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Tomb Raider PC System Requirements Revealed!


LOS ANGELES, USA - Square Enix Ltd. is excited today to announce TOMB RAIDER®, the new game from Redwood
 based studio Crystal Dynamics.

"After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore 
on an
 unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive."

Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of
ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.

"Forget everything you know about TOMB RAIDER, we are exploring things that have never been done before 
 this game,
" said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and
her on a character defining journey like no other.
Tomb Raider PC System Requirements Revealed! 

We’ve been a bit quiet about the PC version of Tomb Raider the past few months, but it’s all been building up to 
sharing some anticipated news today.

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 955, 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.


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