loop, it’s Nvidia’s new AI-driven super-sampling tech that takes a base canvas rendered at one resolution and extrapolates it into a higher-resolution image. Basically, you can run the game at lower, resource-friendly resolutions without sacrificing a good lookin’ cowboy game.

You can find the patch notes in full here, and if you’re looking for more open-world games, you can hit that link.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 DLSS update brings 'up to' 45 percent performance boost today

PC Gamer 14 July, 2021 - 07:11pm

The patch should help any RTX card hit 60 fps at ultra.

Nvidia provides a few examples of what you can expect with its 30 series cards. At 1440p with an RTX 3060 Ti at ultra you should get over 60 fps, while at 4k with an RTX 3070 (or faster) you'll achieve 60 fps with ultra settings. Once the patch has installed, you'll find the DLSS toggle in the Settings / Graphics menu.

Red Dead Redemption 2 released for PC in 2019 but it still puts even the new 30 series cards through their paces, with a fair bit of fiddling required between resolution, detail and framerate. With the DLSS patch, some of those compromises hopefully won't be necessary anymore—and it's especially good news for people still rocking 20 series cards.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online get DLSS boost - PC - News -

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Nvidia has written to HEXUS to alert us of Rockstar's Nvidia DLSS update for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online. The update was delivered as part of the Red Dead Redemption Online: Blood Money expansion, which was released on Tuesday. This update included code to apply DLSS to both the online and main games.

The headlining DLSS benefit delivered alongside Blood Money is the possibility of boosting your RDR2/Online 4K gaming frame rate by as much as 45 per cent. This uplift comes to those playing the game in DLSS 'Performance Mode', and you can see an example performance-uplift chart as published by Nvidia embedded below.

Playing the RDR2 games on Nvidia's test system, average frame rates of 60fps+ were enjoyed by all Ampere cards from RTX 3070 and better. The previous gen RTX 2080 Ti was also lifted past 60fps in these games using DLSS Performance mode.

If you play these games at 1440p, Nvidia says that DLSS can bring up your average frame rates to >60fps, as long as you own an RTX 3060 Ti or better. Meanwhile, at 1080p, "all GeForce RTX gamers can experience Red Dead Redemption 2’s incredible world with max settings at over 60fps".

In other related news, Nvidia told HEXUS that Unity 2021.2 is out in beta with Nvidia DLSS support. One of the key new features in Unity is native DLSS support in Unity's High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) – this will make it much easier for devs to make their wares DLSS ready.

Lastly, Nvidia would like to remind folk that DLSS is supported in nearly 60 games, including top titles like Call of Duty, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Minecraft, Red Dead Redemption 2, DOOM Eternal, Rainbow Six Siege – as well as engines like Unreal Engine 4, 5 and Unity. Nvidia maintains an RTX enhanced applications list, so you can see the current state of support for features like Ray Tracing and DLSS.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Receives DLSS and Blood Money Update 14 July, 2021 - 07:11pm

Blood Money is the latest update for Red Dead Online, while the game overall receives Nvidia’s DLSS technology. Details below.

Blood Money brings the first train robbery to Red Dead Online. You’ll work with Guido Martelli, the underboss to Red Dead Redemption 2’s Angelo Bronte, in Saint Denis in the seedy crime across the map.

You’ll work with Martelli in his search for the rare commodity known as Capitale. You’ll partake in high-stakes robberies, shakedowns, and more through multi-part Crime Contracts and larger scale Opportunities. You’ll also take part in smaller time raids in Homesteads and Camps across the plains. The best part is no upfront investment is required.

Additionally, the Hired Gun Kit is the first pass of the all-new Quick Draw Club featuring a variety of unlockable items and rewards across 25 Ranks. This includes 25 Gold Bars to recoup its purchase, alongside the new Nominated Series option, Daily Challenges and Awards, and select items from previous Outlaw Passes.

Plus, you PlayStation players can now play Red Dead Online without a PS Plus subscription until July 26, so that’s a bonus of sorts. You can learn more about the Blood Money update on Rockstar Newswire here.

Finally, Nvidia’s DLSS has been implemented as part of this update. Keep in mind, you’ll need to latest driversand an Nvidia RTX graphics card to take advantage of the technology. Nvidia is claiming over 60fps when playing at 1440p max settings on an RTX 3060 Ti with DLSS Performance mode. At 4K, Nvidia claims 60fps or higher when running max settings on a 3070 (or greater) leveraging DLSS Performance mode.

Having personally played it yesterday evening on an RTX 3080, I’m experiencing high 60s – low 70fps when playing Red Dead Redemption 2 at 4K, maxed settings, with DLSS at Quality mode. You can learn more about the DLSS update here. And check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics analysis here.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 update to improve gaming with NVIDIA DLSS performance boost

Republic World 14 July, 2021 - 07:11pm

The new update that has brought in the new NVIDIA DLSS will be beneficial for all the GeForce gamers. This is because the feature will help these players enjoy the details and features of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.

This feature is extremely helpful as the new DLSS will help to close the gap between the graphics horsepower which is essential while playing the game seamlessly. It also uses machine learning to upscale games at a much slower frame rate but the performance changes depending on the model.

Till then, the GeForce RTX players can use DLSS to enjoy some of the heaviest games available out there. Apart from this, there has been no official statements about the new update. Thus keep an eye out for any latest updates on Rockstar Games’ official social media handles. 

Recently, the makers of Playstation Now managed to make their players extremely happy. This was after they added a total of 7 new games for their subscribers. Red Dead Redemption 2 was amongst one of these games and the gaming community certainly appreciated this move made by the makers. 

Red Dead is also a great release that has been developed by Rockstar Games. The game is set in 1899 and is based on a fictional story created by the developers. The game is known for its realistic graphics and is totally a must-play game for any console user. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 DLSS Benchmarks

DSOGaming 14 July, 2021 - 07:11pm

Yesterday, Rockstar released the highly anticipated DLSS Patch for Red Dead Redemption 2. As such, we’ve decided to benchmark it and see whether its implementation is as good as the one for Doom Eternal and LEGO Builder’s Journey.

For these benchmarks, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz, NVIDIA RTX 3080, Windows 10 64-bit, and the GeForce 471.11 driver.

As the title suggests, Red Dead Redemption 2 is using the latest version of DLSS, Version As such, the game does not suffer from any ghosting or blur issues.

Unfortunately, DLSS in Red Dead Redemption 2 brings a lot of aliasing. On Ultra settings and at both 1080p and 1440p, the image quality suffers from noticeable aliasing issues. Hell, there were aliasing issues even at 4K with DLSS Quality. These “jaggies” can be easily noticed on distant objects, especially during the benchmark scenes.

Now we wouldn’t really mind those jaggies if there were significant performance improvements. Unfortunately, though, we are only looking at a 10-14fps performance boost.

At 1080p, our average framerate increased by 12fps and at 1440p, we saw a performance increase of 9fps. And as for 4K, DLSS Quality provided an 11fps boost. In other words, DLSS Quality Mode improves performance by around 15-20%, which is nowhere close to what we’ve seen in other games.

We’ve also tested DLSS (and native 4K) in both DX12 and Vulkan. Vulkan appeared to be running faster on our RTX3080 at both native 4K and DLSS-upscaled. However, there were two annoying stutters at the end of the benchmark (which explains the lower minimum framerate). Surprisingly enough, these stutters were absent from DX12. Still, DX12 had some frame pacing issues in the big city. Thus, we suggest using the Vulkan API.

But what about image quality? Below you can find some comparison screenshots between native 4K (left) and DLSS Quality (right). As you can see, DLSS Quality looks sharper, though it does suffer from the aforementioned aliasing issues (pay close attention to the cashier’s hair for instance). I suggest opening the images in new tabs.

Now contrary to other games, Red Dead Redemption 2 offers a TAA Sharpening setting. As such, and by adjusting the setting, we can get a sharper image with TAA (than with DLSS Quality). Not only that, but the TAA image does not suffer from the aliasing issues that are present in DLSS Quality Mode. Here is a comparison between TAA Sharpened and DLSS Quality. As we can see, TAA Sharpened looks better in every way.

All in all, we are really disappointed by the DLSS implementation in Red Dead Redemption 2. Contrary to other games, DLSS does not bring a big performance boost in Red Dead Redemption 2. And even though it uses the latest version, it brings a lot of aliasing at both 1080p and 1440p. Therefore, we strongly recommend avoiding it at these low resolutions. As for 4K, we can only recommend DLSS Quality (and certainly not the other modes) to those that have performance issues but do not want to lower their in-game settings. However, and if you can hit 60fps at all times, you should simply avoid using DLSS!

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