Max Payne 3 on PC requires 35 GB of storage space

Rockstar Games today revealed the minimum and recommended specs for Max Payne 3 on PC, the most striking requirement being a whopping 35 GB of storage space.

Fans  rejoiced to find that Max Payne 3 will receive a near-simultaneous launch on PC, along with its console counterparts. Grand Theft Auto IV and LA Noire received delayed PC releases, while Red Dead Redemption skipped the PC entirely.

Far from being a sloppy port, Max Payne 3 on PC promises the full use of DX11 features such as tessellation. The PC version will also include fully customisable visual and control settings and optional 3D functionality. Here are the game’s PC requirements

Max Payne 3 minimum PC system requirements

  • 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/AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Video card: Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB VRAM/AMD Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM
  • Sound card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible
  • HDD space: 35 GB
  • DVD Drive

Max Payne 3 recommended PC system requirements

  • 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 Core i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ/AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB VRAM/AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
  • Sound card: Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
  • HDD space: 35 GB
  • DVD Drive

Max Payne 3 is set for release on June 1 for PC, while the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are set for release on May 18.

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10 Responses to “Max Payne 3 on PC requires 35 GB of storage space”

  1. Haha.The system requirements are soooooooo…..funny.Nobody will buy this.

  2. rana says:

    recommended system requirements…….. are insane!

  3. lethal says:

    The sys requirements are at-par with the quality of gameplay this title offers. A lot of people will buy, including me.

  4. Mr. Anthrope says:

    The GTX 680 is not the *recommended* setup. It’s the top end of the range of supported cards. The official release from Rockstar does not explicitly state minimum and recommended requirements. It’s quite simply the range of specifications that the game is optimized to SUPPORT. Which, in this case is
    “NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM”
    Which means the game is optimized to run on anything in between a 8600GT and GTX 680.

    Similarly, it’s optimised to make the most out of PCs whether they’re running 2GB RAM or 16GB, so relax.

  5. Mr. Anthrope says:

    Further, the GTX 680 CAN’T be the recommended spec because it released a month ago. That would imply that the recommended spec is hardware that the developers themselves didn’t have while making the game.

  6. 1)The same game on consoles runs on 7 year old hardware with slightly less graphic details.The thing is, rockstar never optimises PC games for hardware properly.They are either too lazy for that or lack the technical expertise.Just take GTA4 PC for example.
    2)A lot of LEGIT PC gamers dont own such fancy hardware.Last year march the most common graphic card by steam users was an 8600GT as per a steam survey.Pirates definitely have such high-end(like gtx680) hardware because they dont spend any money on games!!!

  7. ConsoleGamer says:

    Console gaming, anyone?

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  9. Avishkar Srivastava says:

    35 GB of storage space required !?! It must suck to be a PC-only gamer !

  10. akshay says:

    i have gtx 560 ti priced at 14000 and max payne 3 runs on ultra settings

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