Denuvo rumored to use 100% of CPU with new Assassin's Creed

100% CPU usage in Assassin's Creed Origins? Yeah, that might be Denuvo.

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Assassin's Creed Origin players have been saying how good the CPU scaling is in the game, and while there was a glimmer of hope that Ubisoft didn't screw everyone with AC:U, it appears they in fact did.

Denuvo rumored to use 100% of CPU with new Assassin's Creed |

There are a bunch of posts on Reddit, Steam, and other gaming communities that point to anti-tamper tech Denuvo, is using 30-40% of gamers' CPUs in Assassin's Creed Origins. Ubisoft has reportedly added VMProtect over Denuvo, which should in theory protect Assassin's Creed Origins from pirates... but at the cost of gamers' CPU usage? On top of that, most Denuvo-protected games are cracked within days, and sometimes in less than 24 hours.

We will know the truth once the game is cracked and people run it with and without the Denuvo protection, to see if the CPU usage does indeed drop. If it does, Ubisoft are going to be in a world of hurt.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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