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

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 2560x1578 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.


Check out our updated range of minimum to maximum tested system specs here and at


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

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 If you have any general questions otherwise about PC version features, you can hit us up at and we'll be happy to have a look.  

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