Portal 2 Released on Mac, 60FPS High Settings on 2011 MacBook Pro

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
By OP Editor

Valve released highly anticipated Portal 2 today. Video shows it playing great on 2011 MacBook Pro.

Portal 2

Valve released Portal 2 on Mac, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox today. The title is expected to be a contender for game of the year.

Portal 2 game play combines humor, puzzles, and action without using weapons. Besides a single player campaign, there is a 2 player co-op mode with a dedicated story, characters, and gameplay.

Video: Portal 2 Gameplay Mac OS X Steam

10 Minutes of game play video from 2011 15″ MacBook Pro quad with pretty much maxed out settings and great frame rate of 60FPS.

Specs and settings:

MacBook Pro 15″ 2.3Ghz i7 quad core
Hi-res Antiglare @ 1680×1050 resolution
AMD 6750 1GB Vram
Playing in Mac OS X 10.6.7

HIGHEST SETTINGS, without Anti-Aliasing, very high shaders, triple buffered V-sync, FPS steady at 60FPS.

Portal 2 Frame Rate on Macs with 9600M / 9400M

Reports are that Portal 2 runs OK even on Macs with integrated video cards such as the 9600m. On the unsupported 9400m it’ll run on low, around 20fps:

Great to see Valve optimized their game engine for Mac OS X. Basically, Portal 2 will run on any intel Mac with graphics card better than 9400M.

Download Portal 2 Mac on Steam. $49.99

via macrumors


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4 Responses to “Portal 2 Released on Mac, 60FPS High Settings on 2011 MacBook Pro”

  1. Valken

    Don’t expect it to stay at 60fps later on in the game, especially with vsync enabled, it’ll drop to 30fps at some points.

    • Vsync only does 60FPS or 30FPS. The guy who made the video says it stays almost always at 60FPS.

      In comparison, consoles typically only output 30FPS.

    • Valken

      Yep, I know! I have that model MBP and it is mostly 60fps, but there are more open maps later and fancier effects that make it hard for the system to hit 60fps. I disabled vsync and those sections are usually around 50fps.

      I must see how it runs in Windows 7/D3D 9 on the same machine!

    • Cool. I still have to play the original. Got it with orange box but been playing Team Fortress 2.


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