Watch Dogs System Requirements Increased

Written by Felix Nova on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 8:57 PM
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Take....That....PC Requirements...Some of you may have noticed our news article on the Watch Dogs System Requirements last week. You may well have thought they were asking for some pretty serious PC hardware to get this next gen title to run, right?

And you may have then breathed a sigh of relief when the Ubisoft Tech Director told us that those Watchdogs requirements were not accurate. Well we have a new batch of enormous Watch Dogs system requirements and we can say the previous requirements were pretty close but now you are going to need at least...

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

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

AUDIO: DX9 capable audio card

 

Watch Dogs Recommended System Requirements

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

CPU: Core i7 3770 3.5Ghz / AMD FX-8350 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

AUDIO: DX9 capable audio card

 

Suggested graphics cards series that should run Watch Dogs

AMD GPUs: HD5850, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series

nVidia GPUs: GTX460, GT500, GT600, GT700 series;

Intel: Iris Pro HD 5200

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Whats changed between the last requirements and the current requirements?

The minimum Watch Dogs System Requirements has jumped up from 4GB RAM to needing 6GB of RAM minimum for Watch Dogs.

The minimum Watch Dog processor requirement has jumped from an Intel Q6600 and AMD Phenom X4 9750 up to Intel Q8400 and AMD Phenom II X4 940.

So in short the requirements we posted up last week seem pretty accurate apart from you actually need a little bit more powerful computer to run Watch Dogs.

If you would like to check out the article from last week then visit Watch Dogs 1st News Article on System Requirements

Whats your thoughts on these heightened Watch Dogs requirements and do you think your PC can run this next gen title?

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.

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10:37 Mar-13-2014

Can I max it?

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10:13 Mar-12-2014

**** 6gb

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23:47 Mar-12-2014

An then there is your DDR2 problem...

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06:10 Mar-13-2014

YEah

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16:29 Mar-10-2014

I need to forget this game right way... but i can't :((((

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06:18 Mar-09-2014

give a hard **** to ubi ass.

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11:05 Mar-08-2014

Oh **** :/ What settings for me? Like on 1280x720?

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09:24 Mar-08-2014

What settings for me?

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16:19 Mar-07-2014

can i run in med/high perhaps?

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10:47 Mar-09-2014

yeah :)

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14:49 Mar-07-2014

Could I run this on Ultra Settings?

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09:50 Mar-08-2014

yes unless they change again :)

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23:40 Dec-10-2013

I'm curious. What spec would be best for my pc?

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09:28 Dec-13-2013

full high :)

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21:48 Nov-15-2013

Could I run this on Ultra or High?? My FX-6300 is at 4.5 GHz.

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05:31 Dec-01-2013

medium settings with AA off . this game needs FX-8320 for high settings.the game is very CPU intensive.

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10:23 Nov-13-2013

At what settings can i run this??

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05:32 Dec-01-2013

maybe low settings.the game is really demanding.

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05:10 Oct-24-2013

can i run on high no aa at 1080p and get an average of 30fps?

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05:14 Oct-24-2013

I don't think so, you will most likely be stuck at medium.

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05:15 Oct-24-2013

ok at 720p can I?

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05:17 Oct-24-2013

it's actually your CPU holding you back more than your GPU for this specific game so changing your resolution will most likely not get you to high :(

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05:20 Oct-24-2013

ok thats fine but a 6300? man this game is demanding. lol

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05:24 Oct-24-2013

it is demanding, in most games a 6300 is good for ultra.
it wants at least a 8320-8350 for high and wants a 9370 for ultra.

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05:34 Dec-01-2013

you are right. this is because of the introduction of next-gen consoles. developers are pushing graphics and volumetric physics to the next level.

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05:26 Oct-24-2013

yeah well thats how next gen is gonna be kinda sucks cuz i just got my pc and now games are wanting higher specs :(

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05:28 Oct-24-2013

you will be fine for high in pretty much every next gen game except this one and for those that are too demanding will be on the GPU side so a small reduction to resolution should get you up to high.
this game just has ridiculously high requirements even among next gen games.

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05:31 Oct-24-2013

yeah definitely but look at cod ghosts its specs are insane but i bet they will go down!

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05:39 Oct-24-2013

the COD specs are not official.

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05:41 Oct-24-2013

ok im very glad to hear that

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10:46 Oct-21-2013

Can i run this... i dont care for graphics just want to play the story and gameplay

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15:03 Oct-21-2013

no, you cannot run. your CPU, GPU and RAM are all far below the minimums.

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05:40 Oct-23-2013

a Athlon x4, R7- 2XX or GTX 650 or similar, and an additional 3GB would have you set for pretty much medium to high settings, I honestly doubt a 460 is required to run on low (roughly an HD 7770/HD 6850)

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06:01 Oct-23-2013

especially at your resolution, something like the 650 or 7750 would be fine along with a quad core CPU. Right now I would not get any of they R7-2XX cards just because the best option for you be in between what they can offer in terms of performance.
XxSoultheKeeperXx's suggestion is quite good.

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07:13 Oct-23-2013

So I cant run it with my resolution?

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07:47 Oct-23-2013

yes. your CPU holding you back the most.

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09:50 Oct-21-2013

Can i run this... i dont care for graphics just want to play the story and gameplay

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08:00 Oct-22-2013

Your aging system might have trouble running this... :/

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10:26 Jan-07-2014

your PC might die if you try to run this game..

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06:11 Oct-20-2013

Atleast the Recommended Cards are near of the minimum Cards for CoD Ghosts..

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17:42 Oct-17-2013

So I guess 2 months were not enough to visit Los Santos

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20:37 Oct-17-2013

as far as I know Los Santos is under construction for us PC gamers :P :Đ

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04:25 Oct-18-2013

but they forward the release game for evely platform even for curr. Gen consoles.

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06:12 Oct-17-2013

Ubisoft said that two Months Are Enough For GTA V.
But now they have delayed the release date to Spring 2014.
Does this mean that 7 months are enough for GTA V ;P

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06:57 Oct-17-2013

Yeah, gonna take alot more while to explore los santos =]

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06:05 Oct-17-2013

As the release date is pushed forward to next year ubisoft must find a way to decrease this monstrous pc requirements.

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20:30 Oct-15-2013

I wish the time of the delay will be spent to increase the optimization of the game in order to decrease these specs. I think if these specs remained as they are even at the launch at 2014, everyone will rage.

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20:51 Oct-15-2013

true, technology doubles every year or every 18 months(according to some stupid law), but doesn't mean people r gonna buy new rigs or upgrade, in the next few months for the game, those who upgrade, are the ones who have already planned for it, irrespective of the game.

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23:17 Oct-15-2013

it's called moore's law and what says is that the number of transistors on a chip double every 18 months.

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It is called Moore's law(as Tjpj said),it is the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. The law is named after Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore

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07:13 Oct-16-2013

Oh okay thanks guys, i hope ubisoft guys don't know about it tho, or they gonna in increase the requirement, so please stay "ssssssssshhhhh" &#60.&#60

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HAHAHA...+1 for you...:)

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14:39 Oct-15-2013

its looking good. ok will play max with txaa on. loving it. have a nice day

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0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 8GB
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100% Yes [2 votes]
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100% Yes [2 votes]
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz GeForce GT 1030 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen R5 1600 Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB 8GB
0% No [1 votes]