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Watch Dogs PC Specs Leak Out

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Minspecs, PC games, Specs, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs PC Specs Leak Out

64-Bit Operating Systems Only

Ubisoft accidentally revealed Watch Dogs' PC specifications on Uplay, which were naturally spotted by the eagle-eyed NeoGAF community before being yanked. The ambitious open world game will demand a fair bit from your hardware at Ultra settings, and by the looks of things, is only playable on 64-bit operating system. We've got it all after the break.

Base spec:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • Note that we only support 64 bit OSs.
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
  • Hard Drive Space: 20 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode

Minimum Spec:

  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
  • CPU: Quad core
  • RAM: 4GB

Example 1

  • GPU: NVidia GTX 460
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
  • CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750

Recommended Spec:

  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
  • CPU: Eight core
  • RAM: 8GB

Example 1

  • GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core

Ultra Spec:

  • GPU: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM or more
  • CPU: Latest Eight core or more
  • RAM: 8GB or more

Example 1

  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core

[via Polygon]

Add a comment6 comments
DrTrouserPlank  Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:41

Funny specs really and not at all being put out there in a cynical attempt to sell AMD equipment pre-release before they drop the specs to about half of what they are stating here. The only thing that will remain is the 64 bit requirement.

Intel don't even make an 8-core CPU (the 3930 in the example above is a hex core) and game developers have trouble even utilising 4 cores, let alone 8.

X10  Oct. 3, 2013 at 13:37

The only thing that will remain is the 64 bit requirement.

Intel don't even make an 8-core CPU (the 3930 in the example above is a hex core) and game developers have trouble even utilising 4 cores, let alone 8.


Well it would be nice to think that developers are finally taking advantage of all the threading available to them, I wonder if the 64bit requirement is them really using longer (64bit) code, and not just because you need a minimum 4Gb of RAM.
I'm all for software finally managing to push the processing available for it.

phil16  Oct. 3, 2013 at 14:04

Ouch - between this and star citizen needing Dx11 I guess i'm going to need to retire my GTX 285... Shame really as it does 99% of all I need otherwise.

Anarchist  Oct. 3, 2013 at 16:31

I'm with the Dr. Theres no way on earth they are recommended specs considering there is no Intel 8-core CPU, and number of cores aren't really the best indication of performance anyway.

Either that or the devs have been smoking too much glue.

DivideByZero  Oct. 3, 2013 at 17:12

*FAN BOY WARNING*
What's the latest AMD 8 core equivalent to? The last generation 4 core Intel?
*END*


That aside, I am glad it has high specs and I really hope it uses them. This is going to be a game I am very interested in to see how it looks and on all the various systems.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Oct. 3, 2013 at 17:13
Anonymously  Oct. 3, 2013 at 18:13

I seriously doubt they will use an 8 core CPU to its maximum potential. Even my i5 2500k clocked at 4.3 is enough headroom for my SLI 670's to both perform at 99% each in games like Metro Last Light and Crysis 3.

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