In this GTX 1050 for Assassin’s Creed Origins review, we look at how the entry-level GPU runs one of the most demanding AAA title available. The GTX 1050 is aimed for entry-level gaming but it also holds its own in some triple-A titles with the capability to run them at mid settings, in 1080p resolution and at decent frame rates. But what about a more demanding game? How well can it run in 1080p resolution, which according to most gamers is the gaming sweet spot? Read on and find out if you have a shot.
Assassins Creed Origins
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the tenth major installment in the massively successful Assassin’s Creed series. It succeeds Assassin’s Creed Syndicate that came out in 2015. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal as an action-adventure video game, although most have argued that it is more of an RPG.
The game is based on the Ubisoft in-house AnvilNext 2.0 engine like its predecessor’s Syndicate and Unity. The engine is also used in other Ubisoft games such as For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege. Like those other titles, the quality of the graphics is in line with the stated system requirements.
In Assassin’s Creed Origins, the system requirements did not change much from the predecessors. Apart from a stronger processor demand without the visual display significantly increasing. Systems with the same GPUs and different CPUs give varying frame rates, some up to a 30 fps difference.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Specs
The GPU used for this GTX 1050 for Assassin’s Creed Origins review features 640 shader-processing units out of 768 in the fully unlocked GTX 1050 Ti. Its central core runs at a core clock speed of 1290 MHz with the boost clock going up to 1392 MHz. The GPU is the cheapest in the GTX 10 series by Nvidia.
The GTX 1050 is fitted with 2 GB of GDDR5 type memory although there exists a 3 GB version in some markets and the 4 GB GTX 1050 Ti variant. This is less than the average 2.7 GB the Assassin’s Creed Origins game uses in higher presets. The memory runs at 7008 MHz clock speed and its memory bandwidth is 112 GB/s.
Assassin’s Creed Origins hardware requirements
The game as minimum requirements of a 64-bit only Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 and Windows 10 operating system, AMD FX 6350 3.9 GHz or Intel Core i5 2400s at 2.5 GHz, 6 GB RAM, 45 HDD space and a AMD Radeon R9 270 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card. However, this will only get you 30 fps at 720p resolution in the lowest preset.
In the recommended configuration, the processors change to AMD FX 8350 4 GHz and Intel Core i7 3770 at 3.5 GHz. Moreover, the GPU change to R9 280X 3GB or a 4 GB GTX 760. These will get you 30 fps at 1080p high settings. These means the GTX 1050 will run the game at 30 fps, 1080p medium settings.
According to tests by TechnicalCity, at low settings 720p, the GTX 1050 averages at 70 fps. Moreover, medium 1080p at 40 fps and 35 fps in high settings at 1080p in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
The game, according to developers requires a GPU with at least 3 GB VRAM for playing at full HD. Which means with a GTX 1050, you will have to play in lower presets. But paired with a strong processor, the GTX 1050 is capable of delivering smooth gameplay in this game. That’s all for our GTX 1050 for Assassin’s Creed Origins, if you have any question on the subject, ask in the comments.