Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Official Requirements Announced

Written by Felix Nova on Sat, Sep 1, 2018 8:57 AM
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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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15:44 Sep-10-2018

will gtx 1060 be able to rtx settings

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19:50 Sep-08-2018

howz my rigs can i run with min config?

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23:06 Sep-05-2018

Just hope my vram is good enough for high settings as the recommended is 6GB.

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03:09 Sep-06-2018

Depends on your Resolution. The 6 gigs is likely for 4K textures aka Very High


Low Should be 720p, medium should be 1080P. Hugh is 1440p. if your game requires more then 3gigs of Vram for 1080p textures, your crap at development.

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15:22 Sep-07-2018

6gb... Vram for 4K..... LOL

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18:49 Sep-07-2018

4GB is normally enough for ultra textures at 1080p. Some games can use more though. This is one of those game so you will probably have to use high texture instead of ultra.

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00:53 Sep-08-2018

Ok fair enough I shall stick to probably with ultra settings with High textures.

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01:18 Sep-09-2018

That is how I play Rise of the Tomb Raider and it plays fine. This game shouldn't be much different. Your 970 and my 780M SLI get almost identical performance when I have a decent SLI profile available. I doubt this new game will have SLI support at first, but that won't hurt you any. You should be fine at 1080p. The other thing you may have to tone down a little is the AA (anti-aliasing).

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22:17 Sep-10-2018

Your GPU's might be similar in performance but processor wise he should be able to play higher than you because it does seem to be CPU dependent when playing on ultra.

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05:43 Sep-13-2018

Possibly, but I can almost guarantee his GPU will be the bottleneck. With Rise of the Tomb Raider my CPU never went above 60% usage (I have all 8 threads locked to 4.0GHz with core parking disabled). I doubt this game will be much more CPU demanding. His 970 GPU will max out on this game not the CPU. His CPU will probably never reach 50% even on this newer version. Probably more like 30%. imo

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08:53 Sep-05-2018

I played RotTR on low settings and I feel like I was getting about 30-40 FPS most of the time. There is this section in the game which really pushes your computer and I got about 20-25 FPS in that case

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09:51 Sep-04-2018

Cant wait to play it

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20:49 Sep-03-2018

Finally! I can see my CPU at Recommended System Requirements xD

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21:18 Sep-04-2018

Give it a year you wont see it again lol.

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14:44 Sep-03-2018

Wonder how this would perform with an i5 8300H, GTX 1050ti 4GB, 8GB RAM. Game requirements seems quite high these days...

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21:20 Sep-04-2018

Should be able to handle pretty well mainly on medium and high settings that you would be able to play on.
Well if you want your 60 fps but if you don't mind playing on like 40fps you can play on high settings cause remember the performance of the 8300H is very similar to the 7700HQ.

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20:11 Sep-05-2018

I value framerate much higher than graphics, so whenever I get the game I'll probably be playing on medium-low. One of the reasons i waited for the new Intel 8xxx series laptop was its increased performance. I'm really happy with my procressor. Thanks for the tips!

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20:35 Sep-05-2018

I would strongly recommend testing a drop in resolution if that would enable you to turn some settings from low to med/high :)

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19:34 Sep-02-2018

I run Rise of the Tomb Raider with mostly ultra settings at 1080p/60fps. Just a couple settings on high like textures that require more VRAM than I have available, but I am still using Dx11 on Windows 7 not Dx12 on Windows 10. Not sure what the difference would be if any. Hopefully this game won't be too much more demanding. I am holding out as long as possible before replacing my current rig.

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18:49 Sep-01-2018

Hopefully I can run this game just fine. I was able to run the last game fine but there were DX12 issues which caused many crashes post-game.

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17:11 Sep-01-2018

I played ROTR at ultra settings 40-50 fps at 1080p with some medium AA, seems like i can expect something similar from this game :) .

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13:39 Sep-01-2018

There's a typo, ryzen 5 1600 is 3.2ghz not 2.3

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19:20 Sep-02-2018

Thanks I will get that sorted ;)

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13:15 Sep-01-2018

I am ready! Bring it!

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14:10 Sep-01-2018

ROTTR was hard to run because of some issues:
a) large difference in how demanding some areas are vs others
b) dx11 has severe cpu bottlenecks
c) dx12 has some optimization issues
With a gtx960, u cant run at 60fps in demanding areas unless u really turn down settings. Imo its just better to run it at almost max and still get a minimum 30fps. And still mostly 40-50, even higher in inside areas

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14:16 Sep-01-2018

With the rig I have now, its almost a locked 60fps at 1080p maxed out, BUT it has to be using dx12. i7 7700hq cant max dx11 for whatever reason, dropping to -45fps in soviet area for instance. This is a shame as despite being unoptimized and expensive, vxao is a nice effect that is only available in dx11.

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12:39 Sep-01-2018

Man I sincerely hope a GTX 1070 isn't required to run on High @ 60fps.

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17:13 Sep-01-2018

I think a gtx 1060 paired with a decent CPU will do at high 60fps, but not at ultra, that card isnt 1080p 60 fps beast anymore.

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09:49 Sep-04-2018

Actually it still is. Ultra in most games is a slap-dash feature added later on after game development by just cranking all the effects up to 110% which is nonsensical and only good for screen archery. I can't recall when a game last offered significant visual improvements at Ultra over High. And I play most games on Ultra at 60 fps on my machine with the exception of Denuvo-riddled games.

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Article by Felix??? MASH THAT LIKE BUTTON!

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19:20 Sep-02-2018

Haha, thanks bro. Somethings, when I am checking things at 6:30am on a Saturday morning, I just cant ignore. Being advised about the latest Tomb Raider system requirements being finalised is one such thing that the GD community needs to have delivered to them as soon as possible. Hugs F

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10:44 Sep-01-2018

At 720p with everything cranked to high. No motion blur and Nvidia Hairworks. 50+ FPS. Some FPS drops and texture issues due to the CPU.

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11:11 Sep-01-2018

try nvidia experience. RotTR got 50+ FPS on 1080p with it's auto-optimisation.

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10:26 Sep-01-2018

I am good for ultra setting 1080p/60fps then.

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yep, your GPU will destroy this game at 1080p.

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09:36 Sep-01-2018

Upgraded g4560 to i5-6500 for this game. :Sweat:

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09:51 Sep-01-2018

upgraded for tomb raider game ?? seriously ?? i mean people are waiting to upgrade for Elder Scrolls 6, Cyberpunk 2077 and etc.

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there're only 2 games in my list. SotTR and DMC5.

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Well, everyone upgrades for different games.

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Some of us buy a console for a game we want... So I can't judge xD

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Nice setup, well balanced and all.

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Felix Wrote this
i Guess ur Hyped for The Game lol

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i should be good i guess

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