Tomb Raider system specs released, will support high res textures

Tomb Raider

By on February 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have published the system requirements for Tomb Raider, along with some interesting highlights of the PC release. Lara’s new adventure will have full Steamworks integration with cloud saves, multiplayer matchmaking, achievements and auto updates; it will support Steam Big Picture mode; and although it has control pad support keyboard and mouse controls will be fully configurable.

These are simple things but so many multiplatform releases overlook them that it’s a delight to have them confirmed. But the PC goodies don’t stop there: Tomb Raider will offer support for high-resolution textures with up to 16 times the data of the already gorgeous-looking console versions; detail tessellation with algorithms to smooth geometry; higher quality shadows; a near-blur depth of field; post filter effects; improved cloth, SSAO, and wetness effects; Windows XP support; and adjustable LOD quality for those of us whose gaming rigs are on the less elite end of the range.

It all sounds quite dreamy; head through the break for the full tech specs. Tomb Raider is due on March 5.

    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

Source: Press release

8 comments (Leave your own)

Hey Visceral, you paying attention to this? Are you? Good, do pay close attention, because this is how you are supposed to do it.

(that said I’d like to see some screenies with all of these features before I get super-excited – you know how it is)


At least on the surface it looks as though they’re doing right by the PC crowd… but I’m going to hold off judgement until I can get my hands on some gameplay.

Been burnt too many times by dodgy ports. I swear if it tells me to “Press ‘that one button we’ve bound to everything’ to take cover” I’m going to be pissed.



Even more fun – “A button (the one combo we’ve bound to everything) to take cover” complete with a picture of the xbox controller button instead of the letter A.

Still, I want to remain positive about this one. From clips I’ve seen it does look like fun. I haven’t preordered though. :P


Glad I pre-ordered Tomb Raider on PC :)


I pre-ordered this one cheap from GMG, but still hoping like crazy it’s not going to be crap.



same with me, it happen to me when i pre ordered aliens colonial marines, hope tomb raider will be good


looking forward to seeing Lara’s “wetness effects”


I doubt anybody on this website will get to see that. :P

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