Remedy Releases Updated System Requirements for Control

Last month, Remedy Games released the system requirements for their upcoming action-adventure video game: Control. The requirements are surprisingly high, even for a game which supports NVIDIA’s RTX ray-tracing technology. Recently, the company has updated these requirements and significantly lowered them, which is great news as it could be the game is much better optimized than we thought.

Control System Requirements


  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • API: DirectX 11


  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 6 1600X
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 / NVIDIA RTX 2060 (for ray tracing)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10, 64-bit
  • API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12

Taking a look at the above, we can see that the CPU requirements have been fairly drastically reduced. Previously, the minium CPU requirement was listed as a Core i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. Meanwhile, the recommended was listed as a Core i5-9600K or an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X.

As for GPU, the requirements have been relaxed quite a bit there as previously the listed recommended requirements were an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or Radeon VII. If you wanted ray-tracing, they used to recommend an RTX 2080, and now it is down to the RTX 2060 (non-SUPER), which is actually the least powerful RTX-enabled graphics card NVIDA offers.

Additionally, the developers also listed support for a number of PC-specific features, including widescreen (21:9) support, remappable controls, uncapped frame-rate and NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync support.

Control launches on August 23rd for PC, Xbox One and PS4. We’ll also have a graphics performance review posted shortly after release. In the meantime, you can check out our performance review of Wolfenstein: Youngblood!

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