posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 11:18 AM
I didn't mean 128MB RAM, but a 128MB video card which you probably wont find too often in the computer of a non-gamer or someone that doesnt work
with video or image editing. (Actually, I remember reading somewhere that Vista might end up requiring a 256MB video card. If I can find the link I
was sent, I'll post it.) Vista requires a pretty powerful video card due to the fact that Vista uses the GPU more than previous versions of Windows
and it's likely that the new UI will not even run on integrated video (which accounts for the majority of all computer video cards) at all. The
requirement of a good graphics card is why I think that many people will not be willing to upgrade to the newer O/S, due to the fact that some people
will have to upgrade their video card, or maybe even their system, just to run Windows.
128MB system RAM would be way, way too low. 512MB is the absolute minimum for Vista, with 1GB being recommended for good performance. I agree that
most gamers will have no problems at all meeting the requirements for Vista, but gamers do not account for all computer users. In this thread's
situation where the most powerful computer is sought, then Vista should be no problem at all. However, if you wish to get the system in mid-2006 you
might end up using XP yet, since a quick search on google for the release date yielded December 2006 results.
Edit: Spelling, grammar
[edit on 1-1-2006 by UnknownOrigins]