Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC - Graphical enhancements detailed

Digital Foundry verdict:
Ultimately, the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is a great product - albeit one with higher system requirements than one might expect. It's a beautiful game with plenty of built-in flexibility, but those planning to max out settings on anything other than the latest generation hardware are likely to run into performance issuess. The Xbox One version of the game was clearly optimised to operate at its best on a closed platform and as such, it's not actually possible to fuly duplicate console settings here. The closest match requires a meaty system to get the job done - an i5 quad with something along the lines of a GTX 960 to hit 1080p30 on high settings.

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Herbalistic1523d ago

Nixxes always does awesome work when it comes to PC and PS4 editions of games

Unspoken1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

They really did a good job on the XB1 version. I mean, interactive foliage was one of the features he was excited about, that he had to rewind it 10+ times to make sure we saw it but still doesn't work for everything in game.

When he said look closely I was expecting to see some game changing differences, but both versions are so close that anyone picking it up Xbox will have a great experience and aren't missing much.

Neonridr1523d ago

here's hoping my i5-6600k / GTX 970 can hit 1080p/60fps then.

I got this game free with my video card purchase, so I can't wait to try this.

nowitzki20041523d ago

You should be able to hit that with no problems. Might have to lower shadows a bit or something. I have a 970 and love it.

Neonridr1523d ago

thanks for the info. I will know tomorrow :)

--bienio--1523d ago

Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ with 970 Sli is enough for smooth 60fps gameplay??

mikeslemonade1523d ago

970 getting too weak for me. I need to upgrade to gtx 1080. Yesterday I turned portal 2 to max settings and crashed. 970, you so weak.

nitus101523d ago


The GTX970 prices have dropped dramatically and are around the US$300 mark while the new GTX1080 is in the order of 3 to 5 times that price.

Still if you have the money and providing you have a motherboard that supports it, a power supply that can handle it as well as a monitor that can display it's output properly, go for it.

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testerg351523d ago

I will say that while watching my son play it on the XB1, I was amazed at the graphics. I'm even more amazed at the extra little details on the PC version.

lastking951523d ago

They did a great job on TR for XO. 1080p smooth frame rate, and graphical settings that compete with pc. Couldn't ask for better optimization.

boodi1523d ago

glad to have xb1 and to have run my copy of TR ( amazing visuals game ) on xb1

Hanuman1523d ago

There's a rise in quality of Tomb Raider games in the past few years and I don't think it will stop anytime soon. Crystal Dynamics has reinvented Lara Croft in 2013 and did it succesfully. (Phew! So many great game franchises have been brutally slaughtered through the years.) Can't wait to hear what's next!

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