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WoW Cataclysm System Specs

Blizzard Support has World of Warcraft Windows and OS X system requirements that are updated in anticipation of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion for Blizzard's MMORPG (thanks Ant via IncGamers). Word is: "In preparation for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, we have updated our recommended minimum system requirements. These new requirements correspond with patch 4.0.1. We suggest players check out our related support article for all of the details to ensure your gameplay experience is as ideal as possible." The new specs follow.

The minimum system requirements for World of Warcraft are:

Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1):

Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500
1GB or more of RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® FX or ATI Radeon™ 9500 video card or better
DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
25 GB free hard drive space
A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play

Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, or newer:

Intel Core Duo processor
2 GB RAM
25 GB free hard drive space
A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play

The recommended system requirements for World of Warcraft are:

Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1) Windows 7 :

Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
2 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
Broadband Internet connection
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended

Mac® OS X 10.6.4 or newer:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better
4 GB RAM
3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended

A full list of all supported (and unsupported) video hardware can be found on our Video Compatibility page. If you are running below any of these requirements, then you may encounter graphical issues, crashes, or slow down which we will be unable to address or troubleshoot.

*Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.

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13. Re: WoW Cataclysm System Specs Oct 21, 2010, 14:02 Rigs
 
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.

Ya don't say? Are people really that stupid that that has to be mentioned?

Wait, don't answer that...

... why won't Blizzard ship this game, as an updated image final install on a $10 8GB USB stick, along with a new $45-budget oriented Videocard, a $35 2GB memory module...etc.

That's a good idea (thinking 'out-of-the-box'), but then Blizz would have tons of freakin' noobs calling in trying to figure out why the video card won't go into the memory slot like their 10-year-old nephew said it should...

Really, hardware in a limited edition box could be something to look into. As stated, it would certainly raise the 'value' of the SE boxes. But with the literally infinite hardware combinations out there, it would be more of a shot in the dark than anything. Plus I can't see vid cards going that low (well, anything worth buying anyway). The RAM is another problem. You got DDR, DDR2, DDR3 (hell, some people might still have EDO RAM in their boat anchors for all we know!) ...

I guess another way would be to include a 'gift' certificate or voucher of some sort for the upgrades, maybe being sponsored by Wal-Mart or Best Buy or something like that. Then they could get what would suit their system...assuming they knew to begin with... *shrug*


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