There are many rookies out there wondering the most suitable PC specifications for playing World of Warcraft. If you are wondering as well, this is useful for you. While most of us didn’t even bother to check the specifications of our PC before we buy the game and when we install the game, most unfortunately we might not be able to play due to not suitable specifications. This is also why it is important to make sure your PC is suitable for the game you want to play.
In this case, the minimum and recommended specifications for playing World of Warcraft:
PC System Requirements
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista (with latest Service Packs)
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
Mac System Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer
Minimum: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
Recommended: Intel 1.8GHz processor or better
Minimum: 1 GB RAM
Recommended: 2 GB RAM
Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better
Recommended: 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
Now that you know the specifications, there might be other questions as well such as:
Is the game playable over a dial-up connection?
Yes, a 56.6k modem or higher is required.
However, please be informed that you will need these additional accessories for the game. Without these, you will have a hard time playing (in fact – can’t play at all).
Controls: A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
Connectivity: You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
Mouse: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Hard Drive Space: 15 GB free hard drive space
So, there you go. What you need to know about PC specifications for playing WOW but be aware that the specifications are different from different versions of WOW.