Max Payne 3 PC requirements announced

Monday, 23rd April 2012 18:01 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Rockstar’s announced the minimum PC requirements for Max Payne 3.

The developer’s said on its official site that the PC version was developed “in parallel” with the console versions of the game. The game’s also “optimised to run across a wide range of PC setups,” but still comes packed with DX 11 features.

Here’s the list:

  • 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: Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and 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.

Max Payne 3 is out May 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360 and May 29 on PC.



  1. Charlie Sheen

    to low for me, no buy

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    An optimized Rockstar game? On da PC?

    Get outta toooown.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Debabrata Nath

    These are the MINIMUM system requirements, obviously most of the game’s awesome Direct X 11 features will be a distant dream if you actually plan to run the game on such a PC.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sini

    the maximum are listed too, and it looks like unoptimized piece of shit to me.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. klewd

    are you serious? low is good.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    Not sure if R* is real 35 gb for hard drive ?
    16gb of ram ?
    Amd with 8 cores and Intel i7 with 6(12) cores ?
    REALLY ?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Maxey

    Those maximum specs only mean the game is optimized for those, not that it’s the only way to run the game maxed out.

    They simply listed the complete range of spec configurations the game will run well on, they are not specific.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Hunam

    16GB is recommended for ultra top end. 35GB is just the reality of PC games I guess :P

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Neuromancer

    And yet still no PC video gameplay or screenshots?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Sadismek

    God damn it, this sealed the deal for me then. PS3 version. 16GB RAM? I know, I know, the minimum are ok, but if I want to play a game on PC, I usually want to run it on maximum settings.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Maxey

    It’s necessary to note that Rockstar has confirmed that those are not specific minimum and recommended specs but just simply the complete range of specs that the game has been tested on.

    So no, you don’t need all that expensive hardware to actually max it out.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    35Gb? What?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Talkar

    Why are people so surprised by the HDD requirement? o.O

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Emperor Rosko

    Dammit… Only got 300gb left on my WD velociraptor drive and 2 GTX580′s in SLI, looks like im only gonna be able to run it MAXED THE FUCK OUT OOOHHHHHH YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH lol

    #14 3 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    @13 – because its bloody huge, perhaps?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    For fuck sake stop whining. Rockstar always release it’s specs not because of “unoptimized piece of shit ” but because these SPECS will support Max Payne 3. These specs are not requirements.

    Damn people or you really think that this game will require 16 GB of ram? LOL?

    @9, every video that was released was a PC version.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Colin Gallacher

    @13 Because it’s more than double of what GTA IV needed on the PC. Even more than RAGE :D

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Da Man

    It’s ‘ for fak‘s sake ‘, dumb ass…

    For fak’s sake.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Talkar

    Not really no. If i have to for some reason get the newest version of an application or game i’m collaborating on, it can easily get past those 35 gigs, since that is uncompressed.
    Yeah but GTA IV was released 4 years ago, the development of computers has improved a lot since then, so personally it is no surprise that a newer game requires more than an older game…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @19, “so personally it is no surprise that a newer game requires more than an older game…”

    a port from 360/Ps3 is not a newer game.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. ManuOtaku

    #20 I dont know but for me a port from a PC game, one that i never played before, like torchlight for instance on 360, for me is a new game, even if in reality is an old one on PC, we have a half full/ half empty glass of water situation here, depends on the eye of the beholder, and this works the other way around too, i mean for ports from 360/ps3 to PC, i dont understand the complain about it.

    p.s iam under the impresion you are talking about GTA IV and not Max payne, right?, because it releases on the same date, therefore even if it is a port, is a new game indeed.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Edo

    @7 How can something be “optimized” for 16 GB of RAM if there is no game in the world now that fully takes advantage of more than let’s say 6 GB of RAM nor there will be a game in the future(for next 5 years)that will take a full advantage of more than 8 GB of RAM!?!?That’s just preposterous,so no,this only proves that this game has not been properly tested on PC and is poorly optimized just like GTA IV was.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. jacobvandy

    Yeah, those are the most confusing system specs for a game ever released… They aren’t actually listing MINIMUM and RECOMMENDED like most people do, they’re just listing a full range of hardware that will work. I’m assuming you could treat the low end of that as the minimum, in which case it looks like this:

    Dual-core CPU, 2.4GHz for Intel or 2.6GHz for AMD
    2GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3400 w/ 512MB VRAM
    35GB hard drive space

    The high end of their range there is NOT the recommended; they’re just being insanely lazy by listing what is mostly the best hardware out there right now, which OBVIOUSLY would be good enough to run their damn game… It reflects negatively on them to the PC community that they have no fucking idea how to communicate this kind of thing properly (system requirements).

    #23 3 years ago
  24. xxJPRACERxx

    Since there won’t be a 64-bit exe the 16 GB RAM is a joke.

    I still think I’ll cancel my pre-order of the 360 version and get the PC one.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Maxey

    They basically listed the whole range of specs in which the game was tested and will correctly work on, because, let’s be honest, system requirements are mostly there just to give you a general idea of what type of computer build will run the game with no issues, as they are not specific about resolution or individual graphical settings.

    Many times I’ve been able to run games at decent performance and graphical quality with some PC specs beneath the minimum ones.

    Although, yes, they could’ve been a bit more clear about it.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. deadstoned

    35GB? :o

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Maximum Payne

    This. While 6+ cores is to much I can imagine that work ,GTA4 is still one of best game that use full potential of cores.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    @21, It’s not a newer game in terms of visuals and etc. I mean that 16 GB of ram and 35 GB is too much for the PC because game is developed specifically for consoles and then ported to PC’s.

    Consoles are 7-8 years old so no one understand why game require a lot of specs.
    If game was developed specifically for PC and required these specs then people would understand why game want that much of system specs.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. loki

    PC port will fail and sux like all Rocksrtar’s PC ports

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Maximum Payne

    @28 I called that lazy.35gb hard drive ? Crysis 1 witch look better technically ,have mp and sandbox was 8 gb.
    That is two times bigger then GTA 4 !
    Also, 16gb like guy above said is waste on 32 bit.exe
    Not even Arma 2 use that much ram for one of biggest game.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Hunam

    I have 16GB RAM so I’m finally set!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. xxJPRACERxx

    I see the 35 GB of HD requirement as a good thing. This mean PC will (probably) have better texture resolution and un-compressed sound and music.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. On2wheels

    Absolutely no incentive to preorder this.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Hunam

    Although I think this might be a retail purchase tbh. I don’t have nearly enough internets to be downloading that much.

    #34 3 years ago

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