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playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood/Revelations on highest settings

dealomair 25 10 October 5, 2016 at 12:06 PM
Hi all,

I was wondering if i could get some advice on what type of PC build i should have to play the older Assassin's Creed games on their highest settings. I currently have a dell inspiron 580 32bit Win7 Enterprise, core i3 550 3.2Ghz, 6GB ram (only able to use 3GB), Integrated Intel HD graphics.

From what i've learned about my current PC, it wouldn't be cost effective to upgrade it, as i'd have to upgrade the processor and graphics card, and there aren't that many options for graphics card that will work with the Inspiron 580.

Any help would be appreciated!

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You have to say at what resolution you are planning on playing these games at? You could be playing in 4k which could require a high end setup. Also add you budget while we're at it.
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Sorry for the delayed response, but i am trying to play this on a 4k tv. i'm wondering what kind of upgrade i would need to my current pc to run it at max settings. Budget i would say is around 400
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So you are actually asking more for what gaming PC you can make with $400. You can see what you can find used to stay in that range.

An i5 4670 or 4690 ($150 maybe)
1150 socket mobo (well under $100)
see if you can reuse some ram
find a 960 or maybe something better for around $100-150
Get a 64 bit copy of windows so you can actually use some ram.

Going to be tough for that range. Even that may not get you 4K with decent fps.
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So you are actually asking more for what gaming PC you can make with $400. You can see what you can find used to stay in that range.

An i5 4670 or 4690 ($150 maybe)
1150 socket mobo (well under $100)
see if you can reuse some ram
find a 960 or maybe something better for around $100-150
Get a 64 bit copy of windows so you can actually use some ram.

Going to be tough for that range. Even that may not get you 4K with decent fps.
yea i guess so, thanks for the info i really appreciate it

I also do have a laptop with the below config
2nd generation Intel Quad Core i7-2630QM 2.0 GHz
8GB DDR3
640GB 7200RPM HDD
15.6" 1366x768 HP BrightView LED Display
1GB Radeon HD 6490M Graphics w/ HDMI
Windows 10 64-bit

would i be better served upgrading the laptop or the PC?
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yea i guess so, thanks for the info i really appreciate it

I also do have a laptop with the below config
2nd generation Intel Quad Core i7-2630QM 2.0 GHz
8GB DDR3
640GB 7200RPM HDD
15.6" 1366x768 HP BrightView LED Display
1GB Radeon HD 6490M Graphics w/ HDMI
Windows 10 64-bit

would i be better served upgrading the laptop or the PC?
Upgrading a laptop is not something to consider. Curious how far that gets you on those games.

I would not suggest upgrading that desktop. While you do have a slot for a graphics card, you only have a 300W power supply in there which limits you a bit. The mobo is some odd kind of mobile socket 1156 one which severely limits upgrades. Dell doesn't seem to support an i7 (which seems odd) and the i5 that fits it is stupidly overpriced.

You may be able to reuse the RAM and drive.
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Upgrading a laptop is not something to consider. Curious how far that gets you on those games.

I would not suggest upgrading that desktop. While you do have a slot for a graphics card, you only have a 300W power supply in there which limits you a bit. The mobo is some odd kind of mobile socket 1156 one which severely limits upgrades. Dell doesn't seem to support an i7 (which seems odd) and the i5 that fits it is stupidly overpriced.

You may be able to reuse the RAM and drive.
hmm i see, ill have to test how the games run on the laptop, but i think my best solution might be to build my own pc. I'll just spread it out over a year or so to lighten the load on my wallet.

Thanks for the advice!
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Brotherhood is an older game so you might be able to get away with a one gen old card. However, for something like Unity, I'd say you'd need at least a 1070. 4K is very demanding. That being said, I did find a video of someone using a 960 with brotherhood @ 4k 60fps, but that won't run Unity at 4k at all. And if you were looking for a budget buy in the RX480 that won't be happening either. Unity on an RX480 @ 4k is sub 30 fps, but it might be a cheaper alternative if you just want to stick with the older titles.
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I've compiled a list of cards (attached) that might be good options for what i need. Can you guys provide feedback on which ones are best?

Below are the requirements for AC brotherhood.

http://www.systemrequirementslab....hood/11110

Also, I don't mind playing this at 1080p resolution on my 4k tv.
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I've compiled a list of cards (attached) that might be good options for what i need. Can you guys provide feedback on which ones are best?

Below are the requirements for AC brotherhood.

http://www.systemrequirementslab....hood/11110 [systemrequirementslab.com]

Also, I don't mind playing this at 1080p resolution on my 4k tv.
Yeah throw that list in the garbage and don't look at system requirements, they are garbage as well.

If you want bare bones budget get the RX460 or the GTX950. These cards will barely play recent games on high settings at 1080p, as in 30-45 fps. They should chug through brotherhood just fine. The RX460 can be had in your budget range ~$100-120. The 7750 is an outdated piece of garbage.

If you want to boost upwards you can look at the RX470 which puts out respectable numbers for recent games, max settings at 1080p. This might give you some head room to play Unity.

Not to belabor the point, but please throw out that list out and do NOT consider anything on it, you'd be doing yourself a disservice and throwing money down the toilet.

Here was a recent 460 deal, has since expired. If you have a microcenter nearby, this is a nice deal, R9 380X [microcenter.com]. It is last gen, but would give you better than RX460 performance, not quite up to RX470 performance though.

EDIT: I should also point out that you may get away with using the RX460 on your current rig. Many of those RX460's don't even require an external power connector.
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list deleted! lol thanks for the help brubba, i will probably go with the rx460 or 470.

thanks again!!
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list deleted! lol thanks for the help brubba, i will probably go with the rx460 or 470.

thanks again!!
Don't hesitate to ask for help.

BTW, there's a front page deal right now for the RX480. $180 after rebate plus a battlefield 1 code which can probably be flipped for $20-30 (Possibly more until Ebay gets flooded with these codes).
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Don't hesitate to ask for help.

BTW, there's a front page deal right now for the RX480. $180 after rebate plus a battlefield 1 code which can probably be flipped for $20-30 (Possibly more until Ebay gets flooded with these codes).
Any idea where the 1050 sits in terms of performance? The specs nearly put it in line with the 960, but I haven't seen any real comparisons.

The price point on that one looks pretty amazing.
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Any idea where the 1050 sits in terms of performance? The specs nearly put it in line with the 960, but I haven't seen any real comparisons.

The price point on that one looks pretty amazing.
I haven't seen any benchmarks, but it looks like performance will be on par with the RX460. Unfortunately I doubt we'll see too many great deals for a while when it does come out since it's a new card and in short supply. I suspect AMD will also cut prices where appropriate in order to compete. Unless you must have Nvidia, I'd go with the best deal you can find, i.e., best performance per dollar.
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speaking of the 1050, i think that might the card i go with. it fits my budget and psu, and its got a good review from Tom's Hardware. what do you guys think?

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