Watch Dogs System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz / AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Watch Dogs Requirements
The best chance at playing Watch Dogs at recommended sys specs on a 1920x1080 screen resolution will be if your PC has at least the GeForce GTX 560 Ti/Radeon HD 7850 graphics card. The CPU required to meet recommended requirements is either an AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz processor. This type of gaming rig will deliver you around the 60 Frames per second. 8 GB will also be needed to achieve the Watch Dogs rec specs and get 60FPS. Watch Dogs needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 460 768MB/Radeon HD 5770 1024MB paired with Phenom II X4 940/Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. We suggest a 10 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
7.2
How well optimised is Watch Dogs for PC? 3
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Where does Watch Dogs rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Action , Adventure , Stealth

System Requirements Report for Watch Dogs

Recommended Graphics Setting: High

Processor:

Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz
97

Graphics Card:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
97

RAM:

16GB
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GPU Performance:

In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this GeForce RTX 2080... [ Login for our full GPU Analysis ]

System Requirements Performance

Minimum System Requirements
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
RAM 6 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz AMD FX-8350
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMD Radeon HD 7850
RAM 8 GB
Ultra System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz AMD FX-9370
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 AMD Radeon R9 290
RAM 8 GB

Projected FPS (Premium Feature)

Watch Dogs System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Ultra
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
1GB
1GB
2GB
RAM
6 GB
8 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
11
HDD Space
20 GB
20 GB
20 GB

Watch Dogs PC Release Date:

27 May 2014

Alternative Game Tags: WatchDogs, Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs requirements, Watch Dogs Graphics comparison
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19:20 Oct-05-2015

What settings should I use for 60 fps at 1080p?

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15:00 Oct-04-2015

my resolutions and settings? with fps

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09:46 Oct-03-2015

Can I run it on low settings?

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17:55 Oct-01-2015

Can I get 1080p 60fps? I was thinking about medium or smth.

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08:08 Oct-02-2015

Sure mate, but with drops u will hover from 50-60.

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08:38 Sep-30-2015

Will 4gb ram work? X_X

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15:21 Sep-30-2015

I found that alot of people play it with 4gigs of ram. So i hope it runs for you mate.

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18:51 Sep-30-2015

Thanks mate :)

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18:54 Sep-30-2015

It runs pretty decent , everything on ultra and textures at high, 40 plus fps sometimes stutters but thats okay :)

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21:47 Sep-30-2015

Thanks for the feedback. +

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11:37 Oct-01-2015

Welcome :) +

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12:55 Sep-27-2015

Is there any way for me, to run this game?

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21:00 Sep-29-2015

On that resolution...yes...i had that resolution 2 years ago. Put everything on LOW and run the game with 40+ FPS.

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15:21 Sep-30-2015

Thank you!

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10:43 Sep-19-2015

Can I Run This.??

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20:18 Sep-19-2015

yes, on tweaked medium settings :) bottleneck tho, but you`re good to go ! :D enjoyyy

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02:11 Oct-03-2015

Thankx Broo..

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15:45 Sep-17-2015

Uhmmm, could anyone tell me if i can run this smoothly at 30+ fps.?

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23:30 Sep-18-2015

hmmm...

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09:57 Sep-25-2015

Anyone! please.!

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18:13 Oct-01-2015

Everything on low, you can :) cant gurantee 30 plus all the time tho.

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05:13 Sep-17-2015

any chance?

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23:31 Sep-18-2015

well there mate... xD i havent tried, but if i do i`ll tell you how it works :) cause our systems are pretty much almos the same

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13:08 Sep-22-2015

oh yes mate you can run it at low settings with good framerate

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01:33 Sep-23-2015

tnx man :)

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05:11 Sep-23-2015

btw do u have a Lenovo laptop as you have exact same specs as me ;)

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04:44 Sep-24-2015

u got it man. u just had 8gb ram.

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00:07 Sep-17-2015

Could I possibly run this game?

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23:32 Sep-18-2015

hell yeah you can, high settings for you... ^^

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17:02 Sep-26-2015

Yes but not high...medium with some tweaking to high because CPU is bottlenecking

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21:45 Sep-16-2015

Can i run at 1600x900 resolution

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12:29 Sep-16-2015

At my res what settings to get 60 fps?


Thanks for replying!

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14:02 Sep-12-2015

can i run this at 1440x900 resolution

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16:43 Sep-12-2015

Hi,
Yes. This game is poorly optimized. At 1440x900 you will be able to play it on very high with high fps.


Enjoy :)

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18:52 Sep-12-2015

@SnookerLuke are u mad watch dogs' optimization is very bad

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20:51 Sep-12-2015

Yes. I'm quite disappointed.

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12:07 Sep-13-2015

thanks

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12:51 Sep-13-2015

No problem :)

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17:10 Sep-09-2015

How the heck am I able to run this and get playable fps? My rig is WAY below the minimum requirement...

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16:45 Sep-12-2015

Hi,
Unfortunately, this game is very poorly optimized. I suggest trying very low settings. If your still not happy. You could try lowing your resolution.


You could try other games like this one such as GTA V. This game is extremely well optimized and you will be able to play it medium settings at your resolution.

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13:08 Sep-16-2015

Actually I already finished the game when I made that comment. Surprisingly, I was able to run it with a C2D E8400, 4 GB RAM and an ATI RADEON HD 6450.

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21:31 Sep-06-2015

Can i play this **** like in minimum low settings?

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17:33 Sep-07-2015

Are you kidding? You can play this at medium settings...

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19:06 Sep-06-2015

Hi, can I run this game at ultra settings?

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16:46 Sep-12-2015

Hi,
Yes. Nice Rig.


Enjoy :)

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13:38 Aug-30-2015

can i run this game in any possible way

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16:48 Sep-12-2015

Hi,
Sorry, I highly doubt it. This game is poorly optimized and even some people that are close or even met the minimum requirements have frame rate issues with this game.

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07:30 Aug-30-2015

I don't understand! I can play this game on very low and get 30+ FPS with freezes every minute or so, even though my GFX is 129% below the minimum reqs, my CPU is 71% below the minimum reqs, and I don't have enough RAM, but I can run it. Can someone please tell mehow it runs, and does it mean I can run stuff like this

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14:33 Sep-02-2015

Unfortunately your GPU isn't great :(. Bear in mind it was poorly optimized. If you plan on upgrading, I recommend a 750/750 Ti, as they have a very low TDP :)

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11:02 Aug-25-2015

FPS at 1080P ?

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23:56 Sep-01-2015

Infinite :D

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03:36 Sep-03-2015

Wait , how can you have DDR4 1600mhz RAM ? Don't they start at 2133 ?

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07:17 Sep-03-2015

He's using a "test rig", it's not a verified rig :)

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17:43 Aug-24-2015

settings and fps? I don't mind running on a lower res if it means higher settings and/or 60fps

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23:56 Sep-01-2015

Med-Hi 60 fps probably.

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