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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 480X 8GB get @ 1080p?

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

DOTA 2

Radeon RX 480X 8GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 480X 8GB Performance Review

Booting up DOTA 2 with the 4 year old Radeon RX 480X 8GB looks like it will get a very strong 200+ FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

At $0.49 per FPS at 4K, if we assume the GPU’s launch price. This GPU can play DOTA 2 at a respectable 200+ frame rate on 4K Ultra.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB along with the right system memory, 4GB, is very capable of getting top FPS results even at 4K Ultra graphics settings. We would recommend 4K as the way to go here.

To summarise, this is an easy one, the Radeon RX 480X 8GB solution can play DOTA 2 at Ultra settings despite the desired screen resolution (up to 4K) you want to play it on. 4K Ultra gets 200+ frame rate, whereby we see 200+ frame rate for the 1440p Ultra and if you wish to look at 1080p gaming then 200+ frames per second is the type of results. Using the graphics card launch price we calculate the cost per frame to look like this for the different resolutions - 1080p Ultra costs $0.22, 1440p costs $0.29 and 4K costs $0.49.

Radeon RX 480X 8GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for DOTA 2

Graphics Card price at launch: