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Tomb Raider Tested, Benchmarked

By Julio Franco
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. Mike st

    Mike st TS Rookie

    WOW ! it looks like my MSI 680 Lightining is slower than a 7870 in this game?? its either a wrong benchmarks here or a VERY ''made for AMD'' kinda game!....
     
  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    As usual I'll wait for the game to go on special. By that time nVidia should've released new drivers which theoretically should increase the performance.
     
  3. Qrox

    Qrox TS Member

    As far as I've been able to gather the game wasn't optimized for any Nvidia products prior to launch. They brought out a patch yesterday which seems to have helped slightly but I think we will only be getting proper performance from Nvidia products once a new Nvidia driver comes out.

    I have the same problem as a lot of people, with the game crashing every few minutes on Nvidia cards when tessellation in on. Hoping for a new patch of driver to come out soon so I can enjoy the game.
     
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,077   +100

    Putting aside the bugs on nvidia cards which will be fixed in future updates, the game is really good. Play it guys.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,909   +716

    An Nvidia driver release won't fix (all) the issues. Game patch required:
    You can read the full announcement at Tech Report.
     
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  6. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 253   +46

    Of all the games released in 2013, this is my favorite so far. And from the art direction stand point, it also has the most beautiful graphics I've ever seen. When the game was released, I was playing with the same driver used for this benchmark and I crashed to desktop every 5 minutes. Then I decided to roll back to 310.90 and I've been playing happily ever after, the DOF issue still persists though.
     
  7. Sunny87

    Sunny87 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120   +11

    Anyone know how this plays on an Nvidia 690 graphics card? I have the 4GBGDDR5 one.
     
  8. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    I've been playing this on an AMD 6970 and it's been running fine for me. I can't play with tresFX on, so I think it's time for a new card soon(once next gen comes out) but I've only experienced one CTD with 90% of the game complete. Hope Nvidia/CD fixes the issues soon because I was not expecting this game to be so fun and I feel people need to play this asap.
     
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Hmm, the first page list shows 17 graphics cards, the results 27, and of those 17 at least the 4 GB 680 is missing from results.
     
     
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    Guessing this won't run very well on High with my GTX285 at 1080p :(
     
  11. compact

    compact TS Rookie

    The test is wrong
    with the new driver 314,14 and the new patch ... I 680 ultimate sttings 1200p 55fps

    fail.........test
     
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    That Driver is from March 4th?
    The game hadn't even been released then? and in the release notes it has not a single mention of Tomb Raider?

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm not calling you a liar but I am intrigued, do you have a screenshot to backup your claim?
     
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  13. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60


    Except you're wrong.

    Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition (3.30GHz)
    x4 4GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
    Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 (Intel X79)
    OCZ ZX Series 1250w
    Crucial m4 512GB (SATA 6Gb/s)
    Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
    Nvidia Forceware 314.07
    AMD Catalyst 13.2 (Beta 6)


    Is the settings used, they used the latest for the time that they were conducting these tests. If you'd want to request them to do a updated one, that'd make sense. But calling this review fail because the drivers/game code wasn't up to snuff in time is only fail on your part.
     
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  14. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    Although that is a silly comment to make you did spot a typo, we did test with the 314.14 drivers. As for the comment about yesterdays patch get real please.
     
  15. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Great review and great game! Thanks, Steve.
     
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  16. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    You guys are all very welcome thank you.
     
  17. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Rookie Posts: 70   +7

    Have Been waiting on this review thanks techspot!:)

    btw it runs at about 45 fps ultimate on mine 7870 xt tahiti@1200
     
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  18. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    Looks awesome, graphically and game play-wise.
     
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  19. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Enthusiast Posts: 247   +12

    Great review Steve, nice to see AMD taking the lead by far, for a change :)

    I haven't still decided between getting Far Cry 3 or Tomb Raider... both seem to be great titles!
     
  20. EmirSc

    EmirSc TS Rookie

    as you can read at the end of the article, yes the game suffer more on the nvidia cards, mainly because DOF
     
  21. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 881   +231

    The Radeons obviously have the advantage here but even so no GPU is really all that impressive, from either side.
    And one thing that bugs me are the names they apply to the settings....there is no low-medium-high-ultra now, its very high, ultra, extreme, godlike, redunkulous, etc etc.
     
  22. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Rookie Posts: 70   +7

    Trust me on this. you gotta get both.
     


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