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Control's PC version boasts high system requirements

Nvidia's GTX 1060 is the game's minimum GPU requirement

Control's PC version boasts high system requirements

Control's PC version boasts high system requirements

Remedy's Control is due to release on PC on August 27th, and it will release with some of the highest system requirements of recent PC gaming history, packing minimum system requirements that exceed the recommended system specifications of many modern titles. 

Control is designed to run on high-end gaming PCs, offering users RTX ray-tracing support, DirectX 11/12 compatibility, support for 21:9 resolutions, FreeSync/G-Sync support and uncapped framerates. With this high-end focus in mind, it makes sense that Remedy of focusing on higher-end hardware. 

On the CPU-side Intel's i5-7500 and AMD's Ryzen 3 1300X are set as minimum hardware requirements. That old AMD FX processor is insufficient here. On the high-end Intel's i5-8600K is recommended, alongside AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. On the memory side, Control requires 8GB of system memory, but recommends 16GB and requires an unknown amount of system storage. 

When it comes to graphics cards, Control requires a minimum of a GTX 1060 or an RX 580, both of which are popular recommended graphics cards for recent releases, showcasing the demands Control will place on your system. Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti and AMD's Radeon VII are recommended, and that's with RTX turned off. 

When Nvidia's RTX features are enabled, Control's minimum requirements jump to Nvidia's RTX 2060 while the game's recommended requirements jump to Nvidia's RTX 2080. To be honest, we are surprised Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti isn't listed, but I guess that Remedy wouldn't want to suggest that gamers buy a $1000+ graphics card. 

 
Below are Control's full PC system requirements. Control is set to release on August 27th as an Epic Games Store Exclusive.  

Minimum RequirementsRecommended
OS: Windows 7, 64-bitOS: Windows 10, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-7500 / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or betterProcessor: Intel Core i5-8600K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or better
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD RX580 or betterGraphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti / AMD Radeon VII or better
For Ray-Tracking: GeForce RTX 2060For Ray-Tracking: GeForce RTX 2080
RAM: 8 GBRAM: 16 GB
DirectX: DX11DirectX: DX11 / DX12
Additional Features: Widescreen support 21:9 / Remappable controls / Uncapped frame-rate / G-Sync / Freesync supportAdditional Features: Widescreen support 21:9 / Remappable controls / Uncapped frame-rate / G-Sync / Freesync support


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