Thursday, October 15th 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla System Requirements Outed

Ubisoft has revealed the system requirements for the next installment in the long-running Assassin's Creed series. The next installment will take on a chillier stance compared to the previous Egypt and Mediterranean settings via its Norse ambiance. The game is also a cross-gen release, being available on both current-gen consoles (PS4/Xbox One and variants) as well as on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X - it should hopefully see a more recognizable graphics and systems improvement than the current-gen only Assassin's Creed installments. The PC version requires DX12 to operate, and features a built-in benchmark as well as an uncapped framerate.

Requirements-wise, we're looking at five different performance presets from Ubisoft; 1080p Low, 1080p High, 1080p High @ 60 FPS, Enthusiast (1440p @ 60 FPS with Very High Settings), and Ultra (4K @ 30 FPS with Ultra High settings). NVIDIA's Ampere 30-series cards are absent from these requirements - all you'll need for 4K Ultra is an RTX 2080 graphics card or equivalent (and thus, only an 8 GB VRAM buffer is necessary). Therefore, a 4K 60 FPS presentation should be attainable with current-gen NVIDIA enthusiast products. Look to the image below for the full rundown on graphics settings and requirements.
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12 Comments on Assassin's Creed Valhalla System Requirements Outed

#1
ZoneDymo
what is with all the 30fps goals....
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#2
xtreemchaos
i got this free when i brought my 3900x a few weeks ago, just waiting for the release to get my code its like watching paint dry.

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#3
ZoneDymo
xtreemchaos
i got this free when i brought my 3900x a few weeks ago, just waiting for the release to get my code its like watching paint dry.


They will get you later with the dlc!
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#4
xtreemchaos
na ill only buy dlc when on offer iz as sneeky as a headgehog :) tight too.
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#5
Xuper
so it's AMD title ?
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#6
Vayra86
ZoneDymo
what is with all the 30fps goals....
Its a Ubisoft thing, remember?

gamerant.com/assassins-creed-unity-resolution-frame-rate-ubisoft-reponse/

www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-linux-society-1000004/ubisoft-engineer-says-m-sony-pressuring-them-30fps-31619891/

Guillemot's race to the bottom, and how it fails miserably every time. He tried the same with PC gaming as a whole

www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/08/22/ubisoft-ceo-yves-guillemot-pc-gaming-piracy-levels-up-at-95/#51206a501f0c

Good comedy. Now they're just content with open world stutterfest, and apparently we are too.
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#7
Bones
I guess I can enjoy all the freeze-framing with my Radeon VII.......
Looking foward to it - Not.
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#8
nikoya
gonna wait next year 3080 20gb/TSMC available
and probably refund Cyberpunk for the same reason.
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#9
Landcross
Ultra requires a lower Nvidia gpu than Enthusiast (2080 Super vs 2080), huh.
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#10
Punkenjoy
Well let's see.

One one side, there are many here that play always with a frame rate counter and that screw up the results.

But some games run smooth enough with 40-60 fps on a adaptive sync monitor where some other game struggle even over 70 fps and require huge fps to feel smooth.

it all depend on how good the engine is and what is the bottleneck. I find that GPU bottleneck feel smoother than CPU bottleneck. Maybe because game that are CPU bottleneck these days are games that aren't heavily multithreaded.

30 fps still low but i played AS Odyssey in the 45-60 fps range and with was smooth enough on a adaptive sync monitor. But indeed, this isn't something i would say about some other games. By example No Mans sky at even more than 80 fps per second do not feel smooth at all.

The frame rate stability is probably more important than the actual fps itself to measure smoothness. (up to a certain point). If you have frame that take almost all the time 20 ms or vary by few ms (like 18-22 ms), that will feel smooth enough. If the frame rate vary a lot (from 8 to 22 ms), you will start to feel it way more even if the minimum fps is about the same but the average is much higher.

Also this is a single player game, not an online competitive game where higher fps really matter just for latency purpose.
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Mordeafaca
Landcross
Ultra requires a lower Nvidia gpu than Enthusiast (2080 Super vs 2080), huh.
You're comparing a 4k Ultra/30fps vs 2k Enthusiast/60fps, so it makes sense.

Actually excited to see the introduction of directx 12_0 as native. Hope it gives a better management of cpu that we got from Origins/Odyssey.
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#12
Razrback16
ZoneDymo
what is with all the 30fps goals....
It's just typical Ubisoft. :) I haven't bought a game from them in almost 3 years and not gonna start anytime soon.
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