Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PC Performance Review
Published: 2nd July 2018 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
PC system requirements
The PC version of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is co-developed by Vicarious Visions, the creator of the PS4 version, and Iron Galaxy, the developer behind the infamous PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight and the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a DirectX 11 title on PC, sporting reasonably modest PC system requirements, with a minimum CPU requirement of an Intel i5 750, a CPU from 2009, and either a GTX 660 or a Radeon HD 7850 as a minimum graphics card. The game's low CPU requirements make a lot of sense, as the game is based on a PS1 title, giving Vicarious Visions limited room to increase the game's complexity on the CPU side.
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB | AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 30 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
OC3D is a website that is dedicated PC hardware, so you better believe that we test every game on a wide range of hardware configurations. This commitment to variety means that we will be using both Intel and AMD based testbeds as well as a range of GPU offerings from both Nvidia and Radeon.
Our primary test system uses Intel's X99 platform, containing an Intel Core i7 6850K at a fixed clock speed of 4GHz. This testbed will use 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory and will be powered and cooled by an HX1200i PSU and an H110i AIO liquid cooler respectively, with everything sitting inside a Corsair 460X chassis. In this system, we are using an ASUS Strix X99 motherboard.
Game Test Rig
Intel i7 6850K @4.0 GHz
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"
No gaming test suite would be complete without a selection of GPUs, which in this case covers Nvidia's GTX 10-series and 9-series and AMD's RX Vega, RX 400 and R9 300 series graphics cards. We have replaced our RX 480 GPU with its RX 580 equivalent, giving us a fairer comparison point between AMD/Nvidia's modern graphics card lineups.
Geforce GTX 10-series
- Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
- Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC
Geforce GTX 900-series
- ASUS GTX 960 Strix
AMD RX Vega Series
- AMD RX Vega 56
AMD RX 500 Series
- AMD RX 580 Strix OC
AMD GCN GPUs
- ASUS R9 380 Strix
Keyboard & Mouse
To control this setup, we will be using Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys alongside a Corsair M65 RGB mouse, matching the general theme of this RGB illuminated system.
Cherry MX Silent Keys are ideal for gaming, coming with similar characteristics as Cherry MX Red keys, but with quieter operation. This comparative silence will help keep players immersed in their games, without the distracting clicks that are present in other Cherry key switches.