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See If You're Ready For Max Payne 3 On PC

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Max Payne 3 is hitting PCs next week, or June 1st if you want to get specific. Now's as good a time as any to make sure your machine is up to the task. Take a look at the minimum specs to see if you'll have to upgrade.

Rockstar has released the following recommendations, which list the lowest to highest configurations that the game was tested on. If you're on the fence about the game, take a look at our review of its console counterpart.

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

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

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

Other requirements

  • 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).

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