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Control's Recommended PC Specs Revealed By Remedy

Are you hoping to run Control on your PC? Remedy, the studio behind the upcoming title, just revealed the specs you'll need for a solid experience. And if you're on an older PC, you might be out of luck.


According to VG247Control's minimum PC specs — the ones needed to run the game at lower settings — are still fairly modern when compared to most PC titles. You'll need to have Windows 7 installed, at least, and also be packing an Intel Core i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or higher. Those aren't too bad. Where Remedy is stepping it up, however, is on the GPU side. Control's minimum specs ask for either an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 or an AMD RX580 or better, and both of those are fairly recent last-generation cards. Not only that, you'll need the newer Geforce RTX 2060 if you want to do ray tracing. And you'll need 8 GB of RAM, as well, so if you're still getting by on 4, you might need to update.


Things get even tougher on the recommended side of the specs. There, you'll need Windows 10, either an Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, and 16 GB of RAM. And get ready: Control recommends you have either a Geforce GTX 1080Ti or AMD Radeon 7, or a Geforce RTX 2080 for ray tracing. If you want to run Control on the highest possible settings, you're going to need a very beefy machine in order to do so.

Control is Remedy's first multi-platform game in quite some time, with the studio having previously worked on two Alan Wake titles and Quantum Break for the Xbox 360 and, later, the Xbox One. Things look promising for the game, though, and we're looking forward to getting our hands on it when it arrives on Aug. 27, 2019.

In the meantime, we'll be upgrading our PCs.