Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blizzard Reveals WoW: Cataclysm System Specs

Here are the PC and Mac requirements for Blizzard's upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm.

While we haven't seen anything official in the inbox, Blizzard reportedly unveiled the minimum and recommended system specs for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. Hitting the MMORPG on December 7, the expansion will introduce gamers to two new races, revamped zones, new game mechanics and more. Here are the specs to see if your rig can handle the new content:

Minimum Requirements
Operating System
  • Windows XP 32-bit (SP3), Windows XP 64-bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32-bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64-bit (SP1)
Processor
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500
Memory
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
Video
  • Nvidia GeForce FX or ATI Radeon 9500 video card or better
Sound
  • DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
HDD
  • 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 also have an active broadband Internet connection to play.

Recommended Requirements
Operating System
  • Windows XP 32-bit (SP3), Windows XP 64-bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32-bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64-bit (SP1) Windows 7
Processor
  • Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Memory
  • 2 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Video
  • 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon
Sound
  • 2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
A broadband Internet connection is required, and a multi-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.
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For gamers on a Mac, Blizzard provided the minimum and recommended specs for Apple gamers as well:

Minimum Requirements
Operating System
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, or newer
Processor
  • Intel Core Duo processor
Memory
  • 2 GB RAM
HDD
  • 25 GB
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.
Recommended Requirements
Operating System
  • Mac OS X 10.6.4 or newer
CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Mobile Video
  • Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4670 or better
Desktop Video
  • 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
Memory
  • 4 GB RAM
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.

Original article can be found here: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/World-of-warcraft-specs-Cataclysm-MMORPG-Macintosh,11502.html

15 comments:

  1. My new Dell should just shred this, can't wait.

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  2. This is the major drawback of linux ... no good games for the platform!

    I haven't played a decent PC game in years...

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  3. mhhh wow....don't know if I will play it

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  4. Here's hoping they keep the specs as low as possible for Diablo III, too. I can dream...

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  5. Still haven't decided if I want to start back up at WoW once the expansion comes..

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  6. I really should upgrade my RAM. Playing on the beta I've noticed that it's running noticeably slower than it used to be.

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  7. my pokedex specs shred your new Dell...

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  8. need to buy a 500W power supply before I can run my new video card ... then I can play this

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  9. Don't think my computer could even load this.. Enjoy it though, I'll be around.

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  10. nice info here.. thanks for the specs

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  11. Can't wait to see this in action. Following and looking forward to more.

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  12. It's things like this that remind me of how badly I need a new computer :( haha.

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