Watch Dogs 2 PC Performance Review

1440p Performance

Watch Dogs 2 PC Performance Review

 1440p Performance

Moving up to 1440p even the mighty GTX 1080 starts to struggle when it comes to surpassing the magic 60FPS barrier, showcasing just how graphically demanding Watch Dogs 2 can be. Even so with a few drops in graphical settings, 1440p 60FPS is pretty achievable, with the RX 480 and GTX 1060 being able to easily achieve steady 60+FPS framerates at medium settings.  

Again Nvidia GPUs handily outperform their AMD counterparts, which means that AMD users will have to use lower graphical settings than Nvidia users to achieve the same framerate. This is unsurprising given Nvidia's recent GTX 1080/1070 GPU bundle with Watch Dogs 2 and this game's use of GameWorks. 

 

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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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