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Red Dead Redemption 2 Performance Analysis on the Legion Go

Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly acclaimed open-world action-adventure game, has made its way onto the Legion Go gaming device, and players are eager to know how it performs on this portable gaming machine. In this article, we will delve into the details provided in a recent video review to understand the game's performance on the Legion Go and to help you optimize your gaming experience.

As a passionate gamer, I was thrilled to test Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Legion Go. It's not every day that you get to take one of the most visually stunning open-world games with you on the go. In this article, I'll share my personal experience with Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Legion Go and offer some insights into optimizing your gaming adventure.

Choosing the Right Mode

The Legion Go gives you the freedom to pick your preferred gaming mode, and I was eager to find out which one suited me best. The game runs spectacularly at 1200p, providing an incredibly immersive experience. However, if you're after smoother performance, you can consider lowering the resolution to 800p or 720p. Keep in mind that while these lower resolutions offer better performance, they do come at the expense of some visual clarity.

Optimal Settings

For those opting for 800p or 720p resolutions, I found that the sweet spot in terms of settings involved using the default low settings, cranking up the texture quality to high, and turning off FSR 2 (FidelityFX Super Resolution 2). Although enabling FSR 2 can give you a modest 5 FPS boost, I'd recommend turning it off, particularly at 800p, to maintain a crisper image.

When I played Red Dead Redemption 2 at 800p, I was pleasantly surprised. The game ran smoothly, consistently delivering between 40 to 50 frames per second, even during cutscenes. This impressive performance was achieved while running the game in the performance mode.

The Immersive Experience of 1200p

Don't get me wrong; 800p is fantastic, but playing Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1200p is a game-changer. The Legion Go's high-resolution screen combined with the 1200p clarity creates an unparalleled immersive gaming environment. This is especially evident in the bustling towns within the game. To maintain this level of performance while playing at 1200p, I strongly recommend enabling the FSR 2 quality mode.

Custom TDP Settings

For those who like to fine-tune their gaming experience, custom TDP (Thermal Design Power) settings come into play. By switching to a 30W TDP mode, I was able to keep my frame rate consistently stable. Even in demanding scenarios like hectic town shootouts, the frame rate rarely dipped below 30 frames per second. However, it's essential to remember that this mode does require access to a power source.

Overall Performance

In conclusion, my experience with Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Legion Go was nothing short of fantastic. The game offered an immersive and visually stunning adventure, particularly at 1200p. If you're aiming for smoother gameplay, lower resolutions like 800p or 720p are still excellent options, especially when combined with the performance mode.

Share Your Experience

Have you had the chance to dive into the Wild West of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Legion Go? If so, I'd love to hear about your experiences and which mode you found most enjoyable. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. Happy gaming!


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