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Watch Dogs PC specs revealed, "only support 64 bit OSs"
Posted: 03.10.2013 10:12 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
Ubisoft has now also released the PC specifications for Watch Dogs, and its curtains for those old 32-bit operating systems as the hackable Chicago only supports the finest in 64-bit architectures for Windows.

At minimum they say Watch Dogs needs a Quad Core processor and a DirectX11 graphics card with 1GB VRAM, whereas the 'Ultra' recommendation is the latest eight core chipsets.

The PC community has long trumpeted its horn on being the best in terms of fidelity, and now Ubisoft is letting us prove our mettle by skipping 'low spec' machines.

The system specifications for Watch Dogs were found on the Uplay website, spotted by NeoGAF, but have since been pulled down by Ubisoft. Thankfully there's a little something called copy/paste - it's a PC exclusive feature... Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag requirements are out and they're 64-bit only as well.

Watch Dogs releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 November 19th in the US, 22nd in EU. Xbox One and PS4 at launch.


Base Specification

Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
Note that we only support 64 bit OSs.
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
Hard Drive Space: 20 GB
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode

Minimum Specification

GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
CPU: Quad core
RAM: 4GB

example 1
GPU: NVidia GTX 460
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750


Recommended Specification

GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
CPU: Eight core
RAM: 8GB

example 1
GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core


"Ultra" Specification

GPU: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM or more
CPU: Latest Eight core or more
RAM: 8GB or more

example 1
GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core
Source: Polygon
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Comments

By Voqar (SI Core Veteran) on Oct 03, 2013
Voqar
I'm not interested in this game but I applaud the developer for going 64 bit only. We've had 64 bit processors/architecture for ages now so it's about freaking time the software moved forward.
By wolfsrain (SI Member) on Oct 04, 2013
wolfsrain
https://twitter.com/SebViard/status/385815285116063744

Looks like that there was a blunder and the system requirements will be lower. Also both games ( Watch Dogs and Assassin Creed 4 ) will suppor 32 bits OS ( Vista and higher ).