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Ubisoft have written up an FAQ covering the recommended PC system specs for Assassin’s Creed Origins, and a few of the included settings. It’s not comprehensive, but it touches on plenty of points of interest.

Sounds like Origins will have an in-built benchmark that records FPS, GPU and CPU usage (kind of like MSI Afterburner, I guess), so you should be able to see what sort of impact settings changes are having on your machine. 4K support is in, as long as you have a powerful enough PC (specific specs for 4K aren’t included, so it’s hard to say how powerful we’re talking here). There’s also confirmation of 21:9 ultra-wide resolution, and the ability to alter the FOV.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will have (optional) Dynamic Resolution Rendering, which will alter resolution on the fly in an attempt to keep up with your selected target frame-rate (30/45/60/90/uncapped). Ubisoft say this process will be invisible to the player “in most cases,” but I’ve never seen a dynamic resolution system that wasn’t petty obvious. Anyway, you can turn this off if you wish.

The game also supports multi-monitor set-ups, and has custom configuration options for both mouse/keyboard and gamepad. Ubisoft say more PC features will be coming post-launch (so after 27 October), but don’t yet say what these might be.

Here are the Minimum (720p on ‘Lowest’) and Recommended (1080p on ‘High’) PC specs. They don’t say what sort of frame-rate these spec baselines will provide, but I have a sneaking suspicion these are for 30fps. The ‘Recommended’ specs aren’t too far away from the machine I used to play Syndicate, which absolutely could not hold 60fps at 1080p on High. Maybe they’ve substantially updated the engine though.

OS: Windows 7 (SP1) / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
Resolution: 720p
Video Preset: Lowest

OS: Windows 7 (SP1) / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM – Shader Model 5.0 or better)
Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: High

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