Can My PC Run Halo Infinite?

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Halo is an extremely popular tactical first-person shooter game that became associated with Xbox and Microsoft. What makes it compelling is its storyline involving Master Chief and his spiels in the futuristic setting of Halo.

Each addition to the Halo franchise is surrounded by an interesting and modern story, coupled with fantastic graphics that will surely engage players. Halo Infinite is no exception.

Before you attempt to play Master Chief again, you always have to make sure if your PC can run Halo Infinite. Playing the game shouldn’t be a burden for you or your setup. Besides, playing Halo Infinite is infinitely more satisfying when the game is running smoothly.

This article will talk about the minimum and recommended specs as outlined by the developer. We will also include a bit of insight about Halo Infinite’s system requirements and what you can do to maximize the process of your PC setup in order to play the game in the best possible way.

Halo Infinite Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440, AMD FX-8370

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD RX 570

RAM: 8 GB RAM

Storage: At least 50 GB of available space

Operating System: Windows 10 RS3 64-Bit

CPU

You would need, at the very least, an Intel Core i5-4440 or an AMD FX 8370. The i5-4440 is faster by a few points based on user benchmark results but the FX 8370 has higher cores, threads, and has faster 64-core speed. In all other measurements though, the i5-4440 is the winner so we would recommend that your CPU should not be lesser than that.

If you’re looking to play Halo Infinite in more advanced graphic settings, the devs recommend an Intel Core i7-9700k or an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. These are two amazing processors that will really take you places.

The AMD 7 3700X is the better one between the two because of its higher thread count, higher RAM speed, and it’s really holding its value. However, the difference isn’t colossal and an i7-9700k is definitely far from disappointing.

Halo Infinite is a CPU bound game, as with most first person shooters and games that are akin to RPGs or open-world. Since Halo Infinite is a mix of all these genres, expect your CPU to be working real hard while you’re playing.

For that reason, we would recommend that you go with either the i7-9700k or the Ryzen 7 3700X.

GPU

At the minimum, the game requires an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD RX 570. Based on user benchmarks such as effective fps, speed, overclocking score, and overall value for money, the AMD RX 570 is the clear winner.

Playing Halo Infinite in crisper graphics and better framerates would require either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. These two graphic cards are definitely a big leap from the minimum requirements, and might suggest that the game is a bit more heavy graphics wise.

Between the two, the 2070 is a bit better but not by much. The 2070 also has a better showing when it comes to shooter games like CSGO and PUBG so we do expect Halo Infinite to perform better on this GPU.

Don’t be intimidated by the game looking like a visual prowess. According to a reviewer, even a 1070 can easily maintain 60 fps at medium settings. However, it’s important to set your DLC properties at “Disable Multiplayer High Res Textures”.

RAM

You have to make sure that your PC at least has 8 GB of RAM. Playing the game in anything lower and you will have a very bad time.

If you’re thinking of getting the recommended specs, then you ought to get a 16 GB RAM. Halo Infinite is classified as a triple a game and 16 GB can comfortably support any triple a game that you might want to play. Additionally, expansive games and shooter games like Halo Infinite will benefit tremendously with a really good RAM

Some really good brands of RAM include Corsair Vengeance, G.Skill TridentZ, Corsair Dominator Platinum, and Patriot Viper.

RAM is really affordable nowadays so you should buy the highest possible RAM that your budget can spare.

Storage

You have to make sure that your PC has at least 50 GB of free space.

In comparison to a lot of games, Halo Infinite’s size is pretty average especially considering the fact that Halo Infinite is almost open world-like.

You can definitely get away with using only an HDD. We suggest getting a 1 TB HDD especially if you’re a heavy gamer.

If you plan on getting an SSD, which we would also advocate, then 512 GB is pretty decent enough. SSDs also happen to be quite expensive so you don’t need to go all out especially if you already have an HDD.

Operating System

Windows 10 RS3, or Redstone 3, is a version of Windows 10 that was released in the third quarter of 2017. Unless you’re not updating your Windows, then you won’t have to worry about anything else.

If, by some chance, you don’t update your Windows 10, then you will be compelled to update prior to playing the game so that your PC will run Halo Infinite smoothly.

In order to update, you can search for “Windows Update Settings” through the search of the task bar. The upper part will have the “Check for updates” button and you will also be able to see optional updates if ever you’re running something lower than Windows 10.

Summary

Halo Infinite’s requirements is a bit above average, but it isn’t anything absurd. We recommend focusing on the CPU and the RAM since, based on past Halo games, these two components have always been the ones that are highlighted by both the devs and the players.

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