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Assassin's Creed Mirage tech review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks

Back to the roots. With Mirage, Assassin’s Creed is striving to turn the focus back to its original core elements (e.g. stealth). We are especially interested in checking out how graphically demanding the latest instalment in the series is.
Assassin's Creed Mirage

Notebooks used in this review

XMG Neo 17 E23 (RTX 4090)
XMG Neo 17 E23 (RTX 4090)
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 (RTX 4080)
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 (RTX 4080)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070 & RTX 4060)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070 & RTX 4060)
XMG Focus 15 E23 (RTX 4050)
XMG Focus 15 E23 (RTX 4050)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Acer Predator Helios 300 (RTX 3070 Ti)
Acer Predator Helios 300 (RTX 3070 Ti)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (RX 6800S & 680M)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (RX 6800S & 680M)
 

Right now, our gaming benchmarks are performed using these laptops. Click on the images to visit the respective product page. All other test systems (tower PCs, mini-PCs, etc.) are listed at the end of this article.

Technical aspects

Visually, Assassin’s Creed Mirage leaves a decent to good impression but isn’t phenomenal by any means. As is usual with the series, environments are highly atmospheric and often created with much love for details, giving the game a fantastic vibe. The in-house Anvil engine also shines with remarkable draw distance and high character density (in settlements). The play between light and shadow is likewise more than decent and enhances the game’s atmosphere.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage

That said, Mirage still struggles with inconsistent performance in its current state. Regardless of the hardware and settings used, we constantly observed stuttering and poor minimum FPS. The developers really need to work on resolving this phenomenon.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage

There isn’t much to complain about the options menu. We think it is slightly inconvenient that the five available presets always automatically enable Adaptive Quality (which we disabled throughout our testing). Other than that, Ubisoft deserves much praise in this department. Besides the amount of options, the written explanations and comparison images are also worthy of recognition – it doesn’t get much better than this. You’ll also find a useful VRAM indicator. According to it, Mirage requires around 6 GB at FHD/Ultra and 7 GB at 4K/Ultra. Whilst not necessarily low, these requirements aren’t excessive either. As you might expect from a recent release, upscaling technologies such as XeSS, FSR and DLSS are likewise supported.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage

The only downside: you need to restart the game after modifying some of the settings. This is somewhat annoying due to the fact that load times are pretty long and some intro or video sequences are unskippable. Furthermore, we encountered a few crashes that couldn’t be reproduced (despite our test devices running on the latest drivers). On an AMD-based system, we also had issues with the game not displaying correctly in full-screen mode or the cursor not showing up after switching resolution. The game’s install size is moderate at approx. 38 GB.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage

Benchmark

Similar to its predecessors, Mirage also comes with a built-in benchmark tool. As you can see in the video below, the benchmark consists of a roughly 1.5 minute-long camera roam that transitions from close-up shots to a panoramic view. A frame rate graph and other information are shown when the benchmark is running. At the end of the run, the game will provide you with a few more bits of performance information.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin's Creed Mirage

We would consider Assassin's Creed Mirage decently playable at 40 FPS and above. As usual, 60 FPS or more is recommended if you want a smoother gameplay experience. The system requirements are fairly modest overall.

Results


FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

Those using an iGPU should stick to low resolutions and settings. Even the Radeon 680M can only manage good frame rates (i.e. around 60 FPS) when the game is running at 720p and Low preset. On the other hand, mid-range cards (e.g. Radeon RX 6800S or similar) can sometimes break the 60 FPS mark even at 1080p and high to very high settings.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
    1920x1080 Low Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)     1920x1080 Medium Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)     1920x1080 High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)     1920x1080 Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
220 (30min) fps ∼100%
211 (20min) fps ∼100%
177 (27min) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
179 (6min) fps ∼81%
170 (19min) fps ∼81%
136 (31min) fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
203 (12min) fps ∼92%
195 (12min) fps ∼92%
147 (9min) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
183 (10min) fps ∼83%
176 (9min) fps ∼83%
129 (12min) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
137 (8min) fps ∼62%
129 (10min) fps ∼61%
97 (16min) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
126 (9min) fps ∼57%
118 (5min) fps ∼56%
92 (4min) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
115 (9min) fps ∼52%
109 (5min) fps ∼52%
87 (5min) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
106 (4min) fps ∼48%
102 (4min) fps ∼48%
80 (6min) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
107 (34min) fps ∼49%
97 (3min) fps ∼46%
70 (14min) fps ∼40%
AMD Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
97 (67min) fps ∼100%
87 (41min) fps ∼40%
82 (3min) fps ∼39%
66 (5min) fps ∼37%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
44 fps ∼45%
39 fps ∼18%
36 fps ∼17%
28 fps ∼16%
AMD Radeon 680M, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
34 (4min) fps ∼35%
32 (3min) fps ∼15%
30 (6min) fps ∼14%
24 (6min) fps ∼14%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

You likewise won’t need an absolute high-end GPU to enjoy Mirage at QHD. A GeForce RTX 4050 is theoretically powerful enough to run the game at 1440p and Ultra High preset, but the 6 GB of VRAM is a limiting factor.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
    2560x1440 Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
145 (28min) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
129 (5min) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
113 (58min) fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
112 (4min) fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
74 (2min) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
71 (2min) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
69 (5min) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
63 (3min) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
53 (9min) fps ∼37%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
20 fps ∼14%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

Assassin’s Creed Mirage only gets really demanding at 4K. With the settings maxed out, you’ll need an RTX 4070 or better to have a decent gaming experience at this resolution. Enabling DLSS Quality only occasionally improves performance by a limited margin. There are other games that benefit more from the technology, for instance Cyberpunk 2077.

Assassin's Creed Mirage
    3840x2160 Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)     3840x2160 Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off) + DLSS Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
93 (19min) fps ∼100%
122 (6min) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
80 (12min) fps ∼86%
107 (11min) fps ∼88%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
71 (42min) fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
68 (26min) fps ∼73%
92 (6min) fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
47 (5min) fps ∼51%
61 (7min) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
41 (3min) fps ∼44%
59 (8min) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
40 (1min) fps ∼43%
52 (6min) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
37 (19min) fps ∼40%
53 (10min) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
28 (15min) fps ∼30%
39 (14min) fps ∼32%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
11 fps ∼12%

Note

Because gaming tests are very time-consuming and are often constrained by installation or activation limits, we are only able to provide you with part of the benchmark results at the time of publishing this article. We will be adding more graphics cards over the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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1920x1080
Low Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
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1920x1080
High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)
4K
3840x2160
Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off)

3840x2160
Ultra High Preset (Adaptive Quality Off) + DLSS Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
256n4
245.5n4
236.5n4
177.5n4
169n4
126.5n4
149n4
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
284
259
241
192
160
102
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super
278.5n2
259n2
245n3
201n3
164n3
102n3
138n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
220
211
177
145
93
122
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER
221
206
170
136
84
112
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
179
170
136
113
71
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
230
211
196
156
124
75
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
230
209n2
197n3
147n7
127n7
78.5n6
107n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
175n2
165.5n2
159n2
132n2
107n2
72n2
93n2
AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
225
203
187
146
115
70
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
205
198.5n2
163n2
125.5n2
74.5n2
102.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
208
195n2
187.5n2
143n2
124n2
68
92
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
168
160
129
105
68
AMD Radeon RX 6800
182
165
151
118
91
56
AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT
186
168
154
120
91
54
NVIDIA Titan RTX
134
125
119
98
79
51
70
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
152
141
135
110
88
55
77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
115
109
87
71
47
61
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
146.5n2
137n3
129n3
98n4
76.5n4
41
59
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
142
135
107
85
51
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
170
151
138
108
81
47
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
164
143
132
104
79
45
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
102.5n2
96n2
89.5n2
74n2
60.5n2
40n2
52n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
145
134
127
98
77
48
64
Intel Arc A770
77
70
70
64
50
34
AMD Radeon RX 7600
157
139
128
84
67
35
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
106
102
80
63
40
52
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
128.5n2
120n4
111n4
88.5n6
68n5
38.5n2
53
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
147
128
117
89
64
32
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
114
106
101
79
64
41
52
AMD Radeon RX 6800S
97
87
82
66
AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT
105.5n2
95n2
86n2
58.5n2
43n2
23.5n2
Intel Arc A750
80
70
70
53
43
29
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
87
82
79
64
51
32
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
114
106
99
79
62
37
51
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
100
89
83
67
53
31
AMD Radeon RX 7600M
86
80
60
44
27
AMD Radeon RX 7600S
114
102
76
57
29
Intel Arc A580
84
71
74
58
48
31
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
102
94
89
71
54
32
44
AMD Radeon RX 6600
120
106
96
73
54
27
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
86
78
73
59
46
28
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
103
91
84
64
48
25
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
83
75
68
52
41
41
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
82
75
70
52
39
22
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
78
63
39
27
21
8
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
65
58
54
42
32
19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
98n2
90.5n2
66.5n2
53
28
39
Intel Arc A730M
62.5n2
55.5n2
54.5n2
48.5n2
38
21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
76
70
66
50
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU
70
63
55
41
31
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
74
67
63
48
35
19
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
68
62
51
35
28
14
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
59
53
44
31
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
53
48
35
22
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
53
47
33
21
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
36
31
25
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
49
46
28
18
Intel Arc A380
47
41
38
27
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
Intel Arc A310
37
32
25
20
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
34
33
30
25
Intel Arc 7-Core iGPU
33
31
27
AMD Radeon 780M
43.5n2
38.5n2
35.5n2
28n2
20
11
AMD Radeon 680M
34
32
30
24
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
18
15
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
17
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
17
16
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
16
14
Intel UHD Graphics 770
13
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
17
16
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
17
14
13
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
9
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

All test systems

Notebook Graphics card Processor Memory
XMG Neo 17 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 @175 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 @175 W TGP (12 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Focus 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 @140 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti @150 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-12900H 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Acer Predator Helios 300 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti @150 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-12700H 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 AMD Radeon RX 6800S (8 GB GDDR6) & AMD Radeon 680M AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Mini-PC Graphics card Processor Memory
Minisforum NUCXi7 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @125 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4
Minisforum HX99G AMD Radeon RX 6600M @100 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Minisforum Neptune Series HN2673 Intel Arc A730M Intel Core i7-12650H 2 x 8 GB DDR4
Minisforum UM790 Pro AMD Radeon 780M AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 32 GB DDR5
4K monitors Operating system Nvidia driver AMD driver
Gigabyte M32U Windows 11 ForceWare 537.42 Adrenalin 23.9.3
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Florian Glaser, 2023-10-11 (Update: 2023-10-16)