Blizzard releases system requirements for Warlords of Draenor

Anne Stickney
A. Stickney|09.25.14

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Blizzard releases system requirements for Warlords of Draenor
There are a lot of updates on the way in Warlords of Draenor, and with all the updates to models and environments and graphics and UI, a lot of players have been wondering just what they'll need to run the next expansion without a hitch. The good news is that Blizzard has finally released the system requirements for Warlords of Draenor, both minimum and recommended. The bad news is, if you're still on an older system, you might be needing an update to run the next installment in World of Warcraft's ongoing story.

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To make sure you're prepared for Warlords of Draenor, we wanted to share with you the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing the expansion.

Minimum System Requirements:

PC:
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

Mac:
OS X 10.8
Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

PC/Mac:
35 GB available HD space
2 GB RAM
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard/mouse
DVD-ROM drive
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

PC/Mac:
4 GB RAM
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

PC:
Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

Mac:
OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better



Given the amount of updated content in Warlords of Draenor, it's no wonder the system requirements have been adjusted. However, keep in mind that there are workarounds if you're running on an older system. The new models are amazing, but you can swap back to the older ones by turning them off in the Interface/Display panel, to help with system performance. New features like outlining for quest NPCs and items are also able to be turned off and on as well. But if you've been looking for an excuse to upgrade, now might be a good time to check into doing so.


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