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Watch Dogs' creative director has confirmed the hardware required to run Watch Dogs on Ultra, revealing that users will need at least an Intel Core i7-4770K processor and a GeForce GTX 780 graphics card.

"We expect a lot of different specs to run the game at a high," Jonathan Morin posted on Twitter. "But here are the ultra specs for the few who have them and ask for it...

"Ultra specs : Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780. The PC video was recorded on an Intel Core i7-3930K with a GeForce Titan IIRC."

He also answered questions regarding the PC version's NVIDIA exclusive features, confirming that "the only feature not available to AMD is Nvidia TXAA. HBAO+, although developed by Nvidia, also works on AMD."

So, how much would it cost you to upgrade your rig to run at Ultra? Current prices pin a GeForce GTX 780 at around £400, with the i7-4770K set at about £235.

Worth it? Let us know what you think below.

Source: @Design_Cave

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MJTH's Avatar


I don't mind not running stuff on ultra. For the last few years I've had to run things on low/ medium and it hasn't properly bothered me.

Having said that though I think my new PC (i5 with gtx 750) will at least run it fairly well on high.
Posted 12:06 on 14 April 2014
rico_rico's Avatar


my pc gtx 670 i7 3820 16gb will run this on ultra without AA enable i'm happy with 45fps
Posted 11:00 on 14 April 2014
reynoldio's Avatar


I'm sure it'll still look rather pretty with my i5 and 560Ti.

EDIT: By which I mean it's almost certainly not worth £600+ upgrading to go from good to great!
Posted 10:43 on 14 April 2014
Endless's Avatar


Depends what you're upgrading from I suppose, and if you already have a top spec rig; Ace, no upgrade required. Be interested to see the XOne and PS4 versions side by side with that i7 titan build, just to see exactly what you're getting for the extra hardware capacity.
Posted 10:14 on 14 April 2014

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Release Date: 27/05/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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