You'll Need a Burly PC to Run Watch Dogs at Ultra Settings

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ElektreMartin

Today is grand finale Watch Dogs Games release toady now every one can play this game in a few days so all the Game Lover Upgrade your PC as soon as possible because the game requirement is very high.i am inspired from that game very much so i get the Aiden Pearce Coat wearing in the game to my brother its a great one 1 bet. if any follower want to get this outfit then you should visit "Famous Jackets" its a reasonable place to get it...goo.gl/zv0veh

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Vesuvius

I know you dont want to hear this nerd but you can run a Titan in a small itx enclosure just fine. You dont need monster cases, tons of fans, water cooling etc. I am running my 780gtx, one ssd and an I5 in my node 304, looks great on my desk and I have hours long gaming sessions with card never getting over 80 and the i5 running in the 40's
at idle 30 degrees c for both. Go Itx and forget your grandpas computer. I run my favorite game War of the Vikings at max setting on my 1920x 1600 30 inch monitor. Done

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jay_shank7

Thank God i builded my beast PC with 4770K, 16GB RAM and 2 x R9 280X... :-D..I'm fine then..come out dogs.. i'm ready for you.. :-P

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metal_orion

I have Intel Core i7 4770K with a PNY GeForce 760, probably that would make it just for high settings.

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HellzHavoc

Hopefully my i7 4770k @ 4.7ghz + EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified Hydrocopper @ 1350mhz can play this reasonably well at 1600p.

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hornfire3

looking at these requirements... im out.

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lordfirefox

Gosh I guess my 2x 7870's won't run Watch Dog on Ultra...oh wait, yes it will. And at a playable framerate.

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acidic

a 780 ti will only net you 35-45 fps for witcher 3

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/the_witcher_3_gtx_780ti_could_push_35_45_fps_at_max.html

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vrmlbasic

That article mentions that the tests were run at 1080 and thus ridiculous levels of performance-crushing AA needed to be employed. Higher resolutions with lower AA settings would have been nice tests to run.

That was an interesting read. I'm saddened that the PS4 & Xbone will be running this at X*900 and *720 (given the res shenanigans of the previous generation, I don't want to assume 1600 & 1280) and at a mere 30 FPS. Sounds like playing Witcher 3 on those consoles will be buying a ticket on the express to eye strain & headache city :(

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HiGHRoLLeR038

I'm assuming these 'ultra' settings are on a 1080p screen. I wanna know about 1440p or 4k

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Jetlitheone

Makes no sense that it needs only a mid level gpu for recommended settings but an i7 for processor.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

A Core 2 Duo is recommended for baseline performance. i7 would be for Ultra settings

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limitbreaker

Actually, isn't the minimum a quad core? "Core 2 Quad Q8400 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 era hardware"

You see? Core 2 "QUAD" as in quad core.

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vrmlbasic

It alarms me that this game can run on a mere dual core processor as it is supposedly targeted for a system that has to take threading to new levels to extract performance from 8 low-power cores (ie:PS4/Xbone).

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LatiosXT

Because those 8-core processors are netbook/SoC processors. A dinky dual-core Pentium 2020M tears the A4-5000 a new one in practically all tests ( http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=677101 ). Yes the A4 is quad core, so you could double the scores and almost match the 2020M, but the point still stands.

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limitbreaker

You're all wrong... Yes, the consoles have 8 low power cores in them but game performance they're probably more like an Intel 6 core considering how efficient consoles are. Just throwing mantle at a game with 1/6 the time to optimize for it over D11 and it's already using almost 1/3 of the processing power. And consoles are way more efficient than simply using mantle.

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MahoneyOH

I'm only going to consider Watch Dogs and the Wolfenstein: The New Order after reviews and a Steam sale. I've got all the horsepower (dual GTX680s and an i7 3930K) but I need more than graphics to get me engaged.

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ram1220

I agree. I have been burned way to many times by buying a game when it was released only to be completely disappointed. And there is no way I am going to pre order anything.

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vrmlbasic

None of the screenshots that I have seen make this game look as though its visuals truly require high-end hardware. Is this yet another poorly made console port that will require hardware to be thrown at a software problem? This IS an xbox 360/PS3 targeted game so it wouldn't surprise me if this were sloppy, like every other PC port from that era.

Will we at least get textures designed for more than 256 MB of VRAM for our troubles?

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LatiosXT

Comments like these make me chuckle.

Screenshots were probably not even on the PC, and even if they were, they don't capture the entire process of what's going on. For instance, you probably would say the same thing with some Unreal Engine 4 screenshots, never minding that there's a lot of new things that would require graphical powerhouses to run.

Besides that, it's better to target the lower end as far as possible. It's easier to scale up than it is to scale down.

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vrmlbasic

The assumptions, cliches and vagaries that you're pulling out of thin air in order to "support" a position that you are taking just to be contrary (is your wannabe elitism flaring up again?) are rather sad.

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LatiosXT

Like you're not doing the same thing.~

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stradric

Ubisoft commented that development for this game started on PC and was later moved to PS4/Xbone when those consoles were announced.

While the graphics might not be exactly cutting edge, it appears that the city is rather busy. Those additional polygons and underlying systems governing the business are going to take up some substantial resources.

It remains to be seen how busy this game is over, say, GTA.

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vrmlbasic

The game experienced a platform shift in development and is set to run on the radically different (and dated) last-gen console hardware. That, plus the screenshots released thus far for this game, make me fear that this will be yet another shoddy console port. Hopefully it will reach the low bar set by Borderlands 2/Deus Ex: Human Revolution but I have my doubts.