Submitted by john2 764d ago | article

Assassin's Creed III - PC Performance Analysis

DSOGaming writes: "Remember when Ubisoft stated that it was putting a lot of effort on the PC port of Assassin’s Creed III? Remember when it stated that PC gamers would be happy – and proud – about the PC version of it? Remember when the company said that the delay of the PC version was in order to ensure that it would be optimized for the PC platform? Well, as usual, none of them were true. Assassin’s Creed III PC is an awful console port, with a DX11 renderer that is seriously bugged and does not perform as good as the older DX9 one that was used in all previous versions of Assassin’s Creed. Not only that, but the game does not take advantage of multi-core CPUs, meaning that each and everyone will be CPU limited in the blink of an eye." (Assassin's Creed III, PC)

Muffins1223  +   764d ago
Tired of developers doing this shit.Sometimes I fell like all they care about is money and they only have there attention on which system makes them the most money for there games....
lociefer  +   764d ago
i consider myself lucky i was able to finish the game with the lower than crap fps i was getting, i cant believe wut a mess the game code is
kesvalk  +   764d ago
good thing i didn't brought it then.
vulcanproject  +   764d ago
Ditto. I'll consider this game as good as not out yet until it gets a couple of patches.

AC3 PC release date: pushed back 3 months or so for me.....
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Snookies12  +   764d ago
Whew, glad I stuck with consoles for the AC series... I'll be picking this up later on at some point for sure though. As a primarily PC gamer, this is just unfortunate to hear though. They need to get some new people in there that know what they're doing with PC or something, because this does not sound like an adequate job.
pr0digyZA  +   764d ago
? ac series have had great ports on PC, and even this which is considered one of the worst still performed a lot better than the console versions.
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Snookies12  +   764d ago
Not from what I've seen. AC 2 looked to perform worse than the PS3 or 360 counterparts. I haven't seen how Brotherhood or Revelations perform though.
pr0digyZA  +   764d ago
Well there are lots of benchmarks for the second game that show it running perfectly, I personally have brotherhood and revelations and they run at over 60fps on a 560ti.
Sarcasm  +   764d ago
Snookies12, you probably need to re-check.

AC2, AC Brotherhood, and AC Revelations runs 60fps locked for me.

AC3 also runs buttery smooth for me too.
BushLitter  +   763d ago
I'm have an absolutely smooth performance. Running everything on very high except AA (which is on high). I have a an i5 and Nvidia GTX560. I did have framerate issues when running AA on very high when i was swinging through the trees, but just dropped it a notch and everything's smooth as silk.

I've played AC on PS3, ACII on 360, Brotherhood and Revelations on PS3 and now ACIII on PC

The latter has thus far been the best experience by far
Mariusmssj  +   763d ago
If you look at eurogamer analysis console versions have frame drops to 15fps
KrisButtar  +   764d ago
from what i read and see, online pc gamers always seem to get the shitty end of the stick until the mods come out
taquito  +   764d ago
ac brotherhood and revelations on pc run flawless and look 2 full gens beyond the console versions with zero jaggies, 1600p resolution and a buttery 60 frames, so not sure i believe this article

also, the guys on this site use a 200 series dx10 card from 2008, its a dx11 game, there's bound to be issues

on a gtx 400 series or higher, from what i hear it is already running great

looks good, i'll wait for it to be $20 in a few weeks on steam or amazon, plus a patch or two. here's the game running on a modern high end card


and on a mid-spec card


the problems people are experiencing may be driver related as well, there is a new beta driver out for all nvidia cards as of november 20th specifically for ac3

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Sarcasm  +   764d ago
Yup the article writer is using some pretty dated hardware and is expecting it to run flawless? And to top it off he's running a GTX295 which is Dual-GPU. EVERYBODY knows that if you want the SMOOTHEST experience you have to run the most powerful single card single GPU you can. I'm not saying it has to be a GTX 680 or Radeon 7970, but even a single GTX 480 or something would run circles on most games.
Eyesoftheraven  +   764d ago
Not true, I'm running: i7-3930k @ 4.3Ghz, 16Gb DDR3 @ 1866 9-9-9-24, O.C. Radeon 7970. 240GB SSD, 4 TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracudas in Raid-0, and a 3TB 7200rpm Seagate barracuda and this game very rarely runs at a constant 60 + FPS. Then there's the terribly fuzzy/blurry FXAA you can't turn off and the mouse smoothing & acceleration with tight FOV.
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Norrison  +   760d ago
It runs fine on my 670 FTW and i7 3770k @4.5 ghz and I'm running it on a single 7200 rpm 1TB drive an my RAM is at 1600mhz, I think you're making stuff up since I get 60 fps locked, it also runs at 60 fps locked in my 560 ti rig.
majiebeast  +   764d ago
Is the controls still as shit as the other assasins creed games because to me 2 and rev are unplayable without a controller.
john2  +   764d ago
there is a subtle mouse acceleration side-effect, though controls feel a bit better than the previous AC games
Eyesoftheraven  +   764d ago
Controls are slightly better than any previous AC title, so still gimped and annoying. Play with an Xbox 360 controller for a less frustrating experience.
pr0digyZA  +   764d ago
Well I dont get it, because I am using a 560ti and i5 and I am getting 50+ fps at 1920x1080 resolution, with my only drop happening when I first entered Boston and even then it only went to around 40fps. Otherwise its been smooth with no issues

Although I would recommend getting the latest nvidia beta drivers, there is nearly a 20 percent increase in performance.
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SP3333D-O  +   764d ago
Same here! For me, AC III looks and runs great! I'm getting smooth frame rates in both cities and the Frontier, even using SweetFX (which really makes it look extra nice). I did experience the snow flicker issue with SLI. I found a potential temporary solution (besides disabling SLI), which is set "force alternate rendering frame 2" in nvidia control panel, but I have not been back in the snow yet to verify.
pr0digyZA  +   764d ago
Hmmm I havn't had the snow flicker yet, although I dont have sli. So maybe it will be fixed for you then.
FantasyStar  +   764d ago
Is anybody even fucking surprised at this point? Gonna take an educated guess and say that Far Cry 3 will join that dogpile.
floetry101  +   764d ago
Far Cry 3 is already getting big props for Ubisoft Montreal's job on the PC version.
pr0digyZA  +   764d ago
Heres an ac3 benchmark showing that the card being used from this guyy is on the lower end of cards (not including that hes using dx11 on a dx10 card)


And heres neogaf performance thread showing basically everyone hasn't had any serious issues with the game
john2  +   764d ago
Take a closer look at SLI scaling. When the game under-performs, the GTX295 is used at only 55%. When used at full, the game runs with 70fps, Like it or not, a better GPU would not make a difference. Also, relying on better CPU architectures because the game is unable to take advantage of multi-cores proves how un-optimized this game is.
SonyNGP  +   764d ago
Game seems to be running fine and smoothly for me. $45 on the Deluxe version well spent c:
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   764d ago
I would love to try it for myself, but apparently Ubisoft doesn't want money from UK PC gamers, so I can't buy AC3 or FC3.
yaz288  +   764d ago
The game run well until you reach Boston .. I had to set the graphics at low to continue from there.. but it's still better than the ps3/360 version.

The game like ac1 is badly optimized.. I hope they are working on a patch right this fucking second. Ac2 , brotherhood , revelation .. 60 fps max graphic.
ninjagoat  +   764d ago

Hes running this on two seriously outdated cards now 295gtxs in sli. Hell yo can pic a set of 460 gtxs up now for cheap and they will do a better job and give you the dx11 overhaul on th game with good preformance.

But really on PC you want to be sitting around the mid 500 range atm are into the 600 range with nvidia. Theres plenty of new stuff out there atm that look great in theres configs.

You can pick a 660gtx up for £175 at overclockers. Not to bad tbh. If ncidia aint your thing then jump AMD. But if your gonna do a preformance etst on PC don't do it with older stuff and expect this is where nmost PC gamers are for thats just bull.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   764d ago
Regret buying this game for PC at full price so much. Never trusting Ubisoft again and I have a monster PC (if I may say so myself).

i7-3930k @ 4.3Ghz, 16Gb DDR3 @ 1866 9-9-9-24, O.C. Radeon 7970. 240GB SSD, 4 TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracudas in Raid-0, 3TB 7200rpm Seagate barracuda

All that and the game runs below 40fps at all time. Can''t even turn off that terribly blurry FXAA either. Then there's the terrible mouse smoothing and acceleration. So disappointing.

Good game otherwise.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   764d ago
I can be getting 60fps, but turn around and get 24fps. That just screams poor optimization. In the early sequence with the flying Hawk, the entire time I got 24fps. On average I'd say I get around 40fps, but it's so jumpy that it's never smooth.

If i turn anti-aliasing to very high, which on AMD cards employs both High FXAA and 4xMSAA, the game bricks my entire computer within minutes. Running the latest beta drivers (any previous driver wont even run very high anti aliasing without introducing severe artifacts).

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