Windows 7 and Vista Aero Desktop graphics memory requirements

Answer ID 2042
Published 02/15/2007 03:08 PM
Updated 04/15/2010 10:23 AM

Windows Vista Aero Desktop graphics memory requirements


-For single monitor and mobile systems


64MB of graphics memory to support up to and between 1280x1024*


128MB of graphics memory to support up to and between 1920x1200


256MB of graphics memory to support over 1920x1200 (512MB or above recommended for 2560x1600 displays)


-For single card dual monitors


128MB of graphics memory to support up and between 1280x1024 x 2


256MB of graphics memory or more to support larger dual monitor configurations.

 

* Or equivalent in terms of total pixels. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-is-the-Aero-desktop-experience

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