Max Payne 3 PC system requirements and screenshots arrive

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Max Payne 3 will be here on June 1, and it might need a little bit of preparation. Rockstar released the PC system requirements today, which suggest that we'll need 35 GIGABYTES of spare room on our hard drives to run it. That's bigger than most MMO installs.

Still, the good news is that the game will recognise between 2 and 16GB of RAM, so those extra sticks of memory won't go to waste. Three new PC screenshots were released alongside the system specs on the Rockstar Games blog , showing Max stealthily making his way up some stairs, stealthily lingering outside a crook's window in the midst of the Brazilian favelas, and diving recklessly towards the camera with a distinctly worried expression on his beardy face. It's okay, Max. We've already seen that shirt, nobody's judging you.

The Rockstar blog also points out that Max Payne 3 was "developed in parallel with the game's console versions" and "supports DirectX11 including tessellation, as well as a number of additional advanced graphics options," which is nice. Here are those specs.

Max Payne 3 PC System Specifications

  • 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

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.