Since its release yesterday, Tomb Raider has been reported to be crashing significantly on systems boasting GeForce cards from NVIDIA. Apparently players trying to play the game on its maximum graphical settings are experiencing the crashes, whereas those playing on default settings are not.
NVIDIA has acknowledged the issue and has said to be working closely with the developers to bring a fix soon.
An official response on their forums states:
We are aware of major performance and stability issues with GeForce GPUs running Tomb Raider with maximum settings. Unfortunately, NVIDIA didn’t receive final code until this past weekend which substantially decreased stability, image quality and performance over a build we were previously provided. We are working closely with Crystal Dynamics to address and resolve all game issues as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, we would like to apologize to GeForce users that are not able to have a great experience playing Tomb Raider, as they have come to expect with all of their favorite PC games.
Until the new drivers are released, you should simply disable V-Sync and Tessellation to escape the game crashing. If you experience any other issue like this, you can refer to our troubleshooting guide for workarounds.