Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Core Scaling with DirectX 11 and DirectX 12

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide

CPU Performance - Core Scaling with DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 

Control's PC system requirements recommend a strong quad-core processor, and we can see why. In DirectX 11 mode, this game doesn't really benefit from having a high core count processor, even when using an RTX 2080 Ti at 1080p. 

Even in our dual-core/quad-thread setup, we only see a tiny change in framerate, though we still recommend strong quad-core processors or better for the sake of shorter loading times and the potential for the sake of additional headroom. 
  

Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide  

When shifting to DirectX 12, we can see that DirectX 11 was the main focus for Control's development, as we can see lower core counts deliver less performance in our benchmark runs. Yes, quad-core or better systems still deliver great performance, but we can start to see performance levels degrade. 

When moving to our dual-core setup, we can see 1% minimum framerates take a nosedive, making the game feel a lot less responsive.  


Control PC Performance Review & Optimisation Guide  

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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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