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Watch_Dogs PC Video Recorded on i7-3930K and GeForce Titan; AMD Cards Will Have HBAO+ but no TXAA

by on April 13, 2014 6:56 PM 116

We’ve talked a lot about the console versions of Watch_Dogs, but today Creative Director Jonathan Morin gave some information on Twitter for those that are waiting to play the game on PC:

  • A lot of different specs will run the game at high level of detail, but for ultra you’ll need at least an Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780
  • The Nvidia Tech PC video was recorded on a rig with an Intel Core i7-3930K and a GeForce Titan.
  • Those that use an AMD video card won’t be able to enjoy Nvidia’s TXAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing). HBAO+ (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion), while developed by Nvidia, will still work on AMD cards.

In addition to that, Morin also explained his view on why Watch_Dogs is different from other open world games:

I think the biggest difference is how you interact with the world through hacking, profiling & seamless online. Pretty much everything in the game is structured around our hyper-connected city. This brings your brain to consider very different solutions in all situations. It makes you think/play in a very fresh/new ways.

Finally, we learn that when we invade someone else’s game through the online feature, we’ll be able to actually select how the victim sees us in the options.

Below you can see the video Morin is talking about. Looks like you’ll need quite the PC muscle to run the game with that level of fidelity.

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  • Gannicus

    holy cr@p don’t think this 280x is going to cut it, new I should of got a 290 pffft.

  • Delsin Row

    wont you pc guys get tired of this infoes ? every time , each game , you should be worry about you’re system that could or could not run specific games. just buy an console and get pass this .

    • Gannicus

      if I want substandard gfx then sure but until then ill stick with my PC thanks :d also don’t you guys get sick of hearing games run 1080p on ps4??? no well don’t tell us what do then

      • Delsin Row

        that is my point. you buy an system and in a long term you dont have to be worry about this stuff ! also , you can get the best quality on consoles too. and im sure you know about the exclusives.

        • Gannicus

          yeah sure you don’t have to worry bout not playing a game on it but we want the best gfx we can get which are not available on console cus they aren’t powerful enough, if witcher 3 does get to 1080p it wont look anywhere near as a good as a maximum setting PC version and that’s fact. We want it, sure we have to pay for it and if I wasn’t bothered about max gfx quality id still have a PC just settle for lower gfx settings

        • madbads

          they both have pros and cons. i got both , there are many things on PC impossible on consoles , like making music and many other things.. i only have console for some games that are not on PC. games on PC are a lot cheaper too

      • Bankai

        “Substandard” graphics (far from it actually) are better than having to upgrade your PC just to play a game.

      • Delsin Row

        honestly , i dont care about the resolution. what’s important is that ps4 , a system thats just worth 400 dollars , can run 1080p. im not trying to say that consoles are better , im just saying that you can buy an system , and you dont have to worry about you’re system could or could not run games.

        • Gannicus

          this is the thing it is worth $400 but its not worth $400. its $400 cost price/slightly cheaper than it costs to manufacture, you could say my £220 280x actually costs like £100-120 (possibly cheaper) to actually make… PC’s have there costs included up from including components from suppliers then say sapphires manufacturing costs + shipping delivery + the markup at the retailer to make money straight away.

          Console manufacturers kind of loan you the retail markup on the console so there basically giving it to you for cost price then making there money back through software sales, based on how many games you buy they can make back a lot more than the console is actually worth. Don’t know if anyone sees that, you don’t notice small amounts leaving your pocket over a long period of time vs a big upfront cost.

          Sure people may not care or realise that but that’s exactly what they do, they aren’t shy about telling you either but that fact always slips ppls minds.

        • Alex

          Game consoles are not worth 400. They get priced at 400 because of the worlds inflation do to their political issues.

          Saying it can run 1080p and a game running at 1080p is the same problem as PC. Prob with PC games that is always getting stirred is game companies develop on a PC for a console to port it back to the PC. which because of a console limitations aka 30fps/60fps from the ram and onboard video, PC gamers get screwed in the long run because they don’t develop a proper PC game.

          Ubisoft is notorious for sucking as a company on many levels. They just get ignored as being one of the worst because EA and Activision like to stay in the headlines. All of Ubisoft games on PC gave long history of issues most being the game starting with Xbox buttons appearing everywhere. Delays, Games on PC shipped broken with people not being able to complete levels due to game freezing, graphical errors or a general bug. Also them reducing quality of the game do to those console limitations.

          • Rickowned

            that’s right… by about $16 more on the PS4. People broke it down part by part and chip by chip, it came out to be $16 less than it’s going price.
            Buying extra stuff like controllers and camers are heavily inflated when they only take pocket change to make but sell for $60

            Yeah… inflation totally there this round.
            Though Every console company makes more outside the USA when their prices are much higher

    • Vulcanproject

      You don’t seem to understand.

      To max this game, you’ll probably need a killer system. But, and this is a key feature of most PC games, you don’t have to play every game on max settings!!!!!!

      Amazing right?

      Watchdogs runs on the previous generation consoles, it runs on an Xbox One which is a pitifully weak system with a slow GPU, and it runs 1080p on PS4 which if we’re totally honest, isn’t exactly a powerhouse of a machine compared to PC cards that are even 2 years old now either.

      If you have a decent, not completely ancient gaming PC, you’ll get settings and resolutions as good as if not better than Xbox One. If you have anything remotely modern, then as good as if not better than PS4.

  • Bankai

    This is why I didn’t last long on PC, I just wanna be able to buy a game and play it without having to worry about whether or not my system can run it.

    • Al

      You don’t have to worry if you do basic research on what you’re buying, never get a low end setup and expect it to last long. BF4 minimum specs recommend a ATI 3870 which is 7 years old now & AMD Dual core, you can built a $600 that has a GTX 750 ti & AMD FX-6300 in it that will last just as long as a Xone/PS4 with either better visual fidelity or FPS.

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      • PCS4-Box U

        No self repecting PC gamer is going to be satisified with “minimum” settings!

        • Guilherme

          BF4 on Minimum? You would only hinder yourself in multiplayer. Some people will play on ultra + 2, 3 monitors and insane resolution and FOV.

          There’s no parity between players on PC.

        • Al

          It was an example.

        • Derpfacedkilla

          Bingo! You either do recommended or play consoles.
          Elites only race.

      • Michael Norris

        My issue with the 750ti is that memory bus..128bit… which means it will become bandwidth starved.

      • Xtreme Derp

        Uhh PS4 costs $400 not $600, and Digital Foundry’s PC traded blows with PS4 in a couple games. Seems like a marginal performance increase in a few games for ~$200 more.

        PC and PS4 both have their pros and cons it’s not just “go PC if you want teh graphics”. A high end PC beats PS4 but will cost quite a bit more.

    • madbads

      What are your specs now? Just curious…

    • Fake_of_Silva

      Any decent PC today can run it equal or better then the PS4.

      • Xtreme Derp

        And how much does “a decent PC today” cost to beat a PS4 running Watch Dogs?

  • Rickowned

    And this is why I left the PC scene when I got my PS4
    With my PC and the money I can dump into it over time always was a quest of “I Want BETTER!!!” just because I knew I could buy a new GPU
    But at the same time I needed a new CPU because mine was throttling performance but then to buy a new cpu I needed a new motherboard since mine doesn’t support any of the ones out there to purchase with warranties (like to be on the safe side) since they all got phased out. Also with a new uber beefy gpu I needed a new powersupply since the one I had ran kinda bad if you added too much extra on it.. I think my friend ran it too high so it started wearing down and my previous one burnt out on me -_- go figure…

    PC is just a quest of wanting to upgrade the parts constantly while the console it fixed set and there’s nothing you can do but say “Oh well! As long as it’s playable”

    • Sexy Mcgee

      Yep, whenever I threw the $1500 every two years minimum to stay at a good level with PC gaming people would tell me that upgrading is cheaper. The reality though is that some new piece of technology comes out every two years that changes how parts connect to the motherboard and you have to build a new system all over again.

      Also, I hate that feeling when you buy the best (or at least second in line to the best) parts available and then a few months later something way better is announced and released for the same price. It’s this perpetually self stoking cycle of inferiority complex

      • Al

        If you’re throwing $1500 away every two years then you’re doing something very wrong lol. A GTX 580 and a half decent CPU from 4 years ago will give you better performance then both next gen consoles, you don’t have to upgrade at all unless you want the highest settings quality settings, 1080p+ gaming @ 60 fps, even if you have to tone the settings down a little they will still look great.

        • Rickowned

          Well depending. There’s been a ton of socket tossing lately on AMd and intel
          AMD with their AM3+, FM1, FM2, and FM2+
          Intel with…. a handful that go by numbers only (AMD has them beat at least with this with names)
          And then needing to make sure the Motherboard and CPU are compatible.

          Memory isn’t really a needed upgrade unless you’re video editing or 3D modeling (though 3D modeling would have a completely different build focusing more on memory and a workstation card over anything else.)
          I ended up needing to upgrade my memory from 4GB to 8GB and even that can be finicky at times since not all memory modules play nicely with each other. Also there’s people that want higher speed memory without the need to overclock the sticks since that’s risky and can burn them out if you mess up something; which then plays into needing to make sure the motherboard can fully support the new higher speed memory without needing to overclock the sticks.

          For a lot of people all this is too much work and isn’t really all that user friendly unless you know exactly what you are doing and have the confidence enough to dive into it which is why smartphones and tablets are extremely popular since it’s just something you can pick up and start using right away without needing to worry about much of anything else.

          I am going to wait to get a new custom PC when the PC goes next gen with a more unified system where GPUs don’t need memory onboard and the games start needing different ways of computing graphics in a much simpler way without needing brute force to render. It’s possible, we just haven’t gotten there just quite yet nor do we have the tools to do it just yet either.
          The Cell broadband processor imho was ahead of it’s time and any further development into it might see the most insane results that might be able to further the future of gaming.
          Essentially a 3.2GHz octo core that is able to render graphics better than the consumer grade AMD APUs except the console grade APUs

          Just some of my thoughts.

          • Al

            If any body thinks you need to spend thousands every couple years or has to upgrade in general to have a good gaming experience on a PC then they don’t know what they’re talking about and with Youtube its very easy to put one together. Yes some people don’t want to deal with putting a computer together and chose a console which is perfectly fine but everything i read above is false.

            A $1500 PC let alone a $700-$1000 PC will last much longer then either console with much better visual fidelity & FPS, this isn’t 2001 when computers were expensive and didn’t last long.

          • Rickowned

            I dunno man, people who spent a good chunk of change on a 4850, 4870 god a really good card at the time but play more recent games like sludge.
            BF3 on a 4850 ran extremely bad till I got a 7790OC and then the game actually could run higher that the lowest settings running at 20-30fps; shot me up to High 1080p 45-80fps
            Most people tend to forget just how far graphics advanced in the lifespan of the PS3/360

          • Al

            There must have been something wrong with your 4850 because my old laptop with a ATI 5650 Mobility averaged 30-35 fps on BF3 low settings and that card is much weaker then the 4850/4870.

            The graphics improved during the PS3/360 lifespan because they were using PowerPC & Cell architecture which is hard to develop for, X86 on these new consoles is much easier because it has been around for many years so the jump in graphics compared to the previous gen won’t happen, they’ll be getting driver updates just like the PC which improve performance.

          • Rickowned

            I’m just saying I would love to see our future go to power/cell since you can push them much much further than current tech… That is if we had continued further development of the Cell chip.
            But without the tools and stuff for it, it wont happen soon.

            Might happen some day though or something similar and better. Only so much that can be done till we can’t make cpu dyes smaller and stuff.
            Not saying we’ll get it tomorrow but someday in the future.
            Though with how things are going is we’ll hit the fully unified system before we get anything that completely changes the way things are done with the PC.

          • Popa2caps

            Your wrong to think 700$ -1000$ will last longer then Xbox One & PS4, Just look at 2005 release of Xbox 360 and 2006 with PS3. Do you still have your PC from 2005 – 2006?

            Let me teach you something on PC VS Consoles. You can’t really compare them at all, why? A console has limited uses, PC can be turned into anything with the set of hardware. It really comes down to Price vs performance

            Lets take a look at one more thing,

            http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion-30/you-need-a-3-68-teraflop-gpu-to-match-ps4-s-gpu-1444954/

            I own a PC i own a PS4 I had a Xbox 360 there all good for what i use them for.

          • 34534534

            My PC from 2008 (Although with some upgrades) is playing “Next Gen” games at Ultra settings.
            The cost of not having to pay for online kept me on the “high-end”.

            The bonus? I didn’t have to buy an ENTIRE new machine to be “next gen” I was already “Next Gen” YEARS before the new console launches.

            With over 600 games on Steam, I also saved THOUSANDS on the software. (PC Games are cheaper, don’t you know?)

          • Popa2caps

            I like facts, everyone likes them, Whats your systems specs running random games at Ultra from 2008?

            Okay i know it sucks to pay for Playstation Plus for PS4 i was mad but i got it on Blackfriday for 28$ not to bad if you ask me. I don’t get too many games for free yet, mostly indie games.

            PC games are cheap because people steal them too much, if there where no deals, PC would just steal. Russia gets 50% on new games because they steal so much, and then sells those keys and steals lol talk about helping your best game company grow.

          • 34534534

            Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 4ghz, 16Gb of DDR2 Ram (Which I got for free as I grabbed it out of an old computer a PC store was throwing out which replaced the original 4Gb) and I have had a Radeon 7970 for the last few years which I picked up for $150 at a swap meet.

            And it’s probably going to easily last several more years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the CPU and Motherboard reaches 10 years old before I replace it, it’s still faster than most AMD CPU’s today.

          • Popa2caps

            How the hell you get 16Gb of RAM working on a 775 Socket? DDR2 is slow as shit, My DAW would cry.

          • Axe99

            You won’t run Metro 2033 on it’s highest settings with that, nor BF4, nor a bunch of other titles I’ve got. You’re blowing smoke ;). If you want to play the likes of BF4 and Thief on Ultra (at a decent FPS) you’ll need better than that.

          • Michael Norris

            Dude that light bill….7970 is getting long tooth as well..

          • Axe99

            Actually, PC games _were_ cheaper. I’m not sure if you’ve been noticing, but more and more PC games are launching at the same prices as console games, and console games are being discounted more quickly, with sales that are often comparable to Steam. Steam still has a slight edge sometimes, but it’s no longer the cut-and-dried takeaway it used to be. Once I factor PS+ into the mix, I’ve had more value from that than Steam in the last 12 months (of course, having access to and using both, I’ve had a ludicrious amount of value all-round :D).

          • Michael Norris

            You spent a lot of money to get a rig like that.My Pc was made in 08 and it’s garbage now.

          • Al

            This isn’t 2005-2006 and like i previously said:

            “the PS4/Xone are comparable to low-mid gaming PC’s unlike the 360/PS3 which could rival high end PC’s during their early years.”

            Now for that quote you posted:

            “Consoles run 2x or so better than equal PC hardware, but it isn’t just API in the way, focus a single spec also matters.”

            A $150 middle class GTX 750 Ti can play BF4 at 1080p 60+ fps on medium-high settings and the PS4 can’t.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K5Opymw0p0

          • Popa2caps

            A $150 middle class GTX 750 Ti can play BF4 at 1080p 60+ fps on medium-high settings and the PS4 can’t, PS4 has High Settings, ultra Textures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8vLIsTo-rY

            For the PS4 to get that close to the PC it’s really good investment of 400$ I think BF4 was bad in my opinion.

            http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7850-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

            That sums the 750 ti Comment

            Please no Titanfail or XBox, Microsoft is dead to me.

          • Axe99

            BF4′s a poor comparison – it was made and optimised for PC first, and DICE clearly didn’t have time to properly optimise (or, indeed, even finish) the game. If you look at games developed with console in mind (KZ:SF, Infamous), you’ll see results that you just won’t get on the GTX 750 Ti at a decent FPS at 1080p. At the moment, when everything’s based on the PC engine, because devs haven’t had time to optimise for the console hardware, you’ll do alright with that rig, but telling someone to get a GTX 750 Ti will see them under-performing current-gen consoles from the games releasing later this year onwards. To clearly out-perform current-gen consoles over the longer term, you want a GTX 780 or equivalent.

          • Al

            “If you look at games developed with console in mind (KZ:SF, Infamous), you’ll see results that you just won’t get on the GTX 750 Ti at a decent FPS at 1080p.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKy5ctjixaY

            “To clearly out-perform current-gen consoles over the longer term, you want a GTX 780 or equivalent.”

            I hope you’re not being serious lol.

          • Axe99

            ‘Dem’s old games though – the point I’m making is through optimisation, we’ll see consoles punch well above their weight. As per John Carmack’s 2x statement, a GTX 780 will give you 3.9 TF, a decent dash above twice the PS4′s and well above the XB1. Go any lower, and once they’re optimised, I’ll bet good money you won’t see much of a difference (at 1080p). No point arguing about what we don’t know, but there’ll be a lot of PC fanboys disappointed in a couple of years time ;).

          • Al

            So your saying the PS4 is going to be playing games at 1440p in the future because of optimization? Sorry but i think your the one who will be disappointed.

          • Axe99

            I said no such thing – it is highly unlikely that the PS4 will output any higher than 1080p. Not sure where your comment comes from, but it’s not from applying logic to an argument.

          • Al

            “To clearly out-perform current-gen consoles over the longer term, you want a GTX 780 or equivalent.”

            All these games are benchmarked at high-ultra and getting good FPS, your comment suggests the PS4 will at least be able to 1440p later on.

            http://b-i.forbesimg.com/jasonevangelho/files/2013/10/final-290X-benchmarks-Gaming-1440p3.png

          • Axe99

            PS4 could do 1440p or 4K now if they wanted to. I suspect my mobile phone could do Minesweeper at 4K ;). Resolution in and of itself is a pretty simplistic benchmark. However, given that consoles are primarily used on televisions, and developers work to the fixed spec, I would be very surprised if we saw gaming on the PS4 done above 1080p (as 1440p isn’t a common TV resolution, and outside of Minesweeper or Worms, 4K will be well beyond the PS4), but rather the processing put towards other ends. Just because the PS4 is theoretically capable of a range of PC-specific resolutions (now), doesn’t mean it will output at those resolutions – there’s not a logical connection there.

          • Al

            The games above aren’t Minesweeper or Worms, Metro Last Light is one of the best looking & most demanding games out, all the others are still visually impressive games.

          • Axe99

            Less bluster, more logic, and you’ll have an argument ;). Yes, they are great games, I’ve played most of them, but the fact that a PC card outputs them at 1440p is independent of the issue of processing power. It’s a different platform, with a different range of output devices (yes, there’s overlap, but at the end of the day, GPUs are designed for monitors and consoles for TVs). The PS4 won’t output at 1440p because the output devices it’s intended for use with generally don’t display at that resolution. The requirements of any particular game are entirely irrelevant to this argument.

          • Al

            You can plug a tower into a TV and it works fine lol, your argument is based on what 1 guy said while mine is based on actual performance. The PS4/Xone are not in any way comparable to anything higher end PC, suggesting you need an expensive setup isn’t the case because this isn’t 2005/6 when technology was expensive and consoles WERE comparable to higher end PC’s. They’re X86 and everyone at Sony & MS said they were easy to develop for, the visual jump will not be the same as previous gens which used difficult architecture.

          • Axe99

            While John Carmack is indeed one person, for him to be blown off like that from someone who is supposedly a PC gamer is a little eyebrow-raising to say the least! There have also been others that have said similar though, I just quoted Carmack because he’s one of the founding fathers of modern PC gaming, and so is a good source to use when discussing things with folk who focus on the PC side of things.

            The reason you’ll get better performance relative to hardware specs on console is because the fixed hardware allows devs greater time to become familiar with it and maximise its potential, combined with the greater install base for any particular piece of hardware allowing devs to cost effectively optimise (relative to the far smaller install bases for any particular GPU). Unless you get a GPU with a 20 million+ install base, that stays around for 5-6 years as the target GPU for programming, you’ll _never_ get the efficiencies on the PC side you have on console. It’s not just about raw power, it’s how you use it.

          • Michael Norris

            Infamous SS would die using a 750Ti 256bus Vs 128 all day..You are right though.

          • Rickowned

            I would like to say that Titanfall is a special case…. I have no clue what respawn thought they were doing.
            Also BF4 is an unkown due to being a launch title.
            I never count launch titles as “True power” of any console.

          • Michael Norris

            Not really fair to compare launch titles to a fully develop DX11 for Pc.Also GPgpu is the feature,these consoles ”Ps4” can fight well beyond it’s hardware specs.

          • Xtreme Derp

            PS4 has architecture changes and customizations that should let it punch above its weight, in addition to launch games running on unoptimized APIs and code.

          • Michael Norris

            It comes down to what you like more.I own a Pc,Ps3,Ps4.I buy Playstation consoles for exclusives.I also like how Sony is really open with indie developers.

          • Axe99

            You’re making the mistake of comparing PC and console specs like-for-like – consoles have always punched well above their weight spec-wise (Carmack is on record as saying by about twice as much). At the moment, my PS4 is (just) showing up my GTX-660/i7 powered PC with KZ:SF, a launch game, and in theory my PC should have a clear edge. I have no doubt that by the end of the year that my less-powerful PS4 will be providing a better experience than my PC unless I fork out for a GPU that costs about the same as the console (which I will at some stage, but at the moment my PC does everything it needs to well enough, and I prefer playing games on console to avoid the pain-in-the-arse factor on PC, above and beyond technical comparisons).

          • Al

            Killzone doesn’t have a steady framerate, SP is in the 30-40 fps range and Multiplayer is in the 40-50′s, also the FoV is low. What would the game have looked like if it was locked at 60 fps?

          • Michael Norris

            Killzone SF runs fine,the MP isn’t a issue for me.It is a launch title…

          • Axe99

            No question about KZ’s framerate, but that’s only half the argument – the frame rate on Metro 2033 on the rig I just stated is even less stable than KZ:SF, with visuals that aren’t as good (not by much, but still distinguishably), so bringing up frame rates reinforces my point, rather than diminishing it ;).

          • Xtreme Derp

            You’re going to have to wait for Naughty Dog games 4+ years into PS4′s lifespan to see what it’s really capable of. By then the price will have dropped and you can buy one.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Consoles are guaranteed to “last” in terms of being able to run any disc you put into them, without worrying about specs and what not.

            PS4 first party games will be able to pull off some amazing visuals. Not at a “high end PC” level but way more than you’d get out of a $400 PC.

            It seems you don’t want to admit there are some pros and cons to consoles as well as PC. They’re different markets in many ways, and I own a high end PC myself.

          • Al

            Where did i say that? This is a PC article unrelated to consoles yet console guys are making false statements.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Just saying, you don’t seem to want to give consoles an inch of ground.

          • Al

            From one of my previous comments “Yes some people don’t want to deal with putting a computer together and chose a console which is perfectly fine but everything i read above is false.”

            I have zero issues with conoles but you have people here saying you need to spend thousands or you need a GTX 780 to compete with a PS4 (LOL)

          • Xtreme Derp

            Yeah a PS4 can’t compete with a GTX 780 lol. I have a 780 Ti myself.

            But I’m still really impressed with the tech they put into a PS4 for $400. Infamous looks great and Naughty Dog should be able to do some incredible things with it.

          • 34534534

            Intel releases a new socket after 2 CPU generations.

            AMD however…

            If you bought a DDR2 Socket AM2 CPU, you could run it in any Socket AM2+, AM3 and AM3+ motherboard without any drama.
            You can also run some socket AM3+ processors in a Socket AM2+ and AM3 motherboards.
            You can also run AM3 processors in AM2 and AM2+ motherboards.

            Don’t pretend that sockets change every 5 minuets.

            As for overclocking Ram, buying faster sticks results in insignificant performance increases, if your motherboard also doesn’t support the faster speeds the memory speeds will simply be adjusted down.

          • Rickowned

            AM3 CPUs will not go into AM2, some AM3 cpus are supported in AM2+. It’s kinda like what’s being said about DX12; you will get to use some DX12 features with some DX11 cards but won’t be able to access all the features till you get a DX12 card.
            Intel is more notorious for socket changes and then still releasing cpus on 3 different sockets while naming wise between them is 115X in which I think there’s 4 different ones now O_o?

            And that’s all well and good that if it doesn’t it will downclock the memory…. but why buy high speed memory in the first place when it clearly costs more? People rather not have their money go to waste yaknow.

        • Xtreme Derp

          A GTX 580 cost $500 at launch, not factoring inflation from 4 years ago.

          Consoles are popular because they have good price/performance for the money. Not everyone can afford a high end PC.

          • Al

            Yeah and what did the guy i responded to say? “Yep, whenever I threw the $1500 every two years minimum to stay at a good level with PC gaming people would tell me that upgrading is cheaper.”

    • Boa Hancock

      you are wrong! you can get a better gpu than ps4 (GTX770 or better) so you wont have to worry about graphics… the games will be beautiful anyway. dont you think it will cost you much more to play on consoles? thief costs 60 euros on ps4 while i can buy it for just 12euros on pc… all the gamers (except fanboys) are going to pc gaming! come aboard!!!

      • Rickowned

        …. I rather not buy games I will not play. That was something I had a problem with steam sales and stuff.
        Game comes down to a couple bucks
        Said game has decent rating
        Buy said game
        Try it and don’t like it
        sits there with about 50 other duds that were from $5-$20
        I rather spend $60 on a game I know I actually will play and not a bunch of other games I probably wont.
        Besides on the PC side of things games like Starbound and such were starting to appeal to me more which can run on a potato really. Laptop runs that at 60fps with how garbage the specs of this are.

        • Boa Hancock

          me and my friends left consoles long ago because we can play games the way we want!!! mouse/keyboard or controller with 60 fps! consoles are for more casual gamers that just play some games and cant understand that it rus at 20-25frames and with low resolutions and graphics quality. the latency on consoles is terrible! all the games you play on ps4 i can play them much better and they cost me 20-25euros less on average… have a happy gaming friend

        • Boa Hancock

          i would prefer to pay a 1000$ for my next gen collection of game and not over 2000$ so im gonna buy them formy pc…

    • PCS4-Box U

      OR… you could just have both. My PC is also my job so spending money on my PC is an investment, i do EVERYTHING on my PC…. TV, movie, games music, work, etc… My PS4 only plays games though and thats perfectly fine with me becasue it only cost 1/3 of what my PC did.

      • Rickowned

        That’s why I have a laptop for the far less demanding stuff.

    • Titus Fugah

      lol sounds like an MMO

    • frontiermarine88

      what are you talking about, i’ve had the same rig ,since 2011 for $700 and i’ve saved over $1000 in games thanks to steam sales, humble bundles etc, i’d rather have machine that would last me at least 5 years and play games with better fps and graphics than console versions that struggle over the years

  • Spencer

    Wait wait wait. To make this game have some slightly better effects you need a $350 CPU and a $500 GPU?

    Lmao. Have fun with that PC gamers. I’m perfectly fine with how incredible watch dogs will look on PS4 for $1000 less

    • Al

      Slightly better? The PS4 is locked at 30 fps.

      http://i.minus.com/iboqqHgyy5tOsD.gif

    • erfan

      Not to mention that PS4 version looks like low compared to ultra settings on PC. Oh, and enjoy that 30fps.

      • Richard Attila

        This game Look worse than Infamous Second Sun.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          It also has a much bigger world. That’s not a secondary element.

        • Raven Nafariea

          Someone is jealous… lmao

      • 34534534

        Lets not forget they have to put up with that horrible low-resolution 1080P resolution that’s last century.

        1440P can be had fairly cheap on the PC now, 4k isn’t far away.

        But 1080P? Common that’s what you should expect out of a mobile phone or a tablet!

        • Jecht_Sin

          Someone didn’t understand yet that the point is not about going above 1080p, no one in the console world really gives a damn about it as it is considered an expensive for nothing gimmick. Especially in those ridiculously small size monitors. It’s about not going at 792p with manifest frame rate drops and tearing in 50-60 inches televisions! :p

        • doom guy

          What!? Majority of PC gamers play on 1080p, very few play on higher res. And please give a decent quality screen from a respectable company that is cheap.

          I’m a pro-pc gamer myself, but to call 1080p low resolution is plain idiocracy.

      • Spencer

        Hahaha whatever helps you sleep at night :)

        • shinitaru

          You’re the one who seems to be stressing about what other people have…Go enjoy your games and quit trying to start crap

    • frontiermarine88

      slightly better?lol how cute…,console fanboys will say anything to justify their downgraded graphics lmao

      • Spencer

        Jonathan Morin himself said it’s hard to tell the difference between PS4 and PC versions but whatever helps you feel better about overpaying and having less exclusives :)

        Hope you can sleep at night now

        • frontiermarine88

          pc has exclusives coming out every single day on steam while the ps4 is getting re-mastered games from last gen and you pay for online, and i’m the one who’s overpaying? lmao ,p.s watch dogs only 1080p 30fps on ps4 tsk tsk ;-)

    • Xtreme Derp

      Even a 780 Ti is going to struggle to run Watch Dogs 1080p 60 fps Ultra settings w/ good AA. Probably more like 60 with lots of drops. HBAO+ and MSAA are NOT cheap.

  • ConsoleTruth818

    Just get it on the consoles already.. PC gaming doesn’t exist in my world.

    • Alex King

      No offense to console but if you like full 1080p guaranteed (like your picture suggests) then you should consider them. Just saying.

      • ConsoleTruth818

        That’s cool, different strokes for different folks! Maybe one day. Thanks for the reply!

  • ASSASSYN

    My i7-3960x, and GTX 69o await.

  • 大王 アレクサンダー

    4770k + R9 290 Tri-X
    My PC is ready :3

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Same here…. Quad TITANS and 3970X all liquid cooled in my beast.

  • 34534534

    Should be interesting to see how my 6 year old Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 4ghz, Radeon 7970 and 16Gb of Ram handles it.
    Silly consoles not forcing me to upgrade for a decade holding back the graphics in games…

    • Popa2caps

      Can i get your Motherboard plz?

  • Chronicbint

    This is why I still game on PC. :D

  • junguler

    show some PS3/Xbox 360 gameplay, i’m getting frustrated with the lack of information about last gen versions, all they have said is last gen looks good, wtf is that even means?
    the majority of people gonna play this game on last gen and there is nothing we know about those versions.

  • Michael Norris

    I always say invest in a good Cpu and mobo.GPU’s get updated more often and drop in price is quicker.My only issue with these new consoles is the damn Cpu’s.Time will tell,i do like the fact that Sony chose GDDR5 for ram because APU’s run better with faster ram.

  • Jessenia Lopez

    i feel moist

  • Manoj Varughese

    Another indication that the game will be poorly optimized…

  • Michael Balchunas

    I got an 3.5ghz i7 4770K with a GTX 760 2GB and 16G of RAM this week.
    I’m guessing I will only be able to play it with high settings.

    • shinitaru

      I have a 3770k oc’d to 4.7ghz with a GTX 660ti and 32gb of RAM, if this game is anything like other games, I suspect that I will be playing on ultra settings too. Recommendations are just that, recommendations. They aren’t saying that it’s the only way, just the best way. If not, then I will be satisfied with the merely superior graphics in the high settings.
      Going to give it a rent on my PS4 first anyway to make sure I even like the game

      • Michael Balchunas

        Good to know.. like I said I was just guessing. I’m a newb to the PC gaming world this is my first powerful desktop. I actually got a new monitor too that supports hdmi so I can have my ps3/4 right there next to it.

  • Naeem ur Rehman

    I have 3770K @ 4.5 ghz with 16Gb RAM 2200MHZ and 2 x R9 290X ASUS DCU2 in crossfire :D

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