Max Payne 3 will push high-end computers to their limits, supports DirectX 11 and has bigger textures


PC is going to offer the most definitive experience for Max Payne 3, or at least that’s what Rockstar is saying in this interview with PC World. Lead PC designer Kevin Hoare noted that the studio has taken into consideration high-end computers, pointing out that gamers with such hardware will have plenty to “sink their teeth into.”

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

He added that the game supports “triple and even sextuple monitor support”, various anti-aliasing options, and other high-end graphical bells and whistles. Rockstar is also supporting DirectX 11.

Hoare also touched on the disk space issue: the game comes in at a sizeable 35GB. This is due to the increased size of textures, which are noted to be “four times the size of those on consoles.” The audio quality is also said to be significantly higher.

The game is due out June 1 on PC. It is already available on PS3 and Xbox 360. Hit the jump for revised system specifications.

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 recommended 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

At this level, you will be able to comfortably run the game at 30 frames per second with a 1920 by 1080 screen resolution

High recommended 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

At this level, you will be able to comfortably run the game at 60 fps at 1920 by 1080

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

One comment

  1. Roi Suman

    From the reviews and clips I've seen, it sure looks like it would give any computer a good workout. I might have to buy a whole load of spare parts – including Power Cords – just in case.

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