Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low, Medium High and RTX On - Part 2

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low, Medium High and RTX On

Much like in our last set of screenshots, the largest difference between Low and Medium is the change in LOD detail, which can see higher resolution geometry used in the distance. Even so, Control doesn't look bad at low settings. If you need a boost in framerate, there is no shame in trying out the game's lowest preset. 
   


(Low VS Medium)
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When cranking things up to high settings, we can see that distant geometry gains more detail, both in terms of shadow quality and LOD quality. This scene isn't reflection heavy, so the game's other settings don't cause a dramatic change in image quality. 


(Medium VS High)
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With this scene lacking reflective objects, you'd think that raytraced reflections would have no impact on this scene. You'd be wrong. On the hidden storage containers we can see how light now reacts with the object, and how some light is reflected from the floor of floor and ceiling of the power plant area. These changes are both subtle but have a positive impact on the game's visuals. 


(High VS High with Medium RT)
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With raytracing set to high, we see shadows appear all over the scene, with each box on the floor gaining realistic shadows while distant objects also gain small, distinct shadows. This has a huge impact on the game's visuals, moving the game from a "gamey" appearance to something that's more akin to a professional render. However, this comes at a huge performance cost. 


(High with Medium RT VS High with High RT)
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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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