Re: CC 2017 higher system requirements than CC 2014 by Jon Doughtie on Dec 15, 2016 at 3:18:33 pm
Further, I would suggest those are minimum requirements. I wouldn't run with less than 32GB RAM if I could possibly avoid it.
In some cases (After Effects), core code is being re-written, which can make a difference. That said, we can almost always expect system requirements to climb upwards. It's always a race between what manufacturers build the computers to do and what the software creators demand of them.
Dell Precision T7600 (x2)
Win 7 64-bit
Adobe CC 2015.02 (as of 6/2016)
256GB SSD system drive
4 internal media drives RAID 5
Typically cutting short form from HD MP4 and P2 MXF.