Notebookcheck

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.

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

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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

Show Restrictions
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
 
 
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
773
63.33
42.13
30.854
 86NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
70.3
58.3
32.2
23.9
 
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
67.12
55.52
38.44
22.84
 
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
65.7
52.5
28.4
21.1
 
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
64.4
51.3
26.2
18.8
 103AMD Radeon R9 M290X
44.7
39
24.4
18.1
 
 
 76AMD Radeon R9 M295X
35.1
32.7
26.6
15.6
 135NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
48.8
36.1
19.1
14.3
 98NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
27.452
21.22
14.752
13.73
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 159NVIDIA GeForce 945M
44.8
30.1
18.1
12.4
 119NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
50.83
39.23
26.13
11.33
 138NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
40.952
32.62
19.752
10.252
 
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
41.83
31.13
17.23
9.63
 160NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
41.8
28.8
14.4
8.8
 146NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
44.052
30.62
16.052
8.4
 227NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
29.4
17.9
12.1
8.3
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28.33
17.33
11
7.8
 224NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27.4
19.4
8.7
5.7
 243NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.92
182
9.32
5.7
 300AMD Radeon R7 M360
20
13.3
8.1
5.4
 
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.1
13.4
5.8
3.9
 302NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.5
12.6
6.1
3.9
 256NVIDIA GeForce 830M
24.7
15.9
9.6
3.1
 424Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.42
6.052
3.052
1.1
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 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)
 
 
 
 41NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 58AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
 
 
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 64*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 74AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
 
 
 80NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
 81*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
 
 
 
 
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 100AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
 
 104AMD Radeon HD 8970M
 
 
 109AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
 112AMD Radeon R9 M390
 
 114AMD Radeon HD 7970M
 115AMD Radeon Pro 560X
 117AMD Radeon Pro 460
 
 121AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 127AMD Radeon Pro 555
 128AMD Radeon Pro 455
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 131NVIDIA GeForce MX150
 
 
 
 136*AMD Radeon RX 540
 137*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
 144NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
 
 147AMD Radeon Pro 450
 149AMD Radeon R9 M385X
 
 
 153AMD Radeon R9 M280X
22.7
20.6
14.7
 154*AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 166*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 168Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
 
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
 171NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
 172AMD Radeon HD 6990M
 
 177NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
 
 
 180NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 186AMD Radeon R9 M370X
 187NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
 
 189NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
 190AMD Radeon R9 M275
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
 192NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
 
 195AMD Radeon HD 6970M
 197AMD Radeon HD 8870M
 
 200NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 209NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
 210NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
 211NVIDIA GeForce 845M
 212AMD Radeon HD 8850M
 214AMD Radeon R9 M265X
30.1
21
11.4
 217AMD Radeon HD 8790M
 
 
 
 
 222NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
 223NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
 226NVIDIA GeForce MX130
 
 230AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
 232NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
 
 
 235AMD Radeon R9 M375
28.5
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 236Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
 237AMD Radeon R7 M445
 239AMD Radeon R7 M370
 240NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
 
 
 
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
 247NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
 
 249Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
8
 
 252Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
 253NVIDIA GeForce 930M
24.452
 254Intel Iris Graphics 550
 255AMD Radeon 530
 257*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 258Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
 259NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 260Intel Iris Graphics 540
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 267NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
 268ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
 269NVIDIA GeForce 825M
 
 
 
 278AMD Radeon R7 M260X
11.7
8.7
 279NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
 
 281NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
 282NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
 
 285AMD Radeon HD 8750M
 
 287AMD Radeon R7 M270
 288AMD Radeon R7 M265
17.3
12.9
8
 290NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 291ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
 292*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
 293NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
9.1
 294AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
 295AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
 
 297*AMD Radeon R7 M460
 298AMD Radeon HD 7730M
 301NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
 
 304AMD Radeon HD 8690M
 
 306AMD Radeon R7 M440
 
 
 
 
 312AMD Radeon R7 M260
19.2
12
7.8
 313AMD Radeon R7 M340
 314AMD Radeon 520
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 317Intel UHD Graphics 630
 318Intel HD Graphics 630
 320Intel HD Graphics 530
 323AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 324Intel UHD Graphics 620
 325Intel HD Graphics 620
 326AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
 329ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
 330NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
 331NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
 
 
 335AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
 
 337NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
 338AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
 340AMD Radeon HD 8730M
 341AMD Radeon HD 6770M
 342NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 343NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
 
 345ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
 346AMD Radeon HD 6850M
 
 
 349NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
 350NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
 
 352NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
 353NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
 
 
 356AMD Radeon HD 7690M
 357Intel HD Graphics 5600
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 363AMD Radeon HD 8670M
 
 
 366AMD Radeon HD 6750M
 
 368NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
 371NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
 372NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
 
 378*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
 379NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
 380ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
 383AMD Radeon HD 8650G
14.2
 
 
 
 387AMD Radeon HD 7670M
 388NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
11.6
 
 391AMD Radeon R5 M335
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 392AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.5
10.8
 393AMD Radeon R5 M430
 394AMD Radeon R5 M255
8.3
6.1
 
 396NVIDIA GeForce 910M
 397NVIDIA GeForce 820M
15.1
9.7
 398*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 399Intel HD Graphics 520
 400Intel Iris Graphics 6100
 401NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.3
10.1
 402AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
 403NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
 404AMD Radeon R5 M240
18.2
12
 405*AMD Radeon R5 M320
 406AMD Radeon R5 M230
 
 
 413AMD Radeon HD 8570M
 414Intel HD Graphics 6000
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 416AMD Radeon HD 8550M
 417Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 418NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
 419*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
 421AMD Radeon HD 6650M
 422Intel HD Graphics 4600
7.752
52
 423ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
 
 432*Intel HD Graphics 615
 433*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
 434AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
 
 437NVIDIA GeForce 710M
 438AMD Radeon HD 7660G
 439NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
 
 441Intel HD Graphics 5000
5.4
 
 444AMD Radeon HD 6550M
 447NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 448AMD Radeon HD 6630M
 449AMD Radeon HD 7650M
 
 451AMD Radeon HD 7570M
 454ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
 457AMD Radeon HD 8550G
 460NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
 461NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
 
 
 464AMD Radeon HD 7610M
 465AMD Radeon HD 7620G
 
 467AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 473Intel HD Graphics 515
 474Intel HD Graphics 4400
6.32
3.9
 475*Intel HD Graphics 610
 476*Intel HD Graphics 510
 
 479AMD Radeon HD 7550M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 480ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
 481NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
 482NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
 485NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
 
 487AMD Radeon HD 7600G
 488ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
 491ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
 493ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
 
 497NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
 499ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
 500NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
 
 503NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
 505Intel HD Graphics 5300
 506*Intel UHD Graphics 605
 507*Intel HD Graphics 505
 509NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 513NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
 514ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
 
 516Intel HD Graphics 4000
3
 519AMD Radeon HD 6620G
 520AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
 521*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
 522*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
 524AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
 525AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
7.1
4.6
 526AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
8
5.3
 527AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
 528Intel HD Graphics 4200
3.3
 
 
 
 534AMD Radeon HD 7500G
 
 537AMD Radeon HD 8450G
 538AMD Radeon HD 7470M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 539AMD Radeon HD 6490M
 541AMD Radeon HD 8400
 544NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
 545AMD Radeon HD 7520G
 546NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
 
 
 550NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
 
 552NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
 554AMD Radeon HD 8350G
 555AMD Radeon HD 8330
 556Intel UHD Graphics 600
 557Intel HD Graphics 500
 558NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 559NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
 560NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
 
 
 564NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 565NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 
 567NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
 
 572AMD Radeon HD 7450M
 573NVIDIA GeForce 610M
 577Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 578Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
 579Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 580AMD Radeon HD 6470M
 582NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
 583AMD Radeon HD 7420G
 584ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
 588Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
 589AMD Radeon HD 6520G
 591NVIDIA GeForce 320M
 593ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
 594ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
 599NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
 600NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 601AMD Radeon HD 7400G
 602*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
 604NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
 605NVIDIA GeForce 410M
 608*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
 609Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
 611AMD Radeon HD 6370M
 612AMD Radeon HD 8280
 613ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
 614AMD Radeon HD 6450M
 616ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
 618ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
 619ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
 620AMD Radeon HD 8240
 622AMD Radeon HD 8250
 623ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
 
 625*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
 626NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 627ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 628Intel HD Graphics 3000
 630NVIDIA GeForce 310M
 631NVIDIA GeForce G210M
 
 634NVIDIA GeForce 315M
 635NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
 636NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
 637NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 
 639NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
 645ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
 646AMD Radeon HD 8210
 647ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
 648ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
 649Intel HD Graphics 2500
 650Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
 653ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
 
 658ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
 661NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 664ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
 673ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
 674NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 676Intel HD Graphics 2000
 678NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
 681NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
 683NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
 684*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
 691Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
4.3
2.4
 695AMD Radeon HD 7340
 696*AMD Radeon HD 6320
 697AMD Radeon HD 7310
 698*AMD Radeon HD 6310
 699AMD Radeon HD 8180
 700ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
 702ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
 703NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
 704*NVIDIA ION 2
 705NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 708NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
 709AMD Radeon HD 7290
 710AMD Radeon HD 6290
 711ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
 712ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
 714ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
 716ATI Radeon HD 4250
 718Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
 719AMD Radeon HD 6250
 
 
 723ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
 724NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
 725NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 727ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
 728ATI Radeon HD 3200
 729*ATI Radeon HD 4225
 738ATI Radeon HD 3100
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 739NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
 745Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
 746Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
 748NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
 751NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
 760ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
 777ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
 778ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
 779ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
 780ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
 781Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
 790*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
 793ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
 794NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
 798*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
 808Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
 809Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
 
 823Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
 824ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 825ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
 827SIS Mirage 3 671MX
 838*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
 855VIA Chrome9 HC
 860VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
 864SIS Mirage M661FX
 868*unknown
 867*Silicon Motion SM502
 866ATI Mobility 128 M3
 865VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
 863SIS Mirage 2 M760
 862VIA Castle Rock
 861VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
 859ATI Radeon IGP 320M
 858ATI Radeon IGP 340M
 857ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
 856Intel Extreme Graphics 2
 854ATI Mobility Radeon M6
 853ATI Mobility Radeon M7
 852ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 851ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
 850NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
 849*NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 840Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 826SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
 
 821ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 806NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
 805NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
 804NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 803NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
 802ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
 801NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
 
 799ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
 
 796NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
 795NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
 792NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
 791*NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 776NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 774NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
 773NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
 772NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
 771ATI Mobility Radeon X300
 770NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
 769NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
 768ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
 
 766ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
 765NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
 764ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
 
 762ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
 761ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
 
 
 757ATI Mobility Radeon X600
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 744Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
 743NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
 
 
 
 737*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
 
 
 
 
 
 
 730*ATI Radeon HD 4100
 
 722ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 717ATI Radeon HD 4200
 715ATI Radeon HD 4270
 713ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
 701NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
 694*VIA Chrome9HD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 682NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
 680*NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
 679NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
 677*NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
 672*AMD Radeon HD 6330M
 671NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 669ATI Mobility Radeon X700
 668ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
 667NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
 666ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
 
 663ATI Mobility Radeon X800
 
 660ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
 
 657NVIDIA GeForce 305M
 656ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
 654ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
 652*AMD Radeon HD 6350M
 651*AMD Radeon HD 7350M
 644*AMD Radeon HD 6380G
 643*AMD Radeon HD 6430M
 642ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
 
 640NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
 633NVIDIA GeForce 405M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 621AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
 
 615*AMD Radeon HD 7430M
 
 
 606AMD Radeon HD 7370M
 603ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
 598NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
 597NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
 596ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
 595ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
 592NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
 590*AMD Radeon HD 8310G
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 574NVIDIA GeForce 705M
 
 570NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
 568NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
 563NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
 
 
 
 
 540*AMD Radeon HD 8410G
 
 
 529*Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
 
 
 
 512NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
 
 508*AMD Radeon HD 7510M
 504*AMD Radeon HD 7490M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 498*AMD Radeon HD 7530M
 
 
 492ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
 
 
 
 
 478ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
 
 
 
 
 
 459NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
 
 456AMD Radeon HD 6530M
 455*AMD Radeon HD 8510G
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 452AMD Radeon HD 7630M
 446NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
 445*AMD Radeon HD 7590M
 
 
 431*Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
 
 
 
 
 
 410*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
 
 408*AMD Radeon R5 M420
 407*AMD Radeon R5 M315
 390*NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
 382AMD Radeon HD 6570M
 381ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 375ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
 374AMD Radeon HD 6830M
 
 370NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
 369*AMD Radeon HD 8590M
 339*AMD Radeon HD 8650M
 
 
 327ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
 
 321Intel HD Graphics P530
 319Intel HD Graphics P630
 316*AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
 
 
 
 283AMD Radeon HD 7750M
 277AMD Radeon HD 8770M
 276*AMD Radeon HD 8830M
 273AMD Radeon HD 6870M
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 
 
 
 
 246AMD Radeon HD 7770M
 238*AMD Radeon R7 M380
 225Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
 216AMD Radeon R7 M465
 215AMD Radeon HD 7850M
 213AMD Radeon R9 M365X
 207AMD Radeon HD 6950M
 198AMD Radeon HD 7870M
 196AMD Radeon R9 M270
 
 175*AMD Radeon R9 M380
 174*AMD Radeon R9 M385
 173*AMD Radeon R9 M470
 167Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
 
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 155*AMD Radeon HD 7950M
 148*AMD Radeon R9 M470X
 126AMD Radeon Pro 555X
 
 
 116AMD Radeon Pro 560
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
 
 
 99AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
 
 83AMD Radeon R9 M395
 77AMD Radeon R9 M390X
 75AMD Radeon R9 M485X
 73AMD Radeon R9 M395X
 
 51*AMD Radeon RX 490M
 47*AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
 46*AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
Pos      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 
 43*AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
 
 38*AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
* 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 ;-).