Full Watch Dogs System Specs

The Watch Dogs listing on Steam has system specifications that expand upon the minimalist minimum specs revealed last month for Watch Dogs/Watch_Dogs, the upcoming open world hacking game (thanks Polygon). Here's word:
Minimum:
OS:
Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. 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

Recommended:
OS:
Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Eight core - Intel Core i7-3770 @3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 X8 @ 4 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. 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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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 7, 2014, 03:06
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 7, 2014, 03:06
Apr 7, 2014, 03:06
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 02:26:
No, he's going up to 3.9 GHz with Turbo mode, which all Core i5s and i7s use by default. It's basically built-in super safe overclocking, and if you wanted to disable Turbo mode and just make it run that speed at all times, you could. It's not uncommon for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge chips to effortlessly OC by a full extra GHz, though.
I know how it works, I have a 3820 , I just think the recommended requirements are ridiculous.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 7, 2014, 02:26
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 7, 2014, 02:26
Apr 7, 2014, 02:26
 
No, he's going up to 3.9 GHz with Turbo mode, which all Core i5s and i7s use by default. It's basically built-in super safe overclocking, and if you wanted to disable Turbo mode and just make it run that speed at all times, you could. It's not uncommon for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge chips to effortlessly OC by a full extra GHz, though.
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Apr 7, 2014, 01:25
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 7, 2014, 01:25
Apr 7, 2014, 01:25
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 16:28:
GL1zdA wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 14:55:
Recommended Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz?! There are exactly 2 Intel CPUs with this performance (3770K and 4770K).
Where the hell did I get this 4930K from, then?
Dunno, but you're still not meeting the 3.5 GHz recommended requirement - it's only 3.4 GHz, I guess you will be playing on minimum then

Seriously, I also have the LGA 2011, but most gamers have the standard 1156/1155/1150 platform, but that makes only four more CPUs meeting the recommended requirements, two of which are $1000 pieces: 3820, 4820K, 3970X, 4960X
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 6, 2014, 23:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2014, 23:45
Apr 6, 2014, 23:45
 
Grokk wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 23:18:
I want to play this game, but I'm torn between getting it for the PC, or the PS4.
I never really liked GTA4 on the PC, and V worked fine for me on the console, but I'm primarily a PC gamer.

FPS games are a no brainer for playing on the PC, but the 3rd person stuff seems to work just as well on a console, provided that it has some sort of auto-aim.
On the other hand, maybe KB+M will work. *shrug*

If you have a good PC, the game will very likely look and run better on it than it will on PS4. Seems like a pretty easy choice to me.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 23:23
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 23:23
Apr 6, 2014, 23:23
 
Well usually right about here I would just go off on a long winded ignorant tangent that would get me kicked off most gaming sites.

It would have to one helluva long-winded, ignorant tangent to get you booted from here.

As far as the game, it really looks good. I have no problem with the delay - it could be for any number of un-alarming reasons. And Ubisoft does open-world well enough for me. All that collectible stuff is optional anyway.

And I'm not positive but I *think* Fantaz was being sarcastic.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 6, 2014, 23:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2014, 23:18
Apr 6, 2014, 23:18
 
I want to play this game, but I'm torn between getting it for the PC, or the PS4.
I never really liked GTA4 on the PC, and V worked fine for me on the console, but I'm primarily a PC gamer.

FPS games are a no brainer for playing on the PC, but the 3rd person stuff seems to work just as well on a console, provided that it has some sort of auto-aim.
On the other hand, maybe KB+M will work. *shrug*
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 6, 2014, 22:50
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2014, 22:50
Apr 6, 2014, 22:50
 
Fantaz wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:54:
8GB of RAM?... but RAM is so expensive these days.
Really? You mean it's at the prices we saw during the 90's when 4MB was $500...damn...
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 22:32
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 22:32
Apr 6, 2014, 22:32
 
Ubi open world games are indeed full of pointless collectibles, but I avoid that crap. I've very much enjoyed (most of the) AC games, and I just don't even bother with the 'jump through hoops' pointless collectibles.

Quite looking forward to the game.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 22:18
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 22:18
Apr 6, 2014, 22:18
 
Well usually right about here I would just go off on a long winded ignorant tangent that would get me kicked off most gaming sites.

However I have managed to hang around here for almost 15 years without getting banned and if that was going to happen it would have already.

But this game has me bamboozled. I don't know what to think. On one hand it looks interesting as hell but on the other it looks like a bug fest.

I will be watching reviews closely with everyone else. I am really waiting for GTA V and this cant be as good as that, right?
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 21:01
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 21:01
Apr 6, 2014, 21:01
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 20:52:
The hacking stuff is definitely interesting, though the last minute 6-month delay is a major cause for concern. A game needs to be pretty damn broken for a publisher to delay it at the last second for that length of time, especially when it was supposed to be a launch title for a new generation of consoles.

Then there's the issue of how Ubisoft typically handles open-world games. That is, with an excessive amount of generic collectibles and generic, repetitious side missions. They definitely focus on quantity rather than quality and Watch_Dogs may be no different.

Will definitely be waiting for reviews.

i have a feeling the reviews will be saying "seems unfinished" or "seems like things were cut" or so on, as has happened many times before

they might have hit a brick wall trying to implement the open world stuff to the desired degree, so Ubi steps in and says "just finish the main storyline for it and ship the fucker"
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 20:52
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 20:52
Apr 6, 2014, 20:52
 
Dev wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:57:
So hey, with the $14 GMG credit (or $10 cash back), on the deluxe, or $9/$12 on the non deluxe, any opinions on if this game is worth getting?
I've not heard much about it.

The hacking stuff is definitely interesting, though the last minute 6-month delay is a major cause for concern. A game needs to be pretty damn broken for a publisher to delay it at the last second for that length of time, especially when it was supposed to be a launch title for a new generation of consoles.

Then there's the issue of how Ubisoft typically handles open-world games. That is, with an excessive amount of generic collectibles and generic, repetitious side missions. They definitely focus on quantity rather than quality and Watch_Dogs may be no different.

Will definitely be waiting for reviews.

One thing I haven't seen any confirmation on is if the Steam version requires Uplay. It's not listed in the requirements like it is for other games requiring Uplay.

It will definitely require Uplay regardless of where you buy it. All of Ubisoft's first-party games require Uplay.

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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 20:40
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 20:40
Apr 6, 2014, 20:40
 
I'm still going to wait for reviews, some actual gameplay footage (most of what I've seen so far looks scripted) and a price drop. I'm not paying $70 for the full game or $60 for a stripped down version missing ~2 hours of gameplay without a demo or seeing it in action. I've got plenty of games to keep me busy until this gets down to a price I feel is worth picking up, but once again, I need to see some actual gameplay first before I decide that.

One thing I haven't seen any confirmation on is if the Steam version requires Uplay. It's not listed in the requirements like it is for other games requiring Uplay.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 19:57
Dev
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 19:57
Apr 6, 2014, 19:57
Dev
 
So hey, with the $14 GMG credit (or $10 cash back), on the deluxe, or $9/$12 on the non deluxe, any opinions on if this game is worth getting?
I've not heard much about it.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 18:55
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Apr 6, 2014, 18:55
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Ah, nevermind.

This comment was edited on Apr 6, 2014, 19:20.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 18:34
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 18:34
Apr 6, 2014, 18:34
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 14:54:
It's always good to see system requirements on the rise. Everyone's been complaining that they haven't been pushing the envelope and thus haven't been giving us a reason to upgrade for years, and now they finally start to and we're gonna complain about the price of RAM? Sack up, fellas, this is what we live for!

Sack up? Better still, you pay up if it's no big deal. Some of us have a lot of outlay and/or debt atm. The Bay of Fundy is at low tide atm.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 17:21
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Apr 6, 2014, 17:21
 
harlock wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:53:
Creston wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:48:
Eight cores? Hot dayum.

naw, i7-3770 is 4 core with hyperthreading

an 8 core i7 would be pretty awesome tho

Oh, duh. My bad. Probably a good time to to start waking up...
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Apr 6, 2014, 17:17
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Apr 6, 2014, 17:17
 
Creston wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:48:
Eight cores? Hot dayum.

I hear ya! I just built a new PC whereas my old one was slightly above the minimum but thankfully I went with a FX-8350 eight core CPU. AMD 280X as well Headbang
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 17:13
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Apr 6, 2014, 17:13
 
Weird that it recommends a 2GB graphics card, but then lists the 560ti which is 1GB.
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 16:28
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Apr 6, 2014, 16:28
 
GL1zdA wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 14:55:
Recommended Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz?! There are exactly 2 Intel CPUs with this performance (3770K and 4770K).
Where the hell did I get this 4930K from, then?
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs
Apr 6, 2014, 15:53
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Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 15:53
Apr 6, 2014, 15:53
 
Creston wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:48:
Eight cores? Hot dayum.

naw, i7-3770 is 4 core with hyperthreading

an 8 core i7 would be pretty awesome tho
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