Max Payne 3 PC: New Screens and Details and Rockstars Interview with PC World

/ 7 years ago

Max Payne 3 for PC features a wide range of advanced graphics options, including scalable high-resolution textures and character models, as seen in this new batch of screens, each of which can be viewed in full 2560×1578 high-definition glory on-click or over at the official Max Payne 3 site.

Also check out today’s brand new interview with PC World, where we discuss many fine points of Max Payne 3 for PC, including the excerpt below:

What are you doing to take advantage of the powerful hardware available in a PC?
As you can see from the specs list, we’ve worked hard to make sure the game will 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.

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.

Below are our tested and recommended specifications for running Max Payne 3 on your PC. The game will still run great using the Lowest Tested Specs, but the High Recommended Specs will allow you to comfortably run the game at 60fps with high detail at 1080p.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

HDD Space: 35 GB
Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live

Initial activation requires internet connection and a valid Rockstar Social Club account (13+ to register); Online play requires log-in to Rockstar Social Club (13+); software installation required including GameShield IronWrap; DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).

Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.

Max Payne 3 will be available for PC internationally next week Friday, June 1st – with our first PC Multiplayer Event kicking off the following Sunday the 3rd (and many more all to be announced all summer long).

If you have any specific questions about your gaming rig, please feel free to hit up our Support Team at, or via email at [email protected] If you have any general questions otherwise about PC version features, you can hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to have a look.

Source: PR


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