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Watch Dogs PC specs (x64 only, Quad Core minimum, recommended 8-core and 2GB VRAM)

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http://www.playground.ru/blogs/watch_dogs/sistemnie_trebovaniya-89213/
http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_IE/pd/productID.288216200/

Clink on "Read More".

Base Specification
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 Specification
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 Specification
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" Specification
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
 

massoluk

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It's about time my Core 2 Duo no longer passes the minimum requirement, time for upgrade. Glad I got the Wii U to tie me over before I build a new PC.
 

EatChildren

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But I only have four cores! Four!
 
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I would bet with the consoles being 8 core this is going to be the status quo from here on. Hurry and release something good for consumers Intel
 

Demon Ice

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Ha, my older quad core is gonna be feeling the heat with this one.


Oh well, new build in the next year or so.
 

The_Lump

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8 core means 4 physical cores, right? Right?!
Oh god my graphics card is suddenly obsolete; it's on the minimum spec list :(
 

Skeff

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Wow, looks like I'll have to buy some water cooling and crank my i5 up If I want this on PC.

Nice that the recommended is a 7850 though, Sure a 7850 will working nicely.

Pleased to see Octo-cores being important now, better multicore support is desperately needed on PC.
 

anexanhume

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8 core means 4 physical cores, right? Right?!
Oh god my graphics card is suddenly obsolete; it's on the minimum spec list :(
Depends how many virtual threads your cores are capable of. Most Intel CPUs DON'T have hyperthreading.
 

Pagusas

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None of the intel CPU's listed are 8 cores... unless Hyperthreading counts?

Our i7 2600k's will be fine. Tear for the i5 owners though.
 

tournanext

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CPUs seem a lot more important as devs push more physics and multicore support into their games. BF4 is brutal on PC CPUs on Ultra.
 

fallagin

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Well, it's not like people with 32 bit cpus are that invested in high end games. Quad core cpu requirement does seem a bit steep, but you can get those for pretty good prices right now,

Our i7 2600k's will be fine. Tear for the i5 owners though.
The i5 2500k is four core, so people who have that should be fine.
 

Moral Panic

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I wonder why it is so CPU bound when the nextgen consoles have such relatively low powered CPU's.

The "recommended" i7 3770 is a 3.4GHz CPU (2x vs consoles), which is probably about 2-3x faster faster clock for clock, and being able to run 8 threads. This means a 4-6x increase at the minimum, which makes it very suprising.
 

Zukuu

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Devs don't even utilize quad cores to their maximum, why the fuck should eight cores be a requirement? Sounds like some BS to me.

A high end quardcore will outperform any low eightcore by far.