Assassin's Creed Syndicate System Requirements Announced

Ubisoft unveiled the official system requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, which had a scattered release compared to its console counterparts. The game's minimum requirements are fairly hefty but the recommended requirements are even heftier.

The system requirements were revealed over on the official Ubisoft website, where they rolled out the minimum and recommended requirements, along with Nvidia exclusive features and high-end GPU features for gamers with master rigs. You can check out the specs below.

Minimum Requirements

Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10(64bit versions)

Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz

RAM: 6GB or more for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)

DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

Sound: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers

Recommended Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz


Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (4GB) or the newer GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280X (3GB) or better

DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers Hard Drive: 50 GB available space

There's also a special note from Ubisoft that if you want to play Assassin's Creed Syndicate on PC in full HD, which is a resolution of 1920 x 1080, then you're going to need a GPU with at the bare minimum of 3GB of VRAM. If you don't plan on playing the game in full HD then you can settle for playing on a rig with less than 3GB of VRAM.

There are also a number of Nvidia-specific features for GeForce cards, including TXAA for improved temporal anti-aliasing, as well as HBAO for improved ambient occlusion to make environments and soft shadows within the environments pop in all the right ways.

For really high-end PCs, Assassin's Creed Syndicate supports multi-monitors for those of you running GTX 980 or AMD 390X cards. There are also added features for multi-GPU systems running SLI and Crossfire.

The auto-control switching also makes a return, enabling players to switch back and forth between keyboard and mouse, as well as a game controller. This was really helpful in previous Assassin's Creed games during times when using the mouse was necessary and you could just move it to where you wanted without switching the controls, but if you wanted to keep playing with a controller a simple waggle of the analog or press of a button and you could go back to using it with ease.

I suppose the question isn't whether or not Ubisoft is adding in the features but whether or not they're going to work as advertised when the game does become available for PC. Assassin's Creed Unity had the unfortunate condition of being nearly unplayable for the first couple of months when it released. So far, that isn't an issue with the console version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate so if Ubisoft can nail the PC release they'll be three for three for a decent release.

The PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate goes live on November 19th.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.