The required system specifications for Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs appeared briefly on the Uplay store earlier today before they were removed. However, before Ubisoft had a chance to banish the specifications a NeoGaf member grabbed a copy. While we were all expecting Watch Dogs to require some good hardware to run, I don’t think anyone was quite expecting this.
The first thing to note is that Watch Dogs only supports x64 bit operating systems.
The minimum recommend specs to run the game are a quad-core CPU with 4GB of RAM and a DX11 compatible 1GB graphics card. These were listed as examples:
GPU: NVidia GTX 460
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750
The recommend specifications call for a whopping eight core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 2GB graphics card that’s DX11 compatible. The listed examples were:
GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
Finally, if you want to run the game on Ultra settings Ubisoft are recommend the very latest eight core CPU with 8GB of ram and a video card with DX11 support packing 2GB of video ram. As examples:
GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core
Well, that’s a pretty demanding game. While there’s plenty of gamers out there with rigs to match or even best this requirements, most of the people I know are still running dual core CPUs, making me wonder if the majority of people will simply go for the console version of the game.
So, can you run it? I can. Just.