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http://www.vg247.com/2014/03/12/watch-dogs-minimum-pc-specs-released/
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Processor: IntelCore 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz or AMDPhenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz
Memory: 6GB RAM
Video card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 Shader 5.0
Sound Card: DirectX9
Hard drive: 25 GB

At this point, people fall into 2 camps. teaching.gif

1. The group that says this is way too high for minimum specs and game is probably poorly optimized.

2. The group that says this is expected because WD is a next-gen title.

Which camp are you?
post #2 of 114
I'm hoping it uses that much because it's a "next gen game" but, my cautious side says it's because it's poorly optimized. We shall see though.
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Come on. Memory prices are at a all time high. So, they are promoting the need for RAM, to force users into buying crap RAM at a premium price.
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Depends.

If the graphics were downgraded like what was seen in the comparisons of the latest trailers vs the 2012 gameplay, then I'd be in camp 1 and think it's poorly optimized trash.

If the graphics were only downgraded for consoles and max settings were able to achieve the visuals shown from the 2012 reveal, then I wont mind. I have 16GB of ram so it'd be nice if it were being used in games, even if only half. Judging by the min requirements I'd have no problem meeting or exceeding the recommended requirements anyway biggrin.gif
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If a program is effectively utilizing this "6GB of RAM" or 4GB of RAM, since the OS is factored in to these recommendations, I have absolutely NO problem with it. If it is just bloat then obviously I am not for it. If it is for caching, then I am again for it. If it's a memory leak, obviously I am against it. There is no benefit to having the RAM capacity and not using it, as long as its effective.

However, my 32GB of RAM is ready.
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I don’t pay much attention to game spec requirements but this seems all over the place. And old quadcore cpu, lots of ram, and a gpu with only 1gig of vram? A gpu with only 1GB of vram nowadays is either an entry level card or and old card. (my 3 year old 580 has 1.5GB vram)

although I could be completely off my rocker...
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post #7 of 114
16gb standard is around the corner. I vote # 1 personally. A unoptimized downgraded pig.
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If current gameplay doesnt match E3 'gameplay' trailer, not buying Ubisoft.
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mine is ubisoft dont deliver from E3 phase to retail.
    
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Camp 1. Poorly optimized. My trust in developers to make proper PC versions of their games has been brutally violated and manhandled lately. This is ubisoft we're dealing with, and my last experience with a Ubi PC port was Far Cry 3, which was so horribly optimized that I still refuse to finish the game to this day. Ubisoft has a poor track record with PC lately.

Remember the last game to require 6GB minimum? COD Ghosts? Even worse optimized than Far Cry 3. Runs like total trash.
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