Ubisoft Recommends Intel Core i7-3770, Nvidia GTX 780 For Assassin's Creed Unity

Credit: UbisoftCredit: UbisoftAssassin’s Creed Unity is slated to hit shelves on November 11, but before then, if you’re a PC gamer, you’ll probably want to know what kind of hardware you need to run this game. Unfortunately, the requirements for the new installment of Assassin’s Creed seem to be rather… high.

To begin with, you’ll need a system with a 64-bit operating system, because the game requires a minimum of 6 GB of RAM. Ubisoft also wants you to have at least an Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Phenom II x4 940 processor, along with an Nvidia GTX 680 or an AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics card.

However, if you want to live up to the recommended hardware you’ll need even more, of course. Ubisoft recommended an Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card.

Naturally, you’ll also need DirectX 11 installed and a DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card. You’ll also need 50 GB of hard drive space and 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

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These minimum and recommended requirements are very steep – there’s no doubt about that. We would wonder whether this is some sort of practical joke, but this was posted on the official Ubisoft blog and it’s not the first of April.

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  • skit75
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is happening. These games play on consoles. The requirements for this type of PC hardware is the biggest middle finger a PC gamer could ever receive. These games aren't even half-baked for PC anymore.... in fact they aren't even turning the PC oven ON.
  • TechyInAZ
    No kidding, that's some expensive requirements. At least I don't play those types of games so i don't have to worry about my PC lol.
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  • TechyInAZ
    No kidding, that's some expensive requirements. At least I don't play those types of games so i don't have to worry about my PC lol.
  • IInuyasha74
    6GB of RAM and a 64-bit OS doesn't seem so bad but the CPU and GPU requirements are crazy, not to mention the HDD space needed. The AMD CPUs listed are out performed by the Intel CPUs they are listed with by a pretty good sized margin. I can't help they are trying to kill SSDs also since 50GB is way too much to put on a 256GB SSD, and most can't afford the 512GB SSDs they are crazy expensive for storage.