Nvidia announces system requirements for Portal’s RTX version

Nvidia has revealed the system requirements for the new expansion pack Portal with RTX.

Nvidia has officially unveiled the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Portal with RTX DLC as well as some of the features included in the update. Nvidia revealed the new details during the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series launch event earlier in the week.

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Nvidia has released a Portal with RTX upgrade for the game's fans.

Prior to the event, Nvidia had announced Portal with RTX expansion pack will arrive on PCs on December 8 as a free update to owners of the original game. It comes with several new features that aren't on the original version, like ray tracing lighting and reflection effects as well as DLSS 3 support.

Ray tracing is a graphical technology that provides incredible visuals and improves lighting and shadows through AI. It is implemented in newer titles, although it is also suitable for use with older games. The DLSS 3, on the other hand, improves the game’s performance by increasing the response rate and image quality and enhancing the brute-force rendering performance by up to 4x.

While Portal with RTX doesn't require the best-performing computer to run, it does require a PC with powerful specifications. The minimum specifications required to enjoy the game include Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, 12 GB RAM, and 25GB of free storage. The said specifications will enable you to play the game at 1080p resolution and 60fps. Players can get even better performance with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 16 GB RAM, and 25GB of storage space. With these specifications, they will be able to play the game at 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rates.

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The upgrade doesn't require the highest end PCs but it still requires demanding specifications.

However, Nvidia’s recommended specifications for Portal with RTX include the recent Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, 32 GB RAM, and 25GB storage space. With these specifications, fans can play the game at 2160p resolution and 60fps frame rates.

Regardless of your PC’s specifications, you should have a 64-bit Windows 10 or Windows 11 OS installed.

The original Portal video game is a first-person platformer that was released in 2007. The game was highly successful and received critical acclaim. It was developed by Valve with a sequel titled Portal 2 following in 2011. Earlier this year, news surfaced that the game’s co-writer wanted Valve to let him work on a third installment. However, the company’s top brass didn’t seem interested.

Portal provides players with mind-boggling puzzles that can only be solved with intuitive and creative methods. The game was revolutionary and its antagonist GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) is one of the most-loved characters in gaming history. It follows the protagonist Chell, who is challenged and taunted by GLaDOS, an artificial super-intelligent computer system, to solve a series of puzzles using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, also known as a portal gun. To solve these puzzles, Chell must use the portal gun to manipulate various portals and transport objects alongside itself through time and space. It is set in the fictional Aperture Science Laboratories.

In other news, Valve recently removed a stolen Superman demo from its distribution games platform, Steam, after weeks of campaigning by its original developer. Ubisoft is offering a handful of its games on Steam again after a three-year hiatus from the platform, starting with Assassin's Creed: Vahalla, among others.

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