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Tomb Raider Runs on Windows XP, Designed to Work with Most Gaming PCs

Category: Gaming
Posted: 07:46AM

Reviews of Crystal Dynamics' highly anticipated reboot have started pouring in, and by most accounts, Tomb Raider is a triumphant return to form for Lara Croft. But which platform deserves your hard-earned cash? If you're going for the best eye candy then it's hands down the PC version you want, and you probably don't even have to upgrade your existing hardware either to enjoy the lush, brutal island that Lara's trapped in. If all you've got is a paltry AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 on a Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300), you're all set. Those with beefier setups (AMD Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, Intel Core i5-750) are naturally rewarded with high resolution textures to the tune of 16x the amount of data, with tessellation greatly enhancing the game's varied terrain and surfaces. The PC version also supports improved cloth, SSAO, quality wetness effects, and post-filter effects, for that extra visual immersion. Steamworks is integrated for online saves and matchmaking, and is expected to make full use of Steam's Big Picture. Here is a rundown of the system requirements: 



Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600
  • Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+) or Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
  • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended system requirements:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
  • Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565 or Intel Core i5-750
  • 4GB Memory

Source: IGN

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WarWeeny on February 26, 2013 08:32AM
the comparison of a ati4870 vs a gtx 480 baffles me :S
EuroFight on February 26, 2013 10:28AM
There is also a comparison of 'Quad-core CPU' with a dual-core Phenom II and an i5
WarWeeny on February 26, 2013 01:11PM
true enough :P but the i5 is a quadcore D:

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