Diablo 3 System Requirements for Mac & Windows
Diablo 3 has a release date set for May 15, and if you’re like us you’ve been wondering if your computer can handle the game well enough to be worth buying. The good news is that Blizzard looks to be supporting a wide array of hardware, and most fairly modern computers will run the game just fine. As usual, the newer and better your computer the better, but here are the minimum and recommended specs for Diablo III running on Mac and Windows PC’s. You’ll probably want to check against this before pre-ordering or buying the game.
Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS X
- Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.*, or newer
- Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better
- 2GB RAM
- 12 GB of available disk space
- DVD drive for retail disc versions (digital download available)
- Broadband internet connection for multiplayer
- 1024×768 or greater screen resolution
Of course the game will run better with better hardware, here are the recommended specs for Mac users.
Recommended System Requirements for Mac OS X
- OS X 10.7.x or newer
- Core 2 Duo at 2.4GHz or faster
- 4GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M or ATI Radeon HD 4670 or better
If you have a Windows PC, here are the specs for that.
Minimum System Requirements for Windows
- Windows XP, Vista, or 7 with Direct X 9.0c
- Intel Pentium D 2.8GHz or AMD Athlon 64 4400
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or better
- 1GB RAM for Windows XP, 1.5GB RAM for Vista or 7
- 12GB disk space
- DVD drive
- Broadband internet connection
- 1024×768 resolution
For better performance in Diablo III, go with the recommended Windows system requirements instead.
Recommended System Requirements for Windows
- Windows Vista or Windows 7 with latest service packs
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 2.8GHZ or better
- 4GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better
A note for Mac users: you will often get better gaming performance by playing in Windows, though this will require Boot Camp and a Windows partition to be able to do. The system requirements will be the same if you choose this route.