As Lara Croft races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, she must become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
Is Shadow of the Tomb Raider CPU-Bound or GPU-Bound?
From the date that I have conducted for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I can say that it’s more on the GPU-Bound. The way I conduct my testing for video games is to make sure that the game is locked at 60 frames per second and usually doing a long benchmark testing from a controlled environment with the frames locked. When a video game is more on the GPU-Bound that means Shadow of the Tomb Raider is using the GPU more heavily than your CPU.
Can I Run Shadow of the Tomb Raider?
I highly recommend doing your own testing and get second opinions when asking for hardware advice or any purchasing advice. During my benchmarking for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I test within a controlled environment and doing very quick sessions for each setting. I roughly test around 5 minutes for each graphic setting.
Here are the recommended specifications for Shadow of the Tomb Raider along with my own hardware and minimum specifications.
|My Computer Hardware||Minimum Specs||Recommend Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7700k @ 4.5 GHz||i3-3220 INTEL or AMD Equivalent||Intel Core i7 4770K, 3.40 Ghz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 3.20 Ghz|
|Memory(RAM)||16GB DDR4 3200||8GB||16GB|
|GPU||ASUS ROG NVIDIA GTX 1080(OC)||Nvidia GTX 660/GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon HD 7770||Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8GB|