Assassin’s Creed: Origins Update 1.03 CPU Retest

Assassin's Creed: Origins' first PC patch is said to improve the game's performance

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Update 1.03 CPU Retest

Ubisoft has officially released their first major update for Assassin’s Creed: Origins on PC, promising that the game would feature “improved stability and performance”, something that we simply had to look into given how demanding the title is on PC. 

Sadly our tests are not as in-depth as we would like, as uPlay has temporarily locked us out of the game, likely due to frequent hardware changes. This means that our “retest” will only consist of CPU testing with our 4GHz i7 6850K, though we have tested this CPU on several CPU core/thread configurations. 

The good news is that this update has increased the game’s framerate in our CPU-based tests, making the game much more stable in demanding areas, especially on systems with lower core/thread counts. 

Full patch notes for Assassin’s Creed Origins’ update 1.03 can be found here. Our benchmark results can be seen on the next page. 


Assassin's Creed: Origins Update 1.03 CPU Retest  

Assassin's Creed: Origin's first major update will arrive on November 7th with free Trials of the Gods mode


When looking at Ubisoft’s latest version of Assassin’s Creed: Origins it is obvious that the game performs better in CPU-limited scenarios, especially when players are using CPUs with four or less total cores/threads. 

Both in the game’s built-in benchmark tool and in gameplay these performance boosts were noticeable, allowing taxing areas like the city of Alexandria play much more smoothly, especially when playing on our four core, four thread CPU configuration. 

All configurations that we have tested have seen an increase in minimum framerate, making the game appear a lot smoother as a whole in demanding areas, making the game much more playable. 

Assassin's Creed: Origins Update 1.03 CPU Retest



It is clear that over the past week Ubisoft has been working hard to increase the performance of Assassin’s Creed: Origins from a CPU perspective, giving a clear performance boost over the game’s day-1 version. 

This should set aside some concerns that these CPU issues are due to Ubisoft’s DRM solution, as it appears that a game patch has addressed the issue and it appears that the game’s DRM is still active. 

Assassin’s Creed: Origins still requires a powerful CPU to run well, but at least the game runs a lot better than before, with our quad-core/thread configuration seeing an increase in average and minimum framerate of over 20%, allowing the game to run noticeably faster throughout large sections of the game.  

We will be updating our Assassin’s Creed Performance Review to make a note of these changes. Let’s hope that Ubisoft continues to address this game’s issues with future patches, especially when it comes to using Radeon Hardware. 

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