• Tomb Raider full system requirements revealed

    Crystal Dynamics finally unveiled the full system requirements for Tomb Raider alongside PC enhancements and some frequently asked questions.

    The PC version of Tomb Raider has been developed in tandem between Crystal Dynamics and long-time partner Nixxes, and we’re proud to be continuing this tradition. The relationship has spanned over a dozen PC titles, and dates back fifteen years. The PC edition also has the benefits of an ongoing partnership with AMD, with Tomb Raider extensively optimized to include unique AMD tech that supports AMD HD3D, AMD Eyefinity for capable PCs, and more.

    So here it is – the full list of PC enhancements and features for Tomb Raider, including minimum and recommended system requirements!

    System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements for PC

    • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM:*AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
    • Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2*2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
    • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)*

    Recommended system requirements for PC

    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 5870, nVidia GTX 480
    • Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2*565, Intel Core i5-750
    • 4GB Memory*

    PC Enhancements

    General Features

    • Full integration with Steamworks to offer cloud storage for saves, multiplayer matchmaking, achievements, as well as automatic updates and new content.
    • Support for Steam Big Picture Mode.
    • Configurable mouse and keyboard support.
    • Gamepad support.*

    High-end Graphics

    • Very high resolution textures with up to 16x the amount of data
    • Detail Tessellation to enhance the detail on many surfaces in the game
    • Higher quality shadows
    • High quality bokeh depth of field with near-blur
    • Tessellation algorithms used to smooth out geometry
    • Improved cloth, SSAO, quality wetness effects, and post-filter effects.
    • LOD quality is adjustable for better quality on higher-end machines.*

    Low-End Graphics

    • Crystal cares about TR fans being able to run on older systems, unlike many other games they still support Windows XP.
    • A lot of scalability options to suit a range of machines.*

    Chances are if you’re a PC buff, you’ve still got a handful of questions. In anticipation of some of the more common queries, we’ve tracked down the Director of Nixxes, Jurjen Katsman. Take a read through our Q&A below.
    Q: Does Tomb Raider support Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8?

    “We felt it was important for all the Tomb Raider fans to be able to play the game, so we tried to keep our OS support as wide as possible. So unlike some other recent games we do still run on Windows XP as well as on Windows Vista, Windows 7, as well as Windows 8. We are not Windows 8 Certified, which is a Microsoft label they use on their store. However, we do test extensively on Windows 8 and are making sure Windows 8 users get a great game experience.”

    Q: Is Tomb Raider a Steamworks title?

    “Yes, Tomb Raider uses Steamworks for achievements, Steam Cloud save games, multiplayer match making, as well as leaderboards.”

    Q: Will Tomb Raider support Steam offline mode?

    “Yes, the game will definitely run in offline mode. However, you will obviously not be able to participate in multiplayer games in this mode.”

    Q: If I purchase a boxed copy of Tomb Raider, does that mean I’ll still be able to play it using Steam?

    “Every copy of Tomb Raider will integrate with Steam and use the Steamworks features; it does not matter where you bought it.”

    Q: Will the game require the disc to be in the computer or is it able to directly download from Steam?

    “Yes, when you buy the game in a store you will get a CD-Key for Steam. Just entering this code on your Steam account will allow you to download the game, so you do not necessarily need the disk. The disk is just there so you do not have to download all that data.”

    Q: Will there be any DRM?

    “We do not believe in strong anti-consumer DRM methods, so apart from the game using Steamworks and it having to be authenticated with your Steam account there is no additional DRM.”

    Q: Does the game support 120 hertz?

    “On hardware that supports this it certainly will. We do not restrict what refresh rate or frame-rate the game will run at, it will run at whatever frame-rate and refresh rate your hardware will be capable of performance wise.”

    Q: What are your plans for widescreen in Tomb Raider?

    “We support AMD Eyefinity as well as NVIDIA Surround to allow you to connect multiple screens and create very wide displays.”
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Badhon_raj's Avatar
      Badhon_raj -
      nice. I like system requirement. Unlike crysis3.
    1. Ustad's Avatar
      Ustad -
      X2 to quad core na!
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ustad View Post
      X2 to quad core na!
      The Phenom II X2 565 is the same as the Quad Core CPU but with 2 cores temp, disabled, so its got the same feature-set as the Quad Core.
    1. Xperience's Avatar
      Xperience -
      nice requirements
    1. -RAKIB-'s Avatar
      -RAKIB- -
      In the recommended settings- they asked for a dx-11 card, but 4870 is dx-10.1 (but it still very strong though!)
    1. aayman's Avatar
      aayman -
      I don't get how 4870 is suggested in the same place where the 480 is as well. There's like what...an 80% difference between the two?
    1. ZF3K's Avatar
      ZF3K -
      WOW darun sysReq. Ei rokom e na dorkar.

      But, recommended GPU/CPU ta recommend korlo, eigulor modhdhe to onek actual difference, AFAIK. Same, 8600/2600XT holo 256MB GPU mainly. Whatever, eigulo bepar na, game valo hoile/optimization valo hoile.
    1. Hamilton's Avatar
      Hamilton -
      Square Enix er Sleeping dogs onek valo lagse, I hope this one won't be a fail or what so ever
    1. Sybaris Caesar's Avatar
      Sybaris Caesar -
      Tomb raider beshi kheli nai. Beshi ki kokhono kheli nai. But anik vai er sobkhane tomb raider pic deikha :O :O :O I might as give it a try
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by -RAKIB- View Post
      In the recommended settings- they asked for a dx-11 card, but 4870 is dx-10.1 (but it still very strong though!)
      From Square Enix official:
      yeh the 4870 is not technically a full DX11 card but it supports tessellation etc, so for recommending it performance wise its a no brainer.

      - - - Updated - - -

      The requirements is changed.

      • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 5870 or nVidia GTX 480

    1. aayman's Avatar
      aayman -
      ummm...HD5000 series had very VERY poor tessellation performance. GTX400 series had 2x better performance compared to HD5000, god knows how it works in HD4800. Clearly little brain was used when writing that up, hence the no-"brain"er.
    1. devilgamer's Avatar
      devilgamer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ustad View Post
      X2 to quad core na!
      ami nijei amd phenom 2 x2 565 be quad core chalaitesi by unlocking two remaining cores....its a great processor
    1. NGT's Avatar
      NGT -
      nice game
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by BABU* View Post
      I nearly made a mess from excitement. also very glad to see my PC can run it well.
      Don't be over hyped. It was recommended system requirement. There will be a High End system requirements too where GPU will be AMD 7000 series and GTX 500 series+.
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