Tomb Raider Supports Windows XP and DirectX 11

Tag: PC Gaming

Crystal Dynamics have tailored Tomb Raider towards players with low spec PC's and those still running Windows XP. They've also partnered with AMD Graphics " to capture the realism of one of video gaming’s most iconic characters, Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider franchise,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics.  The game will support AMD HD3D and AMD Eyefinity technologies, the latter of which allows up to six simultaneous displays off a single graphics card.

Here's what PC gamers can expect:

•    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.

The full list of PC minimum and recommended system requirements is listed 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:
o    AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
nVidia 8600
•    Dual core CPU:
o    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:
o    AMD Radeon HD 4870
nVidia GTX 480
•    Quad core CPU:
o    AMD Phenom II X2 565
Intel Core i5-750
•    4GB Memory

Tomb Raider will be available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 5th March 2013.

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