Rage 2 PC Optimization: Settings, FPS, 2X Performance

Rage 2 PC Optimization

Rage 2 PC is out now and you might have noticed that even though there are a couple of settings that you can tweak, there is very little difference in performance. If you have noticed that and want to get the best performance out of your hardware then you can learn how you can do that in this Rage 2 PC optimization guide.

I can tell you that Rage 2 PC runs well on the mid-range graphics cards but the entry-level cards are going to have a tough time. Overclocking might help get a few additional FPS in Rage 2 but you will have a better time with mid-range hardware.

Rage 2 PC Optimization Guide

You need some decent hardware in order to run Rage 2 on PC. The following is the hardware that you need in order to run the game properly.

Minimum System Settings

  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Rage 2 PC Settings

The following are the settings that you can tweak in Rage 2 PC:

Graphics Preset

This is the simplest setting that affects all settings across the board and where you should start. If you have an entry-level graphics card then you should opt for the low preset. There is a very small difference between high and ultra. The performance dip is a minor one between 1-2 FPS. If you have the hardware to back that up then you should go all out.

Mid-range hardware will be able to handle the medium preset. You get a 50% performance boost when dropping the graphics preset from ultra to low and a 25% boost when dropping from ultra to medium. The difference is a small one when you drop from ultra to high.

Resolution Scale

This setting can be used to target FPS. You can specify the FPS that you want to hit but you will need to have the hardware to back that up. Setting the target FPS to 240 does not mean that you will be able to get there for sure. You can also set the minimum scale between 10-100.

Rage 2 PC Optimization

If you have a mid-range graphics card or better then you should leave this setting alone but you can play with it if you have something like the GTX 1050 or similar.

Motion Blur

Turning this setting off will boost performance by 2%. I usually turn this setting off as I do not like the blur effect. You can do the same as well.

Chromatic Aberration

Disabling this setting will give you a minor boost in performance of less than 2% depending on your hardware.


Disabling this setting will give you a performance boost of up to 15%. This will result in a major drop in visual quality. You can set this too low and still gain 10% performance.


Disabling AA will give you a performance boost of around 5%.

Player Self-Shadow

You can disable this setting to get a performance boost of 2-3%.

Dynamic Reflections

Disabling this graphics setting will increase performance by 2-5%.

Shadow Resolution

If you are using an Nvidia graphics card then you can turn this setting down and get up to 5% better performance. If you have an AMD graphics card then you can drop down this setting in order to get up to 11% better performance when playing Rage 2 PC.

Shadowed Lights

Turning this setting down will get you a 2% performance boost when using Nvidia hardware and a 4% boost when using AMD hardware.

Other Settings That Impact Performance By Less Than 2%

Rage 2 PC Optimization

The following are other graphics setting in Rage 2 PC that get you 2% performance boost when disabled or lowered:

  • Anisotropic Terrain Filtering
  • Geometric Details
  • Global Illumination
  • Depth of Field
  • Shading Quality
  • Soft Particles

If you are playing Rage 2 and need some help then you can check out our different guides:

Summing Up

In this Rage 2 PC optimization guide, we talked about the different setting that you can tweak in order to get better performance and higher FPS. The general rule here is that you should use the low preset and change the resolution if you are using an entry-level graphics card.

If you have a mid-range graphics card then you will be able to play the game just fine using the medium preset. If you have a high-end graphics card then you can run Rage 2 on PC using the high or ultra graphics preset.

Let us know what you think about Rage 2 and what the experience has been like so far.

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