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Unlike previous games in the Warcraft series, World of Warcraft is a MMORPG, not a real-time strategy game. There are some similarities with previous games in the series, including the use of the same setting of the world of Azeroth as well as following a similar art direction. As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar within a game world, exploring the landscape, fighting monsters, completing quests and interacting with NPCs or other players.
World of Warcraft System Requirements
Recommended Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • Graphics: AMD Mobility Radeon 7500 64MB or NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 LE
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 6 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For World of Warcraft Requirements
The best chance at playing World of Warcraft at recommended sys specs on a 1920x1080 screen resolution will be if your PC has at least the GeForce FX 5700 LE/Mobility Radeon 7500 64MB graphics card. The CPU required to meet recommended requirements is either an AMD Athlon XP 1500+ or Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz processor. This type of gaming rig will deliver you around the 60 Frames per second. 1 GB will also be needed to achieve the World of Warcraft rec specs and get 60FPS. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. World of Warcraft needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 9. We suggest a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.
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World of Warcraft PC Release Date: 11 Feb 2005

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