What Are the Recommended Computer Specs for Playing "World of Warcraft"?

As of July 2015, the recommended system specifications for “World of Warcraft” include an Intel Core i5 or AMD FX 4100 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 or an ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, Windows 7, 8 or 10 or OS X 10.9, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 35 gigabytes of hard drive space. Blizzard also recommends a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or an AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics card for Mac users.

Blizzard offers a separate list of minimum requirements, which includes an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, Windows XP, Windows Vista or OS X 10.8 and 2 gigabytes of RAM. Other minimum requirements for Windows systems include a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT graphics card, the Intel HD Graphics 3000 chipset, an AMD Phenom X3 8750 processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM for Windows XP machines. All players must have a broadband Internet connection, a keyboard, a mouse and a monitor with a minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768.

The company maintains an extensive list of supported and unsupported video cards for both Windows and Mac users. Both minimum and recommended specifications change over time at Blizzard's discretion.