Max Payne 3 is a breath of fresh air for fans of the series, with the progression of current generation consoles and PC’s it was only a matter of time before this golden game got its moment in the spotlight. While Max Payne 3 will be shooting his way through the consoles earlier than the PC players Rockstar has released the system requirements and added additional details about Max Payne 3’s PC Version such as DirectX 11 including tessellation, but Rockstar has also promised that the game will be well optimized on PC’s of all kinds and instead of regular system requirements Rockstar released a more helpful table to help players see just how optimized the game REALLY is.
Requirements are courtesy of Source:
Max Payne 3 PC System Specifications
Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
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
2GB – 16GB
NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM – Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAMAdvertisement
100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
As you can see Max Payne 3 is able to be run on even Dual Core systems with 2 GB of Ram including Windows XP, and the game can even go as high as IVY Bridge with 16GB of Ram running Windows 7. This is the first time I have seen such well detailed requirements which actually mentions low, middle and high end systems in one flow, I seriously applaud Rockstar on a magnificent job as always and hope that the Max Payne 3 PC version doesn’t disappoint on its release date.
As you can see the only real downer in the system requirements is the 35 GB Space requirement which probably includes the Multilanguage setup for European countries and others but if you buy the game from your local Steam store I am sure the download SHOULD be a lot lesser. The game launches on May 15th for the consoles and on May 29th for the PC, but at least consider that for the first time in a long time Rockstar is finally showing a lot of love to the PC community by giving them the best version of Max Payne 3 in terms of Graphics and frame superiority.
Here are some PC Screenshots to get your imagination going on what to expect: