System requirements are a list of necessities required on a computer in order to properly run a piece of software. Some pieces of software, Video games that run on a PC for example, have both minimum system requirements, required to operate the game at its lower graphics settings, and recommended system requirements, used to run the game at higher graphical detail and fidelity.
The following is an excerpt from the Microsoft Windows 7 website:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver