Submitted by TnS 2714d ago | news

Assassin's Creed min requirements updated

Some of you may remember the earlier news about the rather steep minimum requirements of the forthcoming PC version of Ubisoft's hit Assassin's Creed. Those specs were quickly pulled from the web, but Ubisoft have done the right thing and put them back up, with changes.

The differences are minor but they do bring the specs back down, closer to Earth! (Assassin's Creed, PC)
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MK_Red  +   2714d ago
Nice find. Hopefully now more PC gamers can enjoy this beautiful game.
Scarfy  +   2714d ago
And they say PC gaming is not on the ropes?
No offence to the PC gamers, because I used to be one, but when you look at the specs of a PC vs that of a PS3 or an Xbox, you do have to wonder.

Yes, consoles have specialised hardware for running games, and don't have the overhead of a massive OS, but still... it's a bit much.
Rageanitus  +   2714d ago
.... Not necesarily.
If you know how to tweak the pc properly..

I.e I have a x1950xtx and gears of war has better texture, at higher res 1600x 1050, and smoother than the xbox counterpart.. And my cpu is an opteron 185 dual core with 2 gigs of ram...

Now you look at the specs of the xbox they are a tad worse than my computer, and I have plenty more ram (ram is cheap btw).

Its all in the way you tweak things.... Ive been tweaking my computer since dos based games.....
LinuxGuru  +   2714d ago
You think an dual-core Opteron is better than a Triple-core 3.2GHz PPC?

Besides the processor, the 360 doesn't have impressive specs.....at all.

If the 360 had 2GB system Ram, and the ATI card inside had 512MB ram....and a MUCH better design / cooling system....then THAT would be a console that would put PCs to shame.

Can you imagine a 3-core 2GB 512 video ram console? That thing would scream!

By the way, anyone know of any good websites that tell how to reduce Windows Vista memory usage?

TheIneffableBob  +   2714d ago
Vista uses prefetching to cache RAM. It's not memory intensive, it's just making use of your RAM. There's no reason in having 2GB if you're not going to use it.

Oh, and Ubisoft have been putting out some pathetic PC ports recently. Rainbow Six: Vegas and Splinter Cell: Double Agent were incredibly buggy and resource intensive, and Assassin's Creed looks like it'll be the same.
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Rice  +   2714d ago
Charmers  +   2714d ago
I guess Ubisoft stopped smoking that funny smelling tobacco. I mean seriously 3,072mbs to run a game, over SIX times the amount available to consoles. You really do have to wonder what on earth they were smoking.
Skynetone  +   2714d ago
i have the Minimum Requirements
ATI RADEON X1300 and 4 gigs, on my vista machine

i think ill stick to concole gaming

the ps3 and 360 have certainly uped the specs for pc gamers
potenquatro  +   2714d ago
ur right. and then pc ups the standard specs for consoles. and so on,and so on,and so on......................
poopsack  +   2714d ago
Im sick of having to buy a new pc worth of hardware each time to play one game. consoles rock
Rageanitus  +   2714d ago
you really dont have to spend much money.
I have an x1950 crossfired.... costed me alot 2 years ago,,, but I had not upgraded ever since.

Still pretty strong.
gEnKiE  +   2714d ago
I love building pcs but i hate upgrading every two or so years.....its really funny how fast time flys...before you know it, its time to upgrade again. One reason why I love consoles...less upgrading :)
Rageanitus  +   2714d ago
Im on the 4th assination...
It was cool at first but now it just boring..... I find it quite difficult to push myself to play this game.

Thank god I have Drakes fortune ..... but sadly Im almost finished.
Imallvol7  +   2714d ago
I agree
I had to force myself to play through the game. At first you are thinking this game is beautiful and amazing. Then you realize the entire game is just extremely repetitive. The ending was VERY INTRIGUING, but not enough for me to warrant the repetitive gameplay. I mean, each new location looks the exact same. And the bosses are boring. YOU DO THE EXACT SAME THING ON EVERY LEVEL. Kill 3 guys, pickpocket 3 guys, beat up three guys, climb up and synchronize, and then assisante. NINE TIMES.
jinn  +   2714d ago
did anyone even keep their copy
kingtigar  +   2714d ago
assassins creed is like paying $60 for the first "wow" factor then 20 minutes later enduring hell. (you may not even get the wow if your put down by the fact your really in the year 2012)
gEnKiE  +   2714d ago
I still get the "wow" when I jump off a tower into a hay bail....
jackdoe  +   2714d ago
Still pretty steep.
gta_cb  +   2714d ago
"It'll be interesting to see how well the game will run on single-core CPUs (if at all)."
if anyone is a gamer and still has a single core CPU then they need to look at the C2D CPUs a good dual core processor only costs about £70 and then a motherboard (if needed) another £50-£70 and your pretty much already done =p just RAM for £30 (2GB) and you can use your same DVD drive etc.

if you live in the UK look at www.ebuyer.com
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2714d ago
I can't wait!

I resold it back to Gamestop after the first couple of weeks. For some reason though...I want it again on PC...haha. My monitor is much nicer than my TV...
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LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2714d ago
My Specs:

2.4Ghz CPU
2.5Gigs of RAM
nVidia 8800 GT Overclocked

I just wish I had a stronger CPU. Crysis has 3.0 as its minimum. Other than that...this machine's a beast.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2714d ago
I'm into a long but non-repetitive storyline. You know...to be honest...Resistance had an ohkay storyline. I'm at least intrigued to continue the story. It never got old for me...which is saying a lot for a 15-20 hour storyline...which is amazing for a console shooter. I can't wait for number 2.

AC got so boring though...

Malacath  +   2713d ago
With system requirements like these, no wonder PC gaming is dying.
For a lot less money you can buy a 360 or ps3 and know that the game will work straight out of the box without having to download new drivers or buy new upgrades. I used to be a PC gamer myself but got fed up with having to keep the PC up to date just to play the latest games.

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