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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 19-24 of 28 items.
HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1199)

HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1199)

ranked #1 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

There's a lot to like about this gaming rig: it does pack powerful components and fast storage, but it also starts with dual-channel memory and plenty

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 Buck89th percentile
Versatility35th percentile
Power82th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability20th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,699.
Asus ROG Strix GA15 Gaming PC (G15DK-DBR770)

Asus ROG Strix GA15 Gaming PC (G15DK-DBR770)

ranked #3 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This gaming PC packs a few impressive features, making sure you have what you need to run the most demanding games at their best.

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 Buck79th percentile
Versatility29th percentile
Power97th percentile
Storage Space97th percentile
Portability6th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,399. You could save 17% right now.
Asus ROG Strix G15DK Gaming PC (G15DK(SPNL)-BSR77-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15DK Gaming PC (G15DK(SPNL)-BSR77-CB)

ranked #6 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This gaming PC packs a few impressive bells and whistles, making sure you have what you need to run the most demanding games at their best.

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 Buck73th percentile
Versatility29th percentile
Power93th percentile
Storage Space100th percentile
Portability6th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

2.5 TB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,499. You could save 20% right now.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G533ZW-BS91-CB)

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G533ZW-BS91-CB)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced over $1500

If you need to bring your Gaming PC on the road with you, this could be a serious contender. Thanks to its high-end components, you can expect impress

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 Buck83th percentile
Versatility19th percentile
Power98th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability39th percentile
Battery Autonomy12th 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

Intel Core i9-12900H

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$2,599. You could save 8% right now.
Asus ROG Strix G15CE Gaming PC (G15CE(SPN)BHI770CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15CE Gaming PC (G15CE(SPN)BHI770CB)

ranked #9 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

If you need a full-featured gaming rig in a pinch, this desktop PC is a compelling option and since it's sold by widespread retailer chain, you might

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 Buck52th percentile
Versatility18th percentile
Power85th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability7th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-11700F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,399.
HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1149)

HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1149)

ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

There's a lot to like with this gaming rig: it packs high-octane processors and fast storage, augmented with dual-channel memory and plenty of upgrade

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 Buck85th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power91th percentile
Storage Space71th percentile
Portability12th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,799.