World of Warcraft is a very popular game. It is a game a movie has already been built upon. And it surprises me that this game, even after all the years, is still on people’s minds. It was a game that was built well, a game that had multiple dimensions to it. It was a beautifully crafted game that has been together with a well-told story, well-explained characters, pretty decent visuals, and satisfying action-adventure. So, in case you are new or someone who is refreshing the memories with the game and wondering that today’s hardware will be able to handle the game, then this guide is for you. In this guide, we will be going over Minimum, Recommended & Optimal WOW System Requirements.

WOW system requirements

  • Release Date: 23 November 2004 
  • System Requirements: Low
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Availability: MS store, Steam
  • Platform Availability: Microsoft Windows, macOS
  • Genre(s): Massively multiplayer online role-playing
  • Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Minimum, Recommended & Optimal WOW System Requirements

Now that we have already talked so much about the game let’s dive straight into the WOW system requirements.

Minimum WOW System Requirements

WOW system requirements

World of Warcraft is a graphics-centric game, and you know that by now. If yOu are wondering if your few years old gaming PC build can play this or process the game well, you can get your answer in this section. 

Starting with two of the main things that are crucial to figuring out if the game can even run is the processor and graphics processor on your PC. When it comes to the main processor, the game requires at least or preferably above Intel Core i5-760 or AMD FX-8100 or better CPU to run the game. In terms of graphics processing, the games require at least or above NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Intel HD Graphics 530 (45W TDP) GPU.

Once you are sure that the above two things are satisfied, the next important things are the RAM, storage, and OS. Starting with the RAM, ensure that your system has at least 4 GB RAM (8GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics series) installed. The game requires you to have at least 70GB of available space on your HDD. Lastly, ensure that your system has at least windows 7 64 bit installed.

ConfigurationsMinimum Requirements
OSWindows 7×64
ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 or AMD FX-8100 or better
Memory4 GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Intel HD Graphics 530 (45W TDP)
Required Storage70GB available space 7200 RPM HDD
InternetBroadband internet connection

Recommended WOW System Requirements

WOW system requirements

Users who are looking for the best graphics settings and are quite confident that their PC build can easily handle the graphics-intensive game well take a look at all the requirements mentioned in this section.

Beginning with the main processor of your system, according to the official system requirements, it is recommended that you must have Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-8310 or a better CPU installed onto your PC. Another equally important thing is graphics processing. If your system is running at least NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 or better graphics processor, well, you can experience the best graphics of the game.

Now talking of the other crucial system requirements of the game, starting with the RAM, the game needs a system with at least 8 GB RAM or better RAM installed. Make sure that your PC is running the latest version of Windows 10. Before installing the game, make sure that your system has at least 70GB of free space available. Lastly, make sure that you have a good stable internet connection.

ConfigurationsRecommended Requirements
OSWindows 10×64
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-8310 or better
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
Required Storage70GB available space 7200 RPM HDD
InternetBroadband internet connection

Optimal WOW System Requirements

WOW system requirements

This section talks about the optimal system requirements of the game, that is. If you want to run the game at its peak performance, including all the settings set to the extreme, then you can check out the below-mentioned requirements. Although if your system satisfies the recommended requirements, you are already in a good spot.

Jumping right on with the processor, the game  Ryzen 7 3700X – 3.6 GHz / i7 – 9700K – 3.6 GHz or above process will easily handle the game and give the best FPS you are looking for. If you want to experience the best graphics details, colors, performance, then AMD RX 5700XT – 8GB / GeForce RTX 2080 – 8GB is the ultimate choice.

Moving on to other important factors, you have to be on the latest window 10 version so that you do not face any error or compatibility issues. If your system has an SSD with 70 GB of free space, it will take the processing to a better level. Lastly, make sure that 16 GB (Dual-channel mode) RAM is installed onto your system to keep all the services in the memory.

ConfigurationsOptimal Requirements
OSWindows 10×64
ProcessorRyzen 7 3700X – 3.6 GHz / i7 – 9700K – 3.6 GHz
Memory16 GB RAM
GraphicsAMD RX 5700XT – 8GB / GeForce RTX 2080 – 8GB
Required Storage70GB available (SSD)
InternetBroadband internet connection
Conclusion:

In the above guide, you have seen the WOW system requirements. The guide covers three of the main dimensions of the system requirements, namely Minimum, Recommended, and Optimal.

Hopefully, by now, all your queries and confusion regarding the running of the game on your PC must have been cleared. Thank you!

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