Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.
|Test System - VGA Rev. 41|
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz|
(Skylake, 8192 KB Cache)
|Motherboard:||ASUS Maximus VIII Hero|
|Memory:||G.SKILL 16 GB Trident-Z DDR4 |
@ 3000 MHz 15-16-16-35
|Storage:||WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB|
|Power Supply:||Antec HCP-1200 1200W|
|Cooler:||Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140 mm fan|
|Software:||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drivers:||NVIDIA: 361.75 WHQL|
AMD: Catalyst 16.1 WHQL
|Display:||Acer CB240HYKbmjdpr 24" 3840x2160|
We used the latest public Steam release version of Rise of the Tomb Raider (not a press pre-release).
Graphics Memory Usage
Using a GTX Titan X, which has 12 GB of VRAM, we tested the game's memory usage. As you can see, the game always uses 6-7 GB of VRAM. This may sound shocking at first, but the game also runs very well with cards that don't have as much memory - just look at the performance charts. It seems as though Crystal Dynamics' engine will happily use as much VRAM as it can, but is very well optimized to make do with much less without sacrificing framerates.