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News Watch_Dogs specifications suggest many-core focus

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  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Music to my ears :D
     
  3. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    More detail....

    Base Specification
    Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
    Note that we only support 64 bit OSs.
    DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
    Hard Drive Space: 20 GB
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode
    Minimum Specification
    GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
    CPU: Quad core
    RAM: 4GB
    example 1
    GPU: NVidia GTX 460
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
    example 2
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
    CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750
    Recommended Specification
    GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
    CPU: Eight core
    RAM: 8GB
    example 1
    GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
    example 2
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
    "Ultra" Specification
    GPU: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM or more
    CPU: Latest Eight core or more
    RAM: 8GB or more
    example 1
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K
    example 2
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
    CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core


    Taken from here.

    http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/4091/watch-dogs-specs-leaked-for-pc-version.html
     
  4. Hustler

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    Looks like the days of running console ports on cheap PC's are over.
     
  5. AlienwareAndy

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    Or, depending how you look at it, just beginning.

    FX 6300 + 7850 2gb rig around £500. New consoles? around £500.
     
  6. Eggy

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    Probably won't be able to tell the difference when running it on recommended or ultra specs. Looks more like a let's recommend the highest possible hardware specs even though the game will never push the hardware it gives us some attention ploy.
     
  7. AlienwareAndy

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    Oh look ! Quelle surprise !

    [​IMG]
     
  8. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    Whoever comes up with those results is talking crap.

    Fan boy alert.

    I am looking forward to watch Dogs, the specs look good. Remember it's console shaped but has the heart and soul of out dated pc components.
     
  9. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Can't really draw any conclusions from that image seeing as they've left out the last two generations of mainstream Intel desktop CPUs. I'd want to see numbers at 1080p and above as as well given they're supposedly using a Titan. The game is probably CPU limited and that's not indicative of what you'll see at higher resolutions.
     
  10. sandys

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    oops wrong thresad
     
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    are the new console cpu's not just running at 1.6 GHz per core? and if so wouldn't 4 running at 4.8 (sandy/ivy bridge overclock average) be way better? Its the 8 gig of gddr5 unified ram that excites me and is the area where i can see current pc's trailing a little. Regardless of all that though i really want these machines to be amazing and breath new life into the games market, there's only so many pixel art retro indie games i can take before i start to question why i even game on a pc and blow the dust of my snes.
     
  12. edzieba

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    Actually, that is surprising. It's been some years since I've seen any appreciable difference in game performance between CPUs (e.g., moving from a C2D E8400 to a i5 2500k gained me squat in framerate with the same GTX670) given the same GPU, outside of twiddling around in the hundreds-of-fps for older games. GPU-bound games have been the norm for quite some time.

    ::EDIT:: Anandtech have just updated their massive gaming CPU comparison/url]]. I guess if I'd notice more of a difference if I had multiple GPUs or in Civ V.
     
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  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You mean the exact same amount of detail as found in the article, just formatted differently, right? :p
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Give it 3-5 years and we will be back to square one with console ports on cheap PC's
     
  15. suragh

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    Same, I cant wait.

    This 8 core nonsense is obviously a wind up. I played this at EG and the console specs compared to a 4 core i5 with a decent gpu won't come close graphically.
     
  16. Platinum

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    Given that the 360 pretty much made 4 threads a requirement its not a surprise that this gen will make 8 threads a requirement for high res / detail games.
     
  17. Blakmagik

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    @joplin66

    8 weak AMD cores running at max 2.75G in the PS4. I don't see a reason why would it need 8 cores on a PC. Considering that AMD needs to clock Bulldozer 5G to compete with i7s running at stock I find it rather unlikely that the next gen consoles running a cpu with a bit better IPC around half the clockspeed as the high end Bulldozers would force a cpu upgrade.

    Looking forward to some benches but I expect good old 2600Ks clocked to 4.5G wich is a given with those still be able to run it perfect.
     
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    What the heck is "Phenom X6 9750" ? I have heard of a quad core Phenom chip with 9750 designation, did you mean X4 9750 ?
     
  19. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    So, a game sponsored by AMD, the company who makes mid-range 8-core CPUs, recommends using an 8-core CPU?

    Just clarifying the situation here. Lets wait for some benchmarks, shall we?
     
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    Why is it when they list these requirements they never state at what resolution?
     
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