Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low, Medium High and RTX On

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low, Medium High and RTX On  

Let's start by saying that Control looks great in all of its graphical presets, with even low offering gamers a pleasing experience. Yes, higher settings will look better, but Low isn't without its charms. Control manages to skip hitting every branch on the ugly tree as it falls down to low settings. 

Moving from Low to Medium, we can see shifts in LOD detail, which enables the game to use higher resolution geometry in the near-distance desks. We can also see that Global Reflections have kicked in to give us a better approximation of the game's reflected lights, making the reflective floor appear brighter.   

We can also see some changes to scene lighting, but these differences are subtle. 


(Low VS Medium)
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Cranking Control's graphics to high will see a notable increase in reflection quality, both in the form of higher-end SSR and improved global reflections. Reflections are now much more detailed, but the largest change is in LOD shifts, which sees higher detail models loaded at further distances from the player. 


(Medium VS High)
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Raytracing On! With Raytracing switched to medium, we can see that all reflective surfaces have now gained real-time raytraced reflections, delivering reflections that are more accurate than SSR while doing do on more surfaces. 

The reflective floor neat the player now perfectly reflects the lighting above and items such at the metal bins, polished metal chairs and other shiny objects now deliver accurate reflections. The addition of raytraced reflections is transformative to Control's visuals.  


(High VS High with Medium Raytracing)
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Cranking raytracing to the next level will bring raytraced contact shadows, raytraced diffuse lighting and raytraced debris into play. The first change that we notice is that bounce lighting is added, adding a reddish hue to the desks on top of the red carpet.

Shadows are now cast more realistically over a larger quantity of items, grounding them into the scene in a way that's impossible without raytracing. The problem with this is that this comes at a considerable performance cost. 
 


(High with Medium Raytracing VS High with High Raytracing)
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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
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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
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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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