Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

PC System Requirements and Graphical Options

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

PC System Requirements

Below are Control's full PC system requirements, which state that this game requires a quad-core processor, or better, to run alongside a graphics card that performance at GTX 780/RX 280X speeds or better. These specifications also imply that 3GB or more VRAM is required. 

Originally, Control featured higher PC system requirements, something which will make sense given this game's performance at high settings. Control's original PC system requirements can be viewed here.  

  

MinimumRecommended
OS: Windows 7, 64-bitOS: Windows 10, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280XGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 2060
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

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide  

Control is a hard game to run, and by default, the game ships with three graphical presets, Low, Medium and High. Low doesn't represent the lowest settings that Control offers, opting to keep SSAO active, Textures at Medium and Screen Space Reflections On. 

Unlike many other games, Control's Low preset doesn't cut down the game's graphs settings too far, allowing the game to look great under this preset. Yes, higher presets will look better, but those who play the game on low won't suffer from a sub-par gaming experience.  
 

 LowMediumHigh
Far object Detail (LOD)LowMediumHigh
Texture ResolutionMediumHighUltra
Texture FilteringLowLowHigh
Shadow ResolutionLowMediumHigh
Shadow FilteringLowMediumMedium
Volumetric LightingLowMediumHigh
SSAOOnOnOn
Screen Space Reflections QualityMediumMediumHigh
Global ReflectionsOffMediumHigh
MSAAOff4x4x
Film GrainOnOnOn

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide  
Ray Tracing

In this analysis, we will focus on COntrol's standard graphical options, as we have previously looked at Control's raytracing performance. Our Control RTX/Raytracing Analysis can be read here

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

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Most Recent Comments

31-08-2019, 08:44:42

AlienALX
Link goes to pic. Going to wait and see how the consoles fare, given I have every option now. Highly likely I'll play this on the 1x.

Well, if it's any good.Quote

31-08-2019, 12:44:18

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Link goes to pic. Going to wait and see how the consoles fare, given I have every option now. Highly likely I'll play this on the 1x.

Well, if it's any good.
Links fixed.

IMO, the game is good. It plays differently to most other games of this year and I see it getting game of the year in some places. Remedy did a great job.Quote

31-08-2019, 18:32:30

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Links fixed.

IMO, the game is good. It plays differently to most other games of this year and I see it getting game of the year in some places. Remedy did a great job.
A lot of these games have crap stories and just don't draw me in though. Quantum Break was a good game, looked fantastic, but the story was boring.

Last Of Us? when you boil it down the gameplay is pretty repetitive but the story is absolutely incredible.

Hopefully this has a good enough story to draw me in. If a story is good enough? heck, I will actually put my feet up and take a break and watch all of it. TLOU is astoundingly good. Part of that is just the epic way in which it breaks your heart, makes you cry, makes you happy, goes at you balls out, gives you a rest and so on. It's just so incredibly put together.

THAT is what I have been missing for many years. Days Gone? good game, stupid nonsensical boring story.Quote

01-09-2019, 17:10:46

AlienALX
To add. I've just spent 30 mins reading and my suspicions were correct, this game is a bust on the vanilla consoles. Both drop to 10 FPS during sustained combat. You can read more about it here, but it seems none of them are really perfect. The XB1X, however, is the best of the bunch as I thought it would be.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/d...nsole-face-off

I'm not sold though. Firstly I don't think the game's theme interests me all that much, with comparisons to Quantum Break (which actually broke my 1x leaving me to send it back for repair) and secondly there are issues with the save points taking the pee and so on.

IE - I don't really want to play imperfect games any more. Life is just too short. I'd rather play stuff I enjoy.

Ah well, Roll on BL3.Quote
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