Portal 2 - System / Video Settings

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by BlackZ, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. BlackZ macrumors member

    BlackZ

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    Mar 29, 2009
    #1
    Hi guys,

    For all who have bought Portal 2, can you please post your Mac model + video settings here and the FPS you get?
    I saw already many people panic about Portal 2 if it would run on the system or not, so I think it would be nice if we can try to put everything together in one thread so everybody can compare a little.

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    To see your Mac system specs:
    1)Press :apple: icon at the left top corner
    2)Hit about this mac
    3)Hit more info
    4)If you select Hardware you get a part of the info and Graphics/Displays shows the rest

    To see the FPS in portal:
    1) Enable the Developer console in the options of Portal
    2) Press ~ ingame
    3) Type net_graph 1 and press enter
    4) Press escape until you are back in game and you will see the FPS


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    Model: Macbook Pro 6,2 (Mid 2010)
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2.66 GHz
    RAM: 8GB
    GPU: NVIDIA GT 330M
    RESOLUTION:1680 * 1050

    My current settings in Portal 2 are:
    • Anti-Aliasing: 4x
    • Filtering: 4x
    • V-Sync: double
    • Multi-core: enabled
    • Shaders: high
    • Effects: high
    • Model detail: high
    • resolution: 1680 * 1050

    FPS result: 25 - 35

    Result: I expected more but maybe something needs to be adjusted




    Please use this model:
     
  2. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 2, 2008
    #2
    Here's my data

    My Setup ---------
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4670
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9488
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B8030C-253
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.367
    Displays:
    iMac:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    Portal 2 setup--------
    I've been having problems, so I set everything to minimum.

    Results ---------
    On start up the FPS is around 120, up to over 200 and remaining there in some simple rooms. Play for a few minutes, then FPS drops to 60, then 20, then jumps between 10 and 15. Which is essentially unplayable. At that point I just quit.

    I've submitted a problem ticket to Steam, we'll see what happens. Based on past experiences with them, I'm not too optimistic.
     
  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

    aznguyen316

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    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    #3
    BlackZ, unless AA is important to you, you can always just turn that down and you'll most likely hit 60's with vsync
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    Model: Macbook Pro Early 2011
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz
    RAM: 8GB
    GPU: AMD 6750 1GB Ram
    RESOLUTION:1680 * 1050

    My current settings in Portal 2 are:

    Anti-Aliasing: OFF
    Filtering: 16x
    V-Sync: triple buffered
    Multi-core: enabled
    Shaders: very high
    Effects: high
    Model detail: high
    Resolution: 1680 * 1050

    FPS result: 60FPS, dips to 30 at times but almost always climbs back up to 60.

    Result: Super happy with results. 120+ FPS without vsync and no AA. Screen tearing though. More happy with 60FPS steady than screen tearing. Don't care a lick about AA, barely notice it esp at native, high res.
     
  4. Youngchild macrumors member

    Youngchild

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    Mar 24, 2008
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    #4
    Model: Macbook Pro 15" (mid-2009)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
    RAM: 8 GB
    GPU: 512MB Geforce 9600M GT
    RESOLUTION: 1440x900

    My current settings in Portal 2 are:

    Anti-Aliasing: OFF
    Filtering: Bilinear
    V-Sync: Off
    Multi-core: Yes
    Shaders: Low
    Effects: Medium
    Model detail: High
    resolution: 1440 x 900 (Native)


    FPS result: 40-60+ fps, very smooth and very playable (and enjoyable :) ). Beat the single player on my gaming desktop, wasn't expecting great results on the Mac due to previous gaming experiences (*cough* TF2, SC2). Fired it up tonight and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Graphic wise looks pretty good as well - not as good as my desktop, but definitely decent.
     
  5. Amdixer macrumors newbie

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    Sep 25, 2010
    #5
    Model: iMac 21.5 Inch
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz
    RAM: 4 GB
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670
    RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

    My current settings in Portal 2 are:
    Anti-Aliasing: 2x
    Filtering: 2x
    V-Sync: Double
    Multi-core: Yes
    Shaders: Low
    Effects: Low
    Model detail: Medium
    resolution: 1280 x 720
    FPS result: Pretty good.

    I can run the game in 1920x1080. But everytime I look into a portal or at a medium to large sized room, you can just see the FPS drop... Since I dont know how to enable a fps viewer, I'll have to guess...
    But in 1080p i think it will average around 40fps and then when i see big things or look trough my portal it will drop to 15 or so...

    So I am now playing it in 1280 x 720 in a window...
    I dont have too much problems with playing in a window since it allows me to keep my messenger on, but the performance is baaaad...

    Think I'm gonna install it trough bootcamp as well ;)
     
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    Jun 29, 2006
    #6
    Amdixer: he put the command up at the top. To wit: net_graph 1

    As for me…

    Model: Hackintosh
    CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.83GHz
    RAM: 6GB
    GPU: AMD HD 4890
    RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

    My current settings in Portal 2 are:
    • Anti-Aliasing: off
    • Filtering: Anisotropic 16x
    • V-Sync: Triple Buffered
    • Multi-core: enabled
    • Shaders: very high
    • Effects: high
    • Model detail: high
    • resolution: 1680 x 1050

    FPS result: 60 FPS generally, almost always above 55

    Result: I'm extremely pleased with performance, the game runs perfectly.
     

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