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Systems to run Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 on a budget.

Release Date 2018-03-22
Developer Autodesk
Publisher Autodesk
Pricing Model Subscription
Platforms Windows
Official Site

Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio, then 3D Studio Max is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment. It has modeling capabilities and a flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is frequently used by video game developers, many TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization. For its modeling and animation tools, the latest version of 3ds Max also features shaders (such as ambient occlusion and subsurface scattering), dynamic simulation, particle systems, radiosity, normal map creation and rendering, global illumination, a customizable user interface, new icons, and its own scripting language.

Genres

3D Program, Animation

Tags

3D, Animation, Creative, Hard Surface Modeling, Inverse Kinematics, Moddable, Organic Modeling, Physics, Rendering, Rigging, UV Mapping, VR Creation

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$290 for Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 on a regular day, but here's how its price evolved during the last few months:

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Autodesk 3ds Max 2021's developers. So, it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

Showing 1-6 of 28 items.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you've been looking for a cost-effective gaming PC, this laptop has a bit more graphical horsepower which will go a long way to make more games pla

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck65th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power67th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability44th percentile
Battery Autonomy14th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,199.
Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SH51-CB)

Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SH51-CB)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

This laptop incorporates significantly more graphical horsepower than your run-of-the-mill PC without specializing all the way. As a result, you gain

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max47th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck42th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability45th percentile
Battery Autonomy27th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-10300H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,099.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you're looking for a relatively affordable computer for visual work and even gaming away from your desk, this laptop could be of interest. The abse

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck87th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power69th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability44th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499. You could save 3% right now.
Asus TUF A17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (FA706IC-BH71-CB)

Asus TUF A17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (FA706IC-BH71-CB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

This laptop makes a compelling pop-up workstation is you need some extra visual horsepower for creative software or even quite a bit of gaming. At thi

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power67th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability40th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,099.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (DG.E2DAA.00B)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (DG.E2DAA.00B)

ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

If you need an affordable gaming rig, you could do a lot worse than this one. With convenient storage space, a decent CPU and more graphical horsepowe

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max47th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility22th percentile
Power62th percentile
Storage Space94th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-11400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999.
Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you need a portable PC capable of handling games and other graphically intensive tasks, this laptop could well be worth a look. It's a bit lighter

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck63th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability53th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-11370H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,799. You could save 11% right now.