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I too was concerned about the hardware needed for this game. I ended up grabbing a second 7970 for $200 and am happy with the performance jump. I had considered getting a single more powerful card, but for the much extra additional cost (780 or 290x) I didn't think it was worth it. If you go SLI you will have that level of performance or better with an oc for much cheaper, and looks like you already have enough with your power supply.
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I too was concerned about the hardware needed for this game. I ended up grabbing a second 7970 for $200 and am happy with the performance jump. I had considered getting a single more powerful card, but for the much extra additional cost (780 or 290x) I didn't think it was worth it. If you go SLI you will have that level of performance or better with an oc for much cheaper, and looks like you already have enough with your power supply.
I couldn't agree more about going crossfire or SLI. The savings are worth it and so many of the concerns that people have I have not seen in my own experience. That's not to say that you won't but it is a small fraction of people that have an issue with microstutter or other issues.
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So, a single 670 isn't going to cut it for Watch Dogs?

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So, a single 670 isn't going to cut it for Watch Dogs?
It would definitely be able to play it at least in the mid settings, possibly even higher. I guess it mainly comes down to how much CPU processing power the game actually requires. That could be the only thing that holds the OP back.

Edit: And, what settings he'd like the game to perform at...
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I'd see how it plays when it's released with your current hardware. Then if necessary, consider an upgrade to a Devil's Canyon CPU + Z97 board (June 2nd). Sell your old stuff with an out of pocket expense of maybe $250-300. I say this because this game is supposedly pretty CPU intensive.
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I'd see how it plays when it's released with your current hardware. Then if necessary, consider an upgrade to a Devil's Canyon CPU + Z97 board (June 2nd). Sell your old stuff with an out of pocket expense of maybe $250-300. I say this because this game is supposedly pretty CPU intensive.
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So, a single 670 isn't going to cut it for Watch Dogs?

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It would definitely be able to play it at least in the mid settings, possibly even higher. I guess it mainly comes down to how much CPU processing power the game actually requires. That could be the only thing that holds the OP back.

Edit: And, what settings he'd like the game to perform at...

^ This. I would not expect ultra settings with a single 670 or a 7970, and maxed out is the only way I want to play this game. lol Obviously I could be wrong and SLI won't be needed, but I wouldn't count on it.
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But again:

 

http://www.ign.com/wikis/watch-dogs/PC_System_Requirements

 

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Watch Dogs' graphics technical director, Sebastien Viard, dismissed these specs earlier today, stating the real specs won't be as demanding.

 

A single 670 is in the Ultra list. A 560 Ti is in the Recommended list.

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WD ultra specs on ign are wrong. They were later confirmed by the devs to be: 4770K + 780.

And the PC footage (NV trailers) were recorded with a 3930K and a Titan.
 
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WD ultra specs on ign are wrong. They were later confirmed by the devs to be: 4770K + 780.

And the PC footage (NV trailers) were recorded with a 3930K and a Titan.

 

Ok, this made me look into it a little further and I see the 780 now:

 

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=4546&game=Watch%20Dogs

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