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How Assassin’s Creed IV is better with Nvidia

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft’s pirate adventure is out tomorrow for console peons; the master race and those waiting for next-gen will have to wait nearly a month to get their pirate action on. That wait might be worth it though – if you happen to run an Nvidia system.

We’ve already told you that Ubisoft has inked a deal to push more graphical bells and whistles on Nvidia systems, and now they’re showing it off.

If you’ll be playing the game on a green machine, you’ll get access to soft and realistic shadows with sexy ambient occlusion, Godrays for brilliant moon and sun illumination and temporal anti-aliasing so things won’t be as jaggy when your character moves about. It’s a collection of small, but neat graphical features that’ll give Nvidia systems a graphical edge.

So much for all that talk of everything next-gen being AMD optimised, eh?

Last Updated: October 28, 2013

64 Comments

  1. RangerMossel

    October 28, 2013 at 10:13

    Isn’t everything better on Nvidia anyway? 😛

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    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 28, 2013 at 10:16

      I clicked to upvote and it made an upvote and downvote.

      Reply

      • RangerMossel

        October 28, 2013 at 10:17

        Hehe I’m gonna blaim it on the downvote troll.

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        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 28, 2013 at 10:52

          Clearly there is one. Or it’s the Admiral.

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          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 10:57

            I know have two downvotes. So It’s officially the Admiral and the downvote troll!

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 11:02

            *now

          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 11:16

            *fixed

      • Mark Treloar

        October 28, 2013 at 10:50

        Nvidia the way its meant to be played

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    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      October 28, 2013 at 10:47

      Damn straight it is!

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      October 28, 2013 at 15:22

      Hmmmm, if not just trolling I recently canned my 2nd 660ti and went back to AMD for the first time in 5yrs. Had enough of waiting for warranty replacements on nVidia cards.

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      • RangerMossel

        October 28, 2013 at 15:26

        I’ve never had an AMD card before, always had Nvidia. But I seriously think I might go AMD for my next upgade, Nvidia is just too expensive! And those awesome Never Settle bundles…

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  2. Biza-B

    October 28, 2013 at 10:15

    It still looks the same to me. I see no difference.

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  3. Weanerdog

    October 28, 2013 at 10:18

    Speaking of Assassins creed, would anyone like to join me as my plus one for the Launch Party tonight in Cape Town

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 28, 2013 at 10:23

      I’d love to go, but can’t make it 🙁

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      • NecroRince

        October 28, 2013 at 10:33

        Lies! We know you can make it, you have no life dammit!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 28, 2013 at 10:35

          I’m really not going because I’m worried I’d have to sully myself & touch a controller to play the game. ;P

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          • NecroRince

            October 28, 2013 at 10:38

            TAKE THAT BACK!

          • Weanerdog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:41

            Controller whats this controller you speak of?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:43

            Haha. Excellent.

    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 28, 2013 at 10:24

      You’d think people would jump for this. Will see you there (if I can figure out who you are). Who else of the LG homies are going?

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      • Weanerdog

        October 28, 2013 at 10:27

        I know Rince is going and Trevor’s being a loser and doesn’t want to be my date.

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        • ToshZA

          October 28, 2013 at 10:28

          When you put it like, I wouldn’t want to go either. Its not a date if there’s 2 guys. 🙂

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:30

            It is in Cape Town.

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:31

            Touche! hahaha

          • Weanerdog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:31

            Strictly bro date.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 28, 2013 at 10:33

            Exactly, give me the brofist… bump… um… wait this is going all wrong :/

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:33

            If you want to actually meet up with bro’s, lose the word date. Meet up, piss up, meet etc. And don’t misspell that last word in either instance. That’d definitely give the wrong impression.

            Unless that’s what you’re going for? Hey, to each his own.

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 28, 2013 at 10:30

          So Master Rince is going?
          Well, at least I know what he looks like.

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          • NecroRince

            October 28, 2013 at 10:39

            I’ll be the one with bloodshot eyes…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:42

            Wow, with red hair that must be quite a sight.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 28, 2013 at 10:47

            He looks like a villain from a bad anime. He also speaks like his voice has been poorly dubbed.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:51

            I can oddly picture this.

          • NecroRince

            October 28, 2013 at 10:54

            You shut it!

      • NecroRince

        October 28, 2013 at 10:33

        ME!

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        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 28, 2013 at 10:35

          I’ll find you!

          I’ll be the guy with the girl. Hehehe.

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          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 10:35

            LOL

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 28, 2013 at 10:36

            bwhahaha BURN

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:36

            Win!

          • NecroRince

            October 28, 2013 at 10:38

            A what? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 28, 2013 at 10:41

            I believe they’re also known as gravity deniers. #foreverSP!

          • NecroRince

            October 28, 2013 at 10:42

            Certainly not Gravity viewing waitresses 😉

    • Skyblue

      October 28, 2013 at 15:54

      I’m more nervous than ever now. No convictions only means that you’re good at it Dex ;-p

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      • Weanerdog

        October 28, 2013 at 21:28

        Well I do like my woman like I like my tea, cut up, put into bags and thrown into water 🙂

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  4. Otto_ki

    October 28, 2013 at 10:24

    This is how the master race gets split in 2 and actually 1/4 if you have the whole AMD vs Intel thrown in there. But textures are textures and not all cards do the same even if they are Nvidia by name.

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    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 28, 2013 at 10:24

      Shhhh
      It’s our only great weakness.

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      • ToshZA

        October 28, 2013 at 10:25

        What? Choice? Yeah, I feel weak… At the knees.

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        • Otto_ki

          October 28, 2013 at 10:25

          Cant handle the pressure of choice ey… XD

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:26

            Oh, all we know is choice. It’s the console guys who get confused when they suddenly get choices.

          • Otto_ki

            October 28, 2013 at 10:27

            Im gonna go get my dustbin shield and helmet, the rocks are gonna fly now after that comment 😛

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:29

            Yea. I was second-guessing it when writing it.

          • Otto_ki

            October 28, 2013 at 10:30

            Comes down too this anyway 🙂

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:26

            I’m terrible at making decisions. Haha, even my ex was always making the choices, I just went “yeah ok”

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 28, 2013 at 10:26

          You could have chosen elbows.

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          • Otto_ki

            October 28, 2013 at 10:26

            Agreed, gamers don’t need legs

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:27

            My elbows are extra strong from all the desk action they’ve had over the years. My legs have started to atrophe however.

          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 10:34

            Desk action…suuuuure.

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:35

            I should’ve seen that… Oh dear lord.

            From gaming, nab. Get your head out the gutter. Or pillow. Whichever its in. 😛

          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 10:38

            “Gaming” – fighting the old one-eyed snake?

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:40

            I have no idea to what you refer? I’ll defer to your expert opinion on this matter.

          • RangerMossel

            October 28, 2013 at 10:45

            Oh I’m no expert, but a good go to guy might be Lardus.

          • ToshZA

            October 28, 2013 at 10:47

            In which case I’ll stay ignorant on the matter. 🙂 Thanks anyway. 😛

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 28, 2013 at 10:36

            Desk action could be a number of things. Dependent on what’s on the desk and if it’s a pc, what’s on the pc screen.

  5. ToshZA

    October 28, 2013 at 10:24

    Well that’s a nice bonus for Nvidia buyers – of which I can be counted among.

    But http://megagames.com/news/amd-radeon-r9-290x-rivals-nvidia-titan-half-price

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  6. oVg

    October 28, 2013 at 12:13

    PC Pirates Creed for the WIN.

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