Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Dec 2005 13:18 UTC
Windows Microsoft has published a set of guidelines on which decisions to make now, so that your computer will be ready to run Windows Vista. They claim that any mid-range AMD or Intel processor will do, and even low-end ones will pack enough power to run Vista. 512 MBRAM is advised, but for more advanced users, 1GB is recommended. As for graphics card: "If you are building or buying PC today, you probably want to avoid the low end of the current GPU range and make sure you get a GPU that supports DirectX 9 and has at least 64 MB of graphics memory." My take: I can confirm that the Windows Vista December CTP, with all the effects turned on, runs more than fine on my aging AMD Athlon XP 1600+, 512MB SD-RAM, Ati Radeon 9000 128MB DDR-RAM (DirectX 8 compatible card, so not a DX9 card). Just so you know.
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RE: Video cards ...
by Dark Leth on Wed 28th Dec 2005 15:39 UTC in reply to "Video cards ..."
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2005-07-06

Well, those do sound good, but I would check newegg. I got a brand new x850 from PowerColor for only $120. Great deal.

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RE[2]: Video cards ...
by WorknMan on Wed 28th Dec 2005 15:52 in reply to "RE: Video cards ..."
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2005-11-13

Well, those do sound good, but I would check newegg. I got a brand new x850 from PowerColor for only $120. Great deal.

Well, I got a $100 Circuit City gift card I need to use, so at least the first $100 there is free ;) That being said, do you have a link to the one you got for $120? I need AGP.

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RE[3]: Video cards ...
by on Thu 29th Dec 2005 00:57 in reply to "RE: Video cards ..."
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My computer won't let me login, but the best CC deal is here: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ATI-Radeon-X700-Pro-Video-Card-100-4...

Good luck!

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