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Ubisoft Release Watch_Dogs PC Minimum and Recommended System Specs – May Tempt Some to Jump Ships to Console



Let’s be honest…. it was evident that the system specs recommended for Watch_Dogs on the PC were going to be high. While if you are going to play the title through one of the five console editions to be released for the game (PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox360, Xbox One) then you can rest easy as Ubisoft (should) have optimized the game for your particular console. PC gamers however with computers more than a year or two old may want to pay close attention to the specs, as it may render slightly older computers unsupported for the title.

According to the Uplay store listing for the game, this is the bare minimum you will require to play Watch_Dogs on your PC:


  • 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

How well the game will run on these specs alone is doubtful, with the recommended system requirements turning things up a few notches:


  • 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

While I can understand the appeal of PC gaming, this may be one title that it may be worthwhile to jump to a current or next generation release. On the plus side however, these specs do indicate that we can (hopefully) expect something relatively special given everything it requires to function.

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