Microsoft Windows Vista, the next generation flagship Windows software would require 512MB of RAM, according to DailyTech’s report, and 1GB to be optimum. Windows Vista will be incorporating various optimization technologies that would make use of more memory to harvest additional performance out of those extra memory. A Windows caching technique known as Superfetch, which dynamically loads files into the page file preemptively. Research from memory maker Samsung, shows that users are getting more and more memory on their systems, probably due to falling memory prices. “With Windows Vista’s anticipated launch later this year, a concern on everyone’s mind is how Vista will tax existing PC platforms.  Although the new graphical user interface will require DirectX 9 support, and Intel G965 (or better) graphic accelerators, the real question mark in everyone’s minds is where DRAM requirements will head for Windows Vista.  Baseline Vista offerings will require 512MB of DRAM just to install, with a 1GB recommendation — but is there more to this story?”

Microsoft Windows Vista, the next generation flagship Windows software would require 512MB of RAM, according to DailyTech’s report, and 1GB to be optimum. Windows Vista will be incorporating various optimization technologies that would make use of more memory to harvest additional performance out of those extra memory. A Windows caching technique known as Superfetch, which dynamically loads files into the page file preemptively. Research from memory maker Samsung, shows that users are getting more and more memory on their systems, probably due to falling memory prices. “With Windows Vista’s anticipated launch later this year, a concern on everyone’s mind is how Vista will tax existing PC platforms. Although the new graphical user interface will require DirectX 9 support, and Intel G965 (or better) graphic accelerators, the real question mark in everyone’s minds is where DRAM requirements will head for Windows Vista. Baseline Vista offerings will require 512MB of DRAM just to install, with a 1GB recommendation — but is there more to this story?”