Watch Dogs Revised PC Specs Are Even More Demanding

Steven Bogos

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Watch Dogs Revised PC Specs Are Even More Demanding


You'll now need a minimum of 6 GB of RAM to run Watch Dogs.

Earlier in the month, Tweeted [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/128392-Update-Watch-Dogs-Wont-Run-on-32-Bit-Windows] that these weren't the real specs, and to expect something a little lower.

Now, some revised specs have been put up on the Uplay service, and contrary to Viard's assurance, they are actually higher than the previously released ones. You'll now need a minimum of 6 GB of RAM (up from 4GB) just to run the game, and the Quad Q6600 example processor posted earlier has been replaced with the much beefier Quad Q8400.

The recommended specs have remained more or less the same, and the game will still require a 64 bit version of Windows to run. Check out the full specs below:

MINIMUM

Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64bit, Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8 64bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
RAM: 6 GB
Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 (see supported list)
Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY

RECOMMENDED

Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
RAM: 8 GB
Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher (see supported list)
Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series;
AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series
Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

Soruce: Uplay Client via Video Gamer [http://www.videogamer.com/pc/watch_dogs/news/watch_dogs_revised_pc_system_requirements_are_even_more_demanding_than_the_last_ones.html]

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Steven Bogos

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Well, I ace the recommended settings so sweet!

I wonder how much its going to take to download though...
 

Kaymish

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whooah beefy my old rig only just meets minimum for processor and GPU and needs 2 GB more of ram
my current rig on the other hand meets it
will be good to finally give it a work out maybe i should give it a bit of over clocking it is water cooled after all
 

Roofstone

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Thank goodness I am getting this on console. Don't have to worry about minimum specs and so on. (Specs I would not have been able to fulfill on my budget)

Also, didn't Viard just blatantly lie?
 

Steven Bogos

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I still don't get how this game can run on a GTX460 BUT the new Call of Duty needs a 780 on recommended settings.
 

Steven Bogos

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definitely time for me to upgrade.. which thanks to consoles ive been able to put off quite easiely for the last 4 years
 

RicoADF

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I have it preordered for PS4 but with specs like that I must admit a PC copy looks appealing. Haven't had a game even come close to my system specs yet. Eh it'd probably be a bad port, will wait and get a pc copy cheap later on.
 

008Zulu_v1legacy

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I'm starting to get the impression they are jacking up the PC requirements in order to force people to buy the console versions instead.
 

Teoes

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I call bullshit - just the same as that COD Ghosts story, this is a game that's also to run on current-gen consoles.
 

Steven Bogos

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god damn it.

ANOTHER game with more than 1 GB VRAM requirement. ROME II being the first.

I guess its time to retire my ancient 6850. I may end up going with a nvidia 670 or 760 since I heard their cards obliterate AMD cards.
 

Steven Bogos

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Teoes said:
I call bullshit - just the same as that COD Ghosts story, this is a game that's also to run on current-gen consoles.
Watchdogs on current gen looks like PS2 level ass.

The PS4 is much higher spec, and the PC even more so.

The only way to go is up, because the true versions are next gen versions. The current gen is cut down garbage.

Allowing lower compressed textures isn't some magic feat, its now commonplace. Because models don't mean as much as they used to, its now textures. Lower compression means more detail.

And that's why RAM and VRAM are so high, higher grade textures and more people.

There is a reason GTA V has dead streets.
 

Legion

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My poor 4GB RAM, I cannot even run it on minimum specs. Not that I particularly want the game mind, but it is definitely time to start considering an upgrade or a new computer. The next generation is out of my reach otherwise, it's only going to get higher.
 

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Ultratwinkie said:
god damn it.

ANOTHER game with more than 1 GB VRAM requirement. ROME II being the first.

I guess its time to retire my ancient 6850. I may end up going with a nvidia 670 or 760 since I heard their cards obliterate AMD cards.
Which is rather funny because Shogun 2 looks a bit better than Rome II.

I have no idea where all the requirments on that damn game go.
 

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008Zulu said:
I'm starting to get the impression they are jacking up the PC requirements in order to force people to buy the console versions instead.
The problem is, Nvidia paid them to increase the requirements.



Remember, COD is still using a heavily modified Quake 3 engine.
 

Steven Bogos

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Desert Punk said:
Ultratwinkie said:
god damn it.

ANOTHER game with more than 1 GB VRAM requirement. ROME II being the first.

I guess its time to retire my ancient 6850. I may end up going with a nvidia 670 or 760 since I heard their cards obliterate AMD cards.
Which is rather funny because Shogun 2 looks a bit better than Rome II.

I have no idea where all the requirments on that damn game go.
Turns out the textures don't really show because they use a distance kind of thing, even though they are there.

Shogun II keeps textures clean regardless of where you really are.

Rome II muddles them farther out you go, especially on terrain. Problem with that was that it had higher draw for less graphics, unless you stick your nose into the thick of the battle when you should be commanding.

Its heavily noticeable in the teutoberg forest benchmark when your computer is forced to load full resolution textures in under a second when its transitions from far away to right up close. The new system craps over everything.

Too much to ask all cards to load. It should already be loaded before the battle even begins.

At this rate nvidia needs 3GB of Vram. I am surprised none of their cards support 3GB, they go straight to 4GB.

Rome II gobbles up ram and its new "anyone can run this" system screwed over people with actual computers instead of toasters by making graphics "procedural" and overly complicated. Which means their specs were false because their new system put a heavy tax on everyone's machine.

Hell, the settings menu is worthless because you don't tell the game what your computer can handle. The game tells you what you can handle.

The game disregards all your settings and puts forth its own depending on what specific scenario the programmers set.

Basically ROME II is this regardless of what settings you use:

 

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Sweet zombie jesus. I don't meet the recommended specs, that's something I haven't had happen in a long time. I knew my system wasn't aging when I couldn't play The Witcher 2 on ultra or whatever it was without framerate issues but daaaaaaaaaamn. I only have 8 gigs of RAM, now I'll have to grab a new motherboard, newer and bigger RAM, may as well grab a new processor and video card while I'm at it too.... christ that'll be nice and expensive
 

mad825

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I'm guessing that it's one of those games that kind of require a demo. Maybe I'm just a little bit crazy.
 

Aeshi

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Legion said:
My poor 4GB RAM, I cannot even run it on minimum specs. Not that I particularly want the game mind, but it is definitely time to start considering an upgrade or a new computer. The next generation is out of my reach otherwise, it's only going to get higher.
Same here, thank god most of what I play these days is indie stuff anyway T_T
 

Callate

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Eeeeeep!

...Hello, Newegg? Um, can I suggest you schedule a really good deal on RAM to coincide with mid-to-late November? Trust me, you'll make it up on volume.