Well, Max Payne 3 launch is around the corner and we now know what to expect when it comes to hardware demands.
Rockstar is a bit vague and does not offer actual minimum or recommended specs, but seems to list hardware and OSs that will work. So, there’s support for Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2 and Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3.
CPU support lists 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. Users will need from 2GB to 16GB of RAM and 35GB of physical space for installation.
Graphics support lists NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM. The game will require a DX 9.0 compatible soundcard, or preferably one that supports Dolby Digital Live.
If the slowest hardware listed is indeed strong enough to chew through Payne, then you won’t need that much of a beast to run it. On the other side of the spectrum, Payne will pack enough muscle to put that new hardware to god use. Well, hopefully.
PC version of Max Payne 3 launches on May 29 in North America and June 1, 2012 in Europe. PS3 and Xbox 360 will get in on May 15 in North America and May 18 in Europe.
You can read more and learn more on digital downloads of the game here.