Assassins Creed: Mirage - PC graphics performance benchmark review

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PC System requirements

Below you’ll find options for 1080p low, 1080p high, 1440p high, and 4K ultra settings. Past versions of Assassin’s Mirage PC ports have struggled even on monster hardware, so I’m looking forward to flexing that benchmark tool across several different CPU and GPU configurations. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will undoubtedly benefit from Nvidia’s DLSS technology which uses machine learning to improve image quality and performance. 


Recommended Hardware Configurations & Target Performance (DirectX 12 required):

1080p, LOW PRESET, 30 FPS:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K (or Intel Core i5-8400 for Intel Arc with ReBAR); AMD Ryzen 5 1600 alternative.
  • GPU Options: Intel Arc A380 6 GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, or AMD Radeon RX 570 4 GB.
  • RAM: 8 GB (dual-channel mode).
  • OS: Windows 10/11.
  • Storage: 40 GB SSD.

1080p, HIGH PRESET, 60 FPS:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K; AMD Ryzen 5 3600 alternative.
  • GPU Options: Intel Arc A750 8 GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB, or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB.
  • RAM: 16 GB (dual-channel mode).
  • OS: Windows 10/11.
  • Storage: 40 GB SSD.

1440p (2K), HIGH PRESET, 60 FPS:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K; AMD Ryzen 7 3700X alternative.
  • GPU Options: Intel Arc A770 8 GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB, or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB.
  • RAM: 16 GB (dual-channel mode).
  • OS: Windows 10/11.
  • Storage: 40 GB SSD.

2160p (4K), ULTRA PRESET, 60 FPS:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K; AMD Ryzen 5 5600X alternative.
  • GPU Options: NVIDIA GeForce 3080 10 GB or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16 GB.
  • RAM: 16 GB (dual-channel mode).
  • OS: Windows 10/11.
  • Storage: 40 GB SSD.

Ubisoft's recent AAA title launch has notably omitted support for Frame Generation, a cutting-edge feature increasingly prevalent in PC gaming experiences. While the implementation of AMD’s FSR 3 frame generation technology may be premature at this stage, the absence of DLSS 3 Frame Generation is a notable exclusion. This limitation restricts Nvidia users to Super Resolution, excluding them from a highly anticipated feature.



Plot (wiki)

Ubisoft Bordeaux, in collaboration with Ubisoft, has developed the thirteenth main entry in the Assassin's Creed series, titled "Assassin's Creed Mirage." This 2023 release serves as a narrative precursor to "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" but follows it in the contemporary storyline. Set in 9th-century Baghdad during the Anarchy at Samarra, the game chronicles Basim Ibn Ishaq's journey from a street thief to a member of the Hidden Ones, opposing the Order of the Ancients. Conceived initially as an expansion for "Assassin's Creed Valhalla," "Mirage" evolved into an independent game to broaden its narrative and gameplay. Ubisoft Bordeaux, transitioning from a support role to the main developer, concentrated on enhancing traditional gameplay mechanics such as stealth, parkour, and targeted assassinations, distinguishing it from the expansive, role-playing focused predecessors. "Assassin's Creed Mirage" was released on various platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and is slated for an iOS release on iPhone 15 Pro. It has been received well for its immersive world and stealth mechanics, though some reviews point out its narrative dependence on earlier series entries.


Gameplay Dynamics "Assassin's Creed Mirage" aligns with the series' original gameplay formula, presenting a more direct, story-driven experience and de-emphasizing the role-playing elements that characterized recent games. Core gameplay revolves around parkour, melee combat, and stealth. The game reintroduces the "Black Box" mission structure, encouraging players to engage with the environment strategically to execute assassinations. The game's world is modeled on historical Baghdad, partitioned into distinctive districts and complemented by smaller outlying towns. While the scale of the game world is reduced compared to recent entries, it aims for a more concentrated representation akin to previous cities like Paris and Constantinople portrayed in "Unity" and "Revelations," respectively.

Basim, the protagonist, is equipped with a diverse arsenal, including the iconic Hidden Blade, and has access to a skill tree for enhancing his weapons and tools. Unique to "Mirage" is the avian companion mechanic, where Basim's eagle, Enkidu, offers scouting capabilities but with added vulnerability to enemy archers. New to the series is the "Assassin Focus" ability, which permits the simultaneous elimination of multiple adversaries and is replenished by stealth kills. Additionally, the game introduces traversal mechanisms such as poles for crossing gaps and refined movement animations, drawing inspiration from various agile and stealthy warriors across history and fiction.

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