Minimum Requirements and Ubisoft

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  1. Jiehfeng
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    So I presume everyone heard the news. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity PC System Requirements are pretty damn high. And I was wondering, how would one run the game if their system was a bit lower than the minimum requirements? I have a GTX 650 1GB, so how much fps would I get? My GPU is the only thing lower in those requirements.

    Also, do you think these requirements are just a hoax, and they're just there to make people upgrade their PCs? Or does Ubisoft doesn't care anymore about PC gamers? From Watch_Dogs one could come to that conclusion too. Please tell me what you think.
     


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    I think you'll be able to play the game with a graphics card that does not quite reach the requirement. I expect the game to have ~20FPS tho....
     
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    Hmm, that would suck.
     
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    I dont think that Ubisoft or any developer cares about if you are buying new computer parts or not. I think that devs throw specs to the skies to ensure that the player will have the full game experience without complaining later.
     
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    What if companies like Nvidia are paying them? Just a possibility.
     
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    For all of the time I have found myself doing the PC game bit the specs have been.... about as great a work of fiction as timesheets filled in by politicians.

    Now Ubisoft have certainly been seen to have some interesting ideas about things, however I would probably hold off on the conspiracy bit for a hot second.
     
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    If Nvidia were paying they would demand a specific requirement to take off all other competitors, like "requires nvidia to play". But It never happened on PC (at least I never heard about it), only on consoles.

    Also, even that Assassins Creed is a loved franchise, I doubt that more than a few players would upgrade just for it...
     
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    And it also could only be optimised on Nvidia GPUs, like Watch_Dogs.
     
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    nVidia work with many game studios to help optimise their use of their graphics engine and optimise them for a range of graphics cards, which naturally would all be nVidia cards. If AMD offered that kind of support, during the development process... Well, let's just leave that in the air.

    This is one of the reasons why even though AMD cards achieve higher frame rates (in general), nVidia cards have smoother performance. ATi (before AMD bought them out) made good hardware, nVidia made good drivers.

    Also, to quote the slogan: nVidia - The way it's meant to be played.
     
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    Actually, AMD does offer those kind of services too, it's just not as developed as the nvidia services and those games never gives the middle finger to nvidia hardware owner so they don't get as much coverage.

    here's a few AMD Gaming Evolved title:
    Battlefield franchise (frostbite)
    dragon age
    Thief
    star citizen
    alien: isolation
    sniper elite 3
    Tomb raider
    Sims 4
    Bioshock infinite
    Far cry 3
    Deus Ex :HR
    Sleeping dogs
    and +

    The biggest part of the issue is nvidia gameworks suite:
    However Gameworks is a closed source program and amd can only do "after the fact" optimization.
    Extreme tech did an interesting piece.
     
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    I tried some AC games on my old laptop that doesn't even have the minimum requirements and I get around 30 FPS after boosting my ram and a patch from Ragnos1997Central on YouTube.
    Here are my laptop's specs:
    Intel Core Duo T6500 2.3 Dual Core
    Nvidia GeForce 105M 256MB
    2GB RAM
    And yes, I am serious that I get around 30 FPS on such device
     
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    Which games?
     
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    AC 2, AC Revelations, AC Brotherhood and AC Liberation HD. I usually set the graphics to low or medium for fluid gameplay.
     
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    Well I checked the Revelations specs just now since that's the most graphically intense game in that list, and your laptop is more than the minimum requirements.
     
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    After playing the game today, I got terrible results sadly.
    My GTX 650 got 10-25fps. I should maybe upgrade to a 750 Ti.
     
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