Watch Dogs 2 PC Performance Review

RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low, Medium, High, Very High and Ultra Settings

Watch Dogs 2 PC Performance Review

RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low, Medium, High, Very High and Ultra Settings

Watch Dogs 2's performance can change drastically depending on your chosen settings, allowing most gamers to be able to play at 60FPS easily when using a modern GPU. 

Like most modern Ubisoft titles, Watch Dogs 2 is an Nvidia GameWorks title, which explains why the game heavily favours Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU over AMD's RX 480. Even so at 1440p both GPUs are easily able to achieve a steady 60FPS at 1440p when using medium settings, with both GPUs having a much more variable framerate when using higher graphical settings.

 

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02-12-2016, 15:10:58

Dicehunter
Question, How did the VRAM usage go to 9.2GB on the 1080 when there's only 8GB of VRAM ?

Wat bee diss voodoo ? Quote

02-12-2016, 16:35:15

Wraith
Daym son! Just got me a 1070, looks like I'm going to need a Titan X.. jokes 1080p is more than adequate and I'm liking the 1070 results. Top job Mark.

EDIT: P.S the sliders thing is epic!Quote

02-12-2016, 19:55:31

AngryGoldfish
This is why I don't play games in the first year of their release—or in this case the second. I'd rather wait when hardware has caught up. With a Fury at 1440p, I'd be looking at a mixture of medium and high settings. I didn't expect to have to do that quite so soon—and that's still only 60 FPS. I do wish this was better optimised for AMD hardware.

edit: Though, actually, now that I've looked very closely at the 4k screenshots, there really doesn't appear to be that big of a difference between Medium and Ultra. There is definitely a texture sharpness to the Ultra settings that Medium and High do not have, but there isn't a great deal I can see otherwise.Quote

03-12-2016, 03:34:46

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Question, How did the VRAM usage go to 9.2GB on the 1080 when there's only 8GB of VRAM ?

Wat bee diss voodoo ?
For the final one, I just used the VRAM usage monitor in the settings menu. I checked the VRAM usage in-game and it used the full 8GB on the 1080.

The VRAM usage scale in the settings is very accurate.Quote

03-12-2016, 07:49:04

TheF34RChannel
I'm hoping for some performance improvements in this title in the near future. I'd like to play it at ultra at 1440p w/ a single 1080 and have 60+ FPS. It's disappointing that that's currently not possible 24/7.Quote
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