Half-Life 2 GPU Analysis
Comparing Half-Life 2 PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Half-Life 2 is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 7 or OpenGL 1.2.
Half-Life 2 makes use of DX8.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.
To get the best visual graphical experience on Half-Life 2, aim to have a GPU that has at least 64 MB GPU RAM.
Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Half-Life 2
We are advised that 20 year old graphics cards should be able to run Half-Life 2 , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.
Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Half-Life 2 graphics card requirements chart below.