World Of Warcraft 'Minimum Ultra' Requirements?

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#1 Posted by RaseshX (404 posts) -

Hey there guys,

Before you ask, Iv'e searched for this question for about 2 days prior to making this topic!

Anyway, my question today to you guys is what is the Minimum requirment to play WoW on ultra settings, in terms of CPU/GPU.

- Now please note, by Minimum I mean to a playable standard > 30FPS for example.

- This is also including full shadows, however i'm willing to notch it down a bit.

Thanks guys, looking forward to hearing your replies!

#2 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -
Are you wanting 30fps in populated areas as well?
#3 Posted by RaseshX (404 posts) -
Yeah, 30FPS was to be the minimum frame rate i'd get.
#4 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a post 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

anyway i hope ive answered your question but in those WoW players defence there isnt an an excuse to not get a tri or quad core any more as amd athalon II x4's are uber dirt cheap atm (like sub $100 @ some places)

#5 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26184 posts) -

A decent quad core like the Athlon x4 is good enough. You could probably get away with dual core if you wanted to. WoW loves Intel CPUs more though so a Core i3 or Core i5 (Sandy Bridge versions) depending on your budget would be best. Also WoW loves Nvidia more than AMD so a GTX 460 would be the least I'd recommend since you can find those for like 130-150ish now. I'd personally get an AMD 6850 or Nvidia GTX 560.

#6 Posted by RaseshX (404 posts) -

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a psot 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

ionusX
thanks for the detailed answer! but, how do you think a Nvidia GTX 460 768MB would stand?
#7 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
Yeah, 30FPS was to be the minimum frame rate i'd get.RaseshX
Getting 30Fps in a very populated area on Ultra doesn't just consist of your Hardwares performance, but something that's ALWAYS overlooked or ignored. Your internet connection. If you have a crappy or mediocre internet connection, don't bother playing on Ultra, cause it will lag and framedrop like there's no tomorrow. To achieve Ultra settings, you don't really need much, a decent dual-core (even though WoW supports multicore, it's mostly optimised for Dual-cores) along with any highend gpu that does at least DX10 (DX11 if you want to enable experimental stuff like the new new water (it's ugly)).
#8 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a psot 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

RaseshX

thanks for the detailed answer! but, how do you think a Nvidia GTX 460 768MB would stand?

even better!

#9 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26184 posts) -

[QUOTE="RaseshX"][QUOTE="ionusX"]

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a psot 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

ionusX

thanks for the detailed answer! but, how do you think a Nvidia GTX 460 768MB would stand?

even better!

Get the 1GB version! Its better. :)

#10 Posted by RaseshX (404 posts) -
Unfortunately I already purchased the 768 without doing much research.. Is the performance jump from 768 - 1GB a bit one? If so I might grab the 1GB aswell.
#11 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Unfortunately I already purchased the 768 without doing much research.. Is the performance jump from 768 - 1GB a bit one? If so I might grab the 1GB aswell.RaseshX

its not too bad it simply scales better at higher resolutions

#12 Posted by XaosII (16610 posts) -

I found that installing WoW on my SSD to eliminate stuttering when in heavily crowded areas. Apparently the crowded areas, i think, are not related much to either internet speed, video memory, RAM, or CPU speed, but bottlenecked by all the different textures and models being loaded from your hard drive.

#13 Posted by luckyjj10 (219 posts) -

[QUOTE="RaseshX"]Yeah, 30FPS was to be the minimum frame rate i'd get.trastamad03
Getting 30Fps in a very populated area on Ultra doesn't just consist of your Hardwares performance, but something that's ALWAYS overlooked or ignored. Your internet connection. If you have a crappy or mediocre internet connection, don't bother playing on Ultra, cause it will lag and framedrop like there's no tomorrow. To achieve Ultra settings, you don't really need much, a decent dual-core (even though WoW supports multicore, it's mostly optimised for Dual-cores) along with any highend gpu that does at least DX10 (DX11 if you want to enable experimental stuff like the new new water (it's ugly)).

As much as you want it to internet connection does not affect 3d rendering. Also, dx9 code path is all that is needed to max out anything in WoW.

#14 Posted by bgp04151968 (1 posts) -
How did you make ur gaming rig icon below in your header from your message that's wicked cool lookoing?
#15 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

How did you make ur gaming rig icon below in your header from your message that's wicked cool lookoing?bgp04151968
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#16 Posted by Kendog87 (1111 posts) -

[QUOTE="bgp04151968"]How did you make ur gaming rig icon below in your header from your message that's wicked cool lookoing?ionusX

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#17 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="bgp04151968"]How did you make ur gaming rig icon below in your header from your message that's wicked cool lookoing?Kendog87

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#18 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12895 posts) -

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a post 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

anyway i hope ive answered your question but in those WoW players defence there isnt an an excuse to not get a tri or quad core any more as amd athalon II x4's are uber dirt cheap atm (like sub $100 @ some places)

ionusX
You havent played WoW for a long time and it shows. I have a Phenom II at 3.6Ghz and it still stutters a little in crowded areas, WoW is very CPU dependent to say the least. There is no way in hell a Dual Core is playing this game without stuttering unless its clocked super high.
#19 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a post 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

anyway i hope ive answered your question but in those WoW players defence there isnt an an excuse to not get a tri or quad core any more as amd athalon II x4's are uber dirt cheap atm (like sub $100 @ some places)

V4LENT1NE

You havent played WoW for a long time and it shows. I have a Phenom II at 3.6Ghz and it still stutters a little in crowded areas, WoW is very CPU dependent to say the least. There is no way in hell a Dual Core is playing this game without stuttering unless its clocked super high.

valentine this thread is from LAST YEAR congradulations on replying to a year + old thread

#20 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12895 posts) -

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"][QUOTE="ionusX"]

maxed OUT here is what i recommend as a minimum in dx11

at sub 1080p

intel core 2 duo/athalon 64 x2 2.8ghz or better

2gb ram or more

nvidia gtx 460SE/ amd radeon hd 6790

this would be able to max it out ALWAYS and thats no corners cut to boot at 1680 x 1200 or lower in dx11 that includes 25-man raids at 38fps or better (varying on resolution)

cpu wise WoW isnt all that demanding and gpu wise its simply due to allt he effects on screen. truth be told a person could stick to 10-12 man raids and drop his gpu down to an HD 5750/gts 450 and be no worse for ware.

going directly to WoW players they would probably ranty and rave about a quad core needed or a post 200 dollar gpu and truth be told sub 1080p their lying through their teeth ive played WoW maxed @ 1440 x 900 on a core 2 duo e7400 92.8ghz) and an HD 5830 and there was onyl 1 recorded time i ever dropped settings and that was due to a freak accident in icecrown citadel involving a strange popping noise i couldnt rightfully identify the source of or diagnose as a problem.

anyway i hope ive answered your question but in those WoW players defence there isnt an an excuse to not get a tri or quad core any more as amd athalon II x4's are uber dirt cheap atm (like sub $100 @ some places)

ionusX

You havent played WoW for a long time and it shows. I have a Phenom II at 3.6Ghz and it still stutters a little in crowded areas, WoW is very CPU dependent to say the least. There is no way in hell a Dual Core is playing this game without stuttering unless its clocked super high.

valentine this thread is from LAST YEAR congradulations on replying to a year + old thread

Wasnt me that bumped it, you mad? Its funny to see that even a year ago you were wrong when it came to gaming, nothing has changed at least.