Spyro Reignited Trilogy PC Performance Analysis

Introduction

Spyro Reignited Trilogy PC Performance Analysis

Spyro has finally arrived on PC - Let's have a look 
  
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is Activision's latest attempt to bank on 90s nostalgia, succeeding the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy as the company's latest PS1-era remake. 

Thanks to the efforts of Toys for Bob, and Iron Galaxy for the PC port, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Thanks to this effort, Insomniac games' purple dragon to every major gaming platform. 

On consoles, Spyro's Reignited Trilogy is locked to 30FPS, but with the power of PC higher framerates are easy to achieve. Now, the original Spyro trilogy is available to play at higher framerates and resolutions than were possible on console. This makes PC one of the best places to replay the Spyro series. 

Sadly, the PC version of Spyro is somewhat of an afterthought for Activision. Notice that both Toys for Bob and Iron Galaxy are credited as the game's developers on Steam. This is because Toys for Bob's efforts ended with the game's initial PS4 and Xbox One releases, leaving PC and Nintendo Switch as secondary considerations. 

In this analysis, we will inform PC gamers of how Spyro's Reignited Trilogy runs on PC and how to work around the game's PC-specific bugs. 

 
Contents


Graphics Options, Framerate/Animation issues and a fix
Graphical Settings Comparisons - Low, Medium, High and Ultra
Performance Scaling on Nvidia's GTX 1060
1080p Performance
1440p Performance
4K Performance
Conclusion

GPU drivers

When testing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy's PC version, we opted to use the newest drivers from both the Radeon and Geforce camps. These drivers are AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.8.2 driver as well as Nvidia's Geforce 436.15 driver.

Testing Methodology

OC3D is a website that is dedicated to 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.

The system below will be used to conduct the majority of our game testing. This system will be used in this review unless otherwise stated.

 


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 "May 2019 Update

 

GPU Selection

No gaming test suite would be complete without a large selection of GPUs. At OC3D out current test suite covers Nvidia's RTX 20-series and GTX 10-series alongside AMD's RX Vega and RX 500 series graphics cards.

Starting with Metro Exodus, we began testing new PC games with Nvidia's latest RTX series of graphics cards. In our testing, we currently use the mid-range RTX 2060 and uber high-end RTX 2080 Ti entering our graphics card lineup. In time we hope to have a Radeon RX 5700 graphics card for RTX 2060 VS RX 5700 comparisons. 


Geforce RTX 20-Series

- Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
- Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition

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Geforce GTX 10-series

- Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
- Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC

 

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AMD RX Vega Series


- AMD RX Vega 56

AMD RX 500 Series

- AMD RX 580 Strix OC

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

08-09-2019, 17:21:57

Zoot
I was in school when the original series came out. Probably one of my favorite platformers of all time.

Playing this I'm having a serious case of nostalgia, even down to the soundtrack. Quote

08-09-2019, 17:34:25

AlienALX
This was only really for people who didn't buy a N64.

After having played Mario 64, DK64 and the Banjo games this seemed kinda, well, crap.

Platformers was not the PS's strong point.Quote

09-09-2019, 03:54:10

Zoot
Speak for yourself! Spyro was a staple of our household back in the late days of school for me.

I've given a few hours on it now and I'm enjoying it thus far. It runs great too, my monitor is maxed at 144FPS pretty much all the time at 1440p. I haven't tried it with VSync off yet though.

Thanks for the work on the benchmarks too, always good to get some idea of how games run before pulling the trigger on them - Not many sites do them.Quote
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