Although the game doesn't launch until next month, Nvidia announced on Tuesday the availability of a Watch Dogs GeForce GTX bundle. For a limited time only, customers will receive a free copy of the game by purchasing a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 690, 760, 770, 780, 780 Ti, TITAN or TITAN Black graphics card.
"With aforementioned next-gen graphics and exclusive Nvidia HBAO+ and NVIDIA TXAA Anti-Aliasing enhancements on PC, you may wish to upgrade to get the absolute most from the hotly tipped title," states Nvidia's blog.
According to the minimum specs, gamers will need an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 or an AMD Phenom X4 9750 processor, a DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM like the Nvidia GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 5770, and 4 GB of RAM. The game will also require 64-bit versions of Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 8. Other base requirements include 20 GB of storage space and a DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card.
The recommended specs for the upcoming game include four core Intel or eight core AMD processors such as the Intel Core i7-3770 and the AMD FX-8350. The graphics card will need to support DirectX 11 and come packed with 2 GB of VRAM such as the Nvidia GTX 560 Ti and the AMD Radeon HD 7850. The rig will also need 8 GB of RAM.
Want to go Ultimate? Gamers will need the latest six core Intel or eight core AMD processor like the Intel Core i7-3930K or the AMD FX-9370. In addition to 8 GB of RAM, the Ultimate specs also require the latest DirectX 11 card (2 GB VRAM) such as the Nvidia GTX 670 or the AMD Radeon HD 7970.
"Watch Dogs puts players in the shoes of Aiden Pearce, a man on a mission with the ability to hack anything and everything in a fully-realized, near-future Chicago. With a multitude of gameplay possibilities, an engrossing storyline, endless open world options, and next-gen graphics, Watch Dogs became a hotly tipped title the second it was unveiled at E3 2012," states Nvidia's blog.
For a list of retailers selling this bundle, head here.
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Maybe not if you go to Microcenter. There was a reddit user yesterday who gave away dozens of codes he took from Microcenter. He works there and says they didn't advertise this offer, so he took the codes.Reply
No 750 series? darn...Reply
Lol why would this game be so cpu dependent?Reply
It's nice to know that my gaming rig is now minimum specs, my trusty Q6600 served me well all these years.Reply
Well now I'm confused, some stites say that ultra requirements are i7-3930K/AMD FX-9370 and doesn't specify GPU while the other half says that reqs are I7-4770/FX9370 and GTX 780/R9 290. So... who tells the truth?Reply
Lol why would this game be so cpu dependent?
It isn't at all. As someone who was formerly in the industry, no publisher has a compatibility laboratory for testing and speccing minimum requirements. They either just guestimate based on what tiny amount of hardware they have in office, outsource it to some small lab or they are EA (the only publisher I worked under that had a dedicated lab for speccing machines from XP to 8 on every piece of hardware from 1995 to 2013 (I left in 2013).
It is sad but true, no publisher anywhere on earth gives a shit about PC gaming, with a mild exception of maybe possibly EA - sorta.
Just knock $20 off the price of the GPU and I'd be happier. ;)Reply