Watch Dogs on PS4 or mid-range gaming PC?

#31ARMs7777Posted 3/10/2014 8:50:08 AM(edited)
I think the PS4's GPU is between a 6950 to a 6970. The only way your 6870 might be able to catch up to the ps4 is if you overclock your GPU to its limit.

And for your PC build I assume you bought quality parts instead of the cheapest crap you can find. Which is a good thing. And as you said you'll probably switch out your video card in a year if you really feel the need to upgrade. However if you find out your happy with running the game on lower settings the 6870 will be able to last through this gen.
#32Perfect Light(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 10:22:00 AM
CharadeSmith posted...
I'd get it on PC because you can customize your graphics to achieve a framerate higher than the console version (capped at 30fps).
Unless you don't value framerate, in that case the PS4 version might be the better choice

PS.: Someone one twitter who played a supposed demo (not sure how any of this is reliable) of Watch Dogs on PS4 said the framerate was mostly butter smooth, above 30fps. We could be facing a situation similar to TR:DE, where Squeenix said both versions were 1080p/30fps and it turned out the PS4 version ran at 45-60 after all. But, none of this is for certain yet.

Honestly, resolution and graphical settings are more important to me than frame rate. I've been a console gamer forever so I hardly have a problem with 30-45 FPS.


ARMs7777 posted...
I think the PS4's GPU is between a 6950 to a 6970. The only way your 6870 might be able to catch up to the ps4 is if you overclock your GPU to its limit.

And for your PC build I assume you bought quality parts instead of the cheapest crap you can find. Which is a good thing. And as you said you'll probably switch out your video card in a year if you really feel the need to upgrade. However if you find out your happy with running the game on lower settings the 6870 will be able to last through this gen.

Thank you for the info. The specs for Watch Dogs seem really intense for some reason, moreso than other games I've looked at. Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight will play on high no problems according to some specs I've looked at, but Watch Dogs seems to be another story. I have some time to make up my mind, but from what everyone has said I'm leaning more towards PS4 at this point, since I can't stand the loud fan on my PC.

Thanks for the great responses. I'll wait and see how the PC version runs before I make up my mind.
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#33PHOENIXZEROPosted 3/10/2014 1:54:11 PM(edited)
The GPU most commonly used as a comparison is the 7850 though the PS4's GPU is overall a bit better than it. Aside from the on paper differences the PS4's GPU also has the benefit of using AMD's newer architecture that was introduced with the 7000 series along with the standard closed box/console benefits will make a difference or at least should unless Ubisoft screws up. It's going to get a bit more interesting on the PC side if Mantle gets widely adopted and when DX12 is out and its apparent changes utilized.

For reference:

7850 vs 6870
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/549?vs=540

7850 vs 6970
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/549?vs=509


That said, by the end of the year you'll be able to get a video card that'll completely blow away what the PS4 can do for relatively cheap and by then we should have a firmer grasp on where system requirements will jump as less games get designed around last generation hardware.
#34badlad1018Posted 3/10/2014 2:12:57 PM
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#35jaygoodPosted 3/10/2014 3:03:58 PM
in my situation

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#36bsballa09Posted 3/10/2014 4:05:55 PM
Your 6870 does not beat the PS4 in terms of graphics. The PS4's GPU is around a 7870.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-Radeon-HD-6870
#37DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/10/2014 10:17:29 PM
bsballa09 posted...
Your 6870 does not beat the PS4 in terms of graphics. The PS4's GPU is around a 7870.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-Radeon-HD-6870


7850, actually. 7870 is much ahead of PS4, and both of them are well ahead of any 6800 series.
6800 is kind of low end these days. Would have been midrange back in... 2011? 2010?
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#38ATARIJAWAPosted 3/11/2014 12:48:14 AM
The Ps4's GPU is a 7970m laptop graphics card that has been downclocked considerably and had 1/3 of it's cores disabled.
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