What Are Bioshock Infinite PC Requirements in Order to Play this Game Smoothly?

Written by B Johnson May 16, 2013
What Are Bioshock Infinite PC Requirements in Order to Play this Game Smoothly?
One of the best things that we can enjoy from playing Bioshock Infinite is definitely its superior graphics, besides its gameplay and genius storyline of course. Unfortunately, as a PC gamer, there are some spec standards in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements that you must firstly meet if you really want to play this game on your PC.

For some people who already own any console platform, either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 (or the next-gen consoles), then the needs of having a powerful gaming-dedicated laptop or PC obviously are avoidable.

They can simply play all of their favorite games on their consoles smoothly without having any lag whatsoever, given that the current consoles have really superior hardware.

However, for other gamers who don’t have any console at their disposal, then they will find it really hard to get the latest games that are compatible with their laptops’ specs.

Therefore, if you are planning to get the PC version of Bioshock Infinite in the near future, then you should firstly make some checklists containing your laptop’s specs and compare them side-by-side with these Bioshock Infinite PC requirements in order to know whether your laptop is compatible to play this game or not.

Besides, by knowing about this, you can save your time, money and energy before even buying the game at the stores.

The RAM or Memory

Okay then, the first thing that is really crucial to know in order to determine whether your laptop or PC is capable enough to play Bioshock Infinite is the amount of memory or RAM that currently comes with your PC.

As mentioned in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, your PC must have at least 2GB of RAM as the minimum RAM to run the game.

If you already know that your PC comes with this amount of RAM, then you can breath conveniently as your laptop has just passed the first test.

However, if you have more than 2GB of RAM, or up to 4GB of RAM, then you’re in luck as this will allow your PC to run the game without any kind of interruption even when opening many software at the same time (which you will unlikely do).

The GPU or Graphic Card or Video Card

After knowing that the RAM of your PC is eligible enough to meet the minimum standard in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, then the next important thing that you must mark in the checklist is the type of GPU or VGA or graphic card or video card that is equipped on your PC.

Given the fact that Bioshock Infinite is a game offering stunning graphics and incredible visual effects, then don’t be surprised if this one demands a higher video card on your PC.

As mentioned in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, your PC must have at least either: DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon 3870 or NVIDIA 8800 GT or Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics with video card memory of 512MB.

And this is the minimum GPU specs that are compatible with Bioshock Infinite PC.

And if you have a much higher graphics card like DirectX11 Compatible, ATI Radeon 6950 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 1GB of video card memory, then your PC is in great shape as this will allow you to play the game in the highest full graphics in buttery smooth performance without suffering any lag whatsoever.

The CPU or Processor

Besides the RAM and the GPU of your PC, the other thing that will also hold an integral part whether your PC is compatible enough to run Bioshock Infinite or not, is the CPU or the processor of your PC.

As mentioned in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, your PC must have at least dual-core CPU, either: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ.

This is really crucial because if your PC’s processor is below the standard or a single core, then this game won’t run perfectly or can’t even be played on your PC.

And this is only the minimum CPU spec that must be equipped on your PC.

But if your PC’s processor is a quad-core, then this will give you more powers to run this game much even smoother without any hiccups on the performance.

The HDD or Harddisc

Okay, now you already know that your PC has just passed in 3 major tests of Bioshock Infinite PC requirements.

And that means, you’re getting even closer to find out whether your PC is compatible enough to play this game.

The next spec requirement can be considered as not that demanding as this only has something to do with the amount of free storage that are currently provided on your PC.

The good news is, this game is only asking you to have at least around 20GB of free storage in order to keep this game alive on your PC.

And if you have more than 20GB, maybe around 30GB, then you’re in luck as this will give the game more space on your laptop, thus making it comfortable for this game to run on your PC.

The OS or Operating System

The next less demanding spec requirement that must be checked on your laptop is the OS or Operating System that currently is installed on your PC.

As mentioned in Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, this game is asking you to have at least Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit as the minimum standard.

However, it’s also recommended for you to have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit if you want to play this in much better performance.

Finally, the last important thing that you should check out is the sound card that currently comes with your PC.

As told by Irrational Games in its Bioshock Infinite PC requirements, if you really want all the sounds and soundtracks to work and run perfectly in this game, then your PC must have DirectX Compatible sound card.

This may sound a bit overrated, however, given that Bioshock Infinite uses so many great quality sounds that occur either in cutscenes or during the gameplay, then having this sound card on your PC is definitely crucial to play the entire elements in this game perfectly.


Well, there you go, the spec requirements to run Bioshock Infinite on you PC.

I really hope that your PC can pass all of the requirement tests above in order to be able to play this game perfectly.

However, if your PC is not capable of running this game, then the best advice for you is to buy a console or a gaming-dedicated laptop, or maybe upgrading your PC hardware.
So it’s up to you now.

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