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31 Oct 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Run At 4K/60fps On PS5 And Xbox Series X

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PS5 Vs Xbox Series X

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Will Upscaled 4K Become Standard On Playstation 5?

The next instalment in the Assassin's Creed series is due for release next month with Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is scheduled for release on November 10th for Xbox Series X|S, and November 12th for Playstation 5.

The game will also release on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, both releasing on November 10th, along with PC and Google Stadia.

4K/60fps

In a recent blog post, Ubisoft detailed the performance of the game on next generation hardware.

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NEXT GEN: Both platforms will be able to run at 4K/60fps, but with some slight differences.

It has been confirmed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run at 4K/60fps on both the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5.

However, the Playstation 5 version will be upscaled 4K rather than true 4K resolution.

PS5 Vs Xbox Series X

The Playstation 5 is slightly weaker than the Xbox Series X.

Both platforms use largely the same hardware, such as Zen 2 CPUs and AMD RNDA Navi GPUs.

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A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE: Assassin's Creed Valhalla could be the first of many upscaled 4K games.

The Xbox Series X's CPU is a 8-core Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.8GHz, whereas the PS5's CPU is clocked at 3.5GHz.

Both consoles use AMD Navi GPUs, with the Xbox Series X clocking at 12 Teraflops, while the PS5 clocks at 10.28 Teraflops.

Although the PS5's GPUs Compute Units clock in at 2.23GHz, as opposed the Xbox Series X's 1.825GHz, the PS5 only has 36 compared to the Xbox's 52.

Will Upscaled 4K Become Standard On Playstation 5?

Considering Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a launch day title, it could be seen as worrying that the game can't perform at true 4K.

This could become an issue that will plague the console in the years to come, giving a big selling point for the Xbox Series X.

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THE NEW NORM: As time goes on developers may unlock the true potential of the PS5, or the PS5 may always perform worse.

However, as we see in every generation, it takes time to unlock the true potential of a system.

Despite being the same hardware, later games in the generation always look better than the start.

It is possible that developers will learn to get the most out of the system and future titles will be true 4K.

But this could also be a sign that more AAA games will be upscaled, leaving true 4K for less demanding and Indie games.