BUT! Running 3dMark 2001 with a DirectX 7 only compatible video card will still let you run the Max Payne tests. Only the Nature test in 3Dmark 2001 requires DirectX 8 video card...so I would say that Max Payne probably doesn't have any DirectX 8 features.
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