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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade System Requirements

How fast does a PC have to be to run the game?

World of Warcraft has been around for 17 whole years. Logically, even potato PCs should be able to run the game, right? However, the game matched the progress of technology very well, and now, you’ll need a better PC than a potato one to run the game. But wait, isn’t there WoW TBC Classic, a recreation of the old expansion? Shouldn’t potato PCs be able to run that, and you can farm WoW TBC gold without having to upgrade?

Well, considering that it’s technically a reboot of the game, not really. With old technology getting obsolete, the game also progressed to the point that old technology isn’t able to run the game anymore. So here’s what kind of PC you need to be able to play WoW TBC Classic and gather all the TBC items you need.

Minimum System Requirements

For Windows PCs, you’ll need:

Windows 7 64-bit Operating System

Intel Core i5-760 or AMD FX 8100 or better processor

NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB or Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card


15GB available hard disk space

A Broadband internet connection

A keyboard and mouse (the game doesn’t support any controllers)

And a monitor that supports a 1027 x 768 resolution, at minimum

That intel processor is a first-gen processor. While it’s old, it’s not quite a potato yet, as it can still run many games released up until about 2017-2018. It wouldn’t be able to handle the most recent games, but it shouldn’t have too much trouble for older ones. It also follows that the graphics card doesn’t have to be the most recent one to be able to run the game.

For Mac users:

It’s mostly the same, though of course, the OS should be macOS 10.13, the latest version thereof.

Recommended System Requirements

For the best experience when playing the game, here’s what your PC should have.


Windows 10 64-bit OS

Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX 8310 or better processor

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 280 or better video card


70GB available hard disk space, preferably on an SSD

Broadband internet connection

A mouse with multi-buttons and a scroll wheel


The same, but with a macOS 11 (latest version) OS.

This is for players who want a smoother experience while playing the game. With these kinds of specs, you can set the game to the highest settings and your PC wouldn’t be too burdened by it. It’s great for anyone who offers Burning Crusade power-leveling services or those who want to farm instead of buy TBC gold.


With such a wide range of possible combinations, as long as your PC is not too outdated it will be easy to play World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic. Potato PCs are out of the question though, as it has to at least be able to run the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or macOS 10.

Still, an upgrade would be nice if you’re planning to have one. The recommended requirements call for some really expensive pieces. However, the minimum requirements give enough space for some cheaper alternatives. After all, the smoother the game runs, the faster you’ll be able to farm TBC Classic gold or help others with TBC power leveling. That’s a good reason for the upgrade.

Even without one, though, it’s easy to join up or even buy a WoW TBC account if the grind isn’t your thing. Of course, proper precautions should be taken when doing so, as it is a risky transaction to do. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the risk.

At any rate, enjoy WoW TBC Classic even on an older PC! According to the specs above, you don’t really need to have the latest and highest-end parts to play the game. You need just enough to run it, and not too old PCs can still run it. Have fun as you explore Azeroth!

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