Tomb Raider PC requirements and features announced

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Today Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced how decent of a computer you will need if you choose to pick up Tomb Raider on something other than a basic home console. You can check out the recommended and minimum requirements below:

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

Also the company released a list of features that PC users will be able to take advantage of and that list can be seen below:

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.
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  • “High quality bokeh depth of field with near-blur”; hate this stuff. It looks really weird on anything but max.

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