Tomb Raider System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
  • Processor : Dual core CPU
  • Memory : 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)
  • Graphics : DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM
  • DirectX® : 9.0c
  • Hard Drive : 12 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements : Broadband Internet connection
  • OS : Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor : Quad core CPU
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
  • DirectX® : 11
  • Hard Drive : 12 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements : Broadband Internet connection

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Graphics Requirements

To run Tomb Raider it is recommended that you have a minimum of an DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM (or better).

Running Tomb Raider on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

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CPU Requirements

Tomb Raider requires that you have a minimum of an Dual core CPU processor. For the best game experience an Quad core CPU (or better) processor is recommended.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

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Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista) to run Tomb Raider. The recommended amount of memory for the best game experience is 4 GB RAM (or more).

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Operating System Requirements

Tomb Raider runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit). The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.

Platforms

Tomb Raider was first released on Sep 30, 1996. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the above specified requirements you may also need to the following:

  • DirectX® : 9.0c
  • Hard Drive : 12 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements : Broadband Internet connection

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