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A Valve backed sequel to the very popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients.
Confusingly, the official remake of the mod was called Heroes of Newerth and released earlier this year after a long Beta period. Heroes of Newerth and defense of the Ancients suffer from the incredibly steep learning curve and noob slamming. Our reviewer Squee reviewed Heroes of Newerth earlier this year and had a tough time as he was new to the game.
Valve are getting into the project to try and level the playing field with their player matching server skills.
Low vs Ultra DOTA 2 Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 480 4GB get @ 1080p?

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* This page is using reference screenshots for display purposes and not from in-game

DOTA 2

Radeon RX 480 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 480 4GB Performance Review

Playing DOTA 2 on the Radeon RX 480 4GB, which is a 4 year old graphics card will likely return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. And those results are assuming a 1920x1080 screen resolution at High setting level.

Following on from those 1920x1080 screen FPS, we know this GPU is of a much higher performance than the recommended system specs. Even 4K Ultra returns 200+ FPS on DOTA 2. But it’s still worth considering the $0.34 per Ultra 4K FPS you would get compared to the $0.20 at 1440p Ultra.

This is a powerful graphics card for DOTA 2 and we can certainly recommend it to deliver 4K screen res at ultra settings. Get a system with at least 4GB of RAM though. The PC’s processor would also want to be around the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz’s performance to get a smooth experience.

To summarise, with this graphics card you do not need concern yourself too much regarding DOTA 2 frame rates. Because Ultra graphics setting can be turned on across all resolutions up to 4K quite comfortably.We are seeing 4K getting 200+ FPS, 1440p will get 200+ frame rate and if you are interested then 1080p gaming can get 200+ FPS. Based around the Radeon RX 480 4GB launch price, we calculate the cost per frame at different resolutions. 1080p Ultra frames will cost $0.15, 1440p frames cost $0.20 each and then the 4K costs $0.34 per frame.

Radeon RX 480 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for DOTA 2

Graphics Card price at launch: