Control The Game – Best Graphics or Display Settings to avoid lag

Control is undoubtedly one of the biggest releases of 2019 and it manages to deliver that premium AAA experience every gamer desires. The game has received some pretty good reviews and people seems to be enjoying it a lot.

It is true that Control is a good game but it is also true that it is an extremely demanding title and not everyone can run it on their PC even if they want to. You need to have a more than decent gaming rig in order to enjoy Control at playable frame rates with good visuals. But if you are okay with some sacrifice on the visuals part then you can still give this game a try on your medium end system.

In order to get playable fps in Control, all you have to do is tweak the in-game graphics or display settings and come up with a combination that will not only give you decent performance but somewhat fair visuals. Therefore, we tested Control on our trusty mediocre gaming rig to find out which settings will allow us to get the most performance out of it.

Control The Game – Best Graphics or Display Settings to avoid lag

In order to find out the best combination of settings for a game, it is always recommended to run that game on a mediocre or medium end gaming PC. Running benchmarks on high end systems won’t make any sense for operations like these. Though the system requirements of Control are pretty high, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC. Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : MSI GTX 1050 ti
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • SSD : 128 GB

The graphics or display settings we decided to go with :

Display Mode : Fullscreen

Resolution : 1920×1080 (16:9)

Render Resolution : 1920×1080 (16:9)

NVIDIA DLSS : Off

V-Sync : Off

Far Object Detail (LOD) : Medium

Texture Resolution : Low

Texture Filtering : Medium

Shadow Resolution : Low

Shadow Filtering : Low

Volumetric Filtering : Medium

SSAO : Off

Global Reflections : Medium

MSAA : 2X

Film Grain : Off

Ray Tracing Preset : Off [Don’t you dare turn this on!]

We played the game for almost two hours and the performance we got was quite satisfying. The game was hovering around 35-40 fps most of the time with occasional drops to 30. There is no option to turn off the motion blur in this game otherwise the game play would have felt more snappy.

We also tried playing this game on one of our medium-high end gaming PC. The specifications are as follows:

  • CPU : Intel i5 8400
  • GPU : Zotac RTX 2060 Amp
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 2 TB 7200 rpm
  • SSD : 128 GB

The settings we decided to go with :

Display Mode : Fullscreen

Resolution : 1920×1080 (16:9)

Render Resolution : 1920×1080 (16:9)

NVIDIA DLSS : Off

V-Sync : Off

Far Object Detail (LOD) : High

Texture Resolution : High

Texture Filtering : High

Shadow Resolution : Medium

Shadow Filtering : Medium

Volumetric Filtering : High

SSAO : On

Global Reflections : Medium

MSAA : 4X

Film Grain : On

Ray Tracing Settings for Nvidia RTX 2060 :

Ray Tracing Preset : Medium

Reflections : On

Transparent Reflections : On

Indirect Diffuse Lighting : Off

Contact Shadows : Off

Ray Trace Debris : Off

We managed to get 55-60 fps constantly while running Control on the settings given above. So if you have a RTX 2060 then you can enjoy Control at 60 fps with medium level Ray Tracing. We did try cranking up things a bit but we couldn’t notice any difference as we were playing on 1920×1080 resolution. So no point in cranking up the settings and impact the performance without having any noticeable difference in visuals.

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