Max Payne 3 System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 8:48 PM
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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

RAM: 2GB

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

DX: 9

Max Payne 3 Max System Requirements

CPU: Intel i7 3930K 6 Core  x 3.06 GHZ / AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ

RAM: 16GB

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

DX: 11

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.

Thanks go to Us24man and GD admin TeroMarsu for spreading the Max Payne 3 System Requirement news. Give them a thumbs up everyone.

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05:36 Jul-04-2014

boy am i glad my cpu has 8 cores...what the hell 6 core requirement stfu

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09:12 Sep-09-2012

anyone now why i can't play it in my pc or at last i can run it every time i try to install it then play it,it always crashes(not responding)

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17:27 May-04-2012

Max requirments.....for a moment ur heart stops....sayin WTF ???
and then it crashes on u....."even crysis 3 wont have these requirements...." so u feel like a great weight has just been lifted of ur shoulders.....

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03:24 May-05-2012

hahaha ...:D I agree with u... that's why I hate Rockstar. but I like the game... sorry had to say that.... :) peace

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21:52 May-08-2012

u r right

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13:06 Apr-25-2012

I laughed when it says, max system requirements: RAM: 16GB

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13:18 Apr-25-2012

Lol, you're laughing when 99% of people are crying.

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13:20 Apr-25-2012

Yeah I thought my 12GB was overkill :D

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17:02 Apr-25-2012

but now its useful :D

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09:14 Apr-26-2012

But, what happens if, the pc has a single slot of RAM only? that means 8GB RAM can only fit inside. Am i right?

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09:38 Apr-26-2012

A single DIMM slot? I doubt there is a motherboard with a single slot...

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06:40 Apr-29-2012

it realy hurts when i saw the games .....having this much huge sys requirement......

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07:03 Apr-30-2012

16 gb ram its killing me,,
im only have 8 gb ram..
need more money for upgarde my ram..
and i decide playing this game on ps3..

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08:39 Apr-30-2012

No no dont play it on PS3 when you have a rig like that. Your rig will easily play this game and it will look really good. You do not need 16GB RAM, they are just saying that they feel the game can use 16GB RAM if a machine has it. Chances are you would not really notice the difference if you had 16GB or 8GB or maybe even 6 or 4.

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11:07 Apr-30-2012

Yeah playing with PS3 is like playing with a rig that has i7 @3.2GHz, GeForce 7600 256Mb, 256Mb RAM... :/

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13:51 Apr-30-2012

thnx really big thnx for the info..
i almost pre order max payne for ps3..
im decided take this game on pc version altough release date is still long than ps3 version..
maybe we can play together in multiplayer mode..

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15:08 Apr-30-2012

Yeah let's have a match once this is released, I'm definetly going to purchase this :)

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13:44 May-01-2012

Has 3 PS3, all are getting slower. Or dead. Their not responsive anymore. Can stand about 3 years i think.

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13:56 May-01-2012

Yeah it's sad that is has come to this, older consoles from the 80's and 90's are still functional :D

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15:25 May-01-2012

i think at my resolution i will b able to play it at medium setting....am i rite ??

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16:50 May-01-2012

Most likely :) Especially if you don't mind playing without AA.

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09:14 Sep-09-2012

16gb ram?are you kidding?

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02:43 Apr-25-2012

max payne is now bald,old.. but now it's doesn't matter because he can still use bullet time!

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00:33 Apr-25-2012

This is a late April fool's joke... right ?!

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00:38 Apr-25-2012

This joke was little bit late with it's delivery ;)

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18:06 Apr-24-2012

do u think i max this game

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19:46 Apr-25-2012

Yes!! iThinK sOo

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06:46 Apr-29-2012

maybe u cud ....but if v look the way rec requirement says it is imposible...even i cant max out....hehehe...:D

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16:53 Apr-24-2012

i hope their trolling about the max system requirements....i guess the recommended will be somewhere 4-6GB of RAM quad core pcu and some gfx with 1-1.5GB of VRAM and GDDR5...

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16:43 Apr-24-2012

oh,,,, my God

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13:08 Apr-24-2012

f*ck 35gb hdd

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09:17 Apr-24-2012

can i run it?

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09:20 Apr-24-2012

Visit the game page and use the system requirement tool. Basically if you get close to the GD Adjusted requirements we have displayed on that page then it is very likely that you will get a good gaming performance on this game.

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08:32 Apr-24-2012

What the hell is the spec what are the features

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07:04 Apr-24-2012

this spec so high 16 gb ram holy cow
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maybe gta 5 using 32gb ram with 2 sli 590

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05:02 Apr-24-2012

This must surely be the MOST demanding game ever! atleast on paper :p but im sure i'l be able to play this as my rig meets the 'minimum requirements' XD

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23:59 Apr-23-2012

im afraid i cant play this game..
because my comp spec not good at all

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00:02 Apr-24-2012

Don't be afraid, you'll be fine, your rig still does meet the minimum system requirements :)

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00:05 Apr-24-2012

The doomsday has come! GD admin is telling a gamer with i5/GTX 560/6GB RAM that his rig 'meets the minimum requirements' :D

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00:08 Apr-24-2012

lol, don't worry, you meet the minimum requirements too :D

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00:08 Apr-24-2012

Yeah, this is pretty unbelieveable :D

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00:13 Apr-24-2012

Why is this unbelievable, that may because of your flu, maybe? lol I think he didn't read the minimum system requirements lol :D

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00:16 Apr-24-2012

I really thought my rig would run anything on ultra for atleast this year :D :D

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00:19 Apr-24-2012

lol, I really thought my rig would run anything on low for atleast this year :D :D

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00:27 Apr-24-2012

Ahahahahahahaaa :D

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00:29 Apr-24-2012

Discussions always start from somewhere and end from somewhere completely different than where it started. ;)

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00:50 Apr-24-2012

And it's always the admins :D

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01:09 Apr-24-2012

:D

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10:30 Apr-24-2012

ah poor me
if it like that
i take this game on ps3 version..
thnx all for answer my question..

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10:39 Apr-24-2012

Noooooooooooo that is foolish! read this

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08:41 Apr-24-2012

You will be just fine. I am convinced you will have a great gaming experience of Max Payne 3 with a GTX 560 as will people with cards far weaker than it.

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16:46 Apr-24-2012

yeah,,, my card is weaker than his.... :(

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23:35 Apr-23-2012

Guess we will have to see how well optomized this game really is.... GTA IV was a horrible port... hopefully Rockstar has PC gamers in mind as well this time... they have intergrated DX11 so my hopes are slightly UP...

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23:36 Apr-23-2012

Fingers crossed :)

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21:16 Apr-23-2012

I think I just had a minor heart attack looking at those recommended requirements...

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23:27 Apr-23-2012

Also, think about what is going to be Max Payne 4's recommended system requirements. :O

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23:31 Apr-23-2012

Well it's going to be a few years until that so I'm guessing something like 'Intel i9/3.6GHz 16-core CPU, GTX 880/HD9970 8GB VRAM, 32GB RAM' :D :D

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23:33 Apr-23-2012

Who knows, might be higher than that :P

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