Lara Croft Is Back on PC
It’s been a while since the excellent reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise debuted on PC. The game successfully brought the franchise into the 21st century with an origin story and some stunning graphics.
Now, barely months after our Xbox cousins received the game, developers have revealed the Rise of the Tomb Raider system requirements. Read on to find out if your PC can handle it.
As I mentioned above, the original dazzled players with some outstanding graphics that demonstrated just how good so-called ‘next generation’ console titles look on proper gaming PCs.
As an added bonus the developers have confirmed the game will support 4K resolutions on PC offering “stunning new detail” unavailable to Xbox players.
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Can I Run It?
The good news is that the minimum system specifications for Rise of the Tomb Raider aren’t even that high. As such if you’re building a gaming PC for the first time you’ll be pleased to know that a system capable of running the game can be put together for less than $250.
Not bad at all for a system that will run the latest games.
I’ve tried to make the process of building a gaming PC that meets Rise of the Tomb Raider system requirements as simple as possible.
Minimum Rise of the Tomb Raider System Requirements
To run the game please note the below specifications:
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 or AMD HD7770
- HD space: 25GB
However, if you want to play it as the developers intended you should look at building a system to meet the recommended system specifications.
Unfortunately, to date recommended specifications have not yet been revealed by the developer, leaving us in slightly foggy territory.
Given the aforementioned 4K support it’s fair to say that if you want to play the game at 4K resolution you’re going to need a fairly beefy graphics card – most likely a Nvidia GTX 980ti or an AMD R9 Fury.
If this seems a little too far of a stretch for your budget I would advise checking my $1,000 Skylake system build, and reading up a little on announcements from ASRock and MSI that mean previously locked versions of the Skylake series of CPUs can now be unlocked and overclocked using specially-released BIOS updates.
Skylake is the latest generation of processors from Intel and will be the standard for the coming few years.
So, investing in a system to play Rise of the Tomb Raider using this technology will also future proof you (to a degree at least!).
Here’s My Suggested Specs
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB Ram
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980ti or AMD R9 Fury
Please give me your feedback and if you have any questions about this build, or would like recommendations on other components or hardware you could use, drop me a line on Twitter, send me a picture on Instagram, check out my Awesome board on Pinterest, join my community on Facebook, or check out my videos on YouTube.
For details on the best Steam Machine build for your budget have a look at my earlier posts.
If you want a simple to follow overview of how to put a gaming PC together, including short video tutorials, have a look at my guide.
So How Excited Are You About Rise of the Tomb Raider?
Have you managed to build a PC that meets Rise of the Tomb Raider system requirements and that will allow you to play it on its highest settings?
Let me know in the comments or send me a message.