Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PC Gameplay R9 290X

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PC version released earlier this week and as expected is pretty resource hungry if you’re wanting to run the game smoothly at maximum settings. Whilst it’s better optimized compared to Unity at launch, once again the game favours Nvidia cards for the best performance and extra effects. That said, the game does run reasonably well using AMD cards and regardless looks fantastic especially when the sweet 60 frames per second is maintained. Take a look at our gameplay video which shows the game in action alongside its CPU, Ram and GPU usage. We’ve had to scale back some of the settings here opting of FXAA as opposed to the game’s dual options. We’ve also lowered the shadows to High rather than the PCSS versions. Our system used is an i5 3570K CPU 16 GB Ram, R9 290x GPU and Windows 10 64 Bit OS.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PC Specs

MINIMUM

Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10(64bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz
RAM: 6GB or more for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
DirectX DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers

RECOMMENDED

Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (4GB) or the newer GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280X (3GB) or better
DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
Hard Drive: 50 GB available space

Technical note from the developer: For a recommended experience, the game requires a video card with at least 3GB of VRAM when playing at a full HD resolution. While we encourage you to fiddle with the advanced options to fully customize your gaming experience, please keep an eye out for the VRAM meter usage when you adjust these settings.

Written by: Robert Cram

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