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Max Payne 3 PC Requirements Confirmed

Rockstar's ambitious shooter won't fry your rig.

By Dylan Coffey on 4/24/2012
 Max Payne 3 looks really cool, but that level of cool must take a lot of punch to run. With bullet time mechanics, cinematic components, and elaborate environments, we expected  Max Payne 3 to be murder on our PCs. Truthfully, the requirements are fairly tame. Check it out.
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

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This is all pretty tame, except for the whopping 35 GB of space the game will require for installation. That's more than, for example, a full-expanded  World of Warcraft installation. What, exactly, is all that space going to? We theorize that the game will offer a variety of texture detail options, given that it is DirectX 11 compatible. Whatever the case, we're just glad to see that  Max Payne 3 won't function as a new  Crysis for the purpose of pushing our machines to their smoking limits.

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