You’ll now need a minimum of 6 GB of RAM to run Watch Dogs.
Earlier in the month, some minimum and recommended PC specs for Ubisoft’s upcoming hack-and-shoot: Watch Dogs, were released via its Uplay digital distribution service. They were surprisingly high, much to the delight of PC enthusiasts, and the disdain of gamers on a budget. The specs were pulled from the Uplay store shortly afterward, and Watch Dogs technical director Sebastien Viard Tweeted that these weren’t the real specs, and to expect something a little lower.
Now, some revised specs have been put up on the Uplay service, and contrary to Viard’s assurance, they are actually higher than the previously released ones. You’ll now need a minimum of 6 GB of RAM (up from 4GB) just to run the game, and the Quad Q6600 example processor posted earlier has been replaced with the much beefier Quad Q8400.
The recommended specs have remained more or less the same, and the game will still require a 64 bit version of Windows to run. Check out the full specs below:
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
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
Soruce: Uplay Client via Video Gamer