Assassin's Creed: Origins PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Benchmarks from Lowest to Ultra-High Settings

Assassin's Creed: Origins PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Benchmarks from Lowest to Ultra-High Settings

When looking at Assassin's Creed: Origins it is clear that the game is siding with Nvidia as its preferred GPU vendor, which is extremely disappointing given this game's AAA status. Whether AMD's performance deficit can be fixed with new drivers or a future game update remains to be seen, but you'd think the poster-child of Xbox One X support would at least try to bring some of its optimisations for AMD hardware over to the PC space. 

One other thing to note here is that moving from Lowest to Low settings resulted in almost no performance difference, either pointing at an obscenely low-performance impact or what is potentially a CPU limitation. These tests were conducted on our i7 6850K-based X99 setup with CPU clock speeds of 4GHz.   

 

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30-10-2017, 15:11:51

stealth80
Apparently the horrible CPU usage is caused by UBI doubling up on DRM. Pretty shady move imo passing the buck to the consumer by upping the game requirements, rather than, stopping piracy themselvesQuote

30-10-2017, 15:29:11

Tolemac
I see you are saving Wolfenstein for last Quote

30-10-2017, 18:03:29

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by stealth80 View Post
Apparently the horrible CPU usage is caused by UBI doubling up on DRM. Pretty shady move imo passing the buck to the consumer by upping the game requirements, rather than, stopping piracy themselves
DRM has virtually no impact on performance. DRM runs at launch. It would only extend loading times if that.

Something like Punkbuster(older BF games) could cause performance issues. But that is because it runs in real-time and is constantly on your internet connection. Anti cheat software like this can cause an impact. DRM won't. I'm sure there is some crap DRM out there that will. But reality is any big AAA company or half caring indie Dev would use a good DRM.
The performance issues is simply due to optimizationQuote

30-10-2017, 21:20:30

stealth80
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
DRM has virtually no impact on performance. DRM runs at launch. It would only extend loading times if that.

Something like Punkbuster(older BF games) could cause performance issues. But that is because it runs in real-time and is constantly on your internet connection. Anti cheat software like this can cause an impact. DRM won't. I'm sure there is some crap DRM out there that will. But reality is any big AAA company or half caring indie Dev would use a good DRM.
The performance issues is simply due to optimization
http://www.overclock.net/t/1641044/t...rs-gamers-cpus

I don't know Quote

31-10-2017, 02:07:38

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by stealth80 View Post
Nothing in that thread shows anything truthful. Just people talking about a screenshot. The guy as far as I read who the shot came from isn't even in the thread. Lots of he said she said
But still, if Ubi is having their own DRM, which they have a right to, then performance issues are on them. Still, even a 8700k is only being used 50% according to a person in that thread. So it's not CPU bound.Quote
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