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WoW Shadowlands Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Windows and Mac

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Shadowlands launches October 27 and the system requirements have been increased, so don't forget to check them out to see if your machine will smoothly handle the latest expansion.

It is worth noting that the minimum requirements for both Mac and PC now list an SSD, probably for faster loading times.

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Below are the minimum and recommended system specifications of the Shadowlands® expansion for World of Warcraft® on Windows® and Mac®. Due to potential programming changes, the minimum system requirements for World of Warcraft may change over time.

Windows

  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 64-bit Windows® 10 64-bit
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i5-3450
AMD FX™ 8300
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K
AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X
VIDEO NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760
AMD Radeon™ RX 560
Intel® UHD 630 (45W)

DirectX® 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64


DirectX® 12 compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM
MEMORY 4GB RAM (8GB if using supported integrated graphics) 8GB RAM
STORAGE Solid State Drive (SSD)
100GB available space 
Solid State Drive (SSD)
100GB available space
INTERNET
Broadband internet connection
INPUT Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported. Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
RESOLUTION
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Note: Due to potential changes, the System Requirements for this game may change over time.

Mac

  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATING SYSTEM macOS® 10.12 (latest version) macOS® 10.14 (latest version)
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i5-4670 Intel® Core™ i7-6700K
VIDEO NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M
AMD Radeon™ R9 M290
Intel® UHD 630 (macOS 10.13 or higher, 45W)

Metal compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM
AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64




Metal compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM
MEMORY 4GB RAM (8GB if using supported integrated graphics) 8GB RAM
STORAGE Solid State Drive (SSD)
100GB available space 
Solid State Drive (SSD)
100GB available space
INTERNET
Broadband internet connection
INPUT Keyboard and mouse required.
Other input devices are not supported.
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
RESOLUTION
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Note: Due to potential changes, the System Requirements for this game may change over time.

Note: FileVault options and case-sensitive formatted volumes are not supported for installation of Blizzard games.

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2 hours ago, Ravenclaw89 said:

Hmm I have a AMD A10-7860K Raedon R7 and I don't know if it is good for play SL or not, compared with AMD FX™ 8300

I'm no expert but I generally check the score of my cpu vs the minimum:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A10-7860K&id=2722

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8300+Eight-Core&id=1825

 

in this case you are probably below. now sometime the features on the CPU is more what counts but this is out of my league to tell !

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3 hours ago, Slam said:

 

I'm no expert but I generally check the score of my cpu vs the minimum:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A10-7860K&id=2722

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8300+Eight-Core&id=1825

 

in this case you are probably below. now sometime the features on the CPU is more what counts but this is out of my league to tell !

Thanks! I'll see, Im playing in recommended 4, maybe I could play at 1 or  2 ?

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7 hours ago, Ravenclaw89 said:

Hmm I have a AMD A10-7860K Raedon R7 and I don't know if it is good for play SL or not, compared with AMD FX™ 8300

8300 is going to perform better than your 7860k as a whole. It may have slightly lower single core performance but these days wow does utilize more than 4 cores: even if not fully so. The amount of cores on your CPU is going to hold you back as well as it's overall performance. The FX/Kaveri era parts are starting to be at a place where you should consider replacing them. Neither were great when they launched and they have not aged well either. 

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2 hours ago, Arin said:

8300 is going to perform better than your 7860k as a whole. It may have slightly lower single core performance but these days wow does utilize more than 4 cores: even if not fully so. The amount of cores on your CPU is going to hold you back as well as it's overall performance. The FX/Kaveri era parts are starting to be at a place where you should consider replacing them. Neither were great when they launched and they have not aged well either. 

Oh, ok, I knew this is gonna be the last expansion with this procc. Thanks for answering ?

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Spent 3 weeks with WoW on my HDD and nearly ended up pulling my hair out at the load times.
SSD or Bust, IMO. especially as its $25ish and ten minutes tinkering to add one into your box.

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