Rise Of The Tomb Raider Minimum System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 2:25 PM
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Square Enix has just confirmed Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to the PC this very month. January 28th, in fact, so there's only just over three weeks to go until we can spend sleepless nights in the Siberian wilderness, with nothing but mercenaries and killer bears for comfort. By all accounts the Xbox One version that came out in November was magnificent, and also a bit of a looker. 

Great visuals usually come at a great price though. You only have to glance at a few Rise of the Tomb Raider screens to see jaw-dropping environments, spectacular lighting effects and grand vistas. So before you plonk down that cash on a pre-order, make sure you check out the Rise of the Tomb Raider minimum system requirements so you know your rig isn't a worthless old artifact.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 2GB or  AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB
  • HDD: 25GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Input: Mouse & Keyboard

Anyone hoping for a similar set of system requirements to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot had best think again. These minimum system requirements for RotTR, which is all we've got to go on right now, is basically on par with, and in some cases more demanding than the recommended specs for Tomb Raider 2013. 

As such it looks as if 4GB of RAM just won't cut it, so 6GB is going to be a necessity. We've seen this with Batman: Arkham Knight and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, so it's not too much of a surprise by now. Comparatively speaking the GPU demands aren't too incredulous. A GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7770 (2GB versions remember!) are both getting a little long in the tooth by now, so it's fairly predictable to see them scrape in as a the minimum. If you are hovering around there it may be time for budget upgrade if you can.

Likewise the CPU requirements are technically more demanding, but both the Core i3-2100 and the FX-4100 are at the bottom of their families and getting on for five years old now. Processors still aren't very limiting factors right now though, so if you're below the minimum and looking for an upgrade, the graphics card should be your priority. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Rise of the Tomb Raider System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark chart.

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12:53 Jan-28-2016

can i run this at lowest setting
4210u 840m 4gb ddr3 ram

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01:03 Jan-28-2016

Settings for me ? c:

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01:09 Jan-28-2016

V.High with no issues.

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01:12 Jan-28-2016

Thanks c:

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01:51 Jan-28-2016

np :)

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12:03 Jan-27-2016

can i run this game at ultra 1440p??

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12:15 Jan-27-2016

Yes.

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20:35 Jan-24-2016

settings and fps

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12:15 Jan-27-2016

Ultra tressfx off 60fps

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20:37 Jan-20-2016

I'm ready i hope i can max it out :)

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22:16 Jan-22-2016

Yeah, me too.
Judging from the requirements I think we are good tho... :)

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11:43 Jan-16-2016

I'm ready.

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11:03 Jan-16-2016

What fps rez 1600x900 on medium ?

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01:43 Jan-28-2016

30-40 FPS sounds about right to me at those settings and resolution.

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22:37 Jan-10-2016

Settings and fps? thanks

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23:14 Jan-10-2016

medium settings with some tweaks to high if well optimised around 40 fps avg

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21:52 Jan-10-2016

settings and fps for me?
Thanks in advance

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00:26 Jan-11-2016

medium tweaked no AA, i guess. our rig are quite simillar. if it optimized, then i say around 40fps at least

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02:32 Jan-10-2016

Pre-order to receive a free copy of Tomb Raider 2013 and the bonus Remnant Resistance Pack, featuring the "Remnant" outfit for Lara, a collection of animal skins and ancient Byzantine armor. The outfit gives Lara the ability to bandage without using any resources. In addition, the pack includes the "Moon Shadow" Heavy Pistol Skin as well as the rare "Bullet Resistance" foil card, which gives Lara extra damage resistance to gunfire.


Should I pre-order it?



  • I already owned TR 2013

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03:47 Jan-10-2016

I think yes... Tha game would be good as it has been already tested on Xbox one.
And optimisation will be likely good due to low req. and good history of Square Enix and AMD optimised games..
And you can either sell TR13 or give it to someone who wants it...

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04:07 Jan-10-2016

no discount so you could probably wait and see how the optimization is

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23:13 Jan-14-2016

better wait, the game is great but the preorder bonus is not worth it to preorder, just wait a little bit untill the price drops as it's a 12h only single player game :p

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00:35 Jan-10-2016

Think I can give this a shot on ultra?

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00:43 Jan-10-2016

Yep probably with a good 25-30 fps

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19:28 Jan-10-2016

Okay, thanks

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03:07 Jan-09-2016

I'm a great fan of this saga and this new one definitely looks promising :)

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02:22 Jan-09-2016

should be able to run it quite ez ?

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08:24 Jan-09-2016

high-ultra 60 fps :)

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10:24 Jan-09-2016

I love my new GPU :D

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18:51 Jan-08-2016

Hmm I think I can run it?

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19:34 Jan-08-2016

Easily, with more than likely some very good setting too. :)

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15:26 Jan-08-2016

any chance on this?

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15:59 Jan-08-2016

nope, maybe super-low

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09:24 Jan-08-2016

Can I run? I have: Intel core i7-5500Uv2.4 GHz turbo boost 3.0GHz, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 920M 2GB. Thank you.

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10:08 Jan-08-2016

low maybe.
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22:09 Jan-06-2016

I've already beaten the game on Xbox and I have to admit that I like it a whole lot better than the one that came out back in 2013.


The story is pretty interesting and apart from this very fact, I won't be a turd and go on spoiling stuff. ;)

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18:57 Jan-06-2016

Oh I can't play this game:(
Can I??

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19:42 Jan-06-2016

Completely possible, with lowest setting.

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16:16 Jan-06-2016

Loved the last game on Ps4 played and beat it, now looking forward to playing it on my PC Rig.

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| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
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