The game that brought us Bullet Time back in 2001 is getting its next installment and so far it looks hot. The PC version of Max is being developed in parallel with the game's console versions. Max Payne 3 for PC supports DirectX11 including tessellation, as well as a number of additional advanced graphics options and is optimized to run across a wide range of PC setups.
The Max Payne 3 system requirements range from playable on a 5 year old machine through to Max Payne 3 can use up to 16GB of RAM and anything you can throw at it! Take a deep breath and lets take a look at the Max Payne 3 system requirements in full...
Max Payne 3 Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ
GPU: NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM / ATI Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM
AUDIO: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
HDD: 35 GB of Free Hard Disk Space
Max Payne 3 Max System Requirements
CPU: Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
Max Payne 3 for PC will be available May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe, with the Special Edition available in North America.
Ok that sounds like some heavy shit. Let me break down what this is saying before every PC owner throws his arms in the air while saying, "Why do we even bother?"
The Max Payne 3 minimum system requirements basically look like a Console. The game is going to run on consoles so it is fair to say that with adjustment a five year old machine will probably be able to run this game.
I have changed the Max Payne 3 Recommended System Requirements to read Max Payne 3 Max System Requirements. As you may know these system components are the top hardware on the market at the moment. By adding these as plausible requirements the developers are basically saying Max Payne 3 will be able to make use of all hardware currently available. This means that PC owners will be able to adjust in game settings to a level that is best for their particular hardware. Remember BF3 everyone? Despite its huge requirements it scaled nicely and delivered most modern PC owners an experience that looks stunning with a few tweaks regardless of their rig.
On our Max Payne 3 game page we have added the GD Adjusted system requirements which represent a reasonably powerful PC that we feel will deliver a great Max Payne 3 gaming experience when the time comes.
Game-Debate will be watching this with interest and we definitely want all your feedback guys. When the time comes I want you to post up Frame Rates and screen resolutions in the Max Payne 3 Ratings page.
For now, I want to hear all your rants and thoughts in the discussion area below.