Assassin's Creed Unity hat im Vorfeld vor allem durch hohe Systemanforderungen von sich reden gemacht. Unser Technik-Check klärt, was dran ist.Assassin's Creed Unity has made in the run mainly by high system requirements talked about. Our technical check clarifies what is next.

Assassin's Creed Unity based, like its predecessors, AC 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed 3 on the AnvilNext engine, probably with the usual smaller developments. These uses Assassin's Creed Unity Nvidia GameWorks collection of interfaces and tools (including, without limitation various Kantenglättungs- and ambient occlusion methods or tools for hair and clothing rendering). Unlike its predecessor, there are (still) no Geforce exclusive PhysX effects such as the Musketenrauch in Black Flag (which, however, came about only after release by patch).

Also as usual AC Unity running our experience in technology-Check noticeably slower on Radeons than on Geforce cards. A Radeon R9 280X about managed with high graphics settings just 35 fps while a Geforce GTX 760 with the same CPU and game scene was, after all, up to 40 fps, while the GTX 760 renders slower in our graphics card benchmarks across all tested games and resolutions of time on average a whopping 25 percent!

It is important in any case that you are using the latest drivers for your video card for AC Unity:

  • Geforce owners should update necessarily on the Game Ready driver 344.65, as the special adjustments for AC Unity includes, without which this could lead to video problems.
  • For Radeon, AMD Catalyst 14.11.1 Beta available, which is also intended for AC Unity, but the performance disadvantages compared to the GeForce boards also exist with it.

system requirements

The system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity are very similar to AC 4: Black Flag, with slightly increased demands on the graphics card. Ultra-details you need now instead of a Geforce GTX 760 rather a Geforce GTX 770 and instead of Radeon R9 280X rather a R9 290. Four times MSAA antialiasing turn smoothly until a GTX 780 or R9 290 added.

The processor is a quad-core model should be present from 3.0 GHz clock best. Dual-core CPUs are usually overwhelmed with Unity, an exception to the dual-core models with Hyper-Threading from Intel's Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell of generation such as the Core i3 3220 is that still offer enough computing power for maximum detail.

For high details with FXAA antialiasing suffice Radeon HD 7950 or one Geforce GTX 670 create and older quad-core CPUs such as a Phenom II X4 or a Core 2 Quad Q9400 still fluid frame rates in these settings.

Low details make a big difference on the graphic quality, run it on older graphics cards like a Geforce GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5870 still liquid, as long as them is a processor with at least three, better four cores (or threads) and clock rates of around 3.0 GHz to the side.

System Requirements: 1920x1080, maximum details, FXAA (from GTX 780/R9 290 4xMSAA)
Graphic card: Geforce GTX 680 or Radeon R9 290
Processor: i5 2400 or Phenom II X4 965
Memory: 4.0 GB
Hard drive: 48 GB

System Requirements: 1920x1080, high details, FXAA
Graphic card: Geforce GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7950
Processor: i5 750 or Phenom II X4 920
Memory: 4.0 GB
Hard drive: 48 GB

System Requirements: 1920x1080, low details, FXAA
Graphic card: Geforce GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5870
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q8300 or Athlon II X4 640
Memory: 4.0 GB
Hard drive: 48 GB

Grafikfehler & bugs

The most striking image problem in our technical checks to Assassin's Creed Unity war, dass teilweise auch in näherer Umgebung nur sehr unscharfe und verwaschene Texturen geladen wurden. Ansonsten wurden wir von Grafik-Bugs größtenteils verschont.The most striking image problem in our technical checks to Assassin's Creed Unity was that some very blurry and washed-out textures were loaded in the vicinity. Otherwise, we were spared of graphic bugs mostly.

On two of our test systems Assassin's Creed Unity had to struggle despite the current graphics card drivers still with various display errors and graphic bugs. First, the level of detail system is probably sometimes confused and also shows in the vicinity of our character very slurred and blurred textures that are usually well intended for display in the distance.

Secondly, very annoying flickering white lines on various texture edges, which also still had with antialiasing enabled massive jagged edges demonstrated on a system again and again. On the majority of our test configurations Assassin's Creed Unity ran but most of the time without problems. Throughout the two days of test time with countless restarts and changes to the graphics settings the game crashed only twice, but then settled restart without problems - not perfect, but also not uncommon for a newly published buggy PC game.

Video Options

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Video Options 1In the main menu for the graphics settings to determine among other things the general graphics quality and resolution.

2About the item "Advanced Options" to access the detailed settings.

Expanded optionsThe selection is fairly extensive and offers several options for fine adjustment.

The graphics menu of AC Unity is divided into the standard range and the advanced options. In the standard section you determine, among other things, the resolution, make V-sync on or off and choose one of five pre-made quality steps ( "Low," "Medium," "High," "Very High" or "Ultra"). In operation with the mouse and keyboard you realize the game here its console origin in part. When you click for example, to the point "Advanced Graphics options" while it is not already highlighted, only the focus changes to it (instead of opening the appropriate submenu directly) and a further click is necessary - annoying!

In the advanced options you can change six graphics settings such as anti-aliasing or texture quality individually to AC Unity provides quite enough leeway suit your visual requirements and the performance of your PC. Some settings such as HDR we miss though, but the menu has the advantage that you apply the most change by "F" key immediately and can see the difference right in the game paused in the background. The only exception is the texture quality, it requires at change restart the game.

Assassin's Creed Unity in technical checks - System requirements and graphics comparison