Windows Vista Capable PCs facilitate the transition to Windows Vista by providing hardware requirements and guidelines to customers so they can make informed decisions on purchasing and deploying PCs capable of running Windows Vista before Windows Vista launches. Providing guidance on Windows Vista Capable PC hardware requirements reassures customers that their near-term PC investments will retain their value after Windows Vista is available.
Hardware requirements and recommendations for the Windows Vista Capable PCs have been selected to ensure that PC systems and components that fit these criteria will run Windows Vista and will enable the next generation of Windows applications. Enterprise Planning Guidelines are based on these hardware requirements and recommendations. By using these guidelines to procure PC system hardware, customers should be able to deploy systems that will upgrade well to Windows Vista after the launch of Windows Vista. In this way, customers can protect their PC investments today.
Windows Vista Capable PCs need to pass the current certification requirements for Designed for Windows XP logo. In addition, these PCs need the following combination of essential PC hardware for good overall Windows Vista performance:
• CPU — PC systems should have a modern CPU.
• RAM — PC systems should have 512MB of memory or more.
• GPU — PC systems should have a DirectX 9 class graphics processor.
More Detials: Windows Vista Capable PC Hardware Guidelines