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The Lab is a free set of game demos from Valve based on Portal designed to show off the capabilities of the HTC Vive and room-space VR.
The Lab System Requirements
Official Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • Additional Notes: 1x USB 2.0 or better port also required
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • System Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For The Lab Requirements
As an HTC Vive launch title The Lab's system requirements are exactly the same as for the VR headset itself. To hit High settings at 90FPS for VR will require a GTX 970 or R9 290, alongside a powerful quad-core processor.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
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GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
4 GB
GD VRAM hardware score: 6
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win 7 64
DX 11
1 GB
Recommended Requirements
8 GB
GD VRAM hardware score: 9
16 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 10
Win 7 64
DX 11
1 GB
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The Lab PC Release Date: 5 Apr 2016

Alternative Game Tags: the lab, aperture labs, lab, portal, portal aperture lab, htc vive lab, htc vive, the lab, steamvr
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