I know that this is a Beta test-drive and nothing is supposed to be perfect at the moment but there is a long gap between 'Gaming on cloud at Ultra VS Gaming with 20 FPS and VRAM 4 times lower than it should be Ultra'
I downloaded Watchdogs from Steam with a speed of 25 Mbps (pretty decent at the moment)
At first the game refused to start on normal mode- I get it, Watchdogs 2 is pretty new and there are bound to be bugs etc-
but there's the weird part; Although the game did start on the Ultra mode (2 Skycredits per hour) I went to the setting screen and what I saw was well... not Impressive.
As you can see here the game did meet the Vram threshold on the low graphics setting but when I cranked it up to medium the 1884 MB VRAM was definitely not enough hell- My 3 year old 280x has 3 gigs of Vram!
The settings go as Low, Medium, Very High and Ultra
The Ultra LiquidSky PC just failed at medium.
As in ultra:
The story's same. I do agree that 4.8 gigs is a bit too much but 1.8 gigs is way too low as well.
For those interested here's the photo showing that I'm in Ultra mode:
Yeah, the internet here in Turkey is horrid but it gets the job done:
I'm not trying to make LiqSky look bad but there's one thing for sure, we are just on the starting line and there's a looong way to the finish.
Plus there's the stuttering issue everyone seems to experience that's a problem too, you know.
As @LiquidSkyJustin suggested, I am going to upload a few more game titles with demanding graphics in here since it looks like watchdogs can cause some glitches and problems on Nvidia hardware. Since I was using a custom game-ready driver, my local results might've been different. Will post in 48 hours and btw, the CES invitation is great!