BioShock Infinite System Requirements & PC Features

Irrational Games has released the minimum and recommended system requirements for BioShock Infinite and recently discussed the exclusive features PC gamers will enjoy.

Speaking with PC Gamer, Technical Director Christopher Kline listed the DX11-only features that Infinite supports, including “Contact Hardening Shadows that take advantage of DX11′s Shader Model 5,” which “look much more realistic than the shadows available on DX10 hardware.” AMD’s High Definition Ambient Occlusion adds “extremely high-quality micro-detail to indirect shadowing in the scene,” an alternate post-processing mode implements Diffusion Depth of Field to create “a softer and more photographic look to portions of the scene that aren’t in focus,” and an optimized implementation of FXAA will further reduce those aliased edges.

Infinite will also support AMD EyeFinity, NVIDIA Surround, and Matrox TripleHead2Go, for those with multiple monitors.

Kline expressed his regret that the original BioShock didn’t show the PC as much love as the team had wanted, and that they wanted to redeem themselves with Infinite. He said:

“This time around, for BioShock Infinite, we were determined to do it right. A long time ago we built up a special team responsible for both identifying what is important to PC gamers, and also for making sure those features were implemented to a high quality standard. The company made sure we had the resources we needed to get the job done, whether that was to buying more triple-monitor AMD EyeFinity setups for testing, flying in Intel engineers from Poland to help improve performance on their newer laptop chipsets, or hiring additional staff so we didn’t have to cut PC-specific features in order to ship on time.”

BioShock Infinite system requirements:


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 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
Video Card Memory: 512 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


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

Get the complete tour of Columbia with Game Front’s Bioshock: Infinite video walkthrough. After experiencing the story, stick with us as we update the Bioshock Infinite cheats list with collectible locations, secrets, achievement guides and much more.

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