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You need the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 to play World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth in 1080p at 60 fps

Recommended GPUs for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at 60 fps and High detail level (Source: NVIDIA)
Recommended GPUs for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Source: NVIDIA)
Although World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is not going to bring any major changes in the graphics department, NVIDA recommends a GeForce GTX 1060 to fully enjoy the game in high detail and 60 frames per second at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 are required to properly run the game at 2,560 x 1,440 and 3,840 x 2,160.

Earlier today, I got a new driver update from NVIDIA. The interesting part is that the new driver — officially released yesterday and bearing the version number 398.92 — came with a few details regarding the video cards needed to run World of Warcraft's upcoming seventh expansion pack at 60 frames per second while using the High detail level.

According to NVIDIA, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth needs the following hardware setups — or better — to run at 60 frames per second:

In all the cases mentioned above, the recommended operating system is — obviously — Microsoft Windows x64. NVIDIA's benchmarks achieved average frame rates of 65 fps for the first two resolutions and hardware setups mentioned above, while the last configuration managed to score a perfect 60 fps result with a minimum of 51 fps.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is on its way and will arrive on August 14 as previously announced. The latest GeForce Game Ready driver also comes with optimizations for Monster Hunter: World.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08- 2 (Update: 2018-08- 2)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.