Viva la revolution! Assassin’s Creed Unity is finally tackling one of my favorite historical periods, The French Revolution. It’s recreating Paris with a stunning amount of detail too, but that could mean my PC is on for a revolution of it’s own in order to get things running.
Unity is a current-gen only title, which makes the PC specifications a little less surprising. As is common with most new games, the highest requirements here are VRAm and physical hard drive space. Unity is going to gobble up a whole 50GB of it, and having a card with 2GB of VRAM has now become a minimum requirement rather than a recommendation.
You can check out the full specs below, and perhaps reconsider what platform you’ll be eagle diving from next month.
Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (Only 64-bit supports)
Minimum – Intel Core® i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or above
Recommended – Intel Core® i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or above
Minimum – 6GB or above
Recommended – 8GB or above
Minimum – NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 or above Graphic
Memory minimum – 2GB
Recommended – NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X or above Graphic Memory
Recommended – 3 GB
Sound Card: DX9.0c-compatible
HDD: above 50 GB
Multiplayer: 256 kbps Upload bandwidth or Higher
It’s yet another game which is making 2Gb of VRAM look like absolutely nothing. Granted a lot of games lately overestimate the amount of video memory they actually require. For example, Shadow of Mordor constantly warns me that my settings require more than 2GB, while I’m only rocking 1.5GB. It still runs incredibly smoothly, so it’s best not to panic just yet.
It is, however, becoming more common. If you’re sitting with a 2GB card you may want to start looking at some upgrade options in the near future. That’s if you really need your PC games to run as best as they possibly can. Otherwise, carry on.