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Watch Dogs Specs Definite This Time


Initially, Ubisoft revealed the specs for Watch Dogs, but yesterday we've learned that the game will only run on a 64-bit OS. Although the publisher refused to comment on this, they are now willing to share the full and official system requirements, which means that, yeah, the game will definitely be x64-only.

Here are the system requirements for Watch Dogs in full:

Minimum requirements:

  • 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
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY.

Recommended requirements:

  • 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
  • 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.

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GrgoljBlaster Oct 08 2013, 06:20 am EDT
I call bullshit on this or either it will be shoddy port (whatever Ubisoft farts about "PC first blabla"). Current games require usually 2gigs of RAM to run properly, asking 3 times more just to run the game is silly. Most of all, it doesn't look like anything more advanced than AssCreed with smartphone hacking (ie: not an autonomus living world like in Gothic 3).
Or there's always a possibility of devs pumping out fake sysreqs so consumers get scared and either buy new graphics cards or PS4/Xbone.
  Vader: I'm buying a PS4.
GrgoljBlaster: I won't, especially as the games will be even more ex…
FesterSilently: "Current games require usually 2gigs of RAM..." Yo…
GrgoljBlaster: Never played BF3 nor Crysis 3. Both Metros are very d…
scarecrow01 Oct 08 2013, 06:25 am EDT
As someone who fits into the 'recommended' requirements: Wat.

That has to be bullshit... those requirements are too damn high, all of it has only come out in the last 12 months... let alone saying you need a sound card...
  Vader: Too high you say... Ya know what, you're right. They …
scarecrow01: I mean too high in the way of alienating a large majo…
Vader [STAFF] Oct 08 2013, 06:35 am EDT
Buying a PS4. Screw all this...
Superastic Oct 08 2013, 06:44 am EDT
No doubt, this game will look good. Maybe better than gta 5 sans the crazy detail. But those required specs are overkill. It seems they are trying to convince us this is the next crysis.
  Vader: Well, it is open-world and they seem to have jammed a…
Superastic: I wish. I like upgrading my video card but for a mult…
im_stardust Oct 08 2013, 08:32 am EDT
People at Nvidia, ATI, etc. have to eat as well, am I right? Of course they will take advantage of Ubi Soft's Watch Dogs. They're hand in hand. One pocket fill the other.
FesterSilently Oct 08 2013, 11:28 am EDT
Um...not sure what you guys are all up in arms about.

The minimum specs aren't anything special, and, as for the recommended specs:

- Ivy Bridge chips came out in October 2011
- AMD FX Vishera chips came out September 2012
- and an HD5850 or GTX 460? Come on...I can't even *remember* when those came out...

These aren't brand new parts. In fact, they're, all of them, a generation (or more!) behind. Yeah, they're higher end than most parts, but...that's the point - you want to run on Ultra settings? Guess what - you've gotta have the right gear to play at the big boy table.

I've got:

- a 2nd generation i7 (so, two generations behind and nearly three years old),
- an ATI HD6970 (two generations behind; two years old),
- 8GBs of system RAM.

I haven't upgraded anything (except my hard drive) in over two years, but I think I'll be able to run at "Recommended" settings.
  CJ_Parker: E-fuckin-xactly. Someone hand this man a cigar.
Breedy_Mcfluff Oct 08 2013, 04:10 pm EDT
In my current state, I'm better off buying a PS4. :(
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