Assassin’s Creed 3 PC specs detailed

Wednesday, 26th September 2012 02:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Assassins Creed 3 doesn’t hit PC until the end of November, but there’s the rig you’ll need to take advantage of it.

The specs were released recently and seem pretty reasonable, although there’s a strongly worded note about what kinds of GPUs are supported. Check ‘em out below, taken straight from Ubisoft’s support site:

    Minimum System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
  • DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
  • Hard Drive Space: 17 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
  • Multiplayer: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection
    Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

  • AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better
  • Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

Ubisoft released the PC requirements for Far Cry 3 today, too.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed 3 drop in late October and the Wii U version accompanies the console’s launch in November.

Thanks, IGN.



  1. dex3108

    Well lets see. If game doesn’t support Windows XP only logical reason is because it uses DX10 or higher. If game supports DX9 i don’t see why Windows XP is not supported. And if Shader 4.0 is minimum DX9 card is not an option because Shader 4.0 cards are DX10 or higher.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Scared

    @dex3108, I think what they mean is that they can’t guarantee that the game will run as intended on XP. You can’t support an ancient OS forever as well as multiple current versions.

    While the engine is most likely still DX9 based and capable of running on XP I’m sure the entire dev team is running DX10 or higher hardware and running Vista or higher Windows versions. They will give support if the game is broken on Vista/7/8 but if XP has a problem then you will have to update.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. dex3108

    I personally don’t care because i have high end PC but it is confusing for other gamers that are still on Win XP :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Maximum Payne

    This practically identical specs they released for Far Cry 3 :D
    Oh Ubi.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hunam

    @2 Well if Shader Model 4.0 is minimum then XP wont work at all as it only supports SM 3.0

    #5 2 years ago

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