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Control is the new Crysis: requires 18GB of VRAM at 8K and $2500 card

NVIDIA's crazy TITAN RTX is the only card capable of running Control with all RTX and graphics maxed at 8K

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 3, 2019 at 08:42 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time

I've been spending my time diving into the performance, visuals and technological side behind Remedy's latest masterpiece; Control, and I have to say -- it's one of, if not the best-looking game of all time thanks to RTX.

Control is the new Crysis: requires 18GB of VRAM at 8K and $2500 card |

Control is powered by Remedy's latest in-house Northlight engine, a finely-tuned sandbox engine used in Quantum Break but with a totally new coat of paint thanks to RTX. Powering the game with a GeForce RTX 20 or RTX SUPER series graphics card unleashes almost an entirely new game (at least visually) but cranking it to 4K and beyond really begins to pull on every last transistor of that Turing GPU.

8K monitors aren't a mainstream thing yet, but they're on the market -- with the Dell UP3218K monitor. Dell's UP3218K is a true 8K monitor offering 7680x4320 natively, 4x the pixels of a 4K monitor at 3840x2160.

But how does Control run at 7680 x 4320? Well, it won't run on your normal GeForce or Radeon graphics card... you'll need something special.

Check out my full article on Control at 8K using 18GB of VRAM on the NVIDIA TITAN RTX, a graphics card worth $2500.

Last updated: Sep 4, 2019 at 06:11 am CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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