The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm release date of December 7th is growing ever nearer so Blizzard has revealed the specifications you’ll need to run the game.
The minimum and recommended specs will show you what kind of computer you will need to be able to run the latest expansion for the popular MMO.
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.
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
RECOMMENDED SPECS 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.
2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability.
Broadband Internet connection.
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Thankfully these requirements are similar to those needed to play Wrath of the Lich King, although the 3D card recommended this time around is a higher one than before.
Here’s the cinematic intro trailer for WoW: Cataclysm.