Notebookcheck

Assassin's Creed Unity Benchmarked

Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (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

For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

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.

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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      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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
140.7n2
115.55n2
79n2
43.05n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
77n3
63.3n3
42.1n3
30.85n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
70.3
58.3
32.2
23.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
67.1n2
55.5n2
38.4n4
22.8n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
65.7
52.5
28.4
21.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
64.4
51.3
26.2
18.8
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
44.7
39
24.4
18.1
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
35.1
32.7
26.6
15.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
48.8
36.1
19.1
14.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
27.45n2
21.2n2
14.75n2
13.7n3
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
44.8
30.1
18.1
12.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
50.8n3
39.2n3
26.1n3
11.3n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
40.95n2
32.6n2
19.75n2
10.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
41.8n3
31.1n3
17.2n3
9.6n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
41.8
28.8
14.4
8.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
44.05n2
30.6n2
16.05n2
8.4
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
29.4
17.9
12.1
8.3
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28.3n3
17.3n3
11
7.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27.4
19.4
8.7
5.7
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.9n2
18n2
9.3n2
5.7
AMD Radeon R7 M360
20
13.3
8.1
5.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.1
13.4
5.8
3.9
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.5
12.6
6.1
3.9
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
24.7
15.9
9.6
3.1
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.4n2
6.05n2
3.05n2
1.1
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics 5600
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro 460
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 455
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
AMD Radeon Pro 450
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
22.7
20.6
14.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
30.1
21
11.4
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon R9 M375
28.5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
AMD Radeon R7 M445
AMD Radeon R7 M370
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
24.45n2
Intel Iris Graphics 550
AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
Intel Iris Graphics 540
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
11.7
8.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
AMD Radeon R7 M270
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 M265
17.3
12.9
8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
9.1
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R7 M460
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
AMD Radeon R7 M260
19.2
12
7.8
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon 520
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 620
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
14.2
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
11.6
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.5
10.8
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon R5 M255
8.3
6.1
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
15.1
9.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.3
10.1
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
AMD Radeon R5 M240
18.2
12
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M230
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
7.75n2
5n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 615
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
5.4
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Intel HD Graphics 515
Intel HD Graphics 4400
6.3n2
3.9
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel HD Graphics 5300
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel HD Graphics 505
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4000
3
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
7.1
4.6
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
8
5.3
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
3.3
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8330
Intel UHD Graphics 600
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon HD 8210
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
4.3
2.4
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8180
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7290
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Radeon HD 4250
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
VIA Chrome9 HC
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
SIS Mirage M661FX
unknown
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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Silicon Motion SM502
ATI Mobility 128 M3
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
SIS Mirage 2 M760
VIA Castle Rock
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Radeon HD 4100
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
VIA Chrome9HD
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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ATI Mobility Radeon X700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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AMD Radeon HD 8770M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
AMD Radeon R7 M380
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R9 M470
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
      Model
Assassin's Creed Unity
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * 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
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.
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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 ;-).