The latest patch (version 1.4.0) for Assassin's Creed Unity was released on Friday, and the folks at HardOCP have posted a review with their perfomance findings today.
Spoiler alert: the performance numbers are better, but not by a lot. To quote the article's conclusion:
"Thanks to the recent patch 1.4.0 it is a little "less terrible," but it is still not very good. This game is poorly optimized, if at all, and performs worse than it should on the latest generation of video cards. Even with SLI you cannot maximize the graphics settings at 1440p with TXAA, one of the added NVIDIA features in the game. This is sad."
The post for Patch 4 on Steam lists these improvements:
- Performance & Stability: Frame rate drops, game crashes, lost progression
- Gameplay: Navigation, lock picking chests
- Online: Connectivity, matchmaking, companion app
The tested patch (which weighs in at 5.4GB) is the fourth one released in December, as Ubisoft attempts to mitigate some of the issues with a game that has only disappointed since launch. While overall improvements seen by the team at [H] were slight, the review does concede that patch "helped performance and image quality" and that "using the latest NVIDIA beta drivers…also helped performance in this game". However to fully enjoy the Assassin's Creed Unity experience they do recommend "a cold beer, or two".