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Pantera31619

How well will my PC be able to run Watch Dogs?

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Here's parts of my rig.

EVGA Nvidia 680 2 GB, Intel I5 3570k (not clocked though) 4 GB DDR3 RAM, Asus 23" LED LCD monitor.

How well will this run Watch Dogs on just one monitor? I know the game hasn't released yet, but It would be good to just get an estimate.

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It'll run great, those are fantastic components. If you're looking for general advice, I'd advise getting 4GB more RAM. 8GB is pretty much the standard now with new games in Windows. It's not a necessity, but if you get that your current setup will be more than good for quite a few years even beyond Watch Dogs.

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All you need is more ram and your set up is fine..The gpu you have  is now being sold as the 770[which is just a boosted up 680].I doubt your rig will have any issue running the latest software this gen.

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The Steam page says that Watch Dogs requires 6 GBs of ram, but other than that your stuff looks fine. As for the setting well, that would depend on how hig the damn games settings go, for example you could (hypothetical scenario) be able to max Bioshock Infinite but not Crysis 3. It would also depend partly on the resolution you want to max the settings on, 1080 being more demanding than 720.

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I already know that my laptop can run Watch Dogs. What I want to know is how will my processor, which is a 2.8 GHz i7-4900 MQ processor matter when I have 3 GB of Video Memory and 32 GB of Ram.

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It won't, that's a very good processor. Most of Watch Dogs will be your graphics card anyway.

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It won't, that's a very good processor. Most of Watch Dogs will be your graphics card anyway.

Good to hear, Thanks

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Don't even worry about it.

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I've been clinging to my old gtx 650 for awhile now. After seeing these system requirements,  I think it's about time I suck it up and fork over the cash for something tougher.

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I've been clinging to my old gtx 650 for awhile now. After seeing these system requirements,  I think it's about time I suck it up and fork over the cash for something tougher.

 

I was sad to get rid of my 650, but my 760 has quickly earned my trust. I've heard the 750 is also quite good, if you are on more of a budget.

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I was sad to get rid of my 650, but my 760 has quickly earned my trust. I've heard the 750 is also quite good, if you are on more of a budget.

I was looking at the 750 TI actually. A nice budget 2gig card. But think I'll wait for the benchmarks to come in for The Division and Watchdogs before I make my choice

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I have no idea about that processor, what's the clock? the video card is more than appropriate. The only thing I'd upgrade on this computer is the Ram I believe, extra 4 GB would probably be pretty good.

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I know my 660 SLI and 8GB RAM can run this fine, but I'm not so sure about my Quad Core i7-3820 4.3Ghz.

 

The recommended specs are asking for a 8 core, which is bloody insane! Those specs must be old and we should get better ones soon.

 

The processor should be fine though, right?

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I have an 8-core 4.0 ghz, they're actually not expensive now. At least the AMD FX series isn't, it's likely to go down though. I'd say a quad 4.3 is more than enough, I only really bought the 8 because I was getting a new one and it was more than affordable.

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I have an 8-core 4.0 ghz, they're actually not expensive now. At least the AMD FX series isn't, it's likely to go down though. I'd say a quad 4.3 is more than enough, I only really bought the 8 because I was getting a new one and it was more than affordable.

 

I'm saving for a SSD. But the 4.3 Quad should be fine, it can hyperthread up to 8 cores, but it's not really the same.

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 I only really bought the 8 because I was getting a new one and it was more than affordable.

You're also future proofs your system by doing so anyway so it's just win, win, win.

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I know my 660 SLI and 8GB RAM can run this fine, but I'm not so sure about my Quad Core i7-3820 4.3Ghz.

 

The recommended specs are asking for a 8 core, which is bloody insane! Those specs must be old and we should get better ones soon.

 

The processor should be fine though, right?

 

That processor is more than fine. It actually functions just like an 8 core. Intel uses hyperthreading technology over actual, physical cores (like AMD). Any i7 processor has 4 cores, hyperthreaded to 8 threads. 

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That processor is more than fine. It actually functions just like an 8 core. Intel uses hyperthreading technology over actual, physical cores (like AMD). Any i7 processor has 4 cores, hyperthreaded to 8 threads. 

 

The i7 can hyperthread up to 8 cores. And Watch Dogs does have a SLI profile. The game should run fine. But the requirement for 8 core processors is a little insane though in my opinion.

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Requirement or recommendation? The processor is important, but when it comes to games, has never been the most important component. Even if you have a dual core, I bet this game will run just fine if you have a powerful graphics card.

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I'll be playing both Watch Dogs and The Division on my PS4, but I have little doubt my i5-3570k and GTX 760 would run both at near max settings.

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Requirement or recommendation? The processor is important, but when it comes to games, has never been the most important component. Even if you have a dual core, I bet this game will run just fine if you have a powerful graphics card.

On Steam, the recommended specs ask for a 8 core, while the minimum asks for Quad-Cores (although the Intel equivalent is not an i7, so hyperthreading should be fine.)

 

EDIT: I just checked the recommended specs again. The Intel equivalent is actually a Quad Core that can hyperthread to 8 threads. I take everything back.

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Here's parts of my rig.

EVGA Nvidia 680 2 GB, Intel I5 3570k (not clocked though) 4 GB DDR3 RAM, Asus 23" LED LCD monitor.

How well will this run Watch Dogs on just one monitor? I know the game hasn't released yet, but It would be good to just get an estimate.

If I remember right, MINIMUM requirment for RAM is 6GB.

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If I remember right, MINIMUM requirment for RAM is 6GB.

That's true, but RAM is dirt cheap if you know where to get it.

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