Assassins Creed Unity System Requirements Rumour

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:11 AM
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Ubisoft has been pretty busy in the last few months crowing about Assassin's Creed Unity, claiming that the next outing in its bestselling globetrotting, time-travelling, memory invading series will be the moment that the next-generation truly arrives. Promising a near 1:1 scale recreation of 18th century Paris, complete with thousands of citizens on screen at any one time, Assassin's Creed Unity promises to be the biggest graphical leap yet in the series' history.

With that in mind, Intra Games, the Korean distributor for Ubisoft in the region, has revealed what are supposedly the Assassin's Creed Unity system requirements. Bear in mind that there has been no official word from Ubisoft yet on whether these system requirements for AC: Unity are indeed correct, UPDATE: These are now confirmed as official system requirements for AC Unity! If you're interested in seeing the suggested requirements then head on in on to see whether your rig's heading for the guillotine.

Assassin's Creed Unity Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Athlon FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • HDD: 50GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Audio: DX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • Online: 256 kbps upload bandwidth or higher

Assassin's Creed Unity Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X

UPDATE: These are now confirmed as official Assassins Creed Unity system requirements.

Ladies and gents, we have the highest system requirements for a game yet. While these should be taken with a barrel load of salt, if these are true then Assassin's Creed Unity is truly the most demanding game in existence. The minimum requirements alone are enough to write most PC gamers off, demanding a mammoth GeForce GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970 backed up by the ever-reliable Intel Core i5-2500K or the Athlon FX-8350. If that wasn't enough there's a 6GB RAM minimum requirement and the now-token 50GB installation size. To put this into perspective, these minimum requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity aren't very far off of the Ultra requirements for Watch Dogs at all. 

Inevitably with system requirements this high the recommended requirements for AC: Unity aren't much of a leap up, if that's any small consolation. The processor demands get a bit more intense for Intel, asking for a Core i7-3770, more in line with the AMD FX-8350 which is once more demanded for AMD rigs. Once again top-end graphics card are needed, this time a generation newer and marginally more powerful, but you'll be looking at 3GB VRAM and 8GB RAM to get AC Unity looking its best according to these requirements.

Until official word arrives from Ubisoft these requirements are looking a little ridiculous. The very fact there's such a small difference between Minimum and Recommended suggests there surely should be a little wiggle room toward the lower end. Assassin's Creed Unity is certainly a stunning-looking game but there will surely be plenty of graphical options to tweak to get acceptable performance. We saw with The Evil Within and Ryse: Son of Rome that the requirements were way out, so if you're willing to take a resolution hit then there could still be some joy here. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Assassin's Creed Unity System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Assassin's Creed Unity benchmark chart. What do you make of these absolutely massive system requirements? Do you think Ubisoft's official requirements will be along these lines? Let us know!

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22:14 Nov-12-2014

i can run AC:U low 30 fps.....and im not trolling

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01:01 Nov-13-2014

in crowded place?

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21:08 Dec-10-2014

Watching at the sky? :p

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00:23 Dec-11-2014

lol

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17:06 Nov-11-2014

Now I'm downloading it from thepiratebay . It is 40 GB! I'm sure I can't run it with my GPU but I'll try. I 'll tell you tomorrow if I run It.

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18:02 Nov-11-2014

please don't mention about piracy in GD


anyway...good luck buddy :)

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17:27 Nov-12-2014

You need 4 times better GPU than GT630 to run this game on Medium at 1280:940 res

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18:31 Nov-12-2014

??? of course i can't play this game...i don't want play this game...i don't care :P

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11:21 Nov-09-2014

GOD DAMMIT. i cant play this? what do they mean with "supported cards at time of release"? does it mean mine will be supported in the future?

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17:12 Nov-06-2014

Well maybe the reqs are real, real for amd hardware, I mean a gt 640 played Watch_Dogs on high settings with better fps than my r9 270x . Nvidia + Ubisoft = AMD can't play.

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14:00 Nov-05-2014

Crysis started it all and it will come back to end this. Crysis 4 - Minimum Req.
Intel Core i7 16 Cores@ 6.00GHZ or AMD FX 32 Cores @ 7.5GHZ, 128GB Ram, 6GB Video Memory GPU - 4xGTX 990, or 4xR9 390X, 100GB HDD Space. How do you like it fellas, lolz

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14:53 Nov-05-2014

Lolz at that 128 GB RAM.

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16:23 Nov-05-2014

as per recent condition we can keep our faith on EA and Cry Engine i guess more over ubisoft :)

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21:25 Nov-04-2014

Guys this requirment are fake , Ubisoft always post fake requirments. we give an exapmle : Watchdogs , Who Agree with me?

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04:49 Nov-05-2014

well, COD too :)

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04:51 Nov-05-2014

actually, not only ubisoft...other company too. agree :)

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12:27 Nov-06-2014

COD is optimize well ....specs r correct mate....mainly for Nvidia.

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12:43 Nov-06-2014

what about shadow of mordor? the evil within? are you sure? remember cod ghost, it required 4gb ram...graphics not better than battlefield 4...correct me if i wrong.

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17:16 Nov-06-2014

COD Ghost was perfect for me....60 FPS max out..has prob with AMD GPU's..yes BF4 looks good...and it was AMD optimize.U have to came to a conclusion by overall result not based on AMD or Nvidia optimization...did U tested COD ghost on nvidia rig..it was flawless performance.On BF 4 Nvidia rig struggle a lot.

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21:36 Nov-06-2014

well, i guess you didn't focus on min req...COD min req is higher than battlefield 4 min req. min req are not perfect. i got 357% red cross in cod ghost, but battlefield 4 i got 191% red cross. i mean gpu req. why?!

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05:41 Nov-07-2014

So what do u expect both System specs will be same ?

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06:12 Nov-07-2014

i don't know...but low settings in cod ghost looks better than low setting in bf4?! think about that.

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05:19 Nov-08-2014

no its not but on optimal setting BF looks worst but performance is better than BF4 :)

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06:34 Nov-08-2014

yeah, but why cod ghost min req higher than bf4 min req? it's not like according to optimization. it's like marketing strategy. i'm confused?(not asking)

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07:16 Nov-08-2014

there is no question about BF 4 specs optimization and visual....yes COD has high min specs..but if noticed many low end rig can run it...and thats the main thing. :)

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07:51 Nov-08-2014

yes,but low end rig can run because it's not according to optimization. min req is inaccurate. :)

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07:56 Nov-08-2014

if low settings in cod ghost not better than bf4 low settings...why min req is high? it doesn't makes sense

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11:26 Nov-05-2014

You Are Right , What they mean by minimum Requriment lol , they are joking with us , and not only UBISOFT..... my brother have A GT 610 and he run Watch dogs he Run COD and bf3 and bf4 , I don't believe this requirments fake fake fake.

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11:48 Nov-05-2014

yeah...they force us to buy new hardware :)

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12:27 Nov-06-2014

Agree here :)

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12:13 Nov-06-2014

I agree with you , than Intel and Nvidia.....(hardware) give to ubisoft millions of dollar , because they force us to buy new hardware.

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20:34 Nov-04-2014

If Ubisoft wants to get rid off players they have done it.Time to find girlfriend because it's cheaper.

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20:41 Nov-04-2014

Consoles mate consoles...they want to take over PC gamer's.

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17:01 Nov-04-2014

check out the first line of this article ( Ubisoft has been pretty busy in the last few months crowing about Assassin's Creed Unity ) .. WHAT! busy

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16:57 Nov-04-2014

there are 4 players in this game.
so requirements multiplied by 4 .

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11:21 Nov-04-2014

So I will literary not be able to play it? i'm confused?! not even 720p 30fps? windowed?? lol!! but an xbox one can?? ok....... how does this work?? and they are saying it is not poorly optimized? Ubisoft? Why this lie? What are you hiding?

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14:49 Nov-04-2014

calm down...you can play it, trust me...this req just exaggerated....just like other game. :)

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19:29 Nov-04-2014

so any chance of playing it on Gigabyte Windforce 3x GTX670 OC ? even if i overclocked it a bit ?

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19:50 Nov-04-2014

of course :)

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20:32 Nov-04-2014

They r hiding their Dic* :D

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06:16 Nov-04-2014

I think its time we need a Sucide bomber who can BLAST some offices of UBI Anyone wanna join me in trip to hell :p

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21:12 Nov-03-2014

Man I wonder if they have made 3rd gen consoles with state of the art GPUs...

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06:05 Nov-04-2014

You mean 8th gen consoles?

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20:56 Nov-04-2014

That. :)

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21:06 Nov-03-2014

Okay the AC franchise is my favourite so when i found the games i played all of them. But when AC3 came out my PC was garbage so i bought a new one. Then AC4 came out and i bought a new CPU and GPU... and now i have to do it again!? .......

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20:34 Nov-04-2014

That's the thing they earn profit :D

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20:12 Nov-03-2014

Snap! Going to have to sprinkle some crack-cocaine on my rig to get this game going
Edit: Not this laptop, i meant my rig fx-6300 + r7260x. Not even bricks of coke will save this current lappy

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11:29 Nov-04-2014

Don't waste your money, $1000 plus and for what? eavesdrop, tail, loot, synchronize, smokebomb, hide in a crowd, cutscene after cutscene....it's the same game every time just with better graphics in a different era! gameplay the same...

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12:15 Nov-02-2014

I Am In ;)

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03:02 Nov-02-2014

SPOILERS


http://www.gamersyde.com/thqstream_assassin_creed_unity_gameplay-WbwjiWqH4ArGSLvc_en.html


idk but, i think this video sort of explains why the requirements are so high

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06:35 Nov-02-2014

There's no video.

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08:17 Nov-02-2014

Oh, it got removed. But one of the areas showed massive crowds. Easily in the thousands. Video was from the leaked Unity discs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyG1F9kyPM


Don't know how long this will stay up. Same vid.

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15:53 Nov-02-2014

It looks fricking sweet!

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20:39 Nov-04-2014

Ubisoft blocked that too. they don't like uncovering videos where is shown how they earn money.(sorry for English if there is mistakes)

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20:31 Nov-01-2014

Aaaaaa I get it. This is just something from GD to scare us on Halloween today. :D Nice try GD. :)

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23:42 Nov-01-2014

There are still many things that can be done, and this is not Hallowen from GD.
It comes from Ubisoft. -_-


And this is not a nice try ... :|


XD :D

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20:40 Nov-04-2014

Noob

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17:55 Oct-31-2014

Pretty much high requirements compared to other games but you still can't judge that it would be unoptimized until it is released. Because may be (even if there is a very little chance), the game is highly detailed and they have improved AI and graphics very much compared to previous versions of AC leading to these specs

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17:03 Oct-31-2014

Ubisoft showcased an amazing looking game, but upon release (and even before release) the graphics were noticeably downgraded, resulting in controversy and uproar amongst gamers worldwide.

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17:05 Oct-31-2014

This time around, Ubisoft have showcased yet another beautiful looking game, but they have learned from their mistakes and have created the game to the extent that it will look just as it was portrayed, because that's what gamers want.

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17:06 Oct-31-2014

But in order for that to happen, these system requirements are necessary. This is how technology works. No game will be as visually stunning as this, and that is how they have made it so as to coincide with gamers' wants and expectations.

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17:09 Oct-31-2014

Technology is forever advancing in order to keep up with the demands of gamers. Ubisoft has not committed a crime. Shut up. They want to create visual greatness, they have to pay the price of technology to do so...

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17:10 Oct-31-2014

We want to EXPERIENCE visual greatness, WE have to pay the price to do so. Ubisoft is trying to give us the best possible experience current technology can create, and rightly so as that is how we as a people must evolve.

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17:12 Oct-31-2014

So if we want the best technology can give us, we have to keep up with the rate technology is advancing. You cannot expect to experience and enjoy the evolution of gaming technology if you aren't prepared to pay for said technology.

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17:14 Oct-31-2014

Yes, it's hugely expensive to play, but it is also hugely expensive to create. I know Watch Dogs was horribly optimized, but if this game is well optimized, in order for it to look as good as it has been shown, we will need this technology.

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17:17 Oct-31-2014

So if you want to play this game the way it was MADE to be played, you're going to have to pay for what it requires. This may cause upset, but as technology in gaming advances, so must we. That is how gaming works. That is how LIFE works.

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02:42 Oct-31-2014

i hope this is for 4k, cause these numbers are crazy!!!

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06:14 Oct-31-2014

With ur rig u no need to wory about mate no its not for 4k ...if it is a GTX 680 can give 10 to 12 FPS on that res...

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Wow, you save from this one, :D

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