Full Tomb Raider PC specs and enhancements detailed

Friday, 22nd February 2013 10:56 GMT By Nick Akerman

Crystal Dynamics has detailed Tomb Raider’s minimum PC specs and enhanced features.

Lara Croft’s upcoming adventure will feature a number of improvements on the PC. Here’s a full list of advancements players can expect away from the console versions:


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 want Tomb Raider 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.

Alongside these advancements, full PC specs have also been outed.

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

Got all that?



  1. HauntaVirus

    Looking very good, we will see though.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. hives

    Not bad, not bad. But still… I’m waiting for reviews. If it’s just darker version of Uncharted, I may skip it ;P

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Takeshi

    As expected after Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs. Square Enix knows how to make those good PC ports. Good to get some confirmation though. Already pre-ordered it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. LordSkyline

    Thats some Scale on Min to Rec Specs O_O

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ballz

    nixxes is responsible for the port so i guess it will be a good one as the previous ones

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Arkorvo

    Nixxes have done some of the best porting work lately. Deus Ex: HR and Hitman Absolution stand to that and now Tomb Raider.
    Hope these guys are on board for Thief 4!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Samoan Spider

    Haha, almost looks like it could run on my crappy lappy :). But I agree with #6.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. sh4dow

    “Tessellation algorithms used to smooth out geometry”

    Hell yeah! I hope this becomes standard very soon. Seeing that Wasteland 2 preview with harsh edges on some models made me cringe quite a bit…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kabby

    So what exactly are the ‘new and exclusive’ AMD technologies that they were touting for this game?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. roadkill

    Very nice but will she wear clothing while walking outside through temperatures of -20 degrees with winds gusting at 60 kms/hour?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Kabby

    How will you see the tessellated boobs if they do that?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DreamCleaver

    This sounds quite nice, indeed.

    #12 2 years ago

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