Watch Dogs will not run on Dual-core CPUs and 4GB RAM


Jonahatin Morin, the creative director of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has just revealed some information about the minimum requirements for the game. According to his official twitter , Watch Dogs will not run on dual-core CPUs. That filters out almost half the processors (including the Intel’s “i3”  series). He also said that any CPU that scores 9,000-10,000 on Intel’s PassMark would be able to run the game on Ultra and scores of 7,000 and higher would be capable to run the game on Medium-High settings (assuming all other requirements are fulfilled).

As for RAM, the minimum RAM required to start game is 6GB. Any lower and you won’t be able to play. Answering a tweet if 4GB RAM was sufficient, he replied

“The main issue is your ram. If you climb it up to 6 you should be able to run the game at low settings.“

Coming to GPU, he also said that “90% of the dev team runs on Nvidia Geforce 670, that will run Ultra if you have the CPU to match.”.


These are some really intense requirements for a CPU considering the fact that a “mid-range” graphics card can run the game at Ultra. Now we just have to wait and see if the requirements are really worth it or a result of poor optimization…… Or maybe these are software limitations imposed by the developers for no apparent reason (Call of Duty Ghosts anyone!?). I guess we’ll find out soon

It was announced earlier this week that Watch Dogs has gone gold and it is set to be launched on 27th May for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The Wii U version would arrive later this year although no exact date has been provided. This is without doubt, one of the most awaited game to come out this year, mainly due to the unique gamplay. Players will take the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who uses his hacking skills to control almost every element of Chicago. Thus using the surveillance systems, control systems etc to complete his task.

  • Prashant Makwana

    I’m new here
    Am i able to run Watch Dogs – Reloaded
    with this specf.-

    • Prashant Makwana

      & yes it is Dual core
      I downloaded 11 GB till now 50%
      so i want your reply guys will i continue to download or not!!

  • Strahinja

    It works on 1gb ram and dual core processor…I tested

  • Daniel

    Lool 😀 Iam running it on Pentium Dual-Core 2,50GHz, 4GB RAM and 1GB graphic on ULTRA with 25FPS and iam goin to purchase 8GB RAM 🙂

  • what are you guys all that poor? 8gb ram is like $70. jesus christ. However I am running 8gb ram and I keep getting a low ram warning coming up. jesus this game is using 6gb

    • Сергей

      Core i7 is cheap too? And it’s recommended for this game. Even with Core i5 you won’t even be close to 60 FPS.

  • Uma

    i’am using intel(R) pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70 GHz processor,
    AMD Radeon HD 6450,4.00 GB of RAM(3.48 usable),and 32-bit
    will it go???

    • Rajjak Abdel

      yeahh…with that specs, you will go to heaven

  • WJonnie

    I am running the game on a Core i3 3120m , GT 635m 2gb , 4GB Ram 1600 mhz , and getting 30 -35 fps on low with high textures , 720p borderless

  • Petr Dražan

    Anyone who say, Watch Dogs will not work on core-duo, say only bullshit. Here is screenshot with my PC configuration and screenshot with shot from game made from FRAPS. I playing Watch Dogs still at 15-20fps, on 1024*768 resolution, without AA, 5fps max. buffer on GPU, low details. Watch Dogs works nice on core-duo, and i have only DDR2 RAM !

    • sami

      bro can you help me how you did it……… pls reply to this mail

    • ha. 20 FPS is little bit laggy. 30 fps and more is good.

    • mlga91

      1024×768? what is this? 2005?

  • Sean Hinchley

    I’ve just seen a few Youtube videos of people running this on specs lower than those it says are required. One was running it with a dual core and only 3GB of ram.

  • Petr Dražan

    hi games, i have one question. i readed here a watch dogs works on dualcore and 3gbram. i have C2D E6600 2,4ghz, 3GB DDR2 and Asus GTX 550 Ti, w7 64bit . my questions -> can i play watch dogs on this PC at least on minimal details on 1024*768 / 1280*1024 for 18-20 fps ? from cca. 60 games only nfs rivals dont work continuously at min. details and 1024*768, but sometimes works at medium details 1280*1024 for 5-10 mins, but when 10 minutes left nfs again back to dont work countinuously…

  • Anshuman Singh

    will i be able to run it on AMD ATHLON II x2 270 6 gb ram and NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti BOOST ?

  • Anshuman Singh

    can i run it on low settings ? my specs- amd athlon ii x2 270 … 6gb ram and nvidia gtx 650 ti boost

  • deSSy2724

    They lied to us, it runs even with 3GB of ram and dual core……

    • Shakir

      how did u find out?

      • deSSy2724

        I downloaded the game (torrents) and tried…..

        • cro007

          Thanks for telling me 🙂 I was giving my hopes up

        • Epicguy9

          bro, you have one fast internet

          • deSSy2724

            Actually no, only 10 Mbit/s

    • Shanti

      Is it laggy?

    • Anshuman Singh

      hey really ????

  • Gary

    It can run on XBOX360 and PS3 but it can’t run on dual-core CPU’s ??? LOL! Another epic fail from UBISOFT!

    • DJRiful

      XBOX360 and PS3 is a watered down textures and resolution gate. And diff system not even x86 architecture. You’re comparing Apple to Orange.

      Reason the requirement is high on PC because it’s not a port game. It’s PC then to consoles. Games are made on PC before hitting console Dev Kits anyways.

  • StayClassy


    It’s about damn time that a game had such stringent requirements. I’m tired of always getting half-assed games to give my FX-9590 a workout!

    Upgrade or be left behind.

    • deSSy2724

      Sorry but they lied to us, this game runs with dual core and even with 3GB ram (first hand). Maybe even with less ram and less cores (yes, im speaking about single core and 2GB of ram). Personally, i have tested Far Cry 3, Battlefield 4 etc with single core CPU and 2-3GB of ram and I was able to run everything I wanted but loading times are HELL and ofc slide show.

      So, I think the same goes for Watch Dogs…. I will try to do the same with Watch Dogs.

    • kratos

      i cant get it…”uograde or be left behind”…you cant expect every one in this world to be rich enough like you to afford FX-9590 or stop being MEAN….

  • HichaM Beta

    what omg !
    im using i3-2120 so no hope ?

    • Redlock66

      i hope not D: i have an i3-3220 and my speed is faster than the other four core processor on the minimum requirement stuff. so idk if it just wont start or if it will run bad, i hope its that it will run bad but at least you will be able to play.

      • HichaM Beta

        ill not play it if it under 30fps with high quality
        cause i can’t play in medium or low im not crazy

        • redlock66

          lol ill just be glad if i can run it! hopefully it is a bluff and it will actually start without a four core.

        • Epicguy9

          ac4 runs at 5 frames per second in i3

          so what’s the point of playing it?

      • Khaled Kibria Turjo

        but i3 detect as a 4 core cpu and faster than any quad core cpu (not i5 )

    • deSSy2724

      Maybe there is still hope because with an single core CPU and 2GB of RAM you can run the newest games like Battlefield 4 etc. Just search on youtube: “pentium 4 Battlefield 4” or “single core battlefield 4” etc. So, I think that this information is false….

      • StayClassy

        You’re forgetting that Watch_Dogs is essentially built to run on 8-core consoles, and reverse ported most likely to PC, hence the requirements.

        • deSSy2724

          I can comfirm that Watch Dogs runs with dual core CPU and 3GB of RAM (first hand).