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Shadowlands is a rumoured new expansion pack for World of Warcraft. The successor to Battle for Azeroth, WoW: Shadowlands is expected to be announced at BlizzCon 2019.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands System Requirements
5 Nov 2020 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz / AMD FX-8300
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • System Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win 10 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Requirements
The best chance at playing World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at recommended sys specs on a 1920x1080 screen resolution will be if your PC has at least the GeForce GTX 1080/Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB graphics card. The CPU required to meet recommended requirements is either an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor. This type of gaming rig will deliver you around the 60 Frames per second. 8 GB will also be needed to achieve the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands rec specs and get 60FPS. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 760/Radeon RX 560 2GB paired with FX-8300/Core i5-3450 3.1GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 12. We suggest a 4 year old PC to play smoothly.
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RAM
32GB
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Performance Report
Processor
Intel
Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
AMD
FX-8300
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 760
AMD
Radeon RX 560 2GB
RAM
4GB
Processor
Intel
AMD
Graphics
Nvidia
AMD
RAM
0MB
Processor
Intel
Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
AMD
Ryzen 7 2700X
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 1080
AMD
Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
RAM
8GB
Max Playable Resolutions at 30 FPS
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CPU
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RAM
32GB
10
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands PC Release Date:

23 Nov 2020

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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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For those asking if they can run it, here's the impact on my PC: Playing on Ultra RTX OFF and 1440p
CPU load: -15-25% (depending situations)
GPU load: 35-42% (depending situations)
RAM: 12.7GB
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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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GeForce RTX 3070 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB
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I'm planning to upgrade to 1440p 144Hz soon

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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands on low at 1080p?
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I could run BFA with ease, but this time my pc will not cut it.

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What VGA should I buy? GTX 1650 4GB or RX 570 8GB ? My budget is around $170.

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I think you'd be fine with an R7 370 at presets 5-6, though your CPU is obsolete and weak. That said, if you have 170$ and want a card, look for either an 8GB Radeon RX 5500 XT (same performance as RX 590) or a GTX 1650 Super. Since VRAM requirements increase with time, even for WoW, I'd go with the RX 5500 XT if I was you. Or with 50-60$ more, a GTX 1660 Super or even an RX 5600 XT.

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Thank you so much for you advice. Take care

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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands on medium at 1080p?
Core i7-5700HQ 4-Core 2.7GHz
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
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always been able to run wow before but for some reason it starts stuttering and lagging even on medium settings. i also play Age of empires 2 definitive editon and even there it starts lagging and stuttering. also the sound stutters. even the people i talk with on discord. someon knows a cheap solution? kind regards !

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I voted no because I think that age and wear start affecting your laptop. Plus, requirements for Shadowlands increase dramatically, as you can see above. Either you get yourself a new laptop (the ASUS A17 FA706IU might be a good choice) or a mid-range desktop (about 900€ for a future-proof one).

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i wil keep this in mind thx !!! :) but i can play it on medium around 60 fps outside a crowded city :). but i discovered the problem and i don't know how to fix this. my RAM usage is very high around 50% when idle . whenever i start playing wow it goes up to around 98% wich causing me lag spiking realy bad :(

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Well, 8GB is a bit low nowadays. You'll want at least 16GB RAM, the way even simple games are going. And 4GB RAM utilisation on idle is not very unusual. Just be sure to kill any unnecessary processes from startup and while gaming and you may get a few extra MB.

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Can I run World of Warcraft: Shadowlands at 60FPS on high at 1440p?
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Can I run ? Thanks guys !

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