Tomb Raider PC specs revealed

PC version of upcoming action game features increased detail tessellation, post-filter effects, and Steamworks integration.

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Square Enix today announced minimum and recommended system specifications for the PC version of Tomb Raider. The PC version includes a range of "optimizations" including increased detail tessellation, post-filter effects, and Steamworks integration.

Tomb Raider for PC was a collaborative effort between Square Enix and Nixxes, the Dutch developer that also worked on Hitman: Absolution. The full PC specs are listed below.

Tomb Raider is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC March 5. It is the first entry in the long-running franchise to feature a multiplayer component, which will include various game modes. No online pass, downloadable content season pass, or demo will be offered for the game.

Tomb Raider's main character--Lara Croft--is voiced by Camilla Luddington, whose previous credits include Californication and True Blood, among other shows. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Tomb Raider.

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 4870
nVidia GTX 480
Quad core CPU:
AMD Phenom II X2 565
Intel Core i5-750
4GB Memory

Discussion

200 comments
webartman
webartman

One of the biggest problems with the Lara Croft series, for me, has been lack of proper boob jiggle.  Developers, please make this more realistic and entice someone like me to buy this game.  I'm hoping that the developers of this game "have a clue" and are aware how important this is.  When it comes to realistic rendering of all aspects of the Lara Croft 3d model I've got a huge clue as to its importance, and I'm sure most fans of this series do as well.  Oh yeah, and making a bit more challenging would be helpful, too.

soethuaung
soethuaung

opp...GTX680,GTX690,Radeon HD7850,............i only have GT430!really sad.........

soethuaung
soethuaung

Pentium Dual Core 2.8GHz,GT430 2GB DDR3, 2GB Ram, Can my Pc run it at 1366x768 resolution at 30Fps? Please...

icebox98
icebox98

16 gb ram, Core i7, 64 win 7 but a kinda not very high end ATi Rdeon HD 6770m. at what settings will my laptop run the game?

Furadin
Furadin

i5 - 2320 3GHZ

8 GB RAM 

Nvidia GTX 560Ti

Win 7 64


Should run it? also reckon it will support 360 controller on PC?

constantin
constantin

I hope it won't be super bugged like Crysis 3; developers' reliance on online game patches has ruined the industry. I miss when games like Duke Nukem 3D just worked right out of the box.

Muslim_Slayer
Muslim_Slayer

It's always nice to know your system exceeds the recommended secs :)

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

i have a 486 with 65 MHz (OC'd @ 72MHz!) with a 3Dfx Voodoo 3 3000 (since the graphics cards do more of the work on games) and DOS 6.0 with Windows 3.11 (i think it didnt get directx 11 yet...) and 32 MB RAM... Can I play the game? ;)

hairyman13
hairyman13

does the pc version have controller support so i can get big picture cranking while im relaxing on the couch

Sonny1996
Sonny1996

i have

celeron dual e1400

9400gt

1gb ram

xp sp3

am i going to be able to play this game? even on low settings? 30 fps at least?

puppeteer
puppeteer

Happy I just upgraded my PC to AMD's 4.0ghz octa-core processor Vischera w/16gb of memory and a Geforce 680. Plays Crysis 3 maxed so hoping this will be no issue as well.

abhirajgoldy
abhirajgoldy

I just want to enjoy lara's assets in full HD, thank you

hadlee73
hadlee73

Yeah, my machine will eat that up with room for dessert :P

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Who the fuck says Windows 8 is not gaming friendly???

jorge69696
jorge69696

DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM:
AMD Radeon HD 4870
nVidia GTX 480

Wait what? Shows that the person that made this requirement list doesn't even know what he is doing. Another marketing trick to give the game a little boost in the PC.

smkfreak
smkfreak

holyyy crapp..lara is rambo!

zaz0o0o
zaz0o0o

my MSI GE70 is running this

shalashaska88
shalashaska88

Good. For owners of mid end PCs, this is great.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Wow, I was expecting a GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970.

baxwam
baxwam

another game that my GTX 680 will laugh at 

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Great.  My PC meets the recommended specs. :)

Ledah
Ledah

I'm impatient to try this, I seriously hope it is a good game because Lara haven't had justice since her first games.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

um yup 'ill be maxing this out 7870 are still good budget GPU's 

jamvng
jamvng

Uhh gamespot, its the Radeon HD 5870 for recmmended system specs.

saiyangeek
saiyangeek

Well... that's great news for my HD5770

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

It should look sexy on my PC, but I'm still on edge about this game. Will wait for the reviews first.

SSEEXX
SSEEXX

i'm goddamn ready with my GTX 690 4GB and i7 3960x and the 32GB of ram :p

e5115271
e5115271

Yessss Windows XP support!

icebox98
icebox98

@Furadin im thinking ultra at about 45 frames per second to minimum of 30 fps

MarbskiE
MarbskiE

@RO-nIn187  

with that rig, you wouldn't even need to upgrade for the next century!

icebox98
icebox98

@RO-nIn187 wow! what a rig! u should be able to run the Halo Combat evolved at 0.5 frames per minute!!! happy gaming

puppeteer
puppeteer

@RO-nIn187  With that monster you should be able to Run Crysis 3 at max 2650x1600 resolution!!

puppeteer
puppeteer

@Sonny1996 go to systemrequirementslab it will run a check on Hardware and compare to the game you select System requirements. It will match against games minimum and recommended hardware specifications. The recommended and minimum aren't always spot on but will give you a good idea where your at regarding your hardware and the game you want to play.  

WarGrad
WarGrad

@puppeteer You should have gone with an Intel.  AMD is 4 years behind Intel technology wise and the new Haswell's will further the gap.  Games today are more GPU driven than cpu driven so your arguement for AMD is mute.

asifah30
asifah30

@baxwamha ha ha ...very funny.......Yes your GTX 680 will remain hunger after eating this.......But I too happy with my ATI HD 4650 (almost recommended spec).....

IJONOI
IJONOI

@SSEEXX hmm, question it worth upping my i7 3820 to the 3960x? .. running a gtx 690 also. Or is that kind of power just overkill for the games that there bringing out, inc next gen ports on max settings. 

gruoch1
gruoch1

@WarGrad @puppeteer  Puppeteer's argument was written text, so that's probably why you were unable to hear it.  hehe

puppeteer
puppeteer

@WarGrad I know all about Intel and the benchmarks regarding the 2. Still didn't change my mind on buying AMD. And if you read a bit more then you would know that Intel is NOT 4 years ahead lmao. I've built my own systems for years I know exactly what I got thank you for caring so much though.

shane9494
shane9494

no you wrong intel and AMD archutecture are completly diffirent and they both offer diffirent features i have a AMD cpu 6 core yes i know intel is more powerfull but the new AMD cpu is more powerfull then the new intel i7 some people just like AMD more then intel and for gamming i think AMD is better then intel i was with intel then i swiched to AMD coz its better and i just find that i get better performance outa the AMD and better graphics thats a fact yes AMD doesnt have physics but nvidia doesnt have AMD eye infinity technology so i can say the same for intel and nvidia.

jorge69696
jorge69696

@sam80jr the 4870 is not a directx 11 card and it's not the gtx 480 equivalent. Makes no sense.

miloshboy
miloshboy

@harry_james_pot @Total_mischief @SSEEXX 
Judging by the nature of his post I don't think he's doing any of those two things and the answer to Total's question is simple...bragging rights. Or he's simply trying to look cool on the interwebz and lying about his PC specs.

Btw, I do 3d modeling in 3ds max and I've never had problems with 8GB of RAM and I've had some multi-million-polly projects.