Here's What You'll Need To Make Max Payne 3 Look This Good On Your PC

Now, PC gamers, you might be mad that you'll have to wait a few weeks after the console release to get Max Payne 3 on your screens. But, as is often the case, Rockstar's noir threequel finds its most beauteous iteration on the personal computing platform.

Look at those crow's-feet on Max's eyes! The arm hair! The scrapes and cuts on Max's bald head! Pretty, yes? What are the recommended specs to get all that detail popping off your monitor? See below for Rockstar's hardware guidance:

Max Payne 3 PC System Specifications

Operating System: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3

Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ

RAM: 2GB - 16GB

Video Card: NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM — NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible — Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live

HDD Space: 35 GB

DVD Drive

Based on how great the multiplayer sounds, you don't want to be running MP3 on a substandard box. If you need to update your rig, you have until May 29 to get it into shape.


Comments

    Ive been waiting for somthing like this.. my machine eats crysis 2 for breakfast :D

    boy I guess I could get High maybe, two b ad we still have a month until release.

    Holy balls those recommended requirements are a little high aren't they? Sounds a bit unoptimised to me..

      If they were any lower there'd be cries of it being a console port.

        I would normally agree, but Rockstar has a track record of poorly optimised code. Look at the reviews of the PC version of GTAIV if you don't believe me.

          Fair enough

            They've stated its been optimized better, id find a source but im on a phone.

            I think it's reasonable, it was developed along side the console version, not ported, so it uses full dx11 features, needing top end stuff.

            The reccomended

            They've stated its been optimized better, id find a source but im on a phone.

            I think it's reasonable, it was developed along side the console version, not ported, so it uses full dx11 features, needing top end stuff.

            The reccomended video cards seem steep, but i dare say that's to play on the highest settings, instead of min requirements meaning the game boots, and recomended settings is all low.

            Id say 570+ would be enough (or equivalent)

            Not that it matters for me.
            Just saying how it reads

    Jesus.... Maybe I should get this on PS3 after all. I still play MP2 on PC sometimes, but man.... I have a decent computer and I barely even meet recommended...

      I know the feeling, these days PC upgrades seem to be required more and more often.

        Not really though, i made a top end rig for a friend 2years ago, and it still meets all this.

        I made mine a year ago after i came into money and am not going to see problems for a long while yet.

        If you didnt break the bank on a build youll have to incrementally update more, possibly costing you more

    Same crazy vague specs given for LA Noire. I defy anyone to get Max Payne 3 running with 2GB and a 8600GT.

    That HDD requirement though.. wow high res textures coming. Arkham City was only 17GB.

    35GB Of HHD Space wow! cant wait!

    wait so the console version is 2 discs on xbox 360?

    Uh...excuse me? 35 gigs? Holy turdburgers, I feel bad for anyone downloading that. If I get this on PC instead of PS3 (I'm not sure) then I'm going disc.

    I think i can play this on medium setting, anyways i cant wait for this, it sucks that the PC version comes out a week later.

    Man, recommended an Sandy Bridge - E, that's crazy. At least I've got the the recommended video hardware covered and then some.

    For people thinking the specs are weird, you are probably reading them wrong. They are listed as a lower and upper limit for each part. E.g:

    NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM — NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM

    The 8600GT is the lower limit. A 680 GTX is the upper limit. Anything in between will do.Not sure why they decided to list the upper limit like that, very confusing.

    im thinking the 35 gig is for a boatload of video, star wars unleahed was about 28 GB bc that had heaps of hd video cutscenes.

    Hmm... well, I'm a little bit above the minimum specs... hopefully this runs OK.

    I'm not ready to play Max Payne without a mouse. I still don't like gamepads for aiming.

    Nice. I hope this actually looks good and not just an un-optimised turd.

    at first i read that as needing a i7 3930K was like OMG this must be the most poorly optimized game of all time. then i looked left.

    35GB of HDD space isn't that bad. I remember when a cracked diablo 1 needed 500mb and back then that was MASSIVE. Like half of my whole hard drive.
    I won't even notice 35GB of space used up on my PC.

    Just remember it's 35GB recommended - you need some space spare plus room for updates/DLC etc. Still, it's pretty damn big.

    I didn't know Tommy Lee Jones was going to be in it, this game just moved up 5 notches in my book.

    The console driven industry has actually made the need to upgrade pc hardware less frequent. I remember back in the day, they were improving hardware and software tech at an alarming rate. You would need a new video card every six months to keep up!

    well... for 35 gigs of data, theres still some fugly looking textures in there, the brick wall in the third screenshot, the checkerplate in the second shot.

    also, checkout the crossed legs on the guy at the bottom platform of the stairs, wtf, people dont walk like that... do they?!?

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