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Watch Dogs PC specs revealed

#31DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/2/2013 2:29:59 PM
jZangetsu21 posted...
That's one thing I like about consoles, sure they don't look as good but at least I don't have to spend a ton of money just to run games.


Except the minimum specs are just fine. Current gen console experiences hover much closer to the minimum spec and in many cases I'd argue lower. Minimum pc spec is probably still targeting 1080p and 30fps, a dream on current gen consoles.
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#32huyiPosted 10/2/2013 2:45:14 PM
wow 8 cores? watchdog is very demanding indeed, i can just manage to run this game with minimal recommendation.
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#33harcoreblazerPosted 10/2/2013 2:47:44 PM
Quad core....

Guess i'm going to get this game for either PS3 or PS4.
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#34KidInTheHallPosted 10/2/2013 2:48:00 PM
I'm sure it'll run great on my setup as I'm not planning on upgrading my CPU for a while. My GPU upgrade will come first with the 880.
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#35Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/2/2013 3:14:19 PM(edited)
reincarnator07 posted...
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
And this is why I always tell people not to listen to guys that say "future proofing doesn't exist". It happened with all the people who went for Core 2 Duos instead of Core 2 Quads, and it's going to happen again eventually to all of the i5 users.

Multithreading is becoming more and more important.

I'm glad I got that i7 920 back in Feb. 2009. This thing is going to last me a very long time.


Thing is, by the time a quad core was needed, a core 2 quad couldn't really cut it for those games. By the time an OC'd i5 isn't enough, I doubt an i7 will be enough either.


Core 2 Quad was good enough to run it at playable settings while Core 2 Duo was unsuable.

For example. A Core 2 Quad gets about 30FPS when paired with a good video card in Crysis 3 at high settings. While a Core 2 Duo is unplayable even at 4GHz+ because it averages in the teens.

A Core 2 Quad fits the minimum requirement for Watch Dogs. While a Core 2 Duo probably is not strong enough to run the game at a decent frame rate at all regardless of video card.

Now the person who bought the Core 2 Quad with a solid video card back in 2006 only has to add a solid DX11 video card to play the modern day titles like BF4, Crysis Watch Dogs etc. That will only set the guy back about $100-140 (Radeon 7790/Radeon 7850). It won't be perfect but they'll be able to play games with good settings at 1080p off the strength of the video card and the frame rate will be at around ~20-30FPS(Console Gaming level)

The user that bought the Core 2 Duo system will have to not only get a new video card, but also a new motherboard, new DRR3 RAM and a new modern day CPU. Thats basically a whole new system and it will set the person back ~$500.

Thats why I always thought that it was best to get the best CPU available because you have to upgrade a lot of other parts to upgrade your CPU. Plus GPUs get outdated a lot quicker because of new DX standards.
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#36dlfPosted 10/2/2013 3:16:27 PM
Arsene-Lupin posted...
If those specs are legit, odds are it's a very poorly optimized port.


PC is the lead platform, the console editions are the 'ports'.
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#37hotgamerPosted 10/2/2013 3:16:35 PM
They always blow the system requirements out of proportion. You will probably be able to run this completely maxed without less than they say.

In fact, i5 and i7 will probably be good enough to max this.
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#38gadragodPosted 10/2/2013 3:41:19 PM
Darkking4 posted...
Where's your source for these requirements?
#39steveboblarryPosted 10/2/2013 3:42:06 PM
KidInTheHall posted...
I'm sure it'll run great on my setup as I'm not planning on upgrading my CPU for a while. My GPU upgrade will come first with the 880.


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#40Darkking4Posted 10/2/2013 4:15:56 PM
Still no source
Why are people so sheep to believe with no source?
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