Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PC Performance Review

Graphical Comparison - Low to Ultra - Part 2

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PC Performance Review

Graphical Comparison - Low to Ultra  

This second selection of screenshots highlight the benefits of Crash Bandicoot's Bloom lighting and other optional effects, with both Crash and Coco receiving a more 3D appearance thanks to the addition of complex lighting. Instead of monotone fur, the addition of bloom lighting in the N. Sane Trilogy's medium preset offers more varied tones depending on the impact of direct and indirect light on select features. 

Ambient Occlusion also provides a more 3D appearance to both grass, trees and the stone pillars in the medium distance, adding realistic shadowing to objects. A bump in shadow resolution is also noticeable on the ground, especially around the leaves to the left and right of the image.  
 

(Low VS Medium)

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Moving from Medium to high the only visual difference is an increase in shadow resolution, though the impact of this change is minimal thanks to the diffusion effect at the each of every shadow in the game, which limits the visual improvement that is offered by extra shadow resolution. 

This effect allows The N. Sane Trilogy's shadows to look reasonable at all quality settings, acting an effective means of shadow edge pixelisation/anti-aliasing.  

(Medium VS High)

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Much like our last selection of screenshots, the difference between high and Ultra settings are almost indistinguishable. Yes, shadows see another bump in resolution and visual clarity, but would you honestly be able to tell the difference when Crash is running towards the abyss?  

(High VS Ultra)

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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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