Low-cost Intel Gaming PC - Watch Dogs Update

Watch Dogs is too demanding for our cheap Intel gaming PC.

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ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

Notice how the frame rate doesn't get much worse moving from low to high settings? That shows how badly this game is optimized. Even very high spec computers have more trouble with this game than they should considering it doesn't have very impressive visuals.

If it was properly optimized the low setting option would play a lot better.

Also putting the general frame rate issues aside, I think that appearance of lag is caused by loading in new models and textures in the open world. Again, even on a high spec computer this game has terrible pop in issues.

I'm not saying this should be a PC exclusive (console players deserve games too), but if it was developed properly for PC this game would be amazing. Instead I'm half way through the story and it's just not grabbing me. The visuals are average and the story is pretty boring, it doesn't make me want to drop what I'm doing to play, I just play it to kill time.

johnlewis107
johnlewis107

It looks like it would playable if the resolution was lowered a little, so I wouldn't say it was a complete failure.

wizardscribe
wizardscribe

Considering Ubisoft was recommending an i7 and said the minimum was a quad core (I think Core 2 Quad?) I'm impressed that it runs like it does on a lowly pentium, especially as even high end rigs are having issues.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

lagggggg

probably a memory issue, i heard even for people with 8 gb of RAM this game is stuttering like hell

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

How shocking. A $hit port running like $hit. But really this looks and runs better than I was expecting out of this cheap PC.

klunt_bumskrint
klunt_bumskrint moderator moderator

Lol, runs like this on my 780's too. Ah Ubisoft, how you mock me...


topeira
topeira

seriously, gamespot? you are trying to show graphical fidelity of this game while driving recklessly in a car?! this will not allow the viewer to see the essence of the visual change from high settings!! you should have made the video of aiden walking the streets. maybe in the rain where textures pop more due to reflections and great bump mapping. you messed up, guys. i love you but u made a bad decision with this video.

billygoatguy
billygoatguy

can i run this? i have the msi GP70 2PE Leopard

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

How did you guys record it? The recording software would also slow it down too.

sidfreak1
sidfreak1

Can i run this game? 

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHZ

2 GB Ram

ATI HD 6570 2 GB ice Q


amar1234
amar1234

It tos demanding for my core2duo ,560ti pc :s  

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Somehow I really doubt it was low settings at first. Low looks bit different for me and my budget class Dell laptop runs it better on "low" then this Intel PC. But it cant handle medium and above, but this Intel PC looks like it runs it totally the same as "low" and quality looks like doesnt look better or worse too. But it was worth watching whole video b/c of the last song.

mr_nee
mr_nee

If not for new Game of Thrones episode and E3 show I'd see how it runs on my medium setup tonight, but too busy

Miguel_Barca
Miguel_Barca

@topeira @topeira  They're trying to show how the game runs, not so much the graphical fidelity. And in watchdogs if you want the framerate to drop, just try to drive. Even high end rigs were having problems running this game due to poor optimization. 

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

@sidfreak1 tbh, your gear is quite old by a few generations. 

But your processor just meets the minimum. You definitely need more ram. Minimum says 6GB. In today's age you probably need at 4gb for anything which you would also have to upgrade Windows to 64bit otherwise you can't use more than 3.5GB. Your graphics card doesnt quite meet the recommended requirements but i think it would if the game was better optimized.The game does not look that great and it runs like garbage. I would recommend building a new system if you want to game.

I would recommend getting an i5 System, with 8gb of ram, a GTX 750 video card which would probably cost less than $700US (I live in New Zealand and computer parts more expensive here).