WoW: Is your computer ready to face the ‘Wrath of the Lich King’?

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World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King logo by Blizzard Entertainment

Here they are — the system requirements for the next World or Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, due out Nov. 13:

PC System Requirements
OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
Processor:
* Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
* Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Memory:
* Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
* Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Video:
* Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRA (such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better)
* Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM (such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better)
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability

Wrath of the Lich King from Blizzard Entertainment
SCREENSHOT FROM WRATH OF THE LICH KING, A WORLD OF WARCRAFT EXPANSION FROM BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Mac System Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer
Processor:
* Minimum: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
* Recommended: Intel 1.8GHz processor or better
Memory:
* Minimum: 1 GB RAM
* Recommended: 2 GB RAM
Video:
* Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM (such as an ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better)
* Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM (such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better)

All platforms
Controls: A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
Connectivity: You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
Mouse: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Hard Drive Space: 15 GB free hard drive space

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