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KuNG-Fu-LeMoN
07-11-2010, 11:14 AM
I was wondering if my PC would be able to run Portal 2 smoothly. I have always thought that my stats should be giving me better performance than they are. Portal 1 runs pretty smoothly, but Portal 2 looks like its going to be a lot heavier. Games like COD and other Source games (predominately Half Life 2, etc) I would have thought should run with better results on my PC, but I always seem to have hiccups.

any thoughts??

CPU: Intel Quad Core - 2.33GHz x 4
RAM: 3326MB
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, 512 memory.
OS(not that it matters lol): XP

I cannot wait for the day when all PC games have multi-processor support hehe...

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 11:20 AM
That GPU is outdated as hell. I would consider upgrading it before trying this game

KuNG-Fu-LeMoN
07-11-2010, 11:32 AM
really? ...are you sure?? As far as I know its a 2008 model... That's not really that old is it?

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 11:49 AM
really? ...are you sure?? As far as I know its a 2008 model... That's not really that old is it?

Well yes, because PC has evolved massively since 2008. And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

Swordsman
07-11-2010, 12:11 PM
That GPU is outdated as hell. I would consider upgrading it before trying this game

Outdated? i have a HD 4850 and i run most games at 70+ FPS lol

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 12:35 PM
Outdated? i have a HD 4850 and i run most games at 70+ FPS lol

May I ask what games? Games made before 2009 doesn't qualify.

Also, I wish you good luck trying to play Portal 2 over 30fps on any graphics level.

notavirus.exe
07-11-2010, 12:49 PM
That will more than play Portal 2. I still run an hd 4670...your good, and so am I.

Dont worry what others say....

Hwkiller
07-11-2010, 12:50 PM
That GPU is outdated as hell. I would consider upgrading it before trying this game

I hope you're joking. That will probably run it fine.

OP, as far as I know, the specs have not been released. I'm willing to bet that if you can run l4d2, you can probably run portal.

Swordsman
07-11-2010, 01:21 PM
May I ask what games? Games made before 2009 doesn't qualify.

Also, I wish you good luck trying to play Portal 2 over 30fps on any graphics level.

Mass Effect 2 - Constant 75fps

MW2 - Constant 80FPS

also bad company 2

All at the max possible settings @ 1440x900

Stop talking ♥♥♥♥.

KuNG-Fu-LeMoN
07-11-2010, 01:28 PM
Hmm interesting feedback... I think I'm going to trust that my specs are fine for the time being.

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10201/

^^^^ according to that, 256 video RAM is more than enough for Portal. I think I have underestimated my rig XD.

(hahahaha Hwkiller, I had to actually google "OP" to find out what it meant... omg i suck. *waits for facepalms*)

Dark Flesh
07-11-2010, 02:29 PM
May I ask what games? Games made before 2009 doesn't qualify.

Also, I wish you good luck trying to play Portal 2 over 30fps on any graphics level.

Iv got a ATI HD Radeon 4890.
And i can run even Battlefield Bad Company 2 with evrything full
And i even have only like a Duo Cpu with 2,33 Ghz.

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Mass Effect 2 - Constant 75fps

MW2 - Constant 80FPS

also bad company 2

All at the max possible settings @ 1440x900

Stop talking ♥♥♥♥.

Bad Company 2 at max settings with that card?

Seriously, who are you trying to fool? My bloody 8800GTX is faster and can't run it at max.

Edit: Oh, wait. You running at a low resolution. Does make a difference.

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Iv got a ATI HD Radeon 4890.
And i can run even Battlefield Bad Company 2 with evrything full
And i even have only like a Duo Cpu with 2,33 Ghz.

There's a difference between the 4850 and 4890.

Please read the thread next time.

phenomenon579
07-11-2010, 09:17 PM
besides your graphics card its fine

P1X3L
07-11-2010, 09:21 PM
I hope you're joking. That will probably run it fine.

OP, as far as I know, the specs have not been released. I'm willing to bet that if you can run l4d2, you can probably run portal.

I'm saving this for later, to see an actual Mod being wrong.

As it happens one of my friends has that card.

Hwkiller
07-11-2010, 09:40 PM
I'm saving this for later, to see an actual Mod being wrong.

As it happens one of my friends has that card.

Does your friend play portal 2? Oh wait.

Save it, I don't care. His card is not old enough to be slaughtered by portal 2. It's still source. It's still very scalable. It's probably running with all of l4d2's features + a couple more.

I'm expecting to run it at medium-high settings (no AA) on my 9600M gs (laptop gpu). I currently run all valve games on at LEAST medium-high, 1440x900, no AA at 60+ fps.
If I can do that, I'm sure his 4850 will do quite fine.

Sirhc Nacnud
07-11-2010, 10:23 PM
I'm saving this for later, to see an actual Mod being wrong.

As it happens one of my friends has that card.

I have that card, and it works great. I can play anything quite nicely. It has some overheating problems, but that's pretty much it. I have no idea where your getting your info from.

Swordsman
07-12-2010, 06:11 AM
Bad Company 2 at max settings with that card?

Seriously, who are you trying to fool? My bloody 8800GTX is faster and can't run it at max.

Edit: Oh, wait. You running at a low resolution. Does make a difference.

I can run fine at the max settings, but i don't get high fps as before.

Dude, it's a HD 4850, not a Radeon x1200 lol. Are you trolling or something? 4850 is basically the same as a 8800 Ultra

Also i run L4D2 at the max settings too and it never goes below 70 fps

people talking ♥♥♥♥ because of a video card, jesus

YoungScripter
07-12-2010, 06:53 AM
And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

Proof your point. My 9800 GT 512 MB can run all games fine on High/Medium quality at full resolution 1920*1080

Yov
07-12-2010, 09:16 AM
And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

9800GTX+, 512mb. The only games I can't max out at 1680x1050 and run with perfect FPS are WoW (Blizzard screwed up their shadows) and Bad Company 2 (AA is 2x, shadows are medium. Shadow quality doesn't seem to be too different, though). I play with max settings L4D2, Borderlands, TF2, and MW2. My assumption is that your friend with the 4850 has some pretty bad other parts, or he has a lot of crap running in the background. Regardless, the op's card will perform perfectly for almost any game coming out till the end of 2010 and most likely well into 2011.

PeeWee1477
07-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Basically this P1X3L guy is assuming that Portal 2 is going to be leaps and bounds beyond the tech of L4D2, which it won't be. Your card will run it just fine.

Malum Superest
07-12-2010, 10:59 PM
lol I can run portal on a pentium 4 with 512 mb of ram perfectly. I think ur good dude.

Korialstrasz
07-13-2010, 02:50 PM
I'm saving this for later, to see an actual Mod being wrong.

As it happens one of my friends has that card.

I'm saving this for later, to see a hotheaded lunatic being wrong.

As it happens several of my friends have that card.

Iconoclast XVII
07-13-2010, 03:10 PM
Well yes, because PC has evolved massively since 2008. And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

If you are talking about 512mb RAM in a GPU (only place I can see you getting that from), you are obviously wrong. I have that and there has only been 1 game I can't run at max and that is Metro 2033...

Just 'cause a game is new doesn't mean you have to have the most top of the line thing in existence to run it... Pretty sure Metro 2033 and Crysis are still the tops for requirements...

AquaticPenguin
07-13-2010, 03:19 PM
I'm saving this for later, to see an actual Mod being wrong.

As it happens one of my friends has that card.

I'm saving this for later, so I can call you a troll









you monster...

Chicken Fishy
07-14-2010, 02:22 AM
That GPU is outdated as hell. I would consider upgrading it before trying this game

Are you serious?

I had an nVidia 6600 (around 2005 I believe?), and I finished Crysis on it at default settings, averaging about 25-30fps.

And you're saying an ATI 4850 can't play Portal 2. I have an ATI 4850 and I'm afraid sir that you're very much mistaken.

Portal 2 is not run from some monster like CryEngine 10. It will be able to handle all games for the next few years before it cannot keep up. Remember, my nVidia 6600 was able to play Crysis, and there was around 3 years difference between the two games. There is less than two years difference between Portal 2 and the ATI 4850.

Get your basic GPU facts correct plz before you recommend someone to upgrade their GPU.

Chicken Fishy
07-14-2010, 02:32 AM
Well yes, because PC has evolved massively since 2008. And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

This statement is also blasphemy. Are you serious here because if you truly believe this, you do not have a flying idea about computers.

If you see something like ATI 4850 512MB, it means it takes 512MB off your RAM load, because a fair bit of RAM is required on the part of the GPU. If you already have 6GB RAM, or 4GB RAM, the 512 will not make a difference, because it's only there to put the load off your normal RAM.The memory has NO
correlation with the performance of the card.

Are you saying that if I had a 1GB ATI 4850, it would beat a 512MB GTX260?

Unless OP has 100mb RAM, the 512 extra provided by the graphics card will not make any difference.

This is a disgrace to the gaming community.

P1X3L
07-14-2010, 04:01 AM
Are you serious?

I had an nVidia 6600 (around 2005 I believe?), and I finished Crysis on it at default settings, averaging about 25-30fps.

And you're saying an ATI 4850 can't play Portal 2. I have an ATI 4850 and I'm afraid sir that you're very much mistaken.

Portal 2 is not run from some monster like CryEngine 10. It will be able to handle all games for the next few years before it cannot keep up. Remember, my nVidia 6600 was able to play Crysis, and there was around 3 years difference between the two games. There is less than two years difference between Portal 2 and the ATI 4850.

Get your basic GPU facts correct plz before you recommend someone to upgrade their GPU.

I didn't say it wouldn't work. But you wont be enjoying the experience as much as if you had Nvidias 400 series or ATI's 5800 series.

P1X3L
07-14-2010, 04:10 AM
Basically this P1X3L guy is assuming that Portal 2 is going to be leaps and bounds beyond the tech of L4D2, which it won't be. Your card will run it just fine.

I hope you don't mind. because no one here knows the requirements for this game. And judging from the game-play it will have dynamic lightning, which I believe no other Valve game has ever had.

v.dog
07-14-2010, 04:32 AM
At the moment it arguement it pointless We don't know either set of system specs- those required to play the game nor those required to play it well.

A relatively modest machine should be able to play the game. Valve knows the sort of hardware most people have (http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/), I doubt they'd want to lose a huge portion of their market. However, if you want it to look as good as it does in the videos, you're probably going to want a decent rig.

SpaceRanger
07-14-2010, 02:57 PM
according to pixel the ps3 cant handle portal 2

P1X3L
07-14-2010, 04:57 PM
according to pixel the ps3 cant handle portal 2

Oh, you ****

Portal 2 is optimized to be played on PS3, as well as 360. They don't get a pure PC port and thats that.

SpaceRanger
07-14-2010, 11:10 PM
xbox 360 is 5 years old, an ATI 4850 is less than 3.

Don't get a new video card for portal 2. If you can render a hundred zombies + teammates/shooting/explosions in l4d2 then you can probably render 1-4 portals with good detail.

and you don't need to play video games with 16x AA to have fun (which will be had in portal 2)

Frito
07-14-2010, 11:43 PM
Well yes, because PC has evolved massively since 2008. And 500mb RAM is just not enough for todays games.

I can run L4D2 on high settings with my 8600GT with 256mb...

And most other games, for that matter.

SpaceRanger
07-15-2010, 12:00 AM
the HD 4800 series is steam's most popular video card as of June 2010...why would valve make a game that would be to demanding for it?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

don't listen to pixel, or anyone who uses numbers for for their name

P1X3L
07-15-2010, 07:38 AM
the HD 4800 series is steam's most popular video card as of June 2010...why would valve make a game that would be to demanding for it?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

don't listen to pixel, or anyone who uses numbers for for their name

Sorry, the other Pixel names were already used by "Someone"

Pixel, Pixelator, Pixelat0r (If I'm not wrong), LolzDude, Lolz_Dude, and a whole bunch of other were also used by "others" ..

Cross0210
07-15-2010, 08:30 AM
Author - just upgrade your OS to windows 7. you as fool with windows xp and quad core system! lol

KuNG-Fu-LeMoN
07-15-2010, 01:09 PM
Author - just upgrade your OS to windows 7. you as fool with windows xp and quad core system! lol

I was dual booting the RC of Windows 7 and XP for AGES, running all games and software on both OS's, and honestly didn't notice any difference with performance between the two. It all depends on whether the software (or game) was designed to support multi-processors, not on the OS.

Dark Flesh
07-15-2010, 03:23 PM
There's a difference between the 4850 and 4890.

Please read the thread next time.

All Differances HERE:

HD 4850 HD 4890
Die Size 256mm˛ 282mm˛
Pixel Fillrate 10,0 GP 13,6 GP
Texture Fillrate 20 GT 34 GT
Memory Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory Size 512 1024
Bandwitch 63,6GB 124,8GB
GPU Clock 635Mhz 850Mhz
Memory 993Mhz 975Mhz

P1X3L
07-15-2010, 06:13 PM
All Differances HERE:

HD 4850 HD 4890
Die Size 256mm˛ 282mm˛
Pixel Fillrate 10,0 GP 13,6 GP
Texture Fillrate 20 GT 34 GT
Memory Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory Size 512 1024
Bandwitch 63,6GB 124,8GB
GPU Clock 635Mhz 850Mhz
Memory 993Mhz 975Mhz

And what do I see? Oh yeah, the 4890 is faster.