Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC Performance Review

Low-end GPU testing - R9 380 VS GTX 960 - Is 2GB of VRAM enough?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC Performance Review

Low-end GPU testing - R9 380 VS GTX 960 - Is 2GB of VRAM enough?  

When using our GTX 960 and R9 380 graphics cards, we found that lowering the game's texture detail levels was enough to cause a significant leap in performance over the game's default 1080p High results, confirming that the game is VRAM capacity limited. 

Lowering the game down to 1080p Medium settings will bring the GTX 960 over 30FPS in most of the game, with the R9 380 requiring deeper cuts to game settings. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is another game where we see older 2GB graphics cards struggle, potentially making now the time to upgrade for users of these GPUs. More performance can be achieved with lower settings or by decreasing the game's resolution scale. option to a sub-1080p resolution. 

Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC Performance Review  

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12-10-2018, 16:13:46

ImprovizoR
They didn't even bother to optimize the game. You can easily tell even without a benchmark simply due to the fact that they expect you to run it at 30fps on a machine that would run almost every other game at 60. And it doesn't really look any better than Syndicate or Unity which ran much better. Since the dawn of time their biggest issue has been CPU optimization. Remember Assassin's Creed 3 and how horrible the performance was due to poor CPU utilization as soon as you got to Boston? And even now, years later, it's like they never bothered to fix the underlying issue with their engine and CPU performance.Quote

12-10-2018, 16:56:26

NeverBackDown
Runs fine on my PlayStationQuote

12-10-2018, 17:08:07

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Runs fine on my PlayStation
TBH, when I get back to playing this game I will limit the framerate to 30 and play it at 4K on the GTX 1080 with custom settings with a gamepad.

It's a shame that recent Assassin's Creed games have so many issues on PC, as I personally think that they have taken the gameplay in a good direction. Its very Witcher 3-like, but I am enjoying it so far.

While this game is super demanding you guys shouldn't expect this game in any future GPU reviews. The benchmark is too inconsistent to get my approval. If this is addressed it could go into the maybe pile, but don't hold your breath on that.Quote

12-10-2018, 17:18:38

NeverBackDown
Yeah the last good AC game was Black Flag for performance.
Half the reason why I just play on console is the performanceQuote

12-10-2018, 17:27:08

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Yeah the last good AC game was Black Flag for performance.
Half the reason why I just play on console is the performance
Consoles have the "It just works" factor. I can see why that is appealing for a lot of games. I have a PS4 Pro, but I only really use it for console exclusives.

I really hope that Ubisoft can fix the CPU issues in this game, as it is ridiculous how bad this game can run. It's hard to believe that Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor use the same engine.

TBH if I worked for AMD I would be ashamed to have my brand logo in this game. While it isn't Arkham Knight level of bad, it isn't exactly a badge of honour.Quote
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