Assassin's Creed III PC specs revealed

Ubisoft unveils the system requirements for the PC version of its upcoming open-world action adventure sequel.

Gamers looking forward to the PC version of Assassin's Creed III can finally find out if their machine will live up to Ubisoft's standards. The publisher revealed the minimum system requirements for the game this week with a post on its customer support site (the post has since been removed).

According to Ubisoft, the following specifications will be required to run Assassin's Creed III on the PC:

Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2)/Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00GHz AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
Video card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
Hard drive space: 17GB
Peripherals supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 256Kbps or faster broadband connection
Supported video cards at time of release:
AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better

Ubisoft also noted that laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not officially supported.

With Ezio's story wrapping up in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the latest instalment in the series will shift its focus to a different protagonist. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

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megamanacses
megamanacses

Don't trust minimum/recommended requirements, it's best to check out benchmarks for your video card on the games or games using a similar engine.

hesham_h4
hesham_h4

These are minimum requirements, aren't they?

The difference between DX10 and 11 as well as Pixel Shader 4 and 5 cannot be really told unless you look really deep in the details. But if the game runs on DX9 and Pixel Shader 3 only, it wouldn't look as good as we expect.

Even the first Assassin's Creed was released in both DX9 and DX10. These must be for sure minimum requirements.

ani5eed
ani5eed

mwwwahahaha direct x 9? lol my pc will chew this up

FuriousHamst3r
FuriousHamst3r

Why are people with good computers complaining that the specs for this game are not high enough? Aren't you glad that such a beautifull, open-ended game does not need much hassle to make it work.? Would you rather have to put another 100-200 $ in your PC so that you can play this game? Or are you just so self-centered and have to brag about the fact that your PC is so powerfull that you have to write about it in a comment? There alot of people that do not own a console or such a powerfull PC to play this game and they might have to pass on playing this game. Why complain ? 

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

One thing I don't understand...How come that AC 3 needs minimum ATI 3870 and

it's using new engine,on the other hand Dishonored needs ATI 5850 as minimum to run on Unreal Engine 3 which is in use for quite some time. Both games are open ended.Help?

jmc88888
jmc88888

Even min specs aren't always to be trusted.  Certain ones are dealbreakers if you don't have them....like if you need Win 7 but only have XP.  Or if you need 2 GB's of ram, but only have 1 GB.  If it's DX11 only, and you don't have a DX11 game (but that usually is tied with Win 7).  Pretty sure the shader model might be here too, but not entirely.

 

When it comes to what processor and sometimes vid card, not entirely.

 

I remember running plenty of games at under spec at the low settings.  Hell I remember running Madden 04 which needed something like 800-1200 mhz, and I only had a 400 mhz.  So if there's a demo, try it.  Don't just go by specs, but also don't be blind to the specs. 

 

So when they say 3870 and indeed that is a good deal more raw power than the 360, but probably around even or a little less in terms of actual performance, it means it's pretty similar.  (due to lower latencies in the architecture of consoles vs pc's...console's will always be faster than pc's if they had the same raw tech inside.)

 

Remember for most 360 titles, they only try to run at 30 fps, and usually are on the low settings of today's games....sometimes medium. 

 

Thus 3870 definitely is probably pretty optimized.  

 

I don't get why people are bagging that it isn't good enough.

 

Do people not know that AC III will be DX11 on PC? 

 

The AC series on PC looks a lot better than the 360 already, and already had higher res textures and crap.  Now it'll have DX11 features, and even better textures than it did before.

 

AC3 on 360 vs PC will be an even bigger difference than any of the AC2 themed titles.

 

People need to start reading a bit more I guess.  Because DX11 features WILL NOT be on 360, and the higher res textures can't be run on the 360/ps3.

 

 

tgwolf
tgwolf

Among the other specs should be included a grafx card capable of rendering gore and giblets in emotionally-disturbing perfection, since they'll need to anticipate and work against the ever-steepening desensitization curve in it's fan base.

daddyboy12345
daddyboy12345

what the fuck i got a  laptop that is ballshit! so pc laptops people cant really play this game! 

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

5year old gpu looking to be more than enough

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

My money is ready ... My PC is ready ... 

farcorners
farcorners

low specs mean more people will be able to play the title. Doesn't anyone remember when there was a min spec, a recommended spec, and then a premium specification, and you traded off the frills and details for performance, should your system be a slower one? Why the aggro out there?

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

definitely torrenting this shit. lost all respect for ubisoft

shadow580
shadow580

Low system specs but that is to be expected for a multiplatform title. Still, It wouldn't hurt throwing one PC specific feature in there. On the flip side you could say the game is well optimized for PC which is a good thing. You could not say the same about the terrible Black Ops port which had my older PC going at 20-30 fps. Then MW3 was back to fluid 50-60 fps (WTH?).

megamanacses
megamanacses

 @FuriousHamst3r 

All different types of hardware of different ages scale with the graphical quality, every set-up will have the settings tweaked differently to achieve 60fps, but enthusiast users will not even have the option to fully utilize their equipment, maybe you're just jealous that some people have the jobs to support their hobbies, even I am.

sknight175216
sknight175216

 @FuriousHamst3r Ha ha ha come on man you know some PC players are just elitists. For all the rest of us PC players we just want to be able to play a game with proper support and options so we can optimize, not just set everything to ultra show off how powerful our hardware is. :P

megamanacses
megamanacses

 @Pelezinho777 

Different games are optimized better than others, sometimes the minimum simply means they allow the lower specification hardware to run the game but not good looking, and if you have the same power in two different they will most likely look the same.

KeviNOlighT
KeviNOlighT

 @daddyboy12345 ......Laptop hardware is not officially supported, but if you can run other current-generation games on your laptop, then most certainly you'll be able to run this...

FuriousHamst3r
FuriousHamst3r

 @megamanacses  @FuriousHamst3r Actually I've been playing AC 3 on my PC since it came out with not problems whatsoever. I'm not jealous, I'm sad for those that can't play it and want to.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

 @vault-boy  @daddyboy12345 Is this comment from early last decade or what? Laptops with a good graphics processor can be found for around $1000 or even lower. I think in an Asian country like where I live it's cheaper. You don't even have to buy an overpriced 'gaming' laptop. I have an Asus laptop with a Geforce GT 540M, that's good enough for most games.

daddyboy12345
daddyboy12345

 @vault-boy well got a computer never use it! and i play on my laptop! for batman arkham city and many more they all ok!

so why not!

sakr401
sakr401

 @KeviNOlighT  @daddyboy12345  I can play BF3  Maxpayne 3 , Batman arkham city on ultra settings , so now I'm sure I'll be having no problems with Ac3 lol

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

 @farcorners never said it was horrible. i love the series, hate the developers/publishers

shadow580
shadow580

 @Succumbus  No just low I think. People with good computers are going to be pissed off though :) .The system requirements haven't changed much since the first Assassin's Creed and since this is a series that's not very unusual. The requirements back then were fitting for a game of that scale. I mean you wouldn't really want to hurt sales because a portion of your fans can't play your sequels, right? Still, I wonder why they cut out Windows XP support but still support the hardware built for that time period.

KeviNOlighT
KeviNOlighT

 @daddyboy12345 If you run them in high settings, I don't think you'll have any problems with this game. Other than, that I don't want to assure you anything because I'm no expert and don't want to make you buy it and not be sure if your laptop can run it or not.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

 @BuckeyeTiba  

 

You don't deserve any respect from anyone.  You'd think someone who was so good as dishing out the judgement on what everyone deserves would know this, but I guess your self-centric view of the universe wouldn't allow this.

You're just a spoilt entitled child, and crying about me to someone else just proves it.

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

 @blue_francis14 

Actually, I was thinking of getting it for the steam sale if it was no more than maybe $20-25. It is a pretty good game after all, and the multiplayer is an added bonus.

 

Thanks, by the way, for addressing the issue with respect rather than rant like a child (naryanrobinson).

blue_francis14
blue_francis14

 @BuckeyeTiba  Ok, here's a question. What are the conditions for you to buy a copy of Assassin's Creed?

 

Also, have you heard of Steam seasonal sales or  Humble Indie Bundle?

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

 @naryanrobinson  @rushad_patel 

Actually, the copy that you speak of (and that I intend to download) rightfully belongs to the uploader. The game itself may belong to the original developer/publisher (in this case, Ubisoft), but torrents from a reliable uploader are generally modified to suit the demands of their consumers, and thus a different final product than the original game.

 

With that point established, I can rightfully say that downloading a torrent is not actually "stealing" anything from Ubisoft because it was not uploaded in their name, rather, the uploader him/herself.

 

To completely refute my claim of greed by Ubisoft is complete stupidity on your behalf. "Illegal" downloading aside, many would agree that Ubisoft is up there with EA and Activision in terms of greed, customer dissatisfaction, and just flat-out being jerks, particularly with the PC community.

 

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.325816-I-Am-Alive-Producer-Dismisses-Bitching-PC-Gamers

 

Please stop trying to play an innocent role of the law-abiding citizen. Anti-piracy laws are just physical manifestations of greed, and to assert that I'm the "only" one who does it is just illogical. I never claimed that I am not greedy myself, but to argue that I am being greedy merely by harming the greedy themselves is just fallacious.

 

Needless to mention, there is no need for pointless and childish folly in this debate, so let's not get too rowdy with our language, shall we?

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

 @BuckeyeTiba  @naryanrobinson  @rushad_patel 

 

Are you genuinely that stupid?  Where the feck did you get your definition of stealing from?  *Yes* you're stealing.  You are taking something that belongs to someone else, and if it's just a copy, then you're taking a copy that belongs to someone else, what's more you're too coward to even admit it.

 

Hurts no one but the greedy?  Look around, genius.  *You* are the greedy.  Ubisoft never stole your property.  It's a deal you *know* the terms of, and one you can just walk away from if you don't like it.  They *made* something by themselves and now it's their right to do with it what they want.  And what's more you're the *only* one breaking the law at the same time.

 

Your "simple logic" BS isn't fooling anyone.  You're a filthy leech on the side of society, that's all.

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

 @naryanrobinson  @rushad_patel 

It isn't stealing if it's still there. Once again, simple logic.

 

I don't see what is wrong with fighting greed in a way that hurts no one but the greedy. Simple logic.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@BuckeyeTiba@rushad_patel

If you can't afford the game, or if the developers don't "deserve" your money, then wait 10 months and buy it in a sale, or don't get it at all.  Simple logic.

You steal things that don't belong to you, you don't deserve to live a free life, you deserve be caught and live in jail.  Simple logic.

BuckeyeTiba
BuckeyeTiba

 @naryanrobinson  @rushad_patel Or because when I'm thinking about dishing out a whole 60 bucks, I wanna know whether the game, the developers, and the publishers deserve it? simple logic

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

 @BuckeyeTiba Your just an ignorant brat! (If you love something then pay for it, if not then don't play it at all! all your doing is ensuring pc gaming gets damaged!

Naylord
Naylord

 @BuckeyeTiba   You're an idiot; if you love the series so much you wouldn't hate the developers of it. If they work hard to create something that can entertain you do they not deserve to be compensated?