How To Optimize Watch Dogs On PC: Optimization Guide

Bullet May 30, 2014

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    If you have played Watch Dogs on a PC you will be aware that the game is a GPU and CPU resource hog and is causing some issues for PC gamers playing Ubisoft's latest title.

    There is an optimization patch incoming that will fix the issues on the PC version of the game, but in the meantime there are some steps you can take to try and improve your gameplay experience. We have put together this very simple guide that you can follow to try to boost performance. On the release date Nvidia and AMD both released updated graphic drivers that can boost Watch Dogs performance by up to 10% so the first step would definitely be to install the updated drivers which we have linked to below:

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    How To Optimise Watch Dogs Gameplay On PC:

    Step 1:

    Update Graphic card drivers:
    NVIDIA:

    This 337.88 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Watch Dogs.
    Performance – Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games compared with the previous 335.23 WHQL. Significant CPU overhead reductions in the driver result in performance gains that will often favor CPU-bottlenecked situations. Per usual, results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings.

    Download NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 Driver:

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    AMD:

    As well as boosting performance for Watch Dogs these drivers will also benefit the games listed below, AMD worked to improve CrossFire performance of, include Crysis 3, which sees improved frame-pacing; Far Cry 3, which sees improved 3-GPU and 4-GPU scaling; Anno 2070, which sees an overall CrossFire scaling improvement of 34 percent; Titanfall, which sees reduced game flickering an micro-stutter; and Metro: Last Light, which sees 10 percent improvement in CrossFire scaling. The driver also addresses bugs related to 3x1 Eyefinity setups using three Ultra HD displays.

    AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL drivers:
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    Click here to download
    Step 2:

    Where possible use GeForce Experience to optimize graphics settings in your games based on your hardware configuration.

    Step 3:

    Fine tune the game settings using the performance and tweaking guide put up by NVIDIA. This guide will work for AMD users as well.

    Click Here

    There is a patch incoming for the PC version of Watch Dogs, but these simple steps could improve the game for you in the meantime.
     
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    Oh, I see. Thanks for sharing, Bullet ;)! I can pass this onto my friend who's become a new PC gamer.
     
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    nice thank you bullet as always for great info ;)
     

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