The upcoming Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft will have slightly different system requirements due to graphical improvements. Today Blizzard unveiled the updated specs.

Minimum System Requirements

Windows® System XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64/7** OS (with the latest Service Packs or updates):
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® FX or ATI Radeon™ 9500 video card or better
  • 25.0 GB available HD space
  • 4X DVD-ROM drive (Downloadable Installer also available)
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Keyboard/mouse
Mac® OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, or newer:
  • Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM or higher
  • 25.0 GB available HD space
  • 4X DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet connection
Recommended Specifications

Windows® System Vista64/Windows 7 OS:
  • Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
  • Multi-button mouse with scroll-wheel
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 system RAM
  • Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
These new requirements are already in effect with the game's pre-Cataclysm update, which went live last week.

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