Max Payne 3 PC specs released, should “run smoothly on a wide range of builds”

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 25 May 2012 17:39 GMT

Rockstar has released the minimum and recommenced PC requirements for Max Payne 3.

The firm’s lead PC designer, Kevin Hoare, told PC World that the team “worked hard,” to make sure the game would run smoothly on a wide range of PC builds.

“But it’s when you get towards the top end of that range that you can really push a game to its limits, and the game will look and run incredibly on the most advanced current machines around at the moment and well into the near future,” he said.

“You’ll find that screen resolution is scalable, there’s triple and even sextuple monitor support which helps to run higher screen resolutions, there’s various anti-aliasing options, scalable water quality, scalable shadow quality, increased detail for characters and vehicles and a scalable texture filter that further increases visual quality.

“We’re also supporting DX11 with Max Payne 3, with features including Hull/Tessellation/Domain Shaders (which adds curvature to the character/vehicle models), Gather4 (for optimized shadow sampling / FXAA), Geometry shader / Stream Output and DX11 texture samplers to name a few.

“As you can tell, there’s a lot for PC fans with higher-spec hardware to sink their teeth in to.”

Lowest Tested Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ or AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ, or better
  • 2GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon HD 3400 512MB RAM

Low Recommend Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Intel Dual Core 3GHz or AMD equivalent
  • 3GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 450 512MB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon HD 4870 512MB RAM

High Recommend Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • Intel i7 Quad Core 2.8Ghz or AMD equivalent
  • 3GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 480 1GB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB RAM

Highest Tested Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista (64 bit)
  • Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ
  • or AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
  • 16GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 680 2GB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB RAM

Max Payne 3 will be available for PC internationally next week on Friday, June 1.

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