Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

PC Optimisation Tips - All Settings Tested

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

PC Optimisation Tips - All Settings Tested

When testing Control, we benchmarked all of the game's graphics options to see which ones are the biggest performance killers. Below are our results. 

MSAA

Turning down MSAA will have a moderate impact on performance at the cost of increased aliasing, especially when the game is in motion. Turning this setting down will result in a notable performance boost, but other options should be considered first. 

Volumetric Lighting

Making changes to Volumetric Lighting will have a huge impact on Control's performance, with changes to Medium and Low resulting in significant boosts in both Minimum and average framerate. This should be considered as the first setting to drop when you need better performance. 

Global Reflections

This setting impacts non-screenspace reflections within Control. Turning this setting to Medium will result in a moderate change in Control's performance while setting it to Off will result in a significant performance boost. We recommend setting this to Medium or high unless you really need the extra performance. 

Far Object Detail (LOD)

In our testing, this setting has a minimal impact on performance and a significant impact on graphics quality. As such, we recommend keeping this setting at high. 

Shadow Filter and Shadow Detail

These settings have a minimal impact on performance and should be kept at high whenever possible. 

SSAO

This setting has a minimal impact on performance. Keep it turned on unless you really need the performance gains. 

SSR Quality

Switching SSR (Screenspace Reflections) to medium will result in a notable boost in performance and turning it off will result in a larger boost to average framerate. We recommend keeping this setting at Medium or high, as it has a huge impact on the game's visuals. 
  
Textures

Changing this setting has a minimal impact on performance. Keep it at levels which are appropriate to your graphics card's frame buffer size. 

  

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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
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
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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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