The list of minimum hardware requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed has crawled its way onto the web and it appears you'll need a top gear machine to get a decent frame rate in Ubisof't highly regarded epic game. The specifications are neck-and-neck with Crysis' minimums, even a bit beefier in a couple of departments - namely RAM and HDD space.
You'll need at least 2GB of memory, a dual core processor, plus an Nvidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon x1300 video card to play the game. But if Crysis performance on sub-standard hardware is anything to go by, Assassin's Creed will crawl on a system with these capabilities. Check the full hardware requirements list after the jump.
In order to play this game properly, your PC MUST meet or exceed these minimum requirements:
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)
Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
RAM: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant video card or DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (512 MB video card recommended) (see supported list)*
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 libraries (included on disc)
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 12 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series
Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.