Rockstar shared information the minimum and recommenced PC requirements for Max Payne 3. Though the Xbox 360 & PS3 versions are coming out the week of May 15th, the PC version is coming a little later on Microsoft Windows in America on May 29th, and in Europe on June 1st, 2012.
RANGE OF MINIMUM TO MAXIMUM TESTED SYSTEM SPECS
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).
Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support 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.
That's all and good but how about the 35GB required disk space? Well, this is due to higher quality textures, better rendered cut-scenes and higher audio quality. This basically means that the PC version will feature textures, which are four times the size of those on consoles. Yeap, you read that right. Four times higher quality textures.
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