Watch_Dogs 2 PC Performance Test

Watch_Dogs 2 PC Performance Test

Watch_Dogs 2 PC Performance Test

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’ve never owned a PC that could run the original _Watch Dogs_ in anything above Low settings. Well, I probably do now, but I can’t be bothered to check. That game was pretty dull, too serious, and most importantly was an _atrocious_ console port that wasn’t optimized at all for any system. It ties with _Assassin’s Creed Unity_ as the worst PC release from Ubisoft.

Well, now _Watch Dogs 2_ is finally out on PC, just two weeks after the console versions. Oh Ubisoft, you spoil us. Still, we don’t mind a little wait as long as the port is up to snuff. Let’s have a look shall we?


Performance Test

Watch_Dogs 2 Performance Review!

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OS: Windows 10 64-Bit

Processor: AMD-FX 6300 Six-Core Processor

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4Gb

After the nightmare that was the first game, I’m pleased to say that not only does _Watch Dogs 2_ have a wide range of graphics settings, including a handy bar for how much video card memory is being impacted, but it runs well on the majority of settings. From Low to Very High I had at the very least a stable 30 FPS, with performance only dropping a little in certain scenes on Ultra settings.

I additionally found if I dropped Shadows a little I could play with most of the Ultra settings still turned on with very little performance impact, so that’s what I’ll be doing in my review run-through.

Overall, at least performance-wise, I’m impressed. Thank you Ubisoft, you’ve finally done the right thing by PC gamers.

But don’t just take my word for it – anyone playing _Watch Dogs 2_ already? How is it running for you?


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