Windows 7 64bit.
Radeon HD 5970 - 12.6 /12.7v2 cap profile.
8gb ddr3 1600
samsung 830 ssd.
Basically, this is not a user-end problem and cannot be fixed on the user-end. I talked to ubisoft on the phone and they basically said next week when patch 1.4 comes out, and 12.7WHQL for 5xxx comes out, the problem should be fixed. So the only fix for this is to simply wait until next week or two until the patch and the newer video driver is released. (you will need both the new video driver and the new patch to fix this issue)