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Best Graphics Cards for Watch Dogs PC 2014-Best Video Card to Play Watch Dogs with Maxout Settings
Finding the perfect graphics card for a PC game is never easy. This list includes the best and most affordable graphics cards recommended for playing Watch Dogs, one of the best open world games released for PC and which has some of the best graphics of any game currently on the market. You can see in the picture below a side-by-side comparison between two iconic Chicago buildings and their rendering in the game world. To me, at least, it looks like the world in Watch Dogs looks more realistic than the real world. So, to enjoy these incredible graphics, your laptop or personal computer will definitely need a good graphic or video card.
Before going to the list, let's first take a look at the system requirements for Watch Dogs to make sure that your PC can support it.
2.66 Intel Core 2 Quad
3.0 Ghz AMD Phenom II
Nvidia GTX 460
AMD radeon HD 5850
All Windows-Only 64 Bit
Note that all the requirements mentioned above are minimum settings. If you want to play in multiplayer mode or play while listening to music, then the game may not run perfectly on just the minimum. The cards below all meet the recommended settings.
Watch Dogs Screen Shots
Best Graphics Card For Watch Dogs Between $100-$200
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770
This graphics card gives you pretty good quality while playing. You won't be able to max out your settings, but you can be sure to avoid irritating game lags. Sapphire Radeon is one of the best graphics cards released from AMD and comes at the reasonable price of $129.99. This graphics card ensures you good graphics quality and smooth gameplay when running Watch Dogs. You can see a quality test on this graphics card in the video below.
Best Graphics Card for Watch Dogs Between $200-$300
Graphicscards ranging between $200 and $300 will give you better performance and allow you to play Watch Dogs with higher settings. While there are many cards in this range, I have selected and reviewed the best of what's out there.
#1) Gigabyte GTX 760
I have already done benchmark test for Watch Dogs using this graphics card. I got a maximum of 60 frames per second (FPS) and a minimum of 27 while playing on the "Ultra" setting. A lower-end graphics card won't be able to reach such high FPS rates. In my experience, the GTX 760 is better than all the other graphics cards in this price-range. So, I personally recommend purchasing this one if you have the money. However, you should make sure that your computer processing power is enough to support playing Watch Dogs on "Ultra" setting.
#2) Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870
This is a 2 GB DDR5 graphics card. On a benchmark test, this graphics card ran Watch Dogs with a maximum FPS of 50 and a minimum of 20, assuming of course you have a processor that meets the recommended specifications for Watch Dogs.
My friend uses this graphics card on his PC and he said that he can play BattleField 4 on maxed-out settings. Watch Dogs can also be played on maximum settings if you have a good graphics card.
Best Graphics Cards for Watch Dogs for $300+
With a card in this range, you can safely expect to play on "Ultra" settings without any problems. Below, you can see a number of YouTube videos that show Watch Dogs being played with maxed-out settings, and it truly is a sight to see. The difference in quality can definitely justify paying a bit more for a better graphics card.
#1) Gigabyte GTX 770
This card gives you the performance of a Maserati for the price of a Honda. Most gamers would love to have this one. This graphics card allows you to play all the latest PC game at maximum settings, assuming your processor meets the required speed. This is the best budget graphics card for those gamers who want to play all latest PC games. Check out the gameplay in the video below - you'll be amazed!
If there are video cards you'd recommend, I'd love to hear what they are in the comments.