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'Assassin's Creed: Unity' will require 6GB of RAM, GTX 680 at minimum

By Shawn Knight · 24 replies
Oct 24, 2014
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  1. Ubisoft has published the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed: Unity and unless you've got a pretty power machine to work with, some hardware upgrades will no doubt be in order (or you can...

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,367   +1,819

    Unless it's a really crappy port (I put my money on this being a crappy port), those specs are not real.
    Jad Chaar and trgz like this.
  3. 2500K, 680TI, 6GB for a game capped at 30FPS?

    We've seen some poor ports to PC before, but this is far beyond Saints Row 2 levels of stupid poor performance.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,993   +2,435

    Surely the port can't be that bad guys, surely :)

    Assuming it’s not this is going to be an amazing looking game on PC, many times better than on the latest consoles.
  5. Mark.E

    Mark.E TS Rookie

    It is just a way to show why PC gaming id not viable, that's how it seems to me at least.
  6. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    There is massive difference between 'what they SAY the minimum requirements are, and what will actually play the game.' In reality a GTX460 will probably play the game just fine, albeit not as pretty. They're just trying to sell hardware.
    niklabs and bugejakurt like this.
  7. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Evangelist Posts: 420   +133

    Are they running the PC game on a console emulator? I can see an emulator requiring that much horsepower to mimic hardware.
  8. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    For me to play the game I would have to purchase a graphics card. Apart from that my PC fits the bill.
  9. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +63

    Normal company I'd be excited for some Ultra Resolutions, 4k Support, and what not.

    Ubisoft, it just means it's yet another horribly unoptimized port.
  10. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    What the hell is an FX-8340? These requirements are wack.
    SuperVeloce likes this.
  11. I was just wondered how much AMD/Intel/Nvidia paid them for talking BS.
  12. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,971   +231

    Come on Steve, this is Ubisoft...
    Steve likes this.
  13. trgz

    trgz TS Addict Posts: 261   +68

    Thankfully I found two of the three ACs I bought to be fairly poor to the point I haven't started the 3rd (all Steam sales) so it doesn't worry me (even though I am toying with the idea of a 970 for xmas). And yes, it does sound like a poor port when you look at how not-really-any-lovelier-to-look-at it is compared to other pretty PC games
  14. Yesterday: "Can it run Crysis?"
    now: "Can it run AC Unity?"
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Lest you forget this is Ubisoft we're dealing with here. With them anything is possible and they're not renowned for having the PC gamers best interests at heart. I used to love this series but they're really milking us for all we're worth now. They should consider changing the name from Assassins Creed to Assassins Greed.
  16. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,897   +1,409

    Wait, it needs 6GB or RAM and GTX 680 just to run it but it can run on consoles perfectly?
  17. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,500   +515

  18. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Ubisoft logic
  19. niklabs

    niklabs TS Rookie Posts: 22

    This. No panic at all guys.
  20. SuperVeloce

    SuperVeloce TS Booster Posts: 133   +34

    yeah. AC3 anyone? Boston needed brute force to play through it. You got older quad core architecture? Tough luck, here is your 20fps in harbour area. That game is so much dependent on one powerful core, that even now you need to overclock haswell to make it anywhere near the 60fps vsync.
  21. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    Those requirements are ridiculous and I doubt they are true. I mean maybe for the recommended but for the base specs that way to high and honestly would scare to many people off if they just look at specs and not benchmarks. Unless they are programming very poorly or the game is night and day difference from console to PC this cannot be true (not the article, I mean Ubisoft saying the requirements).
  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,266   +4,935

    I'll just say this. If a developer makes a game that requires a 300+ dollar graphics card, they are not looking to make a huge profit.
  23. So far, I have been very unimpressed with most of the "next gen" titles. It would seem that, ironically, with the release of the new consoles, the PC ports have become notably worse as compared to the outgoing crop of games.

    I'm not surprised by Ubisoft, though. They've been all attitude no game for several years now.
  24. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    A crappy 30fps-locked port AND I get the pleasure of UPlay on top of that? Hot diggity!
    davislane1 likes this.
  25. Rahzarh

    Rahzarh TS Rookie

    Dev's posted on twitter it will not have a FPS cap, uncapped not even the bullcrap 62fps cap AC4 had. truly uncapped frame rate

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