Watch Dogs: Legion is a 2020 action-adventure game published by Ubisoft and developed by its Toronto studio. It is the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series, and the sequel to 2016’s Watch Dogs 2. Legion was released on October 29, 2020 for Microsoft Windows and has received generally favorable reviews.
We tested this game title using the built-in benchmark with the ‘very high’ graphics quality setting with the DirectX 12 API. We benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p and 4K display resolutions with and without Ray Tracing enabled at the ‘High’ quality setting.
Each test was run three times and then we charted the average 0.1% minimum frame rate along with the average frame rate. This adds up to 18 benchmark runs per card and we tested 15 graphics cards, so you are looking at well over 250 benchmark runs on just this one game title.
Performance of the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black was great on Watch Dogs: Legion as we were averaging 86 FPS at 1080P and 62 FPS at 1044P with the very high image preset. This puts it about 12% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 FE at 1080P and just ahead of the RTX 2060 SUPER FE card. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is slightly faster, but you can see the performance gap close there as the resolution increases.
With ray tracing enabled the GeForce RTX 3060 was found to be ~19% faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 at 1080P and was getting 51 FPS with ray tracing set to high.