BioShock Infinite PC specs revealed

The anticipated DirectX 11 game requires a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM; also comes with support for cloud saves and Steam's Big Picture mode.

BioShock Infinite's minimum and recommended PC specifications have been revealed, requiring a DirectX 10 compatible graphics card, 2GB of RAM, a Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2, and 20GB of hard drive space to play Irrational Games' latest on its lowest settings.

To hit the recommended level, however, gamers will need a quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, 30GB of hard drive space, and a DirectX 11 graphics card, such as a GeForce GTX 560 or a Radeon 6950.

Irrational Games' technical director Chris Kline notes that no artificial mouse smoothing is applied, the game's UI can be navigated with keyboard and mouse or a controller, and you can switch back and forth between these inputs without having to pause the game.

BioShock Infinite will also be shipping with high-definition textures, though this does mean physical copies of the game will come on three DVDs. The game also makes full use of Steamworks, including cloud saves and support for Steam's Big Picture Mode.

"If I have any regrets, it’s that there are always more features that we wanted to add than we had time to implement," said Kline. "For example, some of the most requested PC features these days are in-game V-Sync and FOV adjustment controls. Unfortunately, given our tight sc--wait, never mind. We added those too!"

BioShock Infinite will be launching for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 26.

The specs in full:

BioShock Infinite minimum PC specs:

· OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
· Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
· Memory: 2 GB
· Hard Drive: 20 GB free
· Video Card: DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
· Video Card Memory: 512 MB
· Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

BioShock Infinite recommended PC specs:

· OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
· Processor: Quad Core Processor
· Memory: 4 GB
· Hard Drive: 30 GB free
· Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
· Video Card Memory: 1024 MB
· Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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Maverick6575
Maverick6575

VRAM minimum is 512 MB, but they say the Intel HD 3000 is compatible? The 3000 is automatically set to divert 318 MB of RAM for VRAM. You would have to go into the BIOS to set aside 512 MB for VRAM

kokoalea
kokoalea

can anyone tell me if intel core i7-3630qm cpu @ 2.40ghz with video card nvidia gtx 670m CAN run this game on ultra or high setting?

Karzovis
Karzovis

ITA: Brag about PC capabilities. 

Stabba_The_Kutt
Stabba_The_Kutt

I'm guessing it will look and play like dishonored. Considering that game ran on its highest settings at 50fps on my system, I'm hoping this is about the same.This is just speculation of course.

Realmjumper
Realmjumper

Well I could upgrade to a GTX 560 TI video card but my Radeon HD 4870 will run this like a champ. This is like one of the best cards every created for the money. (The Radeon HD 4870)

mike300zxt
mike300zxt

Perfect, can't wait to play this game! Finally something that will make full use of my year-old PC!

edinko
edinko

Its a sad time when companies brag about that they added mouse control and v-sync in a game. Its the same like if a chocolate factory would brag that they added sugar in their candy. REally sad when absolute must have standard features are praised like something extra

looooloo56
looooloo56

30 GB seriously I feel that in the end of the year there will massive size for games

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

I'm itching to play this game!!! can't wait for it..!!

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

HMMMMMMMM...like when Crysis came out, I would want to invest my money on other things and just watch kids play and record it on Youtube with 1080p resolution.  Sigh, PC, I miss you so much. 

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

lol awww,  you PC purists are dropping more cash into your rigs or buying new ones just to play this game. But hey, atleast you get to have the same release date as the consoles...for once ;)

Alt-appy
Alt-appy

Didn't like bioshock a lot but played bioshock 2 a week back just to prep up for this one and i had no freaking idea that my mind would be blown in into pieces by that amazing amazing game,hate me for saying bioshock 2 is better that one i don't even care since i  can't wait to see what irrational has in store for us.

auntbessie
auntbessie

I got it covered from all angles, can't wait for this one

franzito
franzito

Gotta upgrade mine... AFAP

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

If Steam is actually the only DRM on this and doesn't install any 3rd party launchers and doesn't require an account registration on some 3rd party site, then thiw will be bought. (in a sale in a year though, because I'm no die-hard Bioshock fan and my current games backlog is too big already)

I kind of liked the "slutty" version of Elisabeth better, but for some reason they now seemed to have turned her into a primary school kid who's just discovering makeup, but anyways, I hope the story and gameplay are good. (too many "on rails" cutscenes of what was shown so far and not enough actual gameplay)

Another advantage of not buying it on release day - Will be checking out spoiler free reviews and hands-on impressions first.

DemannameD
DemannameD

Check
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Sweet no reason to upgrade... Check

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I really liked both. The first one was a magical experience. The 2nd one was just bad ass playing as a big daddy with eyefinity.. mowing splicers down was fun. I think the 3rd one is going to be a masterpiece.

ForsakenWicked
ForsakenWicked

I hope this game is as good as the first Bioshock. I didn't like the second one too much. 

JimmyJumpy
JimmyJumpy

"BioShock Infinite will be launching for the PC on March 26" is all that matters to me... another date circled on my calender.

June-GS
June-GS

Hahah, nice one there, @Chris Kline.  XD

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I think it's about time a little more energy was put into optimising games rather than forcing even more ridiculous lighting effects and invisible particle manipulation.

Come on we can hardly tell the difference any more, in 2013 artistic design is way more obvious and important than technical horsepower.  Not talking about the new consoles btw, just PC.

If we're at the point *now* where you need a top-of-the-line $400 card to hit the recommended, then where the hell is it going to go next gen?  The whole thing just seems suspicious and unbelievable.


I think it's time that stuff took a back seat and plateaued for a bit while people work on optimisation.  RAGE just proved all those ridiculous requirements are unnecessary, and there's probably money coming from nVidia to keep it that way.

I still haven't forgotten the under-the-table F.E.A.R. deal.

wyan_
wyan_

Removing her cleavage and making her look 12. Irrational indeed......

sam628
sam628

my pc meets the minimum PC specs for bioshock infinite

Zephol
Zephol

30 GB? oh no! is a console port! AGAIN! Crysis 3 save me from the console ports!

wyan_
wyan_

number of fucks I give = 0

mstrchf12
mstrchf12

I have a an AMD 7670M and an A8-4500M APU. Will I be able to run this on medium-high settings??? Obviously won't be able to go ultra.

1337hackz
1337hackz

I hate the new character models in this game.

EverestMan
EverestMan

Ive been using a gtx 260 for 4 years and some change now, heavily overclocked and the only game i cant run past high and still get above 30fps is BF3, but thats more limited by my cpu then gpu. So the 1-2 years argument is stupid and incorrect. If you want longevity, you go with PC.

Max_160
Max_160

not sure if i should by a 300 dollar next gen console this or next year which will support better and better graphically games for next 4-5 years, or upgrade a pc with 300 dollar card for which i'll also have to replace fans, cooling, dying ram, and a short term graphics card which will need to be replaced for better games in 1-2 years.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Most Anticipated Game of 2013.


My PC is ready!

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Here is a tissue for you little console fanboys.

PC for life!

VRamund
VRamund

Ready for max specs (:

Keivz_basic
Keivz_basic

" The anticipated DirectX 11 game requires a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM"

Misleading subheading is mislead. 

Nvm. Let's just call it what it is: lies to get article hits!!

thatguy_b
thatguy_b

8GB ripjaws, i5-2500K, and an ASUS 6850. Fingers crossed.

Zloth2
Zloth2

So you can play on the 8800 card, which came out a little over six years ago but the recommended is a 560, which came out a little over a year ago?  Wow, that's a WIDE specification.  Did the definition for "recommended" change recently?  (Was there EVER a definition, for that matter?)

DrKill09
DrKill09

Yawn... I've had those specs for years.

I can max nearly everything with my aging rig.  4gb DDR2 800 @930 a Phenom II 940 quad core @3.5ghz, and a MSI GTX 460 Hawk generation 1.  I have to run a few games at 720p for frame rate issues, but only some of the more recent ones like Far Cry 3 and the new NFS Most Wanted.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

oh im set 8Gb Gskillz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition His Ice Q 7870 Ghz Edition 2Gb i don't have to upgrade anytime soon 

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Getting the 360 version even though my PC can handle it.

And a collector's version with a badass statue to boot.  Gonna be rad.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

I'll find out if it's not short and dumbed down console shite and worth the investment after release thanks.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

Yeah yeah doesnt matter much if the game ends up not being any good.

venomnight
venomnight

Should have my gaming rig done buy then will be playing on max settings yes good way to test it out. Good the witcher part 2 as well good test


demonic_85
demonic_85

lol and $10 says its just another console port.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

"If I have any regrets, it’s that there are always more features that we wanted to add than we had time to implement," said Kline. "For example, some of the most requested PC features these days are in-game V-Sync and FOV adjustment controls. Unfortunately, given our tight sc--wait, never mind. We added those too!"---

Oh my god you people are such show offs, no wonder all the other developers can't stand you bunch. I mean really, quit teasing all the lame developers who half ass it, not everyone can put out awesome games one after the other. Get over yourselves.