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Assassin's Creed Unity Benchmarked

Florian Glaser (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 11/23/2014

Fun or an imposition? Assassin's Creed Unity is yet another entry in the never-ending list of unfinished games. High demands on the hardware combined with technical bugs are a constant source of aggravation. We'll try to determine just how powerful a notebook has to be to handle this game.

Assassin's Creed Unity Logo

Visually, Assassin's Creed Unity is definitely one of the best-looking titles for PCs we have come across in recent years. While some FPS games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 or Metro: Last Light have textures that are sharper still, Unity does look impressive for a third-person shooter game. One of the positive aspects is the richness of the details, as hardly any other current game is based on such an affectionately constructed and believable world. In almost any corner, there are nice decorative items (plants, furniture, etc.). Really impressive, for example, is the population density of virtual Paris. Because of all the fellow citizens, it never feels like you are stuck in a sterile "quarantine zone", which is an issue with some games. The visibility range of the new offshoot, combined with the freedom of movement inherent to the series, makes for a very satisfying ambiance.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity

Unfortunately, the game is still plagued by technical issues which mar the overall experience. One of the main problems, in our opinion, are the demands on the hardware. Even the official requirements allude to the fact that Assassin's Creed Unity needs plenty of CPU and GPU power:  according to Ubisoft, it should be a potent quad-core CPU and a high-end GPU alongside 6-8 GB of RAM, 40 GB of hard drive space and 64-bit Windows with DirectX 11 support.

From a technical standpoint, it's an "all clear" for Intel CPUs: as long as the notebook in question contains at least a dual-core or quad-core processor with Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading, the GPU and not the CPU is the limiting factor. A main point of criticism: Unity just doesn't seem like it's been optimized well. Even with a top-of-the-line GPU, the frame rates sometimes unexpectedly (and inexplicably) drop and game play stutters as a result. The performance, of course, depends on many factors: depending on the time of day (light and shadows), the toll on the GPU varies greatly. We were unable to achieve more than 100 fps, no matter which graphics card we tried.

At this time, AMD-equipped notebooks - see Assassin's Creed III – are heavily disadvantaged. Even in version 1.2.0 of the game, equivalent Nvidia GPUs are simply faster, especially at moderate settings (example: R9 M290X vs. GTX 870M). Not really surprising, given the fact that Unity was co-developed by Nvidia. The game does have a few interesting features like HBAO+ (ambient occlusion), PCSS+ (soft shadows) and TXAA (anti-aliasing), which also partially work with "foreign" hardware.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity

Let's revisit the performance one more time: Ubisoft is supposedly working on patches which will address the hardware requirements. This of course would mean that future benchmark results are not going to be comparable to our results here. We hope that Ubisoft will also fix the stability issues at the same time, since Unity crashed every once in a while on a few of our test systems.

The graphics menu, on the other hand, is without faults. Even though there are only a handful of options in the »Advanced« section, these options do have a profound effect on the quality. For our benchmarks we use the presets »Low«, »Medium«, »High« and »Ultra High«, which all require a restart of the game. A tip for those who don't like to play at the native resolution, but find that the game won't use the entire desktop: in this case, switching to windowed mode and then back to full screen rectifies the situation. Game load times are a mixed bag: the main menu takes a while to appear, but during the game play itself  we didn't experience any significant delays.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity

Benchmark

To determine the frame rate, we use our own benchmark sequence. After the main character gets his watch back following a chase conducted at breakneck speeds, we are able to freely wander around Paris for the first time. Not just because of the sheer number of characters, the 50-second run through the city (see the video) is pretty demanding, although some scenes require even more processing power.

Results

To get the most out of Assassin's Creed Unity, an absolute high-end system is required. None of the notebook systems we tested with allowed for a stutter-free game play when we used a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, ultra-high details and 4x MSAA. It will probably take a GeForce GTX 970M or GTX 980M to achieve frame rates above 25 fps. A resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with the settings on »High« (2x MSAA) is still quite demanding - we would recommend at least a GeForce GTX 870M or the GTX 780M.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

A true gaming notebook is required even for medium details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, as it takes at least a GeForce GTX 850M or GTX 765M to approach 30 fps. Owners of less powerful multimeda notebooks have to choose the preset »Low«. Graphics cards under the level of a GT 750M are simply not usable at all at any of the settings. Once Ubisoft has done some work optimizing the game, we expect Unity to run even on more entry-level notebooks.

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Assassin's Creed Unity
    1920x1080 Ultra High Graphics Quality AA:4x MS     1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:2x MS     1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality AA:FX     1024x768 Low Graphics Quality
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
Desktop-PC
43.6 (min: 39) fps ∼79%
52.8 (min: 46) fps ∼63%
70 (min: 60) fps ∼60%
78.4 (min: 67) fps ∼55%
Radeon R9 290X, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
31.9 (min: 28) fps ∼58%
46 (min: 40) fps ∼55%
67 (min: 53) fps ∼58%
68 (min: 55) fps ∼48%
GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
23.9 (min: 21) fps ∼43%
32.2 (min: 28) fps ∼39%
58.3 (min: 51) fps ∼50%
70.3 (min: 60) fps ∼50%
Radeon R9 280X, 3770K
Desktop-PC
23.8 (min: 18) fps ∼43%
31.3 (min: 23) fps ∼37%
43.6 (min: 32) fps ∼38%
49.3 (min: 36) fps ∼35%
GeForce GTX 780M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
21.1 (min: 18) fps ∼38%
28.4 (min: 24) fps ∼34%
52.5 (min: 44) fps ∼45%
65.7 (min: 54) fps ∼46%
GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
18.8 (min: 16) fps ∼34%
26.2 (min: 23) fps ∼31%
51.3 (min: 46) fps ∼44%
64.4 (min: 56) fps ∼45%
Radeon R9 M290X, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
18.1 (min: 15) fps ∼33%
24.4 (min: 20) fps ∼29%
39 (min: 32) fps ∼34%
44.7 (min: 35) fps ∼31%
GeForce GTX 770M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
14.3 (min: 9) fps ∼26%
19.1 (min: 16) fps ∼23%
36.1 (min: 31) fps ∼31%
48.8 (min: 42) fps ∼34%
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
13.1 (min: 11) fps ∼24%
18.3 (min: 15) fps ∼22%
36.2 (min: 32) fps ∼31%
50.1 (min: 42) fps ∼35%
GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
9.6 (min: 7) fps ∼17%
15 (min: 11) fps ∼18%
31.1 (min: 28) fps ∼27%
44.7 (min: 39) fps ∼31%
GeForce GTX 765M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
8.8 (min: 4) fps ∼16%
14.4 (min: 12) fps ∼17%
28.8 (min: 24) fps ∼25%
41.8 (min: 36) fps ∼29%
GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
5.7 (min: 4) fps ∼10%
8.7 (min: 7) fps ∼10%
19.4 (min: 17) fps ∼17%
27.4 (min: 23) fps ∼19%
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), A10-7850K, Samsung SSD 470 Series MZ-5PA256/EU
A10-7850K Asus A88-XM-PLUS
16.9 (min: 14) fps ∼15%
24.3 (min: 19) fps ∼17%
GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
3.9 (min: 2) fps ∼7%
5.8 (min: 4) fps ∼7%
13.4 (min: 12) fps ∼12%
20.1 (min: 17) fps ∼14%
GeForce GT 640M, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
9.1 (min: 4) fps ∼6%
GeForce GT 720M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
MSI CX61-i572M
10.1 fps ∼9%
14.3 fps ∼10%
HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
5.4 (min: 2) fps ∼5%
8.5 (min: 6) fps ∼6%
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
Schenker S413
8 (min: 4) fps ∼6%
Radeon HD 8650G, A10-5750M, Samsung SSD 470 Series MZ-5PA256/EU
Pumori Test Platform (A10-5750M)
14.2 (min: 10) fps ∼10%
GeForce GT 630M, 3720QM, Seagate Momentus 7200.5 ST9750420AS
Asus N56VM
11.6 (min: 3) fps ∼8%

Test Systems

Four of our review notebooks are courtesy of Schenker Technologies:

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M, Radeon R9 M290X)
  • W503 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 780M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

All these notebooks feature Windows 7 64-bit.

Nvidia supplied the following systems:

One notebook is courtesy of Intel:

  • Schenker S413 (Core i7-4750HQ, 8 GB DDR3, Iris Pro Graphics 5200)

The desktop systems come with CPUs/APUs from Intel and AMD,  Micron, Intel, and Samsung SSDs, motherboards from Intel and Asus, as well as GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.

GPU drivers: Nvidia 344.65, AMD 14.11.1 Beta, Intel 10.18.10.3960

Overview

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Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
 Assassin's Creed Unity (2014)
low
1024x768
Low Graphics Quality
med.
1366x768
Medium Graphics Quality
FXAA
high
1920x1080
High Graphics Quality
2x MSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra High Graphics Quality
4x MSAA
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
140.72
115.552
792
43.052
 
 
 
 
 
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
773
63.33
42.13
30.854
 
 85NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
70.3
58.3
32.2
23.9
 
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
67.12
55.52
38.44
22.84
 92NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
65.7
52.5
28.4
21.1
 100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
64.4
51.3
26.2
18.8
 
 117NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
50.83
39.23
26.13
11.33
 
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
48.8
36.1
19.1
14.3
 157NVIDIA GeForce 945M
44.8
30.1
18.1
12.4
 101AMD Radeon R9 M290X
44.7
39
24.4
18.1
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 144NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
44.052
30.62
16.052
8.4
 148NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
41.83
31.13
17.23
9.63
 158NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
41.8
28.8
14.4
8.8
 136NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
40.952
32.62
19.752
10.252
 
 75AMD Radeon R9 M295X
35.1
32.7
26.6
15.6
 211AMD Radeon R9 M265X
30.1
21
11.4
 225NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
29.4
17.9
12.1
8.3
 232AMD Radeon R9 M375
28.5
 228NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28.33
17.33
11
7.8
 98NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
27.452
21.22
14.752
13.73
 221NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27.4
19.4
8.7
5.7
 239NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.92
182
9.32
5.7
 254NVIDIA GeForce 830M
24.7
15.9
9.6
3.1
 251NVIDIA GeForce 930M
24.452
 
 151AMD Radeon R9 M280X
22.7
20.6
14.7
 
 248NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.1
13.4
5.8
3.9
 296AMD Radeon R7 M360
20
13.3
8.1
5.4
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 298NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.5
12.6
6.1
3.9
 308AMD Radeon R7 M260
19.2
12
7.8
 400AMD Radeon R5 M240
18.2
12
 285AMD Radeon R7 M265
17.3
12.9
8
 388AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.5
10.8
 393NVIDIA GeForce 820M
15.1
9.7
 397NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.3
10.1
 379AMD Radeon HD 8650G
14.2
 275AMD Radeon R7 M260X
11.7
8.7
 384NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
11.6
 289NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
9.1
 419Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.42
6.052
3.052
1.1
 390AMD Radeon R5 M255
8.3
6.1
 246Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
8
 522AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
8
5.3
 417Intel HD Graphics 4600
7.752
52
 521AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
7.1
4.6
 470Intel HD Graphics 4400
6.32
3.9
 437Intel HD Graphics 5000
5.4
 686Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
4.3
2.4
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 524Intel HD Graphics 4200
3.3
 512Intel HD Graphics 4000
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 
 14NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
 
 
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 33NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
 
 36AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
 
 39*AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
 
 
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 60*AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
 
 64NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 79NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
 
 
 88*AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
 
 
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 102AMD Radeon HD 8970M
 
 
 107AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
 108NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
 110AMD Radeon R9 M390
 
 112AMD Radeon HD 7970M
 114AMD Radeon Pro 560X
 115AMD Radeon Pro 460
 
 119AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 124AMD Radeon Pro 555
 125AMD Radeon Pro 455
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 127NVIDIA GeForce MX150
 
 
 
 
 134*AMD Radeon RX 540
 135*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
 
 145AMD Radeon Pro 450
 147AMD Radeon R9 M385X
 
 
 152*AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 163*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 165Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
 
 167NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
 168NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
 169AMD Radeon HD 6990M
 
 174NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
 
 
 177NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 183AMD Radeon R9 M370X
 184NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
 
 186NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
 187AMD Radeon R9 M275
 188NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
 189NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
 
 192AMD Radeon HD 6970M
 194AMD Radeon HD 8870M
 
 197NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 206NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
 207NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
 208NVIDIA GeForce 845M
 209AMD Radeon HD 8850M
 214AMD Radeon HD 8790M
 
 
 
 
 219NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
 220NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
 
 224NVIDIA GeForce MX130
 227*AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
 229NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
 
 
 233AMD Radeon R7 M445
 235AMD Radeon R7 M370
 236NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 241NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
 243NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
 244*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
 
 249Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
 252*Intel Iris Graphics 550
 253AMD Radeon 530
 256Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
 257NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 258Intel Iris Graphics 540
 
 
 
 264NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
 265ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
 266NVIDIA GeForce 825M
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 276NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
 
 278NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
 279NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
 
 282AMD Radeon HD 8750M
 
 284AMD Radeon R7 M270
 287NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
 288ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
 290AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
 291AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
 
 293*AMD Radeon R7 M460
 294AMD Radeon HD 7730M
 297NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
 
 300AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 302AMD Radeon R7 M440
 
 
 
 
 309AMD Radeon R7 M340
 310AMD Radeon 520
 
 313Intel UHD Graphics 630
 314Intel HD Graphics 630
 316Intel HD Graphics 530
 319AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 320Intel UHD Graphics 620
 321Intel HD Graphics 620
 322AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
 325ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
 326NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
 327NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 331AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
 
 333NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
 334AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
 336AMD Radeon HD 8730M
 337AMD Radeon HD 6770M
 338NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
 339NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
 
 341ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
 342AMD Radeon HD 6850M
 
 
 345NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
 346NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
 
 348NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
 349NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 352AMD Radeon HD 7690M
 353Intel HD Graphics 5600
 
 
 
 
 
 359AMD Radeon HD 8670M
 
 
 362AMD Radeon HD 6750M
 
 364NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
 367NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
 368NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
 
 374*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
 375NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
 376ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 383AMD Radeon HD 7670M
 
 387AMD Radeon R5 M335
 389AMD Radeon R5 M430
 
 392NVIDIA GeForce 910M
 394*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 395Intel HD Graphics 520
 396Intel Iris Graphics 6100
 398AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
 399NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
 401*AMD Radeon R5 M320
 402AMD Radeon R5 M230
 
 
 408AMD Radeon HD 8570M
 409Intel HD Graphics 6000
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 411AMD Radeon HD 8550M
 412Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 413NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
 414*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
 416AMD Radeon HD 6650M
 418ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
 
 428*Intel HD Graphics 615
 429*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
 430AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
 
 433NVIDIA GeForce 710M
 434AMD Radeon HD 7660G
 435NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
 
 
 440AMD Radeon HD 6550M
 443NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
 444AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 445AMD Radeon HD 7650M
 
 447AMD Radeon HD 7570M
 450ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
 453AMD Radeon HD 8550G
 456NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
 457NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
 
 
 460AMD Radeon HD 7610M
 461AMD Radeon HD 7620G
 
 463AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 469Intel HD Graphics 515
 471*Intel HD Graphics 610
 472*Intel HD Graphics 510
 
 475AMD Radeon HD 7550M
 476ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
 477NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 478NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
 481NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
 
 483AMD Radeon HD 7600G
 484ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
 487ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
 489ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
 
 493NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
 495ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
 496NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
 
 499NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
 501Intel HD Graphics 5300
 502*Intel UHD Graphics 605
 503*Intel HD Graphics 505
 505NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
 
 509NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
 510ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 515AMD Radeon HD 6620G
 516AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
 517*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
 518*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
 520AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
 523AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
 
 
 
 530AMD Radeon HD 7500G
 
 533AMD Radeon HD 8450G
 534AMD Radeon HD 7470M
 535AMD Radeon HD 6490M
 537AMD Radeon HD 8400
 540NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
 541AMD Radeon HD 7520G
 542NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 546NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
 
 548NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
 550AMD Radeon HD 8350G
 551AMD Radeon HD 8330
 552Intel UHD Graphics 600
 553Intel HD Graphics 500
 554NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 555NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
 556NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
 
 
 560NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
 561NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 
 563NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
 
 568AMD Radeon HD 7450M
 569NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 573Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 574Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
 575Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 576AMD Radeon HD 6470M
 578NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
 579AMD Radeon HD 7420G
 580ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
 584Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
 585AMD Radeon HD 6520G
 587NVIDIA GeForce 320M
 589ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
 590ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
 595NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
 596NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
 597AMD Radeon HD 7400G
 598*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
 600NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
 601NVIDIA GeForce 410M
 604*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
 605Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 606AMD Radeon HD 6370M
 607AMD Radeon HD 8280
 608ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
 609AMD Radeon HD 6450M
 611ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
 613ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
 614ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
 615AMD Radeon HD 8240
 617AMD Radeon HD 8250
 618ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
 
 620*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
 621NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 622ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
 623Intel HD Graphics 3000
 625NVIDIA GeForce 310M
 626NVIDIA GeForce G210M
 
 629NVIDIA GeForce 315M
 630NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 631NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
 632NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 
 634NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
 640ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
 641AMD Radeon HD 8210
 642ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
 643ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
 644Intel HD Graphics 2500
 645Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
 648ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
 
 653ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
 656NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
 659ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
 668ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
 669NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 671Intel HD Graphics 2000
 673NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 676NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
 678NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
 679*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
 690AMD Radeon HD 7340
 691*AMD Radeon HD 6320
 692AMD Radeon HD 7310
 693*AMD Radeon HD 6310
 694AMD Radeon HD 8180
 695ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
 697ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
 698NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
 699*NVIDIA ION 2
 700NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
 
 
 703NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
 704AMD Radeon HD 7290
 705AMD Radeon HD 6290
 706ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
 707ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 709ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
 711ATI Radeon HD 4250
 713Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
 714AMD Radeon HD 6250
 
 
 718ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
 719NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
 720NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 722ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
 723ATI Radeon HD 3200
 724*ATI Radeon HD 4225
 733ATI Radeon HD 3100
 734NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
 740Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
 741Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
 743NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
 746NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
 755ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
 772ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 773ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
 774ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
 775ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
 776Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
 785*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
 788ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
 789NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
 793*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
 803Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
 804Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
 
 818Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
 819ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
 820ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
 822SIS Mirage 3 671MX
 833*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
 850VIA Chrome9 HC
 855VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
 859SIS Mirage M661FX
 863*unknown
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 862*Silicon Motion SM502
 861ATI Mobility 128 M3
 860VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
 858SIS Mirage 2 M760
 857VIA Castle Rock
 856VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
 854ATI Radeon IGP 320M
 853ATI Radeon IGP 340M
 852ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
 851Intel Extreme Graphics 2
 849ATI Mobility Radeon M6
 848ATI Mobility Radeon M7
 847ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
 846ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
 845NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
 844*NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 835Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 821SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
 
 816ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 801NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
 800NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
 799NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
 798NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
 797ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
 796NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
 
 794ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
 
 791NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 790NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
 787NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
 786*NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 771NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
 
 769NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
 768NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
 767NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
 766ATI Mobility Radeon X300
 765NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
 764NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
 763ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 761ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
 760NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
 759ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
 
 757ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
 756ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
 
 
 752ATI Mobility Radeon X600
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 739Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
 738NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 732*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
 
 
 
 
 
 
 725*ATI Radeon HD 4100
 
 717ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
 712ATI Radeon HD 4200
 710ATI Radeon HD 4270
 708ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
 696NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
 689*VIA Chrome9HD
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 677NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
 675*NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
 674NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
 672*NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
 667*AMD Radeon HD 6330M
 666NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
 
 664ATI Mobility Radeon X700
 663ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
 662NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
 661ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
 
 658ATI Mobility Radeon X800
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 655ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
 
 652NVIDIA GeForce 305M
 651ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
 649ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
 647*AMD Radeon HD 6350M
 646*AMD Radeon HD 7350M
 639*AMD Radeon HD 6380G
 638*AMD Radeon HD 6430M
 637ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
 
 635NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
 628NVIDIA GeForce 405M
 
 616AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
 
 610*AMD Radeon HD 7430M
 
 602AMD Radeon HD 7370M
 599ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 594NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
 593NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
 592ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
 591ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
 588NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
 586*AMD Radeon HD 8310G
 
 
 
 
 
 
 570NVIDIA GeForce 705M
 
 566NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
 564NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
 559NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 536*AMD Radeon HD 8410G
 
 
 525*Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
 
 
 
 508NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
 
 504*AMD Radeon HD 7510M
 500*AMD Radeon HD 7490M
 
 494*AMD Radeon HD 7530M
 
 
 488ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 474ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
 
 
 
 
 
 455NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
 
 452AMD Radeon HD 6530M
 451*AMD Radeon HD 8510G
 
 448AMD Radeon HD 7630M
 442NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
 441*AMD Radeon HD 7590M
 
 
 
 426*Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 405*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
 
 403*AMD Radeon R5 M315
 386*NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
 378AMD Radeon HD 6570M
 377ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
 
 371ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
 370AMD Radeon HD 6830M
 
 366NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
 365*AMD Radeon HD 8590M
 335*AMD Radeon HD 8650M
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 323ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
 
 317Intel HD Graphics P530
 315Intel HD Graphics P630
 312*AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
 
 
 
 280AMD Radeon HD 7750M
 274AMD Radeon HD 8770M
 273*AMD Radeon HD 8830M
 270AMD Radeon HD 6870M
 
 
 
 
 255*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 250Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
 242AMD Radeon HD 7770M
 234*AMD Radeon R7 M380
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 222Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
 213AMD Radeon R7 M465
 212AMD Radeon HD 7850M
 210AMD Radeon R9 M365X
 204AMD Radeon HD 6950M
 195AMD Radeon HD 7870M
 193AMD Radeon R9 M270
 
 172*AMD Radeon R9 M380
 171*AMD Radeon R9 M385
 170*AMD Radeon R9 M470
 164Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
 
 153*AMD Radeon HD 7950M
 146*AMD Radeon R9 M470X
 
 
 
 113AMD Radeon Pro 560
 109NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 87*AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 82AMD Radeon R9 M395
 80*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 76AMD Radeon R9 M390X
 74AMD Radeon R9 M485X
 73AMD Radeon R9 M395X
 
 65*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
 52*AMD Radeon RX 490M
 48*AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
 47*AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
 
 44*AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
 
 38*AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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* Smaller values are better. / * Approximate position

 

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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
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.
123Uncertain – 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.
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Florian Glaser, 2014-11-23 (Update: 2014-11-23)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).