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Portal 2 Played on Intel HD With Motion Control

We got to see some of the newest technology at CES, and for many of us we like to see how the bleeding edge can better entertain us.

Intel's Sandy Bridge-based Core processors are the latest thing from the largest chipmaker in the world, and its integrated graphics are the best from the company yet. It won't erase the need for a dedicated GPU just yet, but it's got some 3D muscle.

At CES, Intel was demonstrating at its booth Valve's Portal 2 running on Intel HD graphics. Even more interesting was that instead of the traditional keyboard and mouse, or even a gamepad, Razer's Hydra Sixense controller was used to control the game. It may not appear to be the best choice for action intense games like Call of Duty, but it seems to work decently well for Portal 2.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • mikem_90
    nOW yOu'RE pLAyiNG a SLidEshOW oF PorTaLs....
  • amk09
    Just trying to help, you may want to consider revising this sentence in the 2nd paragraph.

    "It won't take erase the need for a dedicated GPU just yet, but it's got some 3D muscle."

    Also, thats pretty interesting how the game is running on Intel HD.
  • darkchazz
    The frame rate seems lower than 60....
    It's the source engine anyways , nothing special.
  • pakardbell486dx2
    this is on intel graphics? Maybe it's the video, but the game play looks choppy.
  • jlefebre6001
    10 fps?
  • woshitudou
    This is the equiv of 2010 GMA which is just a low end integrated graphics solution. Wow Intel. New GMA. Woo hoo. Now you're not 1000x slower than a Radeon, you're only 900x slower.
  • darkchazz, no way you can determine the frame rate over YouTube video. I bet the video is no more than 30fps.

    woshitudou, see the benchmarks. The GPU is faster than entry level Radeons, and don't forget that you get it for free (if you buy the CPU).
  • elcentral
    yeah shoppy and the valve engine is the 2and best engine iwe ewer tryed,only bested by the first quake engines. that pc has to be such a low performer. my comp 7 years ago culd handle vale on hig and i had a 3ghz single core 1gig ram and 1950xt radeon and i newer whent under 55fps so this laptop is super low performense. and beside if you like to show of a new technology dont bring in some on ho cant use it did you see the aiming problems he had whit the dual stick its not good advertising, you pay some nerd to play whit em for 2 month to show whot you will newer come close to to give you the seens you get a edge whit the dual controler.
  • elcentral
    hehe noticed now that he might be good whit the controler, but you can clearly see a delay of about a sec or two for the controlers to respond, btw why is it hard to read out fps from this video you got a smal laptop plays smoth in the bottom but the one he is playing on is clearly shoppy like crap,
  • Anthelvar
    wow, portal 2. When did valves engine come out. 2003-4 I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong. So Intel graphics have finally caught up to 2004 levels. Lets all praise them for keeping there noses to the grind stone and getting that cutting edge graphics to us.