Watch Dogs releases revised PC specs: 6 GB RAM required, 64-bit and DX11 only

Watch Dogs

By on October 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

After last week’s leak of the Watch Dogs PC specs, Ubisoft pulled them down and promised that the real ones were coming soon, saying they would be “lower”.

Now those new specs have been released, and they are, true to their word, a little bit less demanding — but 32-bit operating systems are still out, and the min-spec for RAM is now up to 6 GB.

Take a look:

Minimum

  • 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 (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY

Reccommended

  • 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 (see supported list)
  • 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

We just went hands-on with Watch Dogs last week — read all about that here.

Source: UPlay (Thanks Brett)

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Wewt, I made the recommended. I was already excited for this video, but then I heard that you can go the entire game without combat. I’m in.

 

Need to upgrade the video card, otherwise I’m set.

 

Heh I have power left to spare :D

 

Once I get the R9 290X and a couple of Samsung Evo’s this build will be complete (save for maybe a second R9 290X later if needed…).

Then onto next build XD

Luckily I hit recommended too ;)

 
lord-ezekiel

64 bit only, damn, i’m out.

 

i5 3570 3.4Ghz is the only place I fall short on the recommended.
But everything else is over that by a long margin so I should be fine.

 

lordezekiel: Samsung Evo

Just upgrade already, it’s not like windows 7 isnt a MASSIVE improvement over xp… it blows my mind that anyone is still not using it.

 
lord-ezekiel

nekosan,

Oh i’m on windows 7, just 32 bit version.
Will my 1TB of currently installed games ranging from around 1995 to 2013 all work on 64 bit?

 

Specs are only so high because it’s Ubisoft… it gives them an excuse to release poorly optimized, problem-plagued games while telling us our hardware just isn’t good enough…

Then you see it running better on a console with lesser hardware.

 

lordezekiel,

Dos box will solve alot of issues you’ll have tho I suspect you already use it.

 

Considering 32-bit can’t go higher than 4GB RAM, makes sense.

@lord-e: 32-bit programs run fine in 64-bit environments.

 

Hmm, and I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to upgrade till next christmas. Currently running an i7 2600k, with a small 768Mb GTX 570, otherwise all good, but that upgrade will require a Motherboard, CPU, Video card and likely want faster RAM to go with that.
I might just have to wait till I grab a PS4 for this one, unless the next-gen console version is naff compared to PC.

 

6GB RAM? Wow, so my computer from 3 months ago wouldn’t have been unable to run this?

Also my Q9550 would’ve been barely clearing the bar.

It’s an interesting strategy to combat piracy: Make the specs so insanely high (even if the game doesn’t look like it needs it) so that people without high-end PCs (because these specs are more outlandish than what BF3′s were at release) will buy a console copy (which have MUCH lower piracy rates).

 
lord-ezekiel

rapid101,

I think it will go the other way, people with computers that aren’t up to snuff will pirate it to see if it runs, it will run terribly, then they will complain about what a poorly optimized POS it is then never buy it at all.

 

rapid101,

How do you get anti piracy strategy from system specs ?

 

jesus, i only got 6 gig of ram. i thought that woulda been for gaming for ages. Still time to upgrade anyway. With this new gen of consoles coming i can see most ports requiring serious shit like this. Which is good, atlast :D

 

these specs are more outlandish than what BF3′s were at release

YOu do realise that BF3 came out almost 2 years ago?

 

Built my rig with Windows 7 64 bit + 8gb RAM just over two years ago. Glad I planned ahead…

 

lordezekiel:
rapid101,

I think it will go the other way, people with computers that aren’t up to snuff will pirate it to see if it runs, it will run terribly, then they will complain about what a poorly optimized POS it is then never buy it at all.

I’ve never actually met anyone that pirates to see if the game runs on their PC but I suppose they’re out there.

spooler:
rapid101,

How do you get anti piracy strategy from system specs ?

Why else do you limit your market so narrowly? I mean Simcity had VERY low requirements (~2005 hardware) to maximise their market potential whereas this game will barely run on 2008 hardware. I’m just trying to understand why they do it besides ‘lol gfx’.

scared: YOu do realise that BF3 came out almost 2 years ago?

I fail to see what your point is. That BF3′s specs were lower and were 2 years ago even though I made the disclaimer ‘at release’? Or do you disagree with these specs being more outlandish than BF3′s? It’s not entirely clear from your post, I’m sorry :(

 

The recommended says i7 3770, but I find my i7 2600 works just as well when it comes to games. Heck, the i5 2500k still has another year left in it, too.

Not that it matters since it’ll be a game I’ll buy on the PS4 anyway since it seems every game Ubisoft makes seems to only feel appropriate on a controller for me. That and it’d give me use to actually play the PS4 lol.

 
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