Only 14 days left until its release and we now have the official Shadow of The Tomb Raider system requirements. Over the past week or so we have seen some interesting early system performance results  for Shadow of The Tomb Raider on the incoming Nvidia RTX 20 Series but we now have the official Shadow of the Tomb Raider system requirements. The official requirements are pretty similar to our predicted PC system specs so lets see how well you can run SOTTR.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 or AMD FX 4300
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 / GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon HD 7770 / Radeon R9 380
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HD: 40GB

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HD: 40GB

So these new Tomb Raider PC recommended requirements are a natural small step forward from the previous Rise of the Tomb Raider specs, which released at the beginning of 2016. So if your PC could comfortably play Shadow of the tomb raiders predecessor on high graphics settings then you will likely have little problem playing this years Tomb Raider game at 1080p on high. The biggest difference in requirements here is the recommended RAM. You will need 16GB system memory, and we all know that over the past couple of years system memory has jumped up in price by quite a bit, so this might be a tricky one for a lot of people, hoping to get a comfortable frame rate at 1080p on high graphics settings.

But, the minimum system requirements are very similar to the last 2016 installment of Tomb Raider as well. So in short, if your PC can run the previous Tomb Raider game then you will be able to play Shadow of The Tomb Raider, because you will meet the official minimum system requirements as well. Which is good news.

Check out some of the news about Shadow of the Tomb Raider performance on the new RTX 20 Series

Looking over these specs and considering performance from the previous title we can offer up some predicted Shadow or the Tomb Raider Ultra requirements for your reference.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Ultra System Requirements (60FPS@ 1080p, predicted)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HD: 40GB

These Ultra requirements for Shadow of the Tomb Raider will get you playing very comfortably with almost all settings turned up to max at 1080p and achieving stable frame rates. This set of hardware is also a good spec for 1440p Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay. So those people who like to run with a larger monitor size at high or above graphics settings will likely find the Ultra spec a very nice graphical experience.

What Game Engine Is Shadow of The Tomb Raider Running on?

It looks like Shadow of Tomb Raider will run on the Dawn Engine, which is Eidos Montreal's Tomb Raider graphics engine. They also use it for their Deus Ex games.

Just a quick one for those of you who are not sure what story and gameplay to expect from the new game. Lara Croft Shadow of The Tomb Raider is the 12th Tomb Raider offering an action adventure 3rd person puzzler. It is set just two months following Rise of the Tomb Raider. She will head to the South American city of Paititi to try and stop a Mayan apocalypse that she could be the cause of.

Eidos Montreal began development of Shadow of The Tomb Raider back in 2015 and it is due to release on September 14th on PC, Xbox one and PS4.

Ok finally, lets see if we can help each other out. If you played previous Tomb Raider, please comment below with what graphics setting you played at, what resolution and what avg frame rate you felt you got, if you can remember what you got or think you got. Or state whether you felt the game ran badly for some reason on your PC setup. Its all helpful.


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