If you want to run the PC edition of Assassin's Creed III, you might want to make sure your gaming rig is up to snuff. Ubisoft posted up the minimal hardware requirements that are needed for a PC to run the latest game in the publisher's action-adventure series.
The post, on the game's official message board, show the hardware specs are as follows:
Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Video Card: 512 MB 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: 17 GB
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 256 kbps 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
The post adds that while running the game on a laptop may work, officially it is not supported. The PC version of Assassin's Creed III will be launched in November, sometime after the console versions are released.
Source: Assassin's Creed message board | Image via Ubisoft