Assassin’s Creed Origins: here’s the minimum, recommended specs and other PC features

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:22 GMT

The minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Origins have been provided along with other nuggets of lovely information.

PC players can now look over the minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Origins and well as supported video cards at time of release and other features included with the PC version.

The PC-dedicated team at Ubisoft Kiev “worked very hard” to keep the minimum requirements to what they were on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This resulted in widening the range of supported machines, along with providing additional framerate options ranging from 30fps to an uncapped framerate.

According to producer Jose Araiza, those running minimum specs will be able to achieve 720p at 30fps using the auto-detect presets. Other PC users with more powerful hardware have the possibility of running 4K at 30fps or higher, or running standard resolutions such as 1080p or 1200p at higher than 30fps.

The Assassin’s Creed Origins team also focused on dynamic resolution rendering on PC and other platforms in order to keep the framerate “as close as possible” to targeted frames per second “at all times by adjusting the frame resolution on the fly,” said Araiza. Dynamic resolution rendering on PC can also be turned off, he said.

 

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

Minimum configuration

  • 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
  • Resolution: 720p
  • Video Preset: Lowest
  • Connection: Does not require a permanent online connection to be played*

Recommended configuration

  • 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
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Video Preset: High
  • Connection: Does not require a permanent online connection to be played*

While Assassin’s Creed Origins can be played offline, it will require a one-time connection to the servers for activation. It can then be played offline after being checked.

That said, Ubisoft said a “daily connection to the servers” will be required to acquire access to “some online features” which will be detailed at a later date along with other PC updates currently in the works.

At released, the will not support SLI/CrossfireX configurations, but will possibly come in a post-launch update. The game won’t support Direct X12.

Supported NVIDIA cards at time of release:

  • GeForce GTX600 series: (Recommended) GeForce 680 or better
  • GeForce GTX700 series: (Recommended) GeForce GTX780 or better
  • GeForce GTX900 series: (Recommended) GeForce GTX970 or better
  • GeForce GTX10-Series: (Recommended) GeForce GTX1050 or better

Supported AMD cards at time of release:

  • Radeon 200 series: (minimum) Radeon R7 270 or better
  • Radeon 300/Fury X series: (Recommended) Radeon R7 370 or better
  • Radeon 400 series: (Recommended) Radeon 460 or better

Gamepad Support

  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Microsoft Xbox One (Original/Elite)

The size of the install files is around 45GB and a day one update will be released with the exact size to be determined.

PC features

Performance Benchmark

  • For the first time in Assassin’s Creed, a benchmark has been built-in to help players to validate tweaked settings. The game engine “constantly monitors and tracks the performance” on PC. This includes FPS, CPU & GPU usage, allowing users to profile how their hardware is performing.

Dynamic Resolution rendering

  • Dynamic resolution will keep the framerate as close as possible to targeted max at all times by adjusting the frame resolution on the fly. In most cases this will be invisible to the player.

In game resolution multiplier (up to 4K for 1080 displays)

  • If the hardware is powerful enough to render in ultra high resolution (like 4K) but a 4K a monitor is not available, the game can still be played at a higher resolution thanks to Oversampling or Supersampling. Users can also force the game to render in a smaller resolution and always upscale it to the screen’s resolution if they wish.

In addition to those new features, Assassin’s Creed Origins PC supports the customization of Mouse and Keyboard and Gamepad configurations, as well as multi-monitor set-ups.

Pre-load dates and times for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins will be announced at a later date.

The game sounds as though it will live up to being the largest in the franchise, what with the expansive world and side quests, taming animals to do your bidding, and in 2018,  switch off combat, story, and timed challenges for an educational mode called Discovery Tour.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be released on October 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 

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