Legion system requirements are a sizable jump from Warlords

The minimum and recommended system requirements for World of Warcraft: Legion were released into the wild today, and it looks like they’ll be a bit of a jump over the previous system requirements. Blizzard has even added a note that “the system requirements for Legion are much higher than the requirements for Warlords of Draenor.” If you’re at all worried about your system’s performance, be sure to check after the break for a comparison of both Windows and Mac requirements changes.

Windows system requirements for Warlords

SpecMinimumRecommended
Operating System 

Windows® XP / Windows Vista® with the latest service pack

 

Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit with latest service pack

Processor 

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750

 

Intel® Core™ i5 2400AMD FX™ 4100, or better

Video 

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 3000

 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470ATI Radeon™ HD 5870, or better

Memory 

2 GB RAM (1 GB Windows® XP)

 

4 GB RAM

Storage 

35 GB available hard drive space

 

Same as minimum requirement

Internet 

Broadband internet connection

 

Same as minimum requirement

Media 

None for the recommended digital installation

 

Same as minimum requirement

Input 

Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.

 

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

Resolution 

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

 

Same as minimum requirement

Windows system requirements for Legion

SpecMinimumRecommended
Operating System 

Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 with latest service pack

 

Windows® 10 64-bit with latest service pack

Processor 

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 720

 

Intel® Core™ i5-3330AMD™ FX-6300, or better

Video 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 or AMD™ Radeon™ HD 5670 or Intel® HD Graphics 5000

 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD™ Radeon™ R7 260X or better

Memory 

2 GB RAM

 

4 GB RAM

Storage 

45 GB available hard drive space

 

Same as minimum requirement

Internet 

Broadband internet connection

 

Same as minimum requirement

Media 

DVD-ROM drive

 

Same as minimum requirement

Input 

Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.

 

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

Resolution 

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

 

Become a Watcher

Same as minimum requirement

Mac system requirements for Warlords

SpecMinimumRecommended
Operating System 

OS® X 10.9.5 (latest version)

 

OS® X 10.11 (latest version)

Processor 

Intel Core™ 2 Duo

 

Intel Core™ i5 or better

Video 

NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 4850

 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M or AMD Radeon™ HD 6750M or better

Memory 

2 GB RAM

 

4 GB RAM

Storage 

35 GB available hard drive space

 

Same as minimum requirement

Internet 

Broadband internet connection

 

Same as minimum requirement

Media 

None for the recommended digital installation

 

Same as minimum requirement

Input 

Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.

 

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

Resolution 

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

 

Same as minimum requirement

Mac system requirements for Legion

SpecMinimumRecommended
Operating System 

OS® X 10.10 (latest version)

 

OS® X 10.11 (latest version)

Processor 

Intel® Core™ i5-750

 

Intel® Core™ i5-4670 or better

Video 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 or Intel® HD Graphics 5000

 

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 775M or AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X or better

Memory 

4 GB RAM

 

8 GB RAM

Storage 

45 GB available hard drive space

 

Same as minimum requirement

Internet 

Broadband internet connection

 

Same as minimum requirement

Media 

None for the recommended digital installation

 

Same as minimum requirement

Input 

Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.

 

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

Resolution 

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

 

Same as minimum requirement

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