Spider-Man: See the Speed Difference on PS5, PS4, PC and Steam Deck
With the recent launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered for PC, the critically acclaimed Spider-Man game is now available on four different platforms, including the PS4, PS5 and Steam Deck. But in which one do players find the best performance?
As each of these platforms has different hardware (mainly the PC, which depends on the player’s computer configuration), the people of the Polygon website solved test which one runs the game better. So, what’s the best device to swing between buildings and rediscover that with great power comes great responsibility?
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Comparing Fast Travel
The first test performed was in relation to the Fast travel speed on each device. To carry out the comparison, the following versions of the devices were used:
- PS4 Slim (running the original version of the game)
- Steam Deck: Using a Samsung EVO 512 GM microSD card
- PC: Intel i7-10700K processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card
The test involved fast travel between the police station in Harlem and the FEAST shelter in Chinatown. Below, you can see the results with the time needed to make the quick trip on each of the platforms (from fastest to slowest):
- PC: 2.8 to 3.5 seconds
- PS5: 3 to 3.1 seconds
- Steam Deck: 6 to 8 seconds
- PS4 Slim: 17 to 20 seconds
Game opening speed
has also been tested the time each of the devices took to open the game. In the case of PS5, Steam Deck and PC, the Remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man was used. On PS4 Slim, the test was carried out with the original version of the game.
Below you can see the results of the game app opening speed on each platform (fastest to slowest):
- PS5: 2 seconds
- PC: between 2.9 and 3.35 seconds
- Steam Deck: between 7 and 13 seconds
- PS4: 35 seconds
Which platform performs better than Marvel’s Spider-Man?
In Polygon tests, the fight was fierce between the PlayStation 5 and the PC, with both platforms offering great performance in both fast travel loading and game boot time. It is worth remembering, of course, that the computer used by the site’s staff was quite powerful, so perhaps the comparison is not very good in relation to the machine you have at home.
O Steam Deck also brought good results, with more or less twice the time of PS5 and PC — but with the possibility to play anytime and anywhere, because it is a “portable”. In addition, another positive point of Valve’s pocket console is the integration with the PC version via Steam, offering the possibility to share the save file via the cloud.
Finally, the PlayStation 4 Slim was on the flashlight from the list in a more than expected result, since the hardware of the device is of the last generation. The device took about three times longer to load the same area on fast travel loading than the Steam Deck, which makes it even more evident that the PS4 is already getting outdated compared to newer devices.
But at the end of the day, we need to agree that regardless of the test results, the best platform to run Marvel’s Spider-Man is the one you can afford to have at home. Is not it?