BioShock Infinite PC Technical Review

Company: 2K Games
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: March 27th, 2013

Introduction, test setup, requirements

BioShock released in 2007 and proved a huge hit thanks to its refreshing gameplay and sharp atmosphere a major contrast to the sometimes stale annual lineup. It was followed in 2012 by a sequel, but this one was developed by 2K Marin instead of Irrational Games, and though a respectable effort, seemed to lack the spark of its predecessor.

In comes BioShock Infinite, released this week and again developed by Irrational. Judging from my extensive playtime, the game should be everything fans of the original would want and more.

If you're curious as to how the game fares on PC, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 314.22
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • 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
    • Storage: 20GB
    • Video Card: DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 30GB
    • Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560