Tomb Raider Linux Requirements Released, Looks Like It Will Work With Mesa
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 18 April 2016 at 07:17 AM EDT. 54 Comments
With prepping for the imminent release of Tomb Raider for Linux, Feral Interactive today published the Linux system requirements for this popular game.

The minimum system requirements on the GPU side are a NVIDIA GeForce 640 1GB graphics card with the NVIDIA 364 binary driver or on the AMD side they list the Radeon HD 5770 2GB or newer with Mesa 11.2. The recommended graphics card meanwhile is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 3GB or better with the proprietary driver.

It's good to see at least Radeon/Mesa being mentioned for mininum system requirements so gives us hope that if you're on Mesa 11.2/11.3-devel things should work out fairly well. The other system requirements are unexcting like a Core i3 or AMD FX as the recommended minimum CPU requirement.

Those interested in the other system requirement details can visit this announcement. It sounds like there may be an integrated, automated-friendly benchmark mode for Tomb Raider and if it's present on Linux I'll be running a number of GPU/driver benchmarks on launch day.

Update: Feral has updated the Linux system minimum requirements as it pertains to AMD... It's not the HD 5770 but the R7 260X.
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