Ah, a new release and a new set of system requirements (recommendations) for your pc’s to run Revit 2011. Actually, looking at the list the only thing that really stands out is they are actually support Windows 7…which really isn’t a surprise since many have been using 2010 without an issue for a while. Here’s the information from the Autodesk website…filtered slightly. If you want to see the full list, check out this PAGE.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition; Microsoft® Windows Vista ® 32-bit (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium; or Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) Professional or Home edition
Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition; Microsoft® Windows Vista ® 64-bit (SP2 or later)(recommended), including Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition; or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64 SP2
Windows 7 or Vista processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
Windows 7 or Vista processor: Pentium 4, AMD Athlon dual-core, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology, or Quad Core Intel® Xeon® W3570 3.20GHz, 8M L3, 6.4GT/s Turbo or equivalent AMD processor (recommended)
3 GB RAM
3 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended) NOTE: If you are running a 64bit OS, get a minimum of 4GB, but definitely recommend a minimum of 8GB…especially if you work on larger/complex projects.
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics or 256 MB DirectX® 9-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 (recommended) NOTE: Try to get a dedicated graphics card…saw too many issues with shared cards in 2010.