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PC Hardware for Windows 8


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#21
So what will happen to the old hardware that was only supported by beta drivers for windows vista?

Such as the Nvidia 5200 and 5500....

Will the vista drivers still work?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge @5.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155
    Memory
    2 x Corsair Dominator 2GB DDR3 @1866 (Old DDR3 1600 Sticks, plan to upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4850 (I know it's old, plan to upgrade, taking donations)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-32EX500
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1080P
    Hard Drives
    1 x Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK Windows
    2 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata III 750GB (Raid 0)Programs
    1 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata III 1TB - Media
    2 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata II 640GB (Raid 0) Mac OS X
    PSU
    Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
    Case
    Corsair 800D
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless Elite Keyboard
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Elite Mouse
    Internet Speed
    DSL, VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card and Internaly Installed Linksys WUSB600N
    Other Info
    4 x GELID Solutions FN-TX12-15 120mm Case Fan with Superior Temperature Control
    1 x Corsair 140mm Case Fan
    1 x SilverStone FP55B Aluminum front panel 5.25" to a 3.5" bay converter
    1 x Ultra Card Reader
    1 x Sony Blu-ray Burner BD-5300S-0B
    1 x 2GB Internaly Installed Flash Drive For Mac OS X Boot
    1 x Internal USB 3.0 Header to 2 USB 3.0 Female Adaptor
    1 x ATI TV Wonder™ Digital Cable Tuner

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#22
Hmm... According to the rumor, the new UI will take 128MB of video RAM... taking that into considertaion

The following are3 purely made FOR FUN
On my main retail editions

Minimum : (x86 only)
Intel P4/AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
2 GB of RAM
20 GB of HDD space
256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

Minimum : (x64)
AMD Athlonx64/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
2 GB of RAM
25 GB of HDD space
256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

QUOTE]

I think that Microsoft will only have a min spec of DirectX 9.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge @5.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155
    Memory
    2 x Corsair Dominator 2GB DDR3 @1866 (Old DDR3 1600 Sticks, plan to upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4850 (I know it's old, plan to upgrade, taking donations)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-32EX500
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1080P
    Hard Drives
    1 x Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK Windows
    2 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata III 750GB (Raid 0)Programs
    1 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata III 1TB - Media
    2 x Western Digital Caviar Black Sata II 640GB (Raid 0) Mac OS X
    PSU
    Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
    Case
    Corsair 800D
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless Elite Keyboard
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Elite Mouse
    Internet Speed
    DSL, VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card and Internaly Installed Linksys WUSB600N
    Other Info
    4 x GELID Solutions FN-TX12-15 120mm Case Fan with Superior Temperature Control
    1 x Corsair 140mm Case Fan
    1 x SilverStone FP55B Aluminum front panel 5.25" to a 3.5" bay converter
    1 x Ultra Card Reader
    1 x Sony Blu-ray Burner BD-5300S-0B
    1 x 2GB Internaly Installed Flash Drive For Mac OS X Boot
    1 x Internal USB 3.0 Header to 2 USB 3.0 Female Adaptor
    1 x ATI TV Wonder™ Digital Cable Tuner

sof006

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#23
Hmm... According to the rumor, the new UI will take 128MB of video RAM... taking that into considertaion

The following are3 purely made FOR FUN
On my main retail editions

Minimum : (x86 only)
Intel P4/AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
2 GB of RAM
20 GB of HDD space
256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

Minimum : (x64)
AMD Athlonx64/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
2 GB of RAM
25 GB of HDD space
256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

QUOTE]

I think that Microsoft will only have a min spec of DirectX 9.
Windows 8 to have same system requirements as Windows 7 | Windows 8 Beta
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-65 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Unknown. Its a laptop.
    Memory
    4GB, stock memory.
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATi Radeon HD3200 256MB + Hyper Memory
    Sound Card
    Conexant
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built on laptop lid. Tru-Bright.
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    TOSHIBA MK5065GSX ATA
    PSU
    Unknown
    Case
    Standard packard bell design
    Cooling
    Standard built in fan
    Keyboard
    Standard built in keyboard
    Mouse
    HP Mouse
    Internet Speed
    4mb - 428Kbps. Sky Unlimited 20Mb
    Other Info
    Insert interesting computer stuff here.

essenbe

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#24
If they want to sell windows 8, I would think they would make it compatable with as many machines as possibe. I would also agree that if you can run 7 well, you'll be able to run Windows 8.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew - always under construction
    CPU
    i7-8700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus X Apex
    Memory
    16GB G Skill Trident X DDR4-3200C14
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1080 TI FTW3
    Sound Card
    On Board Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27" 144Hz/ 2X Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 250 GB, Samsung 960 500 GB, 2X Samsung 850 500 GB
    PSU
    EVGA 1050 W
    Case
    Phanteks Entloo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H 105
    Keyboard
    LOGITECH G510
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 & Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    Foot Messenger speed
    Browser
    ie11, Chrome, Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET, Mbam and SAS
    Other Info
    Samsung RF711-SO1 Laptop, Windows 7 HP, i5-2410
    Dell Inspiron, Windows 8 X64

A Guy

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#25
I would think so. I believe 8 will just have some refinements over 7, with the ability to run well on different platforms (their real reason to make it). A Guy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    INTEL Core i5-750
    Motherboard
    ASUS P7P55D
    Memory
    KINGSTON HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster B2430H 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB, 2 x SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
    PSU
    ANTEC TruePower New TP-550, 80 PLUS®, 550W
    Case
    ANTEC Three Hundred Illusion
    Cooling
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus, 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm Case
    Internet Speed
    20 + Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Avast

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