NVIDIA helps raise the bar on Rise of the Tomb Raider's PC performance

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will soon be here, and thanks to the help of NVIDIA, it looks downright gorgeous.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available to play on PC in less than 24 hours, and today, Square Enix has released a new trailer that focuses on all of the improvements Crystal Dynamics made to this version of the title.

The trailer offers a tech-centric look at the improvements made available to the PC version, including anisotropic filtering, tessellation, dynamic foliage, and support for HBAO+ thanks to a partnership with NVIDIA. HBAO+ is a high-end ambient occlusion technique, which reduces artifacts and produces a richer and more detailed ambient lighting.

Spend the next 3 minutes drooling over all of the improvements that have been made to Rise of the Tomb Raider’s PC version as it’ll release on January 28th.

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    January 27, 2016 7:09 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, NVIDIA helps raise the bar on Rise of the Tomb Raider's PC performance

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      January 27, 2016 8:24 AM

      Must resist urge to buy... too many games in my backlog...

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      January 27, 2016 8:39 AM

      Good looking yes, but a lot of stuttering going on even with NVIDIA ready drivers.

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      January 27, 2016 8:39 AM

      Excited to play this. Hope it goes on sale soon but doubt it.

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      January 27, 2016 9:17 AM

      I cant wait to play this but I have too many damn games to play!!!

      Darkest Dungeon
      Homeworld
      XCOM
      The Witness

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      January 27, 2016 9:21 AM

      P.S. That image was taken directly from the PC version I was playing last night. It sure is purty.

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        January 27, 2016 12:26 PM

        This looks INSANE! I can not wait for tomorrow, man you are lucky you already played it :)

        Thanks for the tech vid link looks so good. The moving dynamic vegetation is my favorite part personally I love that sort of thing, all games should have it by now.

        Here is one for you Daniel, is the game in DX12? In the graphics options did you notice that there was a option in a drop down list for it or is it DX11?

        Either way I don't care it looks really awesome and above all I love the gamepaly from the last one and I have only heard its even better and still that style.

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          January 27, 2016 2:30 PM

          Nope. No option for DX 11 or 12.

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            January 27, 2016 11:21 PM

            Ah ok, thanks, must be DX11 only then but supper juiced up.

            In my video recording software it will tell me when I run it, so if it is DX12 I will know, but I doubt it.

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      January 27, 2016 12:27 PM

      Unfe

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      January 27, 2016 12:59 PM

      I saw a rumor the PC build includes none of the DX12 asynchronous features that favor AMD gpus, while the console versions do? Any truth to that?

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        January 27, 2016 2:37 PM

        Well it's DX11 only according to the Steam page.

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      January 27, 2016 1:18 PM

      While the game looks nice, sponsored/paid advertisements listed as a "story" just seems disingenuous.

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        January 27, 2016 2:25 PM

        There really isn't anything I wrote that I wouldn't have published in a standard news story. I just killed two birds with one stone.

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        January 27, 2016 2:33 PM

        It's funny that features have been considered standard for years now are advertised as "thank God we have Nvidia for this stuff!".

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        January 27, 2016 2:33 PM

        'native ads'

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      January 27, 2016 2:24 PM

      The lighting effects look really good. Obviously higher res textures than the Xbone too.

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      January 27, 2016 2:34 PM

      I read the title in my mind into "raise the bar for Half-life 3"

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      January 27, 2016 2:34 PM

      oh god i want to play this in ultrawide uuunnfffhhhrrrrnnnngggg

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      January 27, 2016 2:41 PM

      really lame that it doesnt unlock until noon tomorrow