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Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: How Well Does The Game Run On PC?

Watchdogs 2 just came out on PC and here we have the Watchdogs 2 PC benchmarks to give you an idea of how well the game runs on PC. Let me warn you that this is a very demanding game even when you have the setting dialed down a bit. You can see from these Watchdogs 2 PC benchmarks whether or not your system will be able to run the game well enough or not.

Watchdogs 2: System Requirements 

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, 64-bit version
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Intel Core i5 with 2.5 GHz or an AMD FX 6120 with 3.5 GHz
  • GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 2 GB RAM

Recommended Requirements

  • Core i5 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.9 GHz
  • GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290
  • 8 GB RAM

Please note that if you are planning to use the optional Ultra-HD texture pack, it is recommended that your GPU has 6 GB of VRAM.

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: Test Bench

  • Core i7-6900K @ 4.0 GHz
  • 32 GB Corsair DDR4
  • MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: Game Settings

  • Max. Detail except for shadows (Ultra) and AO (HMSSAO)
  • Temporal AA + SMAA enabled
  • 16: 1 AF (driver-forced)

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: 1080p

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks

Here you can see how demanding the game is. With everything except for shadows maxed out the GTX 1080 manages to keep a respectable FPS count. If you have anything less than the GTX 980 Ti then you will not be able to hit that 60 FPS sweet spot. At such high settings and with such a demanding game running even the GTX 1060 3 GB version is able to keep a decent FPS count above 30.

You can see that the game is playable with the latest 10 series GPUs from Nvidia. But note that the GPUs with higher VRAM have a major advantage here. You could not use the texture pack and get better performance from your GPU if your system does not pack the latest GPU.

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: 1440p

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks

Here you can see that only the GTX 1080 is able to run Watchdogs 2 at 1440p at 60 FPS. Anything other than that and you will have to make do with less or you will need to turn down the graphics settings. At the bottom, we can see that the 8 GB version of the RX 480 manages to keep up at 30 FPS. Anything less than that and you will not be able to play the game. Even the 3 GB version of the GTX 1060 is unable to keep up with the game requirements at 1440p.

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks: 4K

Watchdogs 2 PC Benchmarks

In most games we have seen, the GTX 1080 has been able to get near the 60 FPS mark at 4K resolution but that is not the case when it comes to Watchdogs 2 as we can see in these Watchdogs 2 PC benchmarks. Here even the high-end GPUs take a major hit and are barely able to keep up. The GTX 1080 is the only GPU that manages to keep the game playable at 4K.

Keep in mind that all settings have been dialed up to max so this is the worst case scenario here. You can get better performance out of your GPU by lowering the settings. What do you think about these Watchdogs 2 PC benchmarks?