Remnant 2 feature

NVIDIA RTX 4090 cannot run Remnant 2 with 60fps at Native 4K/Ultra

Remnant 2 is a game I was really looking forward to. Although the game officially releases on July 25th, owners of the Ultimate Edition can already play it. And, things are not looking well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is unable to Remnant 2 with 60fps at native 4K/Ultra Settings.

In order to capture the following gameplay footage, we used an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, 32GB of DDR5 at 6000Mhz, and NVIDIA’s Founders Edition RTX 4090. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the GeForce 536.67 driver. Moreover, we’ve disabled the second CCD on our 7950X3D.

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Remnant 2 is powered by Unreal Engine 5, meaning that it’s one of the first games using Epic’s latest engine. Moreover, the game supports DLSS 2/3, as well as XeSS and FSR 2.0. NVIDIA previously claimed that the game would only support DLSS 2, so the inclusion of DLSS 3 Frame Generation is a pleasant surprise.

For our initial 4K tests, we benchmarked the starting area and the Ward 13 safe zone. The second area features numerous NPCs, so, in theory, it should provide reliable results for the rest of the game.

As you can see, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 cannot run Remnant 2 with 60fps at native 4K and Ultra Settings. The game does not even use any Ray Tracing effects, so we really don’t know what the hell is going on here.

Remnant 2 4K benchmarks

At Native 4K/Ultra, the RTX 4090 pushes an average of 40fps. By enabling DLSS 2 Quality, we can get constant 60fps at 4K/Ultra. And then, by enabling DLSS 3 Frame Generation, we get an additional 45-50% performance boost.

To its credit, the game can be a looker. Gunfire has used a lot of high-quality textures, and there are some amazing global illumination effects. However, its main characters are nowhere close to what modern-day triple-A games can achieve. And, while the game looks miles better than its predecessor, it does not justify its ridiculously high GPU requirements.

The game also suffers from some weird visual artifacts. You can clearly see the artifacts on the blades of grass in the video we’ve captured (while moving the camera). These artifacts are usually caused by an upscaling technique. However, even without any upscaler, the game still has these visual glitches/bugs. Weird.

Since Remnant 2 is a performance mess, we might delay our PC Performance Analysis. We usually do this for games that have major performance issues at launch. So, for the time being, I’d suggest staying away from it!

Remnant 2 runs awful even on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

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