Tuesday, January 22nd 2008

Official Assassin's Creed PC Minimal/Suggested Specs

Here are the official system specs needed to play Assassin's Creed on the PC:
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)
Processor: Dual core processor 2.6GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
RAM: 2GB (3GB recommended)
Video Card: 256MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (512MB video card recommended) (see supported list)*
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 libraries (included on disc)
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 12GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series

Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported.Source: Voodoo Extreme
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51 Comments on Official Assassin's Creed PC Minimal/Suggested Specs

#1
cjoyce1980
those are some heavy specs, not even sure if my pc could run it at the same quality as my 360.

these spec list are getting very scary!
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#2
ktr
So...does this mean the x360 or the ps3 is equivalent to those PC specs?
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#3
SK-1
How can you use 3gigs of memory in XP?
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#4
SK-1
by: ktr
So...does this mean the x360 or the ps3 is equivalent to those PC specs?
I thing that is a good assumption.
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#5

Jesus! Heavy Specs!
I Sea now I really need a new video card! -=HD3870=- or so!
Maybe a Q6600 too!

Games make the tech-train roll forward! :pimp:
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ktr
by: SK-1
How can you use 3gigs of memory in XP?
Say what? XP does detect 3gb...
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#7
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
hehehe Geforce 9 Series ^^ nice one...
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#8
happita
by: ktr
Say what? XP does detect 3gb...
Yep, just do it like this...

Slot 1: 1GB
Slot 2: 512MB
Slot 3: 1GB
Slot 4: 512MB

It might be different for some motherboards though, check and color match the pairs to the slots or read up on it. Although I'm not sure if XP will run both pairs of slots in dual channel modes, could be wrong. Also, the brand of memory has to be the same as well, ie. mushkin
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#9
ktr
by: happita
Yep, just do it like this...

Slot 1: 1GB
Slot 2: 512MB
Slot 3: 1GB
Slot 4: 512MB

It might be different for some motherboards though, check and color match the pairs to the slots or read up on it. Although I'm not sure if XP will run both pairs of slots in dual channel modes, could be wrong.
It will still run dual channel in that setup as long as you have the pairs. Or you can have all slots 1gb, and cry that you lost a gig (like me).
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#10
EviLZeD
3 gig recommended ram thats huge amount of ram
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#11

You Don't loss a bit if you Go 64Bit! :)
I know I know the support is still shit!
But that is the Future!

4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB
256GB
.....
2TB :D

That is how it's Works!
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#12
InfDamarvel
This looks just like more BS. Minimum/Suggested. Ill wait for the damn real specs lol.
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#13
ktr
by: InfDamarvel
This looks just like more BS. Minimum/Suggested. Ill wait for the damn real specs lol.
this was actually posted on their (ubisoft) site under the support section this morning, for some reason they have taken it down.
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
ha. glad i already beat it on the ps3. no way in hell my rig could play it.
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#15
Darren
by: ktr
So...does this mean the x360 or the ps3 is equivalent to those PC specs?
I'm a bit unsure whether this is a serious question or if your trying to start a flame war?

- No it means that the developers have spent a few extra months perfecting the PC version and adding extra effects to give the PC gamers more releastic experience, and hence a more hardware intensive system is needed.

Actually looking at the spec it doesn't look too intensive. Like lets be frank who doesn't have atleast a 3800+ or better? Who doesn't have a compatible Direct x 9.0 card? the only thing that intensive about the spec is the need for 3GB ram. But ram is soo cheap, there is no excuse not to have 4GB like me.
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#16
Jimmy 2004
Wow... I hope it looks extremely nice.

My PC's CPU isn't good enough, I don't have enough RAM and my graphics card only has SM2. Not sure what they mean with DX10 libraries given that DX10 won't work on Vista - can anyone clear that up?

Edit: don't know why I'm complaining that it won't run on my PC, the last game I bought must've been Medieval II. I hardly game at all anymore, hence the PC which hasn't really been upgraded for a couple of years. :rolleyes:
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#17
ktr
by: Darren
I'm a bit unsure whether this is a serious question or if your trying to start a flame war?
No flaming from me, just hearty discussion. There has never been a connection on what is the PC equivalent to a console. These minimum specs show that the consoles do pack some heat, even though the actual hardware is based on last gen technology.

by: Darren
- No it means that the developers have spent a few extra months perfecting the PC version and adding extra effects to give the PC gamers more releastic experience, and hence a more hardware intensive system is needed.
We will see that when the game comes, from what we all know (from what facts been released)...its just a direct port from the consoles.

by: Darren
Actually looking at the spec it doesn't look too intensive. Like lets be frank who doesn't have atleast a 3800+ or better? Who doesn't have a compatible Direct x 9.0 card? the only thing that intensive about the spec is the need for 3GB ram. But ram is soo cheap, there is no excuse not to have 4GB like me.
Remember this is the "minimum" specs, the least you end to at least play. You know that CRYSIS specs are lower than this! , and is barely playable if you dont have a nextgen DX10 card.
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#18
Darren
ktr, indeed we should wait for the release before we make any speculations, or atleast a demo version. Crysis was a joke, the developers lied to our faces about the specification and continue to lie about it, the Crytek engine is the most over hyped unoptimized piece of coding I've ever encountered.

Things are not all doom and gloom, look at Unreal Tournament 3 and quake wars, they were both big titles of 2007, and the developers didn't lie and gave a reasonable spec, and it played silky smooth for the people that had the recommended spec. So lets hope assassin creed's developer are truthful about their spec unlike those Crytek liars whom ruine the PC gaming experience.
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#19
WhiteLotus
for those specs the game better run damn nice
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#20
ktr
by: Darren
ktr, indeed we should wait for the release before we make any speculations, or atleast a demo version. Crysis was a joke, the developers lied to our faces about the specification and continue to lie about it, the Crytek engine is the most over hyped unoptimized piece of coding I've ever encountered.

Things are not all doom and gloom, look at Unreal Tournament 3 and quake wars, they were both big titles of 2007, and the developers didn't lie and gave a reasonable spec, and it played silky smooth for the people that had the recommended spec. So lets hope assassin creed's developer are truthful about their spec unlike those Crytek liars whom ruine the PC gaming experience.
Well its is a ubisoft title :cry:
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#21
MikeJeng
9 Series?


That's one more hint on a Feb-March release. :rockout:
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#22
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Wait a sec... 3GB system memory recommended and only a poxy 256MB graphics card? something tells me this game likes loading up textures into system memory and not graphics memory (which can operate much faster than system memory, both in obvious and not so obvious terms) overall looks like a poor console port to me.
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#23
Giletus
So if you need 3 gigs of ram for xp better make it 4 gigs for vista.:slap:
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#24
jurrasstoil
by: Ketxxx
Wait a sec... 3GB system memory recommended and only a poxy 256MB graphics card? something tells me this game likes loading up textures into system memory and not graphics memory (which can operate much faster than system memory, both in obvious and not so obvious terms) overall looks like a poor console port to me.
minimal != recommended

3GB is recommended, 256MB VRAM is minimal/suggested.
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#25
imperialreign
by: Darren
But ram is soo cheap, there is no excuse not to have 4GB like me.
I'm thinking . . . running an OS that doesn't support 4GB is a good excuse - just my opinion.

Screw Vista - I've worked with it, and don't inted to upgrade to it for a long while. And, although there are many out there stouting Linux - I have no intention to going open source as driver support for hardware is still touchy for the most part . . . and (not directed at anyone here, more to all those other posts on the i-net:) WIN XP IS NOT A DIFFICULT OS TO USE IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN THE IN'S AND OUT'S!!!!

When I get around to buying a new CPU, though, I do intend to look into a 64b capable proc - but that still won't mean crap if the OS can't support the extra MEM.




anyhow, back on topic - I'm sure those specs listed were really meant to be the recommended specs, not minimal. I can't imagine Ass'sCreed require that 1337 a rig.
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