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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm System Specs Revealed

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Blizzard has released the system requirements for its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, which is set to launch on December 7.

From the Blizzard Support page:

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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