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World of Warcraft: Legion System Requirements for Windows and Mac

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As most of you know by now, the World of Warcraft: Legion system requirements for both Windows and Mac were released a few days ago. While the more demanding system requirements could be good news for hardcore computer owners and graphics addicts, it’s sort of bad news for the less fortunate players who are still playing on not-so professional gaming rigs or even casual laptops. I’m quite sure a lot of WoW’s subscribers, if not the majority of them, are just that, casual players.

Now, while these new requirements aren’t that big of a deal and will probably won’t affect anyone with a decent setup who can play Warlords of Draenor, it will most likely make quite a difference to players whose only option of playing WoD currently is on Low details.

Cutting to the chase, here are the World of Warcraft: Legion system requirements for Windows and Mac:

World of Warcraft: Legion system requirements for Windows

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 with latest service pack;
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 720;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 or AMD™ Radeon™ HD 5670 or Intel® HD Graphics 5000;
  • RAM: 2 GB;
  • HDD required space: 45 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit with latest service pack;
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3330, AMD™ FX-6300, or better;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD™ Radeon™ R7 260X or better;
  • RAM: 4 GB;
  • HDD required space: 45 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

World of Warcraft: Legion system requirements for Mac

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: OS® X 10.10 (latest version);
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-750;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 or Intel® HD Graphics 5000;
  • RAM: 4 GB;
  • HDD required space: 45 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: OS® X 10.11 (latest version);
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670 or better;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 775M or AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X or better;
  • RAM: 8 GB;
  • HDD required space: 45 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Now let’s see what the current system requirements for WoD look like

For Windows

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack) ;
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000;
  • RAM: 2 GB;
  • HDD required space: 35 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack) ;
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better;
  • RAM: 4 GB;
  • HDD required space: 45 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

For Mac:

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: OS X 10.8 ;
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850;
  • RAM: 4 GB;
  • HDD required space: 35 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: OS X 10.9 (or latest version);
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or better;
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better;
  • RAM: 4 GB;
  • HDD required space: 35 GB;
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution.

Conclusion

Bottom line is, if you have at least a decent computer, and you were able to play Warlords of Draenor without issues in a raiding environment and high populated open zones, while on High or maybe even Good, you shouldn’t worry as much about Legion’s system requirements. But if you are barely cutting it currently on Low, then you should really consider going for a stronger setup before Legion hits, especially if you’re playing on a casual laptop, or your graphics card is Intel HD Graphics, which I’ve had a pretty hard time with whenever I played WoW on an older laptop.

Another tip is to really try and “stress test” your current computer/laptop on the Legion alpha, if you’re among the lucky ones that got invited, or wait for the Beta invites and hope you can get your hands on one before going out and getting another computer.

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