By the looks of it, running Assassin’s Creed: Unity on PC is going to take some pretty beefy hardware. Ubisoft has released the minimum PC requirements for the game via its official blog.
They say you will need the following:
64-bit operating system
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit versions only)
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz
Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
Minimum: 6 GB
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
Hard Drive Space
50 GB available space
Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller
256 kbps or faster broadband connection
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or better, GeForce GTX 700 series; AMD Radeon HD7970 or better, Radeon R9 200 series
Note: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
At first glance this may not seem too bad, but just check out the minimum graphics card requirement: A GTX 680 was the top-of-the-line NVIDIA card just two generations back, as was the Radeon HD 7970 for AMD, and it’s been a tough two years economically so many gamers probably haven’t upgraded.
The recommended cards are even crazier: The GTX 780 and R9 290X are both R8 000+ each. So clearly if you want to run the game at its highest settings and a high frame rate, you’re going to need some très bon hardware. I suspect this isn’t going to sit well with a lot of PC gamers.
To the PC gamers among our readers, what graphics cards are you currently running, and is AC5 enough of a drawcard to have you contemplating an upgrade? Or are you still upset about Ubisoft’s terribly buggy and awfully optimised Watch_Dogs PC port?
[Source – Blog.ubi.com, Image – Blog.Ubi.com]