World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Required Specs Released

By Colin Tan on October 20, 2010, 1:29PM EDT
PC

Blizzard have released the required system specifications for the upcoming World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Blizzard previously stated that they will be performing tweaks and improvements to the graphics engine with this expansion, the first tangible result being in the way water is rendered.

Here are the minimum specs your PC or Mac will need,

PC

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 Radeonâ„¢ 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

Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4 and later.

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

And now, the recommended specs for optimal grinding,

PC

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 Radeonâ„¢

2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability

Broadband Internet connection

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended

Mac

Mac® OS X 10.6.4 or later

Intel® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo processor

NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT or ATI Radeonâ„¢ 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

World of Warcraft Cataclysm is out on December 7 for both PC and Mac.

Source: Eurogamer

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