Super low Borderlands 2 on an Intel Atom PC (GPD Win and Intel Stick)


If your benchmarks on Borderlands 2 are disappointing, here are some tweaks for extreme graphical reduction on Borderlands 2 for your handheld or cheap gaming pc.

Config file:

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The PC used the footage for this video has the following specifications:

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom X7-Z8700
VIDEO: Intel HD Graphics

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300
VIDEO: Intel HD Graphics

All gameplay footage is taken using an external video capture device.


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  1. jesus…..i mean, considering borderlands 2 wasn't meant to be played with "SUPERHOT" type graphics…. but this is still pretty impressive.

  2. its good to know that my pc ain't the worst out there. Thanks now I can play borderlands at around 45-60 fps instead of 15-20.

  3. I want to apply those changes, but everytime i want to boot the game the file changes itself back to normal, what can i do?

  4. LGS I know its been a long time now but can you help me with my problem, it stutters when I open it in 2k games scene and also in the beginning cutscen of the game and loading screen, thanks.

  5. There is a tool called "low specs experience" that supports quite a big number of games.I've checked it out and i can really say that it blew my mind. After running it i've checked the configuration files and heavy settings like dynamic shadows weren't even touched(they were set to True), but the performance gains were still there. You guys should try it out!

  6. Hello, I would ask for help in providing me with the guide, because all the steps tweaks did not help at the beginning 75 FPS, after which the graphics card how it heats properly, the frames fall to 20 FPS sometimes. Here is my hardware configuration: Processor Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz

    NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Video Card

    RAM 4.0 GB

    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit

    And email is:

    Thank you in advance for taking help in this title 🙂


    PLEASE ATTENTION!!!! I will try to communicate this throughout the internet and I would really be pleased if this comment was read by LowSpecGamer. **I managed to play borferlands 2 with HIALGO BOOST**

    I noticed that if you install Hialgo boost and then lunch the game BEFORE YOU SHUT DOWN OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER,
    hialgo boost will work with this and some other games untill you shut down or restart your computer!!!

    To do this follow these steps:

    STEP 1
    Go to wherever hialgo boost folder is located.(By default it is located at This computer/ c: drive /program files x86 / Hialgo/ plugins/ Boost.

    STEP 2
    Run Uninstall_HiAlgoBOOST and unnisntall it.

    STEP 3
    Reinstall the game by running HIALGO_BOOST_V5_0 from your downloads or by redownloading it from here:


    In case you have editted your exceptions.ini folder for any reasons you will have to make a backup of it and place it out of the hialgo boost folder.Then after reinstalling it Copy,NOT DRUG IT back inside.

    I have also tested it with assassins creed brotherhood (working)
    And assassins creed 3 (not working for technical issues,but you could try it.)

    LowSpecGamer please reply if you see this to let me rest in peace.


  8. My friend found his old laptop and we were trying to install this game on it. After I followed all the steps the game was still lagging.

  9. I can't get the MaxLOD stuff to work, The rest of the Config works though, and there is also this constant flickering whenever I look around, I have more frames but I don't think being under the risk of having seizure is worth 5+ more frames. Someone help me please.


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