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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 GeForce GTX 1050 get @ 1080p?

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

DOTA 2

GeForce GTX 1050

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1050 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old GeForce GTX 1050 while playing DOTA 2 we quickly see it can get a very strong 200+ FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to DOTA 2 rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce GTX 1050 will still get a solid 173 FPS.

With a system housing a graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1050 and some 4GB RAM, we will see a strong 4K Ultra result in DOTA 2. Look for a processor like the Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz CPU to go with this setup and Ultra is a sure thing.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what DOTA 2 screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 173 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $0.39 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $0.52 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $0.87 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1050 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for DOTA 2

Graphics Card price at launch: