The third installment in the Max Payne series is set to ship for PC on May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe, but is your system ready? To help you determine that, Rockstar Games has coughed up a list of system specifications, including hardware and software, with what appears to be both minimum and recommended configurations (the list's layout is a bit vague).
Max Payne 3 will run on 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and Windows 7 Service Pack 1. As for the hardware, you'll need at least an Intel dual-core 2.4GHz or AMD dual-core 2.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Nvidia 8600GT 512MB VRAM or Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM, 100 percent DirectX 9 compatible soundcard, and 35GB of hard drive space.
On the upper end, Rockstar Games recommends or supports an Intel Core i7 3930K or AMD FX8150 processor, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, and DirectX 9 compatible soundcard supporting Dolby Digital Live.
"Developed in parallel with the game's console versions, Max Payne 3 for PC supports DirectX11 including tessellation, as well as a number of additional advanced graphics options and is optimized to run across a wide range of PC setups," Rockstar Games said.
A Special Edition SKU will be available exclusively through GameStop in the U.S. (and throughout Europe from select retailers). Alternately, you can pre-purchase the digital download version and receive pre-order bonus content such as character and weapon packs.