Official: Assassin's Creed PC System Requirements

Ubisoft has finally announced the Minimum System Requirements to play Assassin's Creed PC. Like previous posted in the rumor article "Rumor: Assassin's Creed PC System Requirements", you need at least 2GB of memory, plus a Nvidia GeForce 6600 or a ATi Radeon x1300 video card to play the game.


In order to play this game properly, your PC MUST meet or exceed these minimum requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)
  • Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
  • RAM: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (512 MB video card recommended) (see supported list)*
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 libraries (included on disc)
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
  • Hard Drive Space: 12 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series

Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

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I woulden't mind console gaming so much if they didn't **** over fantastic franchises. Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, ect, ect. If consoles supported KB&M more (like UT3), and mods (UT3 again) and ran dedicated servers (no one has done this yet) I would have no issues. But until that happens (REALLY long way off) ill remain a die hard PC gamer.

Its reason's like this that I choose to stay with my Xbox360.

PC specification is starting to become more and more of a problem for gamers.

Trying to stay up to date anymore is just getting more and more difficult.

By the time you've bought a new piece of hardware, there's a newer piece of hardware out that is better than your old one you just bought.....

I <3 my Xbox360 Elite and always will... My days of playing new games on my PC/Laptop are over.

Vaguely sucky, overhyped game anyway. But I am glad they require a dual-core CPU, because that's not much to ask anymore. A Pentium D 805 is what they mean, and that's ~$50 right now. But get a $70 e2140 instead, and OC it.

(toadeater said @ #14)
Vaguely sucky, overhyped game anyway. But I am glad they require a dual-core CPU, because that's not much to ask anymore. A Pentium D 805 is what they mean, and that's ~$50 right now. But get a $70 e2140 instead, and OC it.

Yeah, because its only natural to buy a new CPU that is not necessarily faster than yours, just to be able to play a mediocre game. Oh wait. It's not.

The only suprise to me is the memory requirement, everything else seems ok, people are complaining about dual core cpu's being a requirement yet they seem to forget the 360 has a tri core cpu running at what, 3.2Ghz? So I think recommending a 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo is reasonable.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.
This **** ****es me off to no end. I had to un-install D-Tools just to run Crysis... that I BOUGHT. I use D-Tools constantly because I store alot of software in ISO format on my file server so I don't have to rummage around for discs. And no, you can't just 'disable' it, you have to COMPLETELY un-install it.

This basically forces me to have a gaming computer and a separate "everything else" computer. Either by physically having a second one or dual booting.

Guilty until proven... guilty.

I've got D-Tools, Alcohol 120%, Nero and CloneCD installed and Crysis installed, updated to 1.1 and runs fine. I don't have any of them running when I play Crysis though, maybe that causes the problem?

Forget PC games and get an HD tv hooked up to your console. That is the future, not wasting money on rebuilding a new pc every year when a new game comes out. The programmers and video card companys are in the same bed. They WANT you to buy more pc crap. By the way, i noticed my comment i posted last nite about this was deleted. Hmmmm... censorship on this board?? BS.

IMO... it's a mediocre game at best. I have the PS3 version and it's fun for a while but repetitive, the graphics are great but the gameplay and storyline are a bit bland.

(Budious said @ #8)
IMO... it's a mediocre game at best. I have the PS3 version and it's fun for a while but repetitive, the graphics are great but the gameplay and storyline are a bit bland.

Yeah that's what I thought.. I got to play it on a friends PS3, and all I can sy is that it was great and fun and spanky for about an hour.. then it was just **** boring... didn't get anywhere near to wanting to finish, and neither did my mate.

(The Walker said @ #8.1)

Yeah that's what I thought.. I got to play it on a friends PS3, and all I can sy is that it was great and fun and spanky for about an hour.. then it was just **** boring... didn't get anywhere near to wanting to finish, and neither did my mate.

you think that's bad, you should have finished it. The ending felt incomplete and was fairly confusing.

I really do wonder this sometimes, if they purposefully make it require more so that people will upgrade their hardware. It's ridiculous.

Also, to those people who said before "but it's just a rummmouuurrr!", in your face! :P

How on earth can it require 2gb with 3gb recommended. Consoles don't have anywhere near that amount of ram and somehow manage.

Because consoles don't have operating systems to run underneath, and their hardware is designed simply for high-end gaming and nothing else.

(acxz said @ #6.1)
Because consoles don't have operating systems to run underneath, and their hardware is designed simply for high-end gaming and nothing else.

The 360 dashbaord, XMB (in-game this year), and of course the shiny white Wii Menu all say "What are we? Chopped liver?" :P

(Aahz said @ #6.2)

The 360 dashbaord, XMB (in-game this year), and of course the shiny white Wii Menu all say "What are we? Chopped liver?" :P

lol true, for the PS3 and 360 anyway. The Wii... you won't be using that was a computer, trust me.

Hahaha funny joke. It's a joke, right? I mean even Crysis is more moderate with the reqs and probably looks better than this. Game died for me right now (although I meet the recomended reqs.).

exactly! ... Crysis is pretty much the high end on the PC as far as graphics etc got and it's requirements are LESS than this crap is lol

Actually crysis due to it's nature rarely renders scenes anywhere near as large as the scenes you are in at all times in Assassin's Creed. It's a lot easier to be pretty when there's so little that needs to be pretty.

besides the only reason you're saying Crysis looks bettter is because the tropical island settings loks more pleasing than the Desert setting.

(HawkMan said @ #5.2)
Actually crysis due to it's nature rarely renders scenes anywhere near as large as the scenes you are in at all times in Assassin's Creed. It's a lot easier to be pretty when there's so little that needs to be pretty.

besides the only reason you're saying Crysis looks bettter is because the tropical island settings loks more pleasing than the Desert setting.

Ha, are you joking? Crysis renders things like hell, which is basically the main resaon for it's slowdowns (the other being the engine horribly tweaked). If it didn't render the way it did it would just just as smooth as say CoD4 or BioShock, which it absolutely does not.

What I find more mad is:

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

Although this is to be expected these days :(
Also:
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 libraries (included on disc)

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)

Correct me if I'm wrong but DirectX 10.0 and Windows XP?

Libraries are the software files, not hardware. It's just installing DX10 required files which are probably a few, not the entire DX10 software itself. It's similar to those that had DX8 vid cards and installed some DX9 files, but not the package itself.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

I hate it...

I'm using those to testdrive some linux-versions & other stuff, but according to 'them' you are a pirate.

I can't remember how many games I bought where I needed to find a crack to play them.
It's just not fair.

"This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives."
I guess it's now a standard nowaday, almost not worth mentionning.

Also, no wonder why people are switching to console with reqs like that.

you got that right! ... cause "REQUIRING" a "dual core" CPU is just stupid as it takes out the majority of people who can even play the game... and my PC easily should be able to play this game even though it's not great great.... cause i have a Athlon 3500+ (2.2ghz overclocked to 2409mhz) and a Geforce 7900GT 256MB card.... and 2GB system ram... this EASILY should be able to play a game like assassins creed, even though i probably wont have top notch performance although it should still be atleast reasonable.

Athlon 3500 isn't that great anymore.

And yeah thi game most likely does require a dual core to even be Assasins creed. one core will most likely haveto be dedicated to the AI. This game use the AI for a lot of things, like crowd control and reactions.

without a dual core the crowd control and physics that make Assassin's Creed, it wound't be Assassin's Creed.