Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PC Performance Review

System Requirements and Testing Methodology

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PC Performance Review

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. 

MINIMUM:

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


Testing Methodology


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 HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"

 

 

GPU Selection

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 

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AMD RX Vega Series

- AMD RX Vega 56

AMD RX 500 Series


- AMD RX 580 Strix OC


AMD GCN GPUs

- ASUS R9 380 Strix

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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.  

 

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Most Recent Comments

04-07-2018, 02:23:37

Peace
I've tried the guide on Steam that tells you how to unlock the framerate, which is pretty much the same as you mentioned here, BUT the guy told us to turn VSync INGAME ON AND turn it OFF in the Nvidia control panel. On my PC that resulted in still capped 60FPS, but the game then had SERIOUS tearing issues even in the menus and on the main island in Crash 1. Not sure if this is driver related or if I have to turn VSync ingame off as well, which would make sense and is something that I do instantly with every new game. With no changes in Nvidia's control panel, I have absolutely zero tearing issues without VSync.

On Steam there is also a guide for Radeon users, so it seems possible. Although I'm running a 1080p60 monitor, I might try again with Vsync off ingame.Quote
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