GAMES DEVELOPER Irrational Games has released the specifications that you will want your PC to have in order to run Bioshock Infinite.
Bioshock Infinite has been a while coming, but it looks and sounds great. Since early looks were released it has promised to be a massive and involved take on an alternate America. It will finally come out this year, and you might need to get your home PC updated if you want to play it.
Irrational said that the PC version will allow remapping of actions, the use of high-end gaming mice and console style controllers, though users of the latter were described as "traitors".
Traitors or not, again this is customisable and users will be able to switch between one of three main setups - Default, Marksman, and Retro - as well as other settings like Southpaw.
Multi-monitor gaming is supported on AMD Eyefinity, Nvidia Surround, and Matrox Triplehead2go, and gamers can choose between six graphics presets, from Very Low to Ultra.
Bioshock Infinite is a DX11 game, but you can play it with DX10 compatible hardware. Having DX11 graphics will just allow you to view the subtle niceties of the game. A three DVD install adds up to a game that will offer full resolution textures and "jaw-dropping detail".
There are two sets of specifications, a minimum and recommended set. Operating system wise you can get away with Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit, but Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit will give you the best results.
Likewise a dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz will see you all set for playing, but a quad-core processor will take you to the highest graphical heights.
Add 20GB of free hard drive space, 2GB of memory and a DirectX10 512MB video card will let you play, but if you don't want people sniffing at you, you will want 4GB of memory, 30GB of free space, 4GB of memory and a DirectX11 compatible 1024MB videocard. µ
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