Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - NVIDIA Enhancements Revealed In Tech Trailer & 4K Screenshots

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On Monday, our GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle kicked off, giving buyers of select GeForce GTX GPUs up to three free games, and up to $100 off the NVIDIA SHIELD in North America. Already, buyers of the Holiday Bundle are enjoying Batman: Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell Blacklist, and on November 19th they can start playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which features NVIDIA-enhanced graphics like its Bundle peers.

Ahead of our launch-day graphics guide, we’ve put together a tech video and some max-quality screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Between the assets, you’ll see the following features that go above and beyond the next-gen graphics making waves in early reviews:

  • NVIDIA HBAO+ adds realistic Ambient Occlusion shadowing and shading around objects and surfaces that occlude light, with a considerably-higher degree of precision than previous AO techniques.
  • NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows add contact hardening soft shadows throughout the game, increasing image quality by a significant degree.
  • NVIDIA TXAA temporal anti-aliasing eliminates the distracting movement of anti-aliased lines and edges, and also eliminates other artifacts associated with anti-aliasing. Edge anti-aliasing is comparable with 8xMSAA, but at the performance cost of 4xMSAA.
  • Higher-resolution textures, effects and assets make full use of the available VRAM and system RAM of PCs, adding extra detail even at 3840x2160, the next-generation 4K Gaming resolution.
  • High-precision light rays increase the quality and fidelity of environmental lighting.

Below, you’ll find a mix of 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 max-setting screenshots, giving you an excellent idea of how the eagerly-anticipated title will look on your system.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC Screenshot.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be available through UPlay and Steam on November 19th, and is also included with the GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle.

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