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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.

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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.

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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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      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
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
140.7n2
115.55n2
79n2
43.05n2
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
77n3
63.3n3
42.1n3
30.85n4
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
70.3
58.3
32.2
23.9
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
67.1n2
55.5n2
38.4n4
22.8n4
 95NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
65.7
52.5
28.4
21.1
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
64.4
51.3
26.2
18.8
 107AMD Radeon R9 M290X
44.7
39
24.4
18.1
 80AMD Radeon R9 M295X
35.1
32.7
26.6
15.6
 139NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
48.8
36.1
19.1
14.3
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
27.45n2
21.2n2
14.75n2
13.7n3
 163NVIDIA GeForce 945M
44.8
30.1
18.1
12.4
 123NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
50.8n3
39.2n3
26.1n3
11.3n3
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
40.95n2
32.6n2
19.75n2
10.25n2
 154NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
41.8n3
31.1n3
17.2n3
9.6n3
 164NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
41.8
28.8
14.4
8.8
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
44.05n2
30.6n2
16.05n2
8.4
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
29.4
17.9
12.1
8.3
 235NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28.3n3
17.3n3
11
7.8
 228NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27.4
19.4
8.7
5.7
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 248NVIDIA GeForce 840M
26.9n2
18n2
9.3n2
5.7
 305AMD Radeon R7 M360
20
13.3
8.1
5.4
 256NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.1
13.4
5.8
3.9
 307NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.5
12.6
6.1
3.9
 261NVIDIA GeForce 830M
24.7
15.9
9.6
3.1
 429Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.4n2
6.05n2
3.05n2
1.1
 325Intel HD Graphics 530
 362Intel HD Graphics 5600
 10NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
 17NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
 38AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
 60AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
 65NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
 66*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
 77AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
 78AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 84NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
 85*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 98NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
 104AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
 108AMD Radeon HD 8970M
 113AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
 114NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
 116AMD Radeon R9 M390
 118AMD Radeon HD 7970M
 119AMD Radeon Pro 560X
 121AMD Radeon Pro 460
 125AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
 131AMD Radeon Pro 555
 132AMD Radeon Pro 455
 135NVIDIA GeForce MX150
 140*AMD Radeon RX 540
 141*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
 148NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
 151AMD Radeon Pro 450
 153AMD Radeon R9 M385X
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 157AMD Radeon R9 M280X
22.7
20.6
14.7
 158*AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
 170*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 172Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
 174NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
 175NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
 176AMD Radeon HD 6990M
 181NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
 184NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
 190AMD Radeon R9 M370X
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
 193NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
 194AMD Radeon R9 M275
 195NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
 196NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
 199AMD Radeon HD 6970M
 201AMD Radeon HD 8870M
 204NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
 214NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 215NVIDIA GeForce 845M
 216AMD Radeon HD 8850M
 218AMD Radeon R9 M265X
30.1
21
11.4
 221AMD Radeon HD 8790M
 226NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
 227NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
 230NVIDIA GeForce MX130
 234AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
 236NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
 240AMD Radeon R9 M375
28.5
 241Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
 242AMD Radeon R7 M445
 244AMD Radeon R7 M370
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
 250NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
 252NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
 254Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
8
 257Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
 258NVIDIA GeForce 930M
24.45n2
 259Intel Iris Graphics 550
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 260AMD Radeon 530
 262*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 263Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
 264NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 265Intel Iris Graphics 540
 272NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
 273ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
 274NVIDIA GeForce 825M
 283AMD Radeon R7 M260X
11.7
8.7
 284NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
 286NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
 287NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
 290AMD Radeon HD 8750M
 292AMD Radeon R7 M270
 293AMD Radeon R7 M265
17.3
12.9
8
 295NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
 296ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
 297*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
 298NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
9.1
 299AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 300AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
 302*AMD Radeon R7 M460
 303AMD Radeon HD 7730M
 306NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
 309AMD Radeon HD 8690M
 311AMD Radeon R7 M440
 317AMD Radeon R7 M260
19.2
12
7.8
 318AMD Radeon R7 M340
 319AMD Radeon 520
 322Intel UHD Graphics 630
 323Intel HD Graphics 630
 328AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 329Intel UHD Graphics 620
 330Intel HD Graphics 620
 331AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
 334ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
 335NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
 336NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
 340AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
 342NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 343AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
 345AMD Radeon HD 8730M
 346AMD Radeon HD 6770M
 347NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
 348NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
 350ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
 351AMD Radeon HD 6850M
 354NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
 355NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
 357NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
 358NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
 361AMD Radeon HD 7690M
 368AMD Radeon HD 8670M
 371AMD Radeon HD 6750M
 373NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
 376NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
 377NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
 383*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
 384NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
 385ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 388AMD Radeon HD 8650G
14.2
 392AMD Radeon HD 7670M
 393NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
11.6
 396AMD Radeon R5 M335
 397AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.5
10.8
 398AMD Radeon R5 M430
 399AMD Radeon R5 M255
8.3
6.1
 401NVIDIA GeForce 910M
 402NVIDIA GeForce 820M
15.1
9.7
 403*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 404Intel HD Graphics 520
 405Intel Iris Graphics 6100
 406NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.3
10.1
 407AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
 408NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
 409AMD Radeon R5 M240
18.2
12
 410*AMD Radeon R5 M320
 411AMD Radeon R5 M230
 418AMD Radeon HD 8570M
 419Intel HD Graphics 6000
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 421AMD Radeon HD 8550M
 422Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 423NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
 424*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
 426AMD Radeon HD 6650M
 427Intel HD Graphics 4600
7.75n2
5n2
 428ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
 438*Intel UHD Graphics 615
 439*Intel HD Graphics 615
 440*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
 441AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
 444NVIDIA GeForce 710M
 445AMD Radeon HD 7660G
 446NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
 448Intel HD Graphics 5000
5.4
 451AMD Radeon HD 6550M
 454NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
 455AMD Radeon HD 6630M
 456AMD Radeon HD 7650M
 458AMD Radeon HD 7570M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
lowmed.highultra
 461ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
 464AMD Radeon HD 8550G
 467NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
 468NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
 471AMD Radeon HD 7610M
 472AMD Radeon HD 7620G
 474AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 480Intel HD Graphics 515
 481Intel HD Graphics 4400
6.3n2
3.9
 482*Intel HD Graphics 610
 483*Intel HD Graphics 510
 486AMD Radeon HD 7550M
 487ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
 488NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
 489NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
 492NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
 494AMD Radeon HD 7600G
 495ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
 498ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
 500ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 504NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
 506ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
 507NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
 510NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
 512Intel HD Graphics 5300
 513*Intel UHD Graphics 605
 514*Intel HD Graphics 505
 516NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
 520NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
 521ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
 523Intel HD Graphics 4000
3
 526AMD Radeon HD 6620G
 527AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
 528*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
 529*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
 531AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
 532AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
7.1
4.6
 533AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
8
5.3
 534AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
 535Intel HD Graphics 4200
3.3
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 541AMD Radeon HD 7500G
 544AMD Radeon HD 8450G
 545AMD Radeon HD 7470M
 546AMD Radeon HD 6490M
 548AMD Radeon HD 8400
 551NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
 552AMD Radeon HD 7520G
 553NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
 557NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
 559NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
 561AMD Radeon HD 8350G
 562AMD Radeon HD 8330
 563Intel UHD Graphics 600
 564Intel HD Graphics 500
 565NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 566NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
 567NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
 571NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
 572NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 574NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 579AMD Radeon HD 7450M
 580NVIDIA GeForce 610M
 584Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 585Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
 586Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 587AMD Radeon HD 6470M
 589NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
 590AMD Radeon HD 7420G
 591ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
 595Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
 596AMD Radeon HD 6520G
 598NVIDIA GeForce 320M
 600ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
 601ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
 606NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
 607NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
 608AMD Radeon HD 7400G
 609*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
 611NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
 612NVIDIA GeForce 410M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 615*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
 616Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
 618AMD Radeon HD 6370M
 619AMD Radeon HD 8280
 620ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
 621AMD Radeon HD 6450M
 623ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
 625ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
 626ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
 627AMD Radeon HD 8240
 629AMD Radeon HD 8250
 630ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
 632*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
 633NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 634ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
 635Intel HD Graphics 3000
 637NVIDIA GeForce 310M
 638NVIDIA GeForce G210M
 641NVIDIA GeForce 315M
 642NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 643NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
 644NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 646NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
 652ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
 653AMD Radeon HD 8210
 654ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
 655ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
 656Intel HD Graphics 2500
 657Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
 660ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
 665ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
 668NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
 671ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
 680ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
 681NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 683Intel HD Graphics 2000
 685NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
 688NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
 690NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
 691*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 698Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
4.3
2.4
 702AMD Radeon HD 7340
 703*AMD Radeon HD 6320
 704AMD Radeon HD 7310
 705*AMD Radeon HD 6310
 706AMD Radeon HD 8180
 707ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
 709ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
 710NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
 711*NVIDIA ION 2
 712NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
 715NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
 716AMD Radeon HD 7290
 717AMD Radeon HD 6290
 718ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
 719ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
 721ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
 723ATI Radeon HD 4250
 725Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
 726AMD Radeon HD 6250
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 730ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
 731NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
 732NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 734ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
 735ATI Radeon HD 3200
 736*ATI Radeon HD 4225
 745ATI Radeon HD 3100
 746NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
 752Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
 753Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
 755NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
 758NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
 767ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
 784ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
 785ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
 786ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
 787ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
 788Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
 797*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
 800ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 801NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
 805*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
 815Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
 816Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
 830Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
 831ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
 832ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
 834SIS Mirage 3 671MX
 845*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
 862VIA Chrome9 HC
 867VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
 871SIS Mirage M661FX
 875*unknown
 874*Silicon Motion SM502
 873ATI Mobility 128 M3
 872VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
 870SIS Mirage 2 M760
 869VIA Castle Rock
 868VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
 866ATI Radeon IGP 320M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 865ATI Radeon IGP 340M
 864ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
 863Intel Extreme Graphics 2
 861ATI Mobility Radeon M6
 860ATI Mobility Radeon M7
 859ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
 858ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
 857NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
 856*NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
 847Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
 833SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
 828ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 813NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
 812NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
 811NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
 810NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
 809ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
 808NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
 806ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
 803NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 802NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
 799NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
 798*NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
 783NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
 781NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
 780NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
 779NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
 778ATI Mobility Radeon X300
 777NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
 776NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
 775ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
 773ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
 772NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
 771ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
 769ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
 768ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
 764ATI Mobility Radeon X600
 751Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
 750NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
 744*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 737*ATI Radeon HD 4100
 729ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
 724ATI Radeon HD 4200
 722ATI Radeon HD 4270
 720ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
 708NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
 701*VIA Chrome9HD
 689NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
 687*NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
 686NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
 684*NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
 679*AMD Radeon HD 6330M
 678NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
 676ATI Mobility Radeon X700
 675ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
 674NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
 673ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
 670ATI Mobility Radeon X800
 667ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
 664NVIDIA GeForce 305M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 663ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
 661ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
 659*AMD Radeon HD 6350M
 658*AMD Radeon HD 7350M
 651*AMD Radeon HD 6380G
 650*AMD Radeon HD 6430M
 649ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
 647NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
 640NVIDIA GeForce 405M
 628AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
 622*AMD Radeon HD 7430M
 613AMD Radeon HD 7370M
 610ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
 605NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
 604NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
 603ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
 602ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
 599NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
 597*AMD Radeon HD 8310G
 581NVIDIA GeForce 705M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 577NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
 575NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
 570NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
 547*AMD Radeon HD 8410G
 536*Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
 519NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
 515*AMD Radeon HD 7510M
 511*AMD Radeon HD 7490M
 505*AMD Radeon HD 7530M
 499ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
 485ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
 466NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
 463AMD Radeon HD 6530M
 462*AMD Radeon HD 8510G
 459AMD Radeon HD 7630M
 453NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
 452*AMD Radeon HD 7590M
 415*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
 413*AMD Radeon R5 M420
 412*AMD Radeon R5 M315
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 395*NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
 387AMD Radeon HD 6570M
 386ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
 380ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
 379AMD Radeon HD 6830M
 375NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
 374*AMD Radeon HD 8590M
 344*AMD Radeon HD 8650M
 332ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
 326Intel HD Graphics P530
 324Intel HD Graphics P630
 321*AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
 288AMD Radeon HD 7750M
 282AMD Radeon HD 8770M
 281*AMD Radeon HD 8830M
 278AMD Radeon HD 6870M
 251AMD Radeon HD 7770M
 243*AMD Radeon R7 M380
 229Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
 220AMD Radeon R7 M465
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 219AMD Radeon HD 7850M
 217AMD Radeon R9 M365X
 211AMD Radeon HD 6950M
 202AMD Radeon HD 7870M
 200AMD Radeon R9 M270
 179*AMD Radeon R9 M380
 178*AMD Radeon R9 M385
 177*AMD Radeon R9 M470
 171Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
 159*AMD Radeon HD 7950M
 152*AMD Radeon R9 M470X
 130AMD Radeon Pro 555X
 120AMD Radeon Pro 560
 115NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
 103AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 87AMD Radeon R9 M395
 81AMD Radeon R9 M390X
 79AMD Radeon R9 M485X
 76AMD Radeon R9 M395X
 53*AMD Radeon RX 490M
      Model                                     Assassin's Creed Unity
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 49*AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
 48*AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
 45*AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
 40*AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
 437*Intel UHD Graphics 617
(-) * 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
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 ;-).