Official Windows Vista hardware requirements

According to guidelines on Microsoft’s site, Vista will require 512MB RAM of more and a “modern processor”. It is still unclear as to whether you’ll be able to run the OS on a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP system, or whether a newer 64-bit chip is needed. A graphics card supporting WDDM is required to make the most of Vista’s user interface; older cards will only be able to provide a “Windows XP-comparable desktop graphics experience”.

Thankfully, the new GeForce 5200-based card I’ve ordered (I’m no gamer) supports the new technology; the noisy old Radeon 7500 it’s replacing does not.

(via digg)