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Control RTX: A guide to ray tracing and what you need to get the best performance

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Control RTX performance: Nvidia RTX 2060 Super

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super card owners, on the other hand, have a bit more leeway. You’re still going to get the best experience playing at 1920×1080 with this card, but on the whole its ray tracing performance is much improved over its non-Super sibling.

On High at 1080p, for example, you’re looking at an average of 71fps without ray tracing, and an average of 54fps with ray tracing on Medium, which is just that bit smoother than the 51fps average you’ll get on the standard RTX 2060.

Sadly, bumping up the ray tracing to High on the RTX 2060 Super gets you a much smaller bump over the regular RTX 2060, as here I only saw an average of 42fps, up from the RTX 2060’s average of 40fp. However, as I mentioned on the first page of this Control RTX guide, it’s the Medium bracket of ray traced reflections that make the biggest visual impact in my eyes, so it’s not the end of the world that High ray tracing isn’t really that achievable here.

I still wouldn’t recommend trying to play with ray tracing at 2560×1440, all told, but you can at least get a pretty decent non-ray traced experience at this resolution that plays a heck of a lot better than what you get with the regular RTX 2060.

Indeed, I saw a decent-ish average of 47fps on High with the RTX 2060 Super, and an even lovelier 58fps average on Medium. You can, if you’re feeling up to it, get a just about playable average of 37fps on the latter with Medium ray tracing switched on, but it can get a bit chuggy during gunfights.

To see what other Nvidia RTX cards made of Control, just click the links below:

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.

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