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Watch Dogs PC Requirements Recommend 8 Core CPU

| 6 Apr 2014 13:44
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Steam has outed Watch Dogs' requirements for PC, and it recommends an eight core CPU.

While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs will be "identical in almost every way," graphics aficionados who own a capable gaming PC will undoubtedly want to get the open-world action game on that platform to see all the bells and whistles the title has to offer. But before you pre-order the game, you might want to check the recommended requirements first, since gamers will need a relatively beefy rig to play Watch Dogs on recommended settings.

Listed below are the minimum and recommended requirements straight from Steam, and for the latter, it asks that you have an eight core CPU.

Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. 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

Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Eight core - Intel Core i7-3770 @3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 X8 @ 4 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode. 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

With Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3 on PC having a less-than-stellar PC showing, one might wonder if we should expect the same from Watch Dogs. Hopefully, Ubisoft manages to optimize the PC version, or more than a handful of players will need to open their wallets to get the most out of the game visually; either that, or they'll have to play it on next-gen consoles instead.

Does this mean eight core CPUs will be the norm for AAA PC games this generation? If so, will you rather buy the same games on consoles instead?

Source: Steam via NeoGAF

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