Final Watch Dogs System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Sun, Apr 6, 2014 1:15 PM
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We're only weeks away from what has felt like an eternal wait for Watch Dogs. Aiden Pearce's adventure felt like it was nearly upon us late last year, until it was delayed just weeks before release.

Watch Dogs will be arriving in stores worldwide come May 27th, nearly seven months after its intended release. We brought you Watch Dogs system requirements way back then, and you may remember how mind-blowingly they were. The final Watch Dogs system requirements are now with us, so check out the specs below to see if your gaming rig is up to the task...

Watch Dogs Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 64bit / Win 7 SP1 64bit / Win 8 64bit

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz / AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz

RAM: 6GB of System Memory

Hard Drive: 25GB

GPU RAM: 1024 VRAM and DX 11 capable GFX with Shader Model 5.0 capable tech

GPU: NVidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770

DirectX: DirectX Version 11

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Supported 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

Watch Dogs Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 64bit / Win 7 SP1 64bit / Win 8 64bit

CPU: Eight-core Core i7 3770 3.5Ghz / AMD FX-8350 X8 4.0Ghz

RAM: 8GB of System Memory

GPU RAM: 2048 VRAM and DX 11 capable GFX with Shader Model 5.0 capable tech

GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Whats changed between the last requirements and the current requirements?

Not a whole lot to be honest, much of the requirements remain identical to increase requirements listed late last year. We are almost always right first time, and this pretty much looks to be the case here. Those hoping that the additional development time would go to optimisation of Watch Dogs will be left feeling disappointed.

As system requirements go, these Watch Dogs recommended requirements at about as high as we've yet seen, with some pretty staggering demands across the board. 6GB of memory is required as an absolute minimum, as well as some pretty beefy GPU and CPU demands. 

We now know the amount of space Watch Dogs will take up on your hard drive, being a pretty hefty 25GB install. For those looking to jump into Ubisoft's dystopian vision of near-future Chicago as soon as possible, you'd best get pre-loading. 

If you are not sure then pop over to our Watch Dogs system requirements tool and see if you can run it on your PC.

To have a gander at how the Watch Dogs requirements have changed over the months, be sure to check out our previous two Watch Dogs system requirements articles here and here.

What do you make of these recommended specs for Watch Dogs?

Were you expecting there to be Watch Dogs optimisation with the additional development time?

Let us know!

 

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12:33 May-10-2014

Can i play this game on my current rig and if i can,on what settings can i play it ?

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03:54 Apr-15-2014

how about me?????

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04:35 Apr-15-2014

tweaked high settings

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00:27 Apr-15-2014

how is my settings according to these new req?

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00:31 Apr-15-2014

high settings buddy...good luck with your rig :)

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19:39 Apr-14-2014

Medium or High settings for me? Thanks in advance.

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19:57 Apr-14-2014

medium-high settings...good luck with your rig buddy :)

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17:15 Apr-14-2014

Settings for me? Thanks :)

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17:20 Apr-14-2014

high settings mate...good luck with that rig :)

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17:25 Apr-14-2014

Lol thanks, do you think I should upgrade my rig a bit?

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17:32 Apr-14-2014

your cpu if you can...for ultra settings :)

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15:41 Apr-14-2014

Which setting can i run it???? Please reply me :D

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16:03 Apr-14-2014

tweaked ultra

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06:52 Apr-14-2014

Can I run it on Ultra?

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08:34 Apr-14-2014

yes, ultra settings...good luck :)

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08:42 Apr-14-2014

With no aa

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03:27 Apr-14-2014

It would be running on the crytek engine...

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03:42 Apr-14-2014

Idk? All I know is that a Ubisoft dev tweeted the i7-4770k & GTX 780 as Ultra Requirements. He also said that the new Watch Dogs nVidia tech trailer was running on an i7-3930k with GTX Titan.

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03:42 Apr-14-2014

I wonder why they'd up them....

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03:54 Apr-14-2014

They didn't up them. They just added Ultra to the list. The other requirements were Minimum & Recommended. Now we have all three. I am just barely there at Ultra myself...

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03:55 Apr-14-2014

Hmm but would the recommend be for ultra? Maybe it needs a 780 to turn on AA and stuff?

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04:01 Apr-14-2014

I think Recommended will be for Full High settings with low AA @ 1080p with 60fps. Ultra will probably be for Maxed Out settings with highest AA @ 1080p with 60fps.

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04:03 Apr-14-2014

Probs for txaa n stuff. Do you think you'd have a option to turn on HBOA+?

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04:09 Apr-14-2014

I would think so. You can change SSAO/HBAO+ & MSAA/CSAA/TXAA settings on AC4. I imagine Watch Dogs will be the same.


I think we are having the same conversation on two pages. ;)

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04:12 Apr-14-2014

Yes I noticed that... :P

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20:11 Apr-13-2014

can i run it with more 4gb of ram? on lowest settings and resolution.

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20:14 Apr-13-2014

yes, if do you mean 6gb...low settings at that res buddy...good luck :)

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20:19 Apr-13-2014

thanks man!!!

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20:30 Apr-13-2014

You could try but I cant say anything your cpu is very outdated and according to the requirements you could have a hard time

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22:26 Apr-13-2014

hmm....

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22:25 Apr-13-2014

no problem :) ...

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15:49 Apr-13-2014

Hey experts, any tips for my settings? thanks! :D

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16:00 Apr-13-2014

medium-high settings if optimized well...good luck :)

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16:03 Apr-13-2014

that was fast :) thanks dude!

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16:08 Apr-13-2014

Medium for smooth fps. Have a nice day. :D

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19:30 Apr-13-2014

High at that res but keep the cpu intensive settings low like shadow quality

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13:07 Apr-14-2014

Thank you guys! :D

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13:09 Apr-14-2014

no problem buddy :)

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09:30 Apr-13-2014

can i run this on lowest?

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09:33 Apr-13-2014

Dude, I doubt it. Sorry. Time for an upgrade buddy.

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14:26 Apr-12-2014

I don't know what would be the optimization but I know they have added lots of content in this development time and tweaked the graphics pretty well. It is going to be a big hit of this year for PC. BTW is there any chance I can run it on my pc on 800x600 resolution with lowest settings :D

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14:29 Apr-12-2014

I don't think a dual-core can run it. Sorry.

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14:30 Apr-12-2014

Dont think there is buddy....i am truly sorry :(

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15:37 Apr-12-2014

lowest if you are lucky with 15+ if it is ubisofts best optimized game

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14:23 Apr-12-2014

settings for me?

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13:40 Apr-12-2014

i hope i can play this with 60 fps with no aa

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13:43 Apr-12-2014

If it optimized and that rig is real,for sure.

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13:48 Apr-12-2014

of course...hope for good optimization buddy...good luck :)

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11:56 Apr-12-2014

guys do you believe that this game will be optimized well ?

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12:03 Apr-12-2014

for me...no :(

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12:49 Apr-12-2014

https://twitter.com/SebViard/status/454319896495939584 But, that doesn't mean this game will not need an i7 for ultra...

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13:22 Apr-12-2014

yeah, but i still doubt about optimization...because, why ask about optimization? of course they said for good reason...well, i hope it's true :)

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01:57 Apr-12-2014

low settings for me at 1366x768? (GPU issue?)

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02:41 Apr-12-2014

no, sorry...lowest settings under 720p...good luck :)

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18:42 Apr-11-2014

What are the settings for me? Medium or High?

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18:44 Apr-11-2014

Tweaked high bro. Smooth fps. Have a nice day. :D

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18:45 Apr-11-2014

Firstly your resolution should be 1366 x 768p...
Secondly,i would say that for your resolution you can go medium and infact high if optimisation is as promised by Ubisoft :)

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18:53 Apr-11-2014

Thanks guys. I was pretending on pre-purchasing the game, but didn't know if it was going to run it. Now i think i'm going to buy it, thanks :)

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02:45 Apr-12-2014

hope for optimization mate...good luck with your rig

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05:58 Apr-12-2014

tweaked high

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11:36 Apr-11-2014

Okay I have asked this a few times but what do you guys think I can get with this rig?? Medium to high tweaked ultra maybe?? Hehe

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11:38 Apr-11-2014

high settings

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upgrade the cpu

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The Cpu is new? ;)

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11:47 Apr-11-2014

Thanks guys :)

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11:38 Apr-11-2014

High-Ultra settings buddy,good luck. '

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11:48 Apr-11-2014

Thanks :)

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Np. '

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10:50 Apr-11-2014

Settings for me? Medium-High?

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10:51 Apr-11-2014

medium with 720p

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10:53 Apr-11-2014

Medium settings will do buddy. '

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medium at 1080p...good luck :)

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06:32 Apr-11-2014

Will i be able to may this game without AA? This game looks really amazing but my processor is coming up short by just 16%, will it really matter that much?

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06:34 Apr-11-2014

High settings buddy,have a nice day. '

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06:40 Apr-11-2014

Thanks, you too :)

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Np :) '

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Maybe, depends, you may need an 8 core/thread cpu for ultra, but we dont know yet, and aa is for the gpu, so high settings with aa

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Thanks for the help :)

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So hopefully this game will only need 4 cores for ultra

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Can They Run... |

| Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 3 3300X 4-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz Radeon R7 250X Sapphire 1GB Edition 4GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
APU A10-9700E 4-Core 3.0GHz Radeon R5 M320 2GB 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Asus TUF Gaming 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-12700K 16-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 550X 4GB 24GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10600KF 6-Core 4.10GHz Radeon RX 580 Asus Dual 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-8086K 6-Core 4.0GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
| Low, 1080p
Core i5-7400 3.0GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Palit StormX 2GB 12GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gigabyte Aorus Master 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gigabyte Aorus Master 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Core i9-10900KF 10-Core 3.70GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super MSI Ventus XS OC 8GB 64GB