The next Assassin's Creed game will have pretty steep hardware requirements on the PC. Will it justify them with proportionately awesome eye candy? The jury's still out, but Ubisoft has posted a clip that gives us a small taste of what to expect:
The clip is mostly about GeForce graphics cards. However, aside from TXAA, all of the rendering techniques shown should also work on Radeons. (TXAA was introduced with the GeForce GTX 680 and remains an Nvidia-only feature.)
Honestly, it all looks pretty good to me. I'm still a little shocked that the game pretty much requires a $250 graphics card as a minimum, but then again, the PlayStation 4 version is stuck at 1600x900 with a 30 FPS cap—and that console's graphics hardware is faster than the old Radeon HD 7850. To hit 1080p at 60 FPS, which is what I'd want as a PC gamer, faster hardware is understandably called for.
Assassin's Creed Unity will be out on November 11 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.