Portal 2 System Requirements

Last updated: 21 January 2022

Curious if your PC can run Portal 2? On this page you will find Portal 2 system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Portal 2 or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Portal 2 Windows Requirements

Portal 2 system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Processor
Processor
3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
Storage
Storage
8 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Portal 2 minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 / Vista / XP operating system. Your processor should be 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher) or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).. You also have to have 8 GB free disk space to install the game.

Portal 2 Mac Requirements

Portal 2 system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
Processor
Processor
Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Graphics
Graphics
ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
Storage
Storage
8 GB

As for Mac OS, Portal 2 requirements here start with MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core Duo (2GHz ). 2 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000. Finally, the game needs 8 GB of free disk space.

Portal 2 Linux Requirements

Portal 2 system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 12.04
Processor
Processor
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
8 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 12.04. Processor should be Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz or higher. For RAM you need 2 GB or more. Graphics card should be nVidia GeForce 8600 / 9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1 or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

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Release date
18 April, 2021
Metacritic score
95/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op, Online Co-op, Shared/Split Screen Co-op
Genres
Action, Adventure
Supported languages
English*, French*, German*, Spanish - Spain*, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian*, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Valve
Publishers
Valve
Official website
thinkwithportals.com
Support website
steamcommunity.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Portal 2?

You would be able to run Portal 2 on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 8 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play Portal 2 with 1 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Portal 2. The minimum RAM is 2 GB.

Can I play Portal 2 with 2 GB of RAM?

Yes, Portal 2 can run with 2 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Portal 2 need?

You need at least 2 GB of RAM to run Portal 2 on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 2 GB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 2 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for Portal 2?

3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher) is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Portal 2.

How many GB is Portal 2?

At least 8 GB of disk space is required to install Portal 2 on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Portal 2?

You need Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher). or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Portal 2?

Windows 7 / Vista / XP or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Portal 2?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Portal 2 on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Portal 2 on my Mac?

Yes, Portal 2 supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 8 GB

Can I run Portal 2 on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Portal 2 on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Portal 2 release date?

Portal 2 release date is 18 April, 2021.

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