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Dan
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Brisbane, Queensland
13857 posts
Although Assassin's Creed 3's belated PC launch is taking a bit of fire as a bad console port --with complaints ranging from a low CPU bottleneck, poor multiplayer match making, forced 16:9 resolutions, issues with dual-display setups, and the lack of a windowed-mode option-- graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has posted a detailed blog update, accompanied with a video showcase, demonstrating some of the enhancements that the desktop version has over it's console equivalents.
In August, when Ubisoft delayed the PC release beyond that of the console versions, gamers were bitterly disappointed. Many accused Ubisoft of deliberately holding back the PC version, primarily to avoid piracy, but also to keep the focus and limelight on the console versions. These accusations couldn’t be further from the truth, which is this: Ubisoft wanted to make an incredible PC version that rivaled all other games in terms of looks and tech, but to do so a small delay was required.
The article then goes on to mention higher resolution textures and LOD, DirectX 11 tessellation, FXAA, and shadow quality.

Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but the game does supposedly come bundled free with select GeForce 600 series cards. Watch the clip below and make up your own mind.

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badfunkstripe
151 posts
I have this on PC but yet to play it. Pesky exams going on.

So I should wait for a patch?
11:49am 26/11/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1280 posts
Ive got a 6990 and it runs like s***.

edit: and an i7, not sure what mobo
12:03pm 26/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16253 posts
runs awesome on my PC and looks damn nice too. very impressed with the game so far.
12:46pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Seven
Wollongong, New South Wales
1517 posts
Runs great and looks even better on my PC too. A++ would recommend
01:58pm 26/11/12 Permalink
ShwaMiller86
57 posts
6990 is dual-gpu, yeah? A heap of games have issues with those.
04:17pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8115 posts
Definitely recommend this game on PC, gorgeous looking and runs very smooth. Probably one of the greater Assassin's Creed titles and the naval combat is amazing.
04:24pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20277 posts
Make sure you've got the latest drivers (even if they're beta) for dual gpu cards, cos a lot of the time if you have older drivers it wont have an SLI profile for whatever you're playing (or will hav e a poorly set up SLI profile) and one of the GPUs might not even be doing anything.
04:42pm 26/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16258 posts
Probably one of the greater Assassin's Creed titles and the naval combat is amazing.


i just did the naval training last night. it was fantastic and i can't wait to do some proper missions.

i also love running through the frontier, climbing trees, cliffs and killing animals. it looks so beautiful.

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04:43pm 26/11/12 Permalink
badfunkstripe
152 posts
How much better does it look compared the the last games?
06:17pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Kimbo
Melbourne, Victoria
532 posts
Seems the trees and the ship rigging are rendered VERY WELL on TXAA.
Not so fussed about the DX11. It looks very nice in the video.

I wonder if XBAWKS is still running that GeForce 8800. Oh my gosh. *shudder* I wouldn't blame Ubisoft for holding back on the Assassin's Creed 3 PC release. I wouldn't want to pay for that XBAWKS online advertising service just to play online either.

Also I love how Assassin's Creed 3 looks with SweetFX enhancer, can we say graphics OMFG:
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/assassins-creed-iii-vanilla-vs-modded/

Also not to sure about this article:
http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iii-pc-performance-analysis/
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skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6245 posts
May have bought AC3 because of kimbo's link of how it looks with sweetfx.

43mins remaining until i can play :3 i wish i got more than 1.5mb/s average download.. Planetside was closer th 4mb/s..
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