IDG Contributor Network: iMac: Play World of Warcraft at 5K

Much has been said about Apple’s 5K iMac since it was first released. Many people have scoffed at the idea of playing games at 5K on the iMac, given that iMacs come with mobile GPUs instead of more powerful desktop cards.

However, it is possible to play World of Warcraft at 5K resolution on the iMac. But playing at 5K comes at the price of having to tone down some of the eye candy available in WOW’s graphics settings.

In this post I’ll show you what I think are the graphics settings that provide real 5K resolution for World of Warcraft while still maintaining as high a frame rate as possible.

Before I go any further, here’s a list of the specs of my Mac so you know what hardware I am using:

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