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Watch Dogs 2: Performance Analysis

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Test System

Test System
Processor:Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz
(Skylake, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard:ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
Intel Z170
Memory:G.SKILL 16 GB Trident-Z DDR4
@ 3000 MHz 15-16-16-35
Storage:2x Patriot Ignite 960 GB SSD
Power Supply:Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Cooler:Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140 mm fan
Software:Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary Edition
Drivers:NVIDIA: 376.09 WHQL
AMD: Catalyst 16.11.5 Beta
Display: Acer CB240HYKbmjdpr 24" 3840x2160
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.

We used the latest public Steam release version of Watch_Dogs 2 (not a press pre-release). We also installed the high-res texture pack, which is a separate free DLC download.

Graphics Memory Usage

Using a GTX Titan X, which has 12 GB of VRAM, we tested the game's memory usage. As you can see, even with the HD texture pack enabled, the game doesn't use a lot of video memory by today's standards (where all new cards above $200 have 8 GB VRAM). When the high-res texture pack is installed, you get an additional "Ultra" option in the game's texture settings. Enabling this option uses roughly 2 GB of additional VRAM.


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