NA Jun 4 @ 2:00am
Boost Dota 2 Performance Without Barely Any Visual Sacrifice
If you're finding that Dota 2 is running slightly on the sluggish side on your hardware, here are some settings adjustments that can get it performing more snappily.

I was getting what felt like 20 to 30 frames per second on the default recommended settings (pretty much everything on high). With these modifications, now it feels like 45 to 60 frames per second.

Even at 1080p on my nice big IPS monitor, I can hardly discern any reduction in the visual quality of the game at all. It's like I have a brand new graphics card.

I hope this helps.

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Settings > Video / Audio

General
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Mode: Fullscreen

Advanced
Anti-Aliasing: On
Specular: On
Specular and Light Blooms: Off
High Quality Water: On
Atmospheric Fog: On
Animate Portrait: Off
Additive Light Pass: On
World Lighting: On
Ambient Occlusion: Off
Ambient Creatures: On
Vsync: Off
Game Screen Render Quality: 97%
Shadow Quality: Low
Texture Quality: Med

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My system specifications:
Ubuntu 12.04.4, 64-bit
Unity Desktop Environment (vanilla)
AMD Athlon II X4 645, 3.10 GHz
8GB RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6790
ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX Graphics Driver (**Experimental** Beta)
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LOLCAT Jun 4 @ 3:03am 
It's a bit strange to assume that linux people won't find in-game graphics settings and aren't able to adjust them to achieve the best performance/quality ratio. You've just invented the wheel!

You're coming from console land, aren't you? :D
Last edited by LOLCAT; Jun 4 @ 3:03am
Elioan Jun 5 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
It's a bit strange to assume that linux people won't find in-game graphics settings and aren't able to adjust them to achieve the best performance/quality ratio. You've just invented the wheel!

You're coming from console land, aren't you? :D
No, he came from the dota 2 forum, where the thread got turned into a horrible discussion with a guy flamming a lot of other threads
thedarknite Jun 5 @ 11:01pm 
Thanks for the setting adjustments. You've saved me some time in experimenting with the video options
Jamie F Jun 5 @ 11:28pm 
wait you mean to tell me theres computers out there that cant run 60 fps in dota 2 by default?
Elioan Jun 5 @ 11:37pm 
Originally posted by Jamie F:
wait you mean to tell me theres computers out there that cant run 60 fps in dota 2 by default?
→FGLRX
and 60 fps ? so are you telling me there are monitors out there that are not able to display 120 fps ?
Last edited by Elioan; Jun 5 @ 11:39pm
Ghost Jun 6 @ 10:38am 
I would turn off fog and ambient creatures too.
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Date Posted: Jun 4 @ 2:00am
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