Tomb Raider – System Specs Revealed

Crystal Dynamics has released the system requirements for the PC version of their eagerly anticipated reboot, Tomb Raider.

First of all, here are minimum and recommended system requirements:

Minimum:

  • 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:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM:
    – AMD Radeon HD 4870
    – nVidia GTX 480
  • Quad core CPU:
    – AMD Phenom II X2 565
    – Intel Core i5-750
  • 4GB Memory

Tomb Raider for PCs has been extensively optimized to heighten the gameplay experience, with the goal of taking advantage of the PC platform. Enhanced features include: full integration with Steamworks, increased detail tessellation, improved SSAO and post-filter effects, and very high resolution textures, shadows and cloths.

The game’s enhanced features on the PC version include:

General
• 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 care 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.

Tomb Raider is scheduled for release on March 5, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Vlad Pintea is a senior editor of news and features here at Analog Addiction, and sometimes he even reviews games.

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