Ubisoft releases PC specs for Assassin's Creed: Origins

Cal Jeffrey

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In preparation for its launch at the end of the month, Ubisoft has released the minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Origins. We know that most TechSpotters’ gaming rigs will eat these configurations up, but for the general populace, it’s always nice to have a heads up on what it's going to take to run that next anxiously awaited title. If you want to run Assassins Creed Origins on day one, make sure your computer has at least the following:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • System RAM: 6GB
  • Monitor: 720p

Keep in mind these are minimum requirements, so you will only be able to run at the lowest of video settings. For those wishing to run the game at its full capacity Ubisoft recommends:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • System RAM: 8GB
  • Monitor: 1080p

As long as you meet or exceed those requirements, you should be good to go on launch day. While ACO will be capable of running in 4K, Ubisoft’s Global Coordinator Jose Araiza says that it can only achieve 30fps in UHD mode. The game can reach as high as 60fps running in 1080p, but it is highly dependent on your hardware. The game will allow you to lock or unlock the frame rate as you see fit.

“On PC, players can actually choose what baseline framerate they want to target: 30, 45, or 60 FPS,” said Araiza. “They can also select their maximum framerate between 30, 45, 60, or 90 FPS, or decide to completely uncap it.”

The game will also have a built-in benchmark tool and in-game performance analysis. Users will also be able to change resolution on the fly while playing. These features are primarily intended for industry professionals but can be used by players as well to dial in their settings.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to leap onto the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27.

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GTX 760 only? They must have crazy optimised this game.
Not exactly...

Note that their recommendation is a 1080p monitor (minimum was a 720p), & that it appears there's an unlockable FPS cap in place (default of 60FPS, can be changed to 90FPS or completely unlocked).

So...my guess is that with an Ivy Bridge Core i7 & that GTX 760 you should reasonably expect to get 60FPS @ 1080p.

Not sure how interested I am in the game, but it's nice to see that my older system is almost spot-on for the recommended settings (FX-8320, R9 380, Windows 10 64-bit, 8GB RAM, 1080p monitor).
 

OcelotRex

TS Evangelist
GTX 760 only? They must have crazy optimised this game.
Not exactly...

Note that their recommendation is a 1080p monitor (minimum was a 720p), & that it appears there's an unlockable FPS cap in place (default of 60FPS, can be changed to 90FPS or completely unlocked).

So...my guess is that with an Ivy Bridge Core i7 & that GTX 760 you should reasonably expect to get 60FPS @ 1080p.

Not sure how interested I am in the game, but it's nice to see that my older system is almost spot-on for the recommended settings (FX-8320, R9 380, Windows 10 64-bit, 8GB RAM, 1080p monitor).
I'd like to add that the min framerate listed is 30 FPS so the 760 may be for targeting 1080p30 or 45.
 

Panda218

TS Evangelist
Someone still buying ubisoft games? I know I don't after division.
I hate UBI, but after buying and completing Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle I have far more faith in them. That game was fantastic. In regards to AC series It's been dead to me since brotherhood came out.
 
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EEatGDL

TS Evangelist
I haven't played an Assassin's Creed after AC II: BH; if the initial reports give it the "go ahead" in terms of bugs and performance, this will be the game that gave me enough interest to return to the franchise.
 

Reehahs

TS Guru
The Ezio trilogy will remain the best AC had to offer for a while. The specs of ACO look pretty reasonable.
 

OcelotRex

TS Evangelist
Even so, that's still not bad with a card that's three years old. Ubisoft did alright by PC people this time.
Oh I agree. I played Unity on a GTX 760 (i5-3570k) and it was not a good experience; if Origins does better that's solid by Ubi.
 

tomkaten

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My favorite of the series so far is still Black Flag. It's the game I've been hoping for ever since I was playing Sid Meier's Pirates! all those years ago.
 

Mighty Duck

TS Addict
I haven't played any AC and this one looks very interesting, I just hope it performs better or more reasonably than Watch Dogs 2. Some people confused "highly configurable" with "well optimized" when reviewing that game. I can't play that game unless I set it to medium-to-high settings and enable temporal filtering at 1080 (and I still get plenty of microstuttering, even on a SSD). I expected better performance, not similar to Watch Dogs 1 performance.