Bioshock: Infinite PC Specs

BioShock Infinite's PC requirements have surfaced, and the minimum specs aren't as tremendously demanding as one might imagine. 

There will be six different graphics presets, from “Very Low” to “Ultra,” providing a wide range of quality-versus-performance options. Gamers who want to tweak those further can switch to a Custom configuration, which gives you control over anti-aliasing, texture detail, texture filtering, dynamic shadows, post-processing, light shafts, ambient occlusion, and object level of detail. Many of these options have setting levels that are only available under DX11.

BioShock Infinite is a DX11 game. You only need DX10-compatible hardware to play, having a DX11 graphics card gives you access to contact-hardening dynamic shadows, diffusion depth of field, high definition ambient occlusion and optimized antialiasing. 

There’s also a new feature included that Irrational is calling “horizontal plus”, that apparently stretches the picture to as wide as your widescreen goes, revealing more of the environment around you. For all you home theater junkies out there with a gaming PC hooked into your sweet setup, this could be a dream come true.

In regards to control options, Bioshock Infinite will support both the traditional mouse-and-keyboard route as well as third party controllers. All default action bindings can be remapped to your choosing. Irrational opted against including inherent, artificial mouse smoothing, instead opting to let you toggle the sensitivity to your liking. PC version of Infinite will include controller support and is compatible with Steam's Big Picture Mode, in addition to supporting multiple monitors for those who really exceed the minimum system requirements. The game also spans three DVDs, due to the size of its textures. The full list of both Minimum and Recommended specifications can be found after the break. 


  • 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


  • 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