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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 GT 1030 get @ 1080p?

Reference Screenshots Only

No in-game screens available at this time*

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

DOTA 2

GeForce GT 1030

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GT 1030 Performance Review

We can see that when playing DOTA 2 with a GeForce GT 1030 will return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. Those frames are achieved on DOTA 2 when being played at 1920x1080 screen resolution and on High graphics.

Playing DOTA 2 on Ultra 4k is certainly possible with this graphics card and we expect it will return around 85 frames per second at that top scale resolution.

Finding a PC with this gpu or better would return some strong FPS in DOTA 2. We would definitely recommend running at 4K screen res and on ultra, before trying any lower screen resolution. You would also need at least 4GB of RAM.

In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this GeForce GT 1030 card, but what monitor resolution are you looking to play DOTA 2 at, because you can get 85 FPS at Ultra 4K. But perhaps you feel better served at 1440p, where you would get 143 frames per second on Ultra 1440p. Lower the resolution further and you get a blistering 187 FPS at 1080p Ultra.

GeForce GT 1030 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for DOTA 2

Graphics Card price at launch: