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luxgladius
05-05-2011, 11:56 AM
Has anybody experimented to see how "hard" the Portal system requirements are? For example, I have a 2.25 GHz processor, where the system requirements are 3. Likewise my graphics card is a GeForce 130M which I'm not sure where it stacks up in the requirements category. Does it have reduced resolution modes for lower specs, etc? I'd like to get the game, but I sure don't want to spend $50 if my system can't run it.

P.S. Valve: This is where a demo version would probably be helpful.

Xebec
05-05-2011, 12:00 PM
You should be fine, I have a friend who can run it on 2.24 GHz Core 2 Duo with Intel integrated graphics. I myself run it on a single core AMD TF-36 2.00GHz with an integrated Radeon HD 3200.

luxgladius
05-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I guess I can take the plunge and if it turns out to be unusable, pray to Valve to take pity upon me...

TmanIsHere
05-05-2011, 12:14 PM
Where do you live? Best Buy has it on sale for $29.99 this week.

McMasterGold
05-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Use Alien Swarm as a benchmark (it's free). If you can run it, you can run Portal 2.

luxgladius
05-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Where do you live? Best Buy has it on sale for $29.99 this week.

Ooh, good to know! Thanks!

JollyRoger6
05-05-2011, 12:56 PM
Use Alien Swarm as a benchmark (it's free). If you can run it, you can run Portal 2.

I did this and I think Portal 2 runs better than Alien Swarm. I was surprised how well Portal 2 runs actually.

Simian_
05-05-2011, 12:59 PM
Yeah I think alien swarm has a lot more effects.

Lacoste.
05-05-2011, 01:00 PM
I have a very bad computer:
1 gb ram
ati radeon hd 240 pro 256 mb vram
dual core 1,8 ghz(:S)
hdd 153 gb and i run Portal 2 at medium quality