Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Scott Krager
With the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins last year, Ubisoft managed to reinvent one of its most iconic franchise that was at the brink of being forgotten mainly because it fell victim to the yearly release cycle.
After taking an entire year off, the company came back with an Assassin’s Creed game that was brimming with new things like mechanics, story-telling, combat, and even the entire stealth system was revamped.
The game itself was a smashing success, and manage to make record-breaking sales for the company.
While it was released in 2017, it is still being actively supported by the company despite the fact that the entire game is single player only. It is actually nice to see the company so dedicated to keeping things going on for the game.
With that said, the Assassin’s Creed Origins is certainly a demanding game, so it is our duty to make sure that we talk about the best settings as well as tweaks that will provide the best possible performance for the game.
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 42 GB available space
- Processor: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- Storage: 42 GB available space
Now keep in mind that Ubisoft has also stated that the minimum requirements of the game are for those who want to run the game at 720p with low preset, and recommended are for those who want to run at 1080p with high preset.
Anything above, and you are going to need more power.
Before I take a deeper dive into the graphics settings, I would like to mention some of the settings and tweaks you could make to your PC in order to get the best possible experience.
While they don’t directly relate to the game, tweaking them can certainly help you improve your performance in one way or another.
First things first, I would highly suggest you ensure that you have updated all the relevant drivers like your GPU driver because that will impact the game directly. Both AMD, and Nvidia have released drivers optimized for Assassin’s Creed Origins, so finding them should not be that hard at all.
In addition to that, if you are running this game on your gaming laptop, then you need to make sure of things like power management are set to High Performance. I would also advise you to ensure that you should game while the laptop is getting power from the charger to improve the performance and avoid any frame rates.
Last but not least, since laptops are more susceptible to thermal throttling, I would also suggest that you get enough cooling for your laptop whenever you are gaming. Normally, a cooling pad does just fine to an extent.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Graphic Settings
Before we take a deeper look into the settings of the game, I have to tell you that the game is a lot more optimized for Nvidia GPUs, to a point that even the Vega 64 and 56 fail to catch up with the likes of 1080 and 1080Ti. So, that is one thing that you must keep in mind.
Another important thing here is that the game is not just GPU intensive but CPU intensive as well; and while this means that game is well optimized, it also means that you are going to need a good combination of CPU, as well as GPU to provide you the same performance that you would want.
With everything out of the way, let’s go ahead and have a look at the graphics settings.
- Graphics Quality: As always, in order to tweak things, Graphic Quality should be set to custom.
- Adaptive Quality: Normally, I would set this on 60, but if your PC can’t hit the 60 FPS mark, then I would suggest you turn it off.
- Anti-Aliasing: It’s strange that Ubisoft hasn’t talked about what anti-aliasing is used in Assassin’s Creed Origins, but still, for the best possible performance, set it to low.
- Shadows: High.
- Environment Details: Ultra high.
- Texture Detail: Medium.
- Tessellation: Very high.
- Terrain: High.
- Clutter: Medium.
- Fog: High.
- Water: High.
- Screen Space Reflections: Medium.
- Volumetric Clouds: Off – the reason is simple, these clouds can eat up frame rate really, really fast. So, it is best if you just turn them off altogether.
- Texture Detail (Characters): High.
- Ambient Occlusion: Off.
- Depth of Field: On – Having this feature means that you will have a higher amount of objects rendered in the background, which will definitely look great, but do consider the performance impact it will have on your PC.
In addition to that, if you are on an AMD GPU, then be sure to turn off HBCC as it is known to cause a lot of frame drops in AMD graphic cards.
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