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AMD, Nvidia Release Graphics Drivers For Assassin's Creed Unity

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity just launched, but to play the game on PCs you'll need a new driver. For exactly that reason, both Nvidia and AMD have just posted the GeForce 344.65 WHQL "Game Ready" driver and the Catalyst graphics driver (version 14.11.1 Beta), respectively.

The GeForce driver update is designed to improve the playing experience for Assassin's Creed Unity by adding game setting optimizations through GeForce Experience and an SLI profile. Naturally, the game also comes with all the optimizations from older drivers.

Additionally, the driver also comes with a small handful of bug fixes.

As always, the driver is available for download directly from Nvidia here for the 64-bit variant, or through GeForce Experience, which might have already given you the update notification.

This new AMD Beta driver comes with performance improvements for the aforementioned game and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, ensuring they run as smoothly as possible on the latest graphics cards from AMD.

A handful of issues are still known, although fortunately they are CrossFire- and 4K-related, meaning they won't affect a great deal of end users.

The driver is available immediately for download directly from AMD here. The company has only posted 64-bit versions for Windows 7 SP1 and above – there is no 32-bit variant this time around.

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  • redgarl
    4k and Crossfire related only...? Well, I am at 4k and with crossfire... thanks tom for the stupid comment: although fortunately they are CrossFire- and 4K-related, meaning they won't affect a great deal of end users.
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  • silverblue
    4k and Crossfire related only...? Well, I am at 4k and with crossfire... thanks tom for the stupid comment: although fortunately they are CrossFire- and 4K-related, meaning they won't affect a great deal of end users.
    But it's the truth. Nobody likes being an outlier.
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  • bloodroses75
    4k and Crossfire related only...? Well, I am at 4k and with crossfire... thanks tom for the stupid comment: although fortunately they are CrossFire- and 4K-related, meaning they won't affect a great deal of end users.

    You're one of the rare of the rare then. Most people don't even have sli/crossfire, let alone 4k: making their statement correct.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    Oh, so now this game even needs its own dedicated drivers. Just shows it's so inefficient it can't run without additional software.
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  • bloodroses75
    I gotta ask based on a rumor I heard. I heard that they dumbed down the PC version of this game so it matches the PS4 version. Is that the case? If so, there will be a lot of pissed of PC gamers....
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  • DarkSable
    @turkey3_scratch:

    Please, please tell me you're being a troll. If not, then I don't know what to tell you, aside from the fact that every game beyond pacman has required graphics drivers. In fact, many of them also require other software, such as direct x, physx, ect.

    It's nothing new.
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  • David Dewis
    I'm a 4K Xfire person too (290s). Sadly support for the highest end systems just doesn't seem to be a priority to AMD anymore. The amount of games that launch with lack of Xfire/SLI support now is astonishing. I've just gone and bought a 980 for my 2nd TV, controller gaming PC. So i will probably play Assassins creed on that anyway as its better suited to controller.
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  • photonboy
    This game has heavy NVidia support so it's possible AMD would have difficulties getting a reliable Crossfire driver working by game launch.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    14564367 said:
    @turkey3_scratch:

    Please, please tell me you're being a troll. If not, then I don't know what to tell you, aside from the fact that every game beyond pacman has required graphics drivers. In fact, many of them also require other software, such as direct x, physx, ect.

    It's nothing new.


    Of course they require direct x and graphic drivers, I am not dumb, but these are graphics drivers specifically built for the game rather than using your graphics driver you currently have installed. And you are wrong about Pacman because I do not own one PC game that required me to download a graphic driver specifically for that game.
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  • Hmmm, this kind of worries me, it seems strange that they are rolling out a driver version for this game. Usually it seems driver updates come awhile after the game to boost performance or fix bugs found on certain architectures. Knowing Ubisoft's past, this leads me to think that they once again could not optimize the game properly and AMD and Nvidia are forced to fix that for them (See AC3 and 4 and Watch Dogs for recent examples) meaning it could be a buggy slice of crap on certain configurations. I hope I am just being paranoid though as I want this game, but Ubi is the only developer I seem to have issues with as far as running their games well. Are there any performance analysis reviews up yet??
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