Dev wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 12:45: More than likely thats just what win 7 needs to be comfortable. I don't think they tweaked the graphics that much.
Exactly. It's basically the minimum specs for Windows 7 (1GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, DX9 GPU) but with a slightly faster processor. Common sense dictates that the operating system needs to run well if you want to run anything on top of it.