Control runs like BALLS on consoles, drops to as low as 10FPS

Control drops to an unplayable 10FPS on the base Xbox One and PS4 consoles.

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Control is the best looking game of the year (with Derek's review here), and one of the best-looking games of all time with all of its RTX real-time ray tracing effects enabled on GeForce RTX graphics cards -- but what about consoles?

Yeah, I know -- I'm not surprised either, with consoles not capable of running Control smoothly. The base Xbox One and PS4 consoles run Control like crap, with the game dropping into 15FPS without a problem, and down to an even more unplayable 10FPS at times. Digital Foundry's video (above) does a great job (as always) of breaking down Control on the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4, and PS4 Pro consoles.

Even the 'higher-end' Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles drop into the 20FPS region, which is ridiculously low for games not just in 2019, but forever. Digital Foundry notes that the stock Xbox One and PS4 performance of Control was so bad, he thought something was wrong with his consoles and rebooted them. It didn't fix the issue, obviously.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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