Assassin's Creed Origins PC System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 5:12 PM
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Here we go, Ubisoft has answered our prayers and revealed the official PC system requirements for Assassin's Creed Origins. After a two-year absence, this series is back, this time set within an entire country rather than a single city. AC: Origins looks gorgeous and sprawling. Here are the PC specs required to run Assassin's Creed: Origins.

Assassin's Creed: Origins Minimum System Requirements (720p)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA

Assassin's Creed Origins Recommended System Requirements (1080p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA

We certainly weren't expecting that. A quick glance at the system requirements will tell you all you need to know - Assassin's Creed Origins is not very demanding on PC. The minimum specs for Assassin's Creed Origins are for playing at 720p screen resolution while the recommended specs are the PC hardware needed to play AC: Origins at 1080p.

Beginning with the minimum requirements for AC: Origins, these are low enough to ensure Assassin's Creed Origins can run on a wide range of PC gaming systems. The GeForce GTX 660 is more than five years old and mid-range even when it was released, while the Radeon R9 270 is slightly newer yet on a similar performance level. If you've got a GeForce GTX 750 Ti you should be fine to play AC: Origins.

CPU requirements for Assassin's Creed Origins are a little higher but again, this is really old hardware being recommended. Any modern quad-core will be able to breeze through AC: Origins based on these system specs. This is the aspect that had us most worried due to the huge draw distances.

The performance delta between the minimum and recommended specs for AC: Origins is comparatively tiny. The GeForce GTX 760 and the Radeon R9 280X are just a small step up in their respective graphics card families, and they'll both guarantee you can run Assassin's Creed Origins at 1920 x 1080 resolution. One thing to look out for (GTX 760 owners in particular) is that Ubi recommends 3GB VRAM for 1080p. If you've got a 2GB video card, you may be able to run AC:O at 900p instead.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Assassin's Creed Origins System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the AC: Origins GPU benchmark chart and we also have an Assassin's Creed Origins Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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11:37 Oct-12-2017

i think i can do this

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06:26 Oct-10-2017

Can I run at High settings 60fps 1080p ?

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15:35 Oct-24-2017

pretty sure you will be able to max it out

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06:04 Oct-09-2017

I want to believe!

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22:57 Oct-07-2017

I like all the excitement etc about all this but I don't believe in miracles :p. Either the game is going to be less visually impressive than Syndicate (which looked worse than unity) or it's going to be on the same performance and visual level as it's predecessor which is the most probably scenario imo.

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23:13 Oct-07-2017

Ubisoft were hiring software engineers specializing in algorithms after Unity, so I think that the game COULD be optimized well. :)

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14:16 Oct-08-2017

I'm pretty sure the team behind of Origins is the same people who made Black Flag. I wouldn't count Unity and Syndicate will be on the same boat of this one especially on the optimization team.

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20:44 Oct-08-2017

The people AND studio that made Black Flag made Unity.

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04:42 Oct-10-2017

quite big was the team of Unity, including sigma and delta teams, but what i'm warried is, despite what my rig say, i have a SLI 980 TI Matrix Platinum, is not listed in the cards, that's why i'm not updating the rig, anyway, if the game will be "as in gameplay trailers", than if my cards stay Yellow i'll compliment Ubisoft for the results, if cards go red than i'll laugh to death teasing some friends i have in Ubisoft, if the cards stay "blue" than i'll change the cards

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04:47 Oct-10-2017

well considering amd and Nvidia are going through a "kill multi-GPU set-up" act right now, expecting proper multi-gpu drivers is a big NO NO, but let's hope they are good.

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21:00 Oct-07-2017

It seems like they finally optimised the AnvilNext engine! This could be great news

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06:27 Oct-10-2017

They had 2 years. They had to

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20:56 Oct-07-2017

I would be optimistic to be able to run it at max settings without a hitch, but we're talking about Ubisoft here and most of their games are horribly optimized at launch.

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21:03 Oct-07-2017

actually if we have to take ALL their games into a count, most run and ran at launch on toasters.

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22:33 Oct-07-2017

well, launching and playing a game at 5 fps can also be considered as "running". I'm exaggerating here, but you know what I mean :/

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23:26 Oct-07-2017

Rayman series, Rainbow six series(even R6 Siege when it launched, now it's more demanding), Prince of Persia series, Evil twin, Worms series, Splinter Cell series(except blacklist), Beyond good and Evil, Chess master(obviously), Asphalt series, Ape escape series, Silent Hunter series, Beowulf, Blazing Angles series, Serf's up series, TMNT series, Shaun White Snowboarding, Avatar the game, H.A.W.X, The Adventures of Tintin:
The Secret of the Unicorn, From Dust, I Am Alive, Rocksmith, Child of Light, South Park series are all games and series that ran on toasters and up to below mid-range PCs at their launch and they ran well.

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17:01 Oct-15-2017

Sure, but these are irrelevant as the OP was most likely talking about newer titles. Wouldn't get the idea of saying ubisoft poorly optimizes if he took those into account.

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22:59 Oct-07-2017

Well, of all the people proclaiming ultra settings over here I think you are one of the most probable to achieve it :)

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19:00 Oct-07-2017

My CPU is right on the edge of recommended, what are the chances of running on Ultra?

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20:23 Oct-07-2017

100% chances

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21:02 Oct-07-2017

Damn man i can already feel that fx bottleneck :/ do you plan on upgrading it?

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08:57 Oct-08-2017

I had an R9 280X and I Wasnt planning to get the GPU I have now, until the 280 **** itself. But in a few months, I will upgrade. Any suggestions?

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22:38 Oct-07-2017

Since you are on 1080p there could be a bit of CPU bottlenecking. In that case increasing the graphics settings (wink wink) could help you have a smoother by transferring the bottleneck to the GPU, as it should be. Games and graphics cards are intended to work with a GPU bottleneck. If it's on the CPU the experience is usually less smooth and stable.


I have to say though buddy, this GTX 1070 is a bit of too big a breast to tame on such a small resolution and on an old processor like this too. Jumping to 1440p and ideally upgrading the CPU too would offer a such greater experience. Cheers!

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08:58 Oct-08-2017

Thanks for the advice, I will upgrade when the funds come through.

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10:47 Oct-08-2017

I'll give you my card if you give your card to me. No bottleneck in your rig, none in mine :))

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11:21 Oct-08-2017

Ianop44 well it depends on your budget, for AAA games 60fps gaming ryzen r5 1600,r7 1700 is the way to go if your budget is tighter then you can go for ryzen r3 1200 with b350mobo and oc it or change that r3 with r5 1400. Well if you want high framerate gaming such as 144hz then newest i7 8700k or i5 8600k is the way to go. If you want to go intel this time but dont want to oc i7 8600 non k is really good for its price, it really depends on you :) hope it helped a bit.

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21:09 Oct-08-2017

Gerulis20 that's great advice, I will probably get the i5 8600K, and new Mobo, and DDR4 Memory in a couple weeks right before AC gets launched. Then when I have some more funds ill upgrade my Monitor to 1440p. Thanks again, every time you upgrade it's a bittersweet experience.

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14:07 Oct-09-2017

ianpop44 i5 8600k will be excellent cpu for gaming, and yes its me every time i order new pc parts :D https://i.imgur.com/UVf2Vs0.gifv

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14:12 Oct-08-2017

For a CPU upgrade I'd recommend a R5 1600 + B350 mobo + 16GB DDR4 2800MHz (or above) RAM. If you have the money, i7 8700k + Z370 mobo + 16 GB RAM (any DDR4 above 2400MHz will do, Intel CPUs do not depend a lot on bandwidth as much as AMD counterparts)

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16:28 Oct-07-2017

No DX12 :/ ?! well i'll run it anyway when my other MoBo is fixed

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20:33 Oct-07-2017

DX12 alone does nothing, DX12 gives the tools for developers to optimize the game better for multi-threaded CPUs, so if they did NOT implement it, it means that even if they used DX12 it would have done nothing.

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09:26 Oct-07-2017

I've never played AC since the middle of AC1's story. This new AC could change my mind.

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17:55 Oct-06-2017

Looks good, although I do think it will be more demanding than that. Hoping for 4k 60fps here, Unity doesn't run consistently 60 fps at 4k on ultra (with HBAO+ and soft shadows), so this one might not either. I think this game won't look as good as Unity.

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10:43 Oct-07-2017

hey, i just wanted to ask have you tried running any games at 1080p with your current setup? How is the cpu holding?

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14:09 Oct-07-2017

Before I got another 8GB of RAM my GPU usage was lower for some reason at 1080p. If you want my honest opinion - it is hard for me to recommend gaming at 1080p 144hz nowadays, as it seems like not only does your CPU need to be fast - but also your RAM as well, at least if you want the best performance. Are there any games in particular you want me to try out? I can if I got those games and tell you the results :)

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14:28 Oct-07-2017

Yeah i have 1080p 144hz monitor. When i just got it, it seemed that 144hz will be new standard for me. But after some time im actually totally ok playing single player games at 60fps (mainly i bought 144hz panel for csgo). Im just wondering how my cpu could hold another gtx xx70 gpu, i will probably upgrade when it becomes 3x more powerfull than my current gpu. Since 1080ti is aprox 2x faster it could give me rough idea about it. And if you have time, could you test

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14:29 Oct-07-2017

something cpu taxing? and if yes what is the cpu usage and how fps changes by increasing resolution?

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15:08 Oct-07-2017

Okay so I tested AC Unity (it is a CPU intensive game), and the results weren't very positive :/ GPU usage at 1080p was in the 60's mostly, at 1440p the GPU usage was mostly in the 80's or so. If you wanna get another GTX 1070 or get a 1080Ti I would recommend either 1440p 144hz or 4K 60Hz, or else you are prob looking into upgrading your CPU and RAM, which I wouldn't really recommend anyway. Even at 1440p I wasn't getting a consistent 90% or so GPU usage in AC Unity.

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15:11 Oct-07-2017

At 1440p it really boils down to what sort of game it is, some games won't grant you a 99% GPU usage unless you crank the AA up (prob games like AC Unity). We both got quite slow RAM speed and whilst our CPUs are quite good even today - it's not really enough it seems for games like these at such resolution.

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15:11 Oct-07-2017

By the way I tested AC unity on ultra with FXAA, and CPU usage at 1080p was mostly in the 90's.

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15:29 Oct-07-2017

Thank you for results:) upvoted. I meant by next gtx xx70 is next nvidia gen card of xx70 tier, not current 1070 but maybe gtx 2070? im planning to keep my current gpu for at least 2 more years and cpu ram combo probably even longer, thats why im interested in my cpu, if it could handle future gpus. Im planning to stick with my 1080p 144hz monitor for quite some time, maybe when 4k 144hz will be at reasonable price(144hz because again i play csgo a lot).

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15:59 Oct-07-2017

I see. No problem and thanks :)

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15:50 Oct-06-2017

Lol i could run it decently,but i hope i get to change my PC until its launched ,i wanna ultra it on 1080p

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15:41 Oct-06-2017

its for 30 fps don't be confused

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14:50 Oct-06-2017

i guess i can run it on ultra :p

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06:48 Oct-07-2017

These settings are for 30FPS, and these specs aren't for ultra (these are recommended specs). You won't be able to play on ultra unfortunately.

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10:31 Oct-07-2017

my res is 1440x900 :p
and 1050ti is stronger than 760.
But i think at 900p and some mix of ultra and high i can do 60fps !

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13:26 Oct-06-2017

Well, it's Ubisoft. So...
Brace yourself. Downgrade is coming.

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13:34 Oct-06-2017

This downgrade thing is really outdated at this point in regards to Ubisoft games, their most recent games, GR Wildlands, For Honor, Watch Dogs 2 have not suffered at all really in the way that Watch Dogs, The Division, and Rainbow Six Siege did. Their games have been looking like their trailers. AC: Origins looks the same as it did at E3 from what I can tell and it's far too late for a downgrade.

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19:28 Oct-06-2017

That's a difference between 2016 and 2017. A one year old issue is not an outdated worry.

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10:01 Oct-06-2017

An AC game with low spec requirements? Ubisoft optimized a game? It's too good to be true, surely. I'll be keeping a close eye on this game. If all goes well, it may be my first AC game.

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14:06 Oct-06-2017

Not sure if optimized or downgrade

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09:29 Oct-06-2017

So I can play this on tweaked high/ultra settings? Very interesting. Still need to finish AC 3 though :b
That game runs on tweaked ultra with ReShade

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07:20 Oct-06-2017

Is the gap between 660 and 760 that wide? One doing low 720 and the other one high 1080?

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08:05 Oct-06-2017

The big difference is the cpu usage from a 2.5 ghz i5 to a 3.4 ghz i7. This is probably because of the huge draw distances in the game.

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11:54 Oct-07-2017

It isn't that wide for sure.

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04:47 Oct-06-2017

Great recommended requirements and if I have to go by off of old experience, AC1 was poorly optimized for the time, but they took 2 years for ACII and the whole trilogy ran on advanced toasters(one step above toasters), so let's hope it's the same again.

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03:43 Oct-06-2017

Aw Yiss, Ultra low 25fps, here I come

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07:53 Oct-06-2017

Yeah, I hope to get at least 25fps too... :D

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09:35 Oct-06-2017

Same, I hate going under 720p to get 25+fps

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06:51 Oct-07-2017

All of you should have gotten a desktop. Don't try the "portability" excuse with me either, we all know that's not true.

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15:21 Oct-07-2017

Well excuse me then, I currently don't have the money and space in my room to build a Desktop PC

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lol Ultrabook boys, u getting great battery life over there

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"Nothing is true, everything is permitted". I won't believe until benchmarks start showing up.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-480M 2.66GHz HD i5 M480 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
APU A6-5400K Dual-Core Radeon HD 7450 4GB
| Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 3 3300X 4-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz Radeon R7 250X Sapphire 1GB Edition 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
APU A10-9700E 4-Core 3.0GHz Radeon R5 M320 2GB 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Asus TUF Gaming 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-12700K 16-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 550X 4GB 24GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10600KF 6-Core 4.10GHz Radeon RX 580 Asus Dual 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-8086K 6-Core 4.0GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB