Skull and Bones: a first PC game compatible with DLSS, FSR and XeSS

The giants of the graphics card compete in ingenuity so that the balance leans on their side… Still, it is necessary that the games exploit these technical innovations.

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Small Arlesian of video games, the Skull and Bones of the French Ubisoft was presented for the first time during the E3 2017 in Los Angeles. It was finally announced for a release on November 8, but that’s not the most interesting.

4K, HDR, wide screens, multi-monitor…

Indeed, while its game is based on the Anvil graphics engine designed by its Montreal studio, Ubisoft has found a way that talks more about the game than about its successive delays: it focuses on the technical aspect.

Thus, Ubisoft explains that the PC version of its game will notably support 4K image definition and HDR while offering, of course, unlimited animation speed and support for wide screens or multimonitor.

More importantly, Ubisoft is stroking the major players in the graphics card market by discussing the compatibility of Skull and Bones, at launch, with the super-sampling methods of AMD (the FSR), Intel (the XeSS), and NVIDIA (the DLSS).

DLSS vs. FSR vs. XeSS

Probably added at the last moment by Ubisoft, the Intel XeSS is not mentioned in the video above. It mentions, however, the support for ray tracing and the presence of many settings in the game’s graphics options. That’s fortunate.

© Ubisoft

In fact, Skull and Bones will be the first game to support all three techniques from launch and allow direct comparison between the solutions of our main competitors. Finally, Ubisoft takes the opportunity to discuss the configurations required to enjoy the game:

Low 1080p 30 FPS settings:

  • Processor (Intel/AMD): i7-4790 or Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 8 GB (Dual Channel)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 570
  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 65 GB available

High 1080p 60 FPS settings:

  • Processor (Intel/AMD): i7-8700K or Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual Channel)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 65 GB available

High 1440p 60 FPS settings:

  • Processor (Intel/AMD): i7-9700K or Ryzen 5 5600X
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual Channel)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 65 GB available

Ultra 4K 60 FPS settings:

  • Processor (Intel/AMD): i5-11600K or Ryzen 5 5600X
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual Channel)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 65 GB available

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