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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 13-18 of 28 items.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $1500

This laptop does a decent job both as a gaming PC and as a mobile workstation. The omission of a webcam is becoming more common for gaming laptops, an

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max90th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck82th percentile
Versatility78th percentile
Power71th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability55th percentile
Battery Autonomy98th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 2560×1440(QHD, 3.7MP), FreeSync, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499.
HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1159)

HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1159)

ranked #1 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

There's plenty to like with this gaming rig: it does pack powerful chips and fast storage, but it also starts with dual-channel memory and plenty of u

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck96th percentile
Versatility57th percentile
Power78th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability20th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499.
HP OMEN by HP 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1179)

HP OMEN by HP 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1179)

ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

If you need a PC to tackle demanding AAA games and visual creation projects, this tower could be worth your while. The maintenance process is also wel

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck74th percentile
Versatility45th percentile
Power81th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability20th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-11700F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,999. You could save 15% right now.
MSI Aegis ZS 5DS-264US Gaming Desktop (AEZS5DS264)

MSI Aegis ZS 5DS-264US Gaming Desktop (AEZS5DS264)

ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This powerful gaming PC delivers impressive performance without going all-out on your wallet.

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck76th percentile
Versatility45th percentile
Power84th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability3th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

GPU

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

500 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,699.
Gigabyte AORUS 17-inch Gaming Laptop (AORUS 17 XE4-73US514)

Gigabyte AORUS 17-inch Gaming Laptop (AORUS 17 XE4-73US514)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $1500

This laptop packs some serious horsepower, promising rich interactive experiences in demanding video games as well as video and graphical creations so

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 Buck80th percentile
Versatility43th percentile
Power94th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability42th percentile
Battery Autonomy3th 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

Intel Core i7-12700H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,999.
Asus ROG Strix G10CE Gaming PC (G10CE(SPL)-BBI560-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G10CE Gaming PC (G10CE(SPL)-BBI560-CB)

ranked #8 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This pre-built Gaming Rig is quite capable for the price, and if you're looking for a gamin PC you can take home and play with tonight, this could be

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck54th percentile
Versatility37th percentile
Power70th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability10th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-11400

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,799.