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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins. AC Odyssey will take place in Greece, where you will forge your own Greek legendary hero story to rival Hercules himself.
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Assassins Creed: Odyssey 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Assassins Creed: Odyssey then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Assassins Creed: Odyssey. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS at the highest graphics settings, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new Assassins Creed: Odyssey build.

Assassins Creed: Odyssey is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Action, Adventure, Stealth genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2018 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. The developers opted to build the game on the AnvilNext platform. It is currently not really figuring in our more popular games lists. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Assassins Creed: Odyssey PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.50
Graphics Card
$189.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Assassins Creed: Odyssey PC Build Total Price $1,143.41
Rig
8.3
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $1.07, was previously $1,144.48.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Assassins Creed: Odyssey PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Assassins Creed: Odyssey at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $170, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB is $173.91 on 28th Jan 2020. With a price of $189.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Assassins Creed: Odyssey needs 4GB of VRAM to suitably store adequate amounts of image data during transfer between video card and processor. Our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB graphics card has 8GB which will be suitable for this resolution of gaming.

Selecting The Right Assassins Creed: Odyssey 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a cpu is largely dependent on the right motherboard. The CPU we are going to choose has the LGA 1151 socket type. So we have found the best priced and well featured mobo in the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor will then fit in and accompany our Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB selection nicely, with the cpu being at a great price point, costing $158.5. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 16th Mar 2020 priced at $119.99.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Assassins Creed: Odyssey PC. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Dec 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Assassins Creed: Odyssey At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Assassins Creed: Odyssey PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 40 FPS in Assassins Creed: Odyssey at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 56 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Assassins Creed: Odyssey
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black 8GB

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We expect Assassins Creed: Odyssey would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 28 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 39 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Assassins Creed: Odyssey runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at World of Warcraft: Shadowlands we see this pc build is likely to get 32FPS on Ultra and 45FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Watch Dogs Legion to return 55FPS on Ultra and 77FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is 60 FPS running at Ultra, and 83 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Assassins Creed: Odyssey Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team AMD, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested Nvidia card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is placed at 2% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Assassins Creed: Odyssey frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $219.99.