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Rise of the Tomb Raider Has High Demands for PC Hardware

Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally on the PC and as we know the demands on hardware are high. While there are plenty of options to put less stress on your computer, to make the game look its best you’ll need a powerhouse to run it.

In an interesting performance review by Kotaku this is exactly what they found out when testing the game. It should be noted though that they were testing at the high range of demands on the system, as this quote reveals:

“Rise of the Tomb Raider was tested at three resolutions: 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and 3840×2160 using the Very High and High graphics quality presets. We also tested with Pure Hair disabled and as usual we’ve included a number of CPU tests to see how the game scales.”

To run on a resolution anywhere over 1920×1080 is going to look good, but it is also going to require the top software to run it. This can be seen from their list of tested video cards which are high in memory as well as GPU processing power.

It comes as no surprise that these are the results that they found:

“Given how demanding the game is at 1440p using the high quality preset we weren’t expecting to find playable performance at 4K even with the GTX 980 Ti. Although the card did manage an average of 31fps, we couldn’t enjoy the gameplay with 24fps minimums.

Even with SLI scaling at 100%, the GTX 980 Ti would be good for just a 60fps average at 4K using the high preset, the same is true for Crossfire Fury X cards as well.”

For those of us who don’t have super high specifications to run the game at 4K, while we may not get to see the game at its best, at least it does still perform well. While it may not run at a strong 60FPS it still manages to look good as a playable speed.

What are your thoughts on Rise of the Tomb Raider? Does it perform as well as you hoped? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.