ANd it’s slower than XP in just about all tasks and much slower in video related tasks. This is not surprising as all versions of Windows are slower than their predecessors despite the faster hardware that is available than 5 years ago.
I’ll make this easy:
REAL minimums for full Vista performance
CPU: at least 3 ghz(p-4), 2.4 ghz(core 2 duo) 3500+(AMD Athlon 64)
2 gigabytes of ram
ATI 1900 or nvidia 7900
7200 RPM hard rive(10k preferred)
Vista has some interesting problems with sound as the directsound layer is gone. Firms like creative and realtek are scrambling to figure out how to work with this.
Hardware and application compatibility are currently unknown.