With the International 2017 championship over, we had some time & thoughts of Dota 2 running through our heads. We wanted to vì chưng something that would not only be helpful to lớn regular players, but would give aspiring competitors a performance edge. What kind of edge you ask? Welp, we took this generation and last generation mainstream graphics cards và ran several tests to conclude what render mode performs the best. This is not a full blown graphic web11_settings test, but rather a render & in-game effects demo with option flags upon starting the game client. As a disclaimer, this won"t make you better if you suông xã at Dota 2!

 

Now that you know the purpose of this article, let"s dive sầu inkhổng lồ the thiết đặt & thử nghiệm methodology! In the AMD corner, we have sầu the MSI RX 580 Gaming X and the eternal favorite MSI R9 390 Gaming series of GPUs. In the opposite corner, we have sầu the incredibly small but fast Ecard đồ họa GTX 1060 SC and the incredibly popular selling MSI Gaming GTX 970. This gave sầu us a good sampling of high selling graphics cards from the past two years that a lot of players are still using.quý khách hàng đã xem: What does vulkan do? : dota2

For these tests, we used the same heavy hitting bench rig, codenamed Deathstar. This system reflects the best gaming performance CPU you can expect with a stable overcloông xã of 4.6GHz & a memory overclochồng of 3400 MHz. The remaining specs for the bench rig are below:

 

HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Chip Core i7-6700K (Stock)
CPU CoolerDEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 EX AIO
MotherboardGigabyte G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
MemoryG.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3400
StorageSanDisk X400 512GBWestern Digital Black 1TB
CaseDEEPCOOL Dukase Liquid
Power nguồn SupplyCorsair RM1000 ATX12V 80 Plus Gold
OSWindows 10 (Latest)

 

For this test, we used the following driver versions for AMD và NVIDIA graphics cards. To note, they are the latest available during the testing for this article.

Bạn đang xem: Did vulkan api improve your graphics performance in dota 2?

AMD Driver:17.8.2NVIDIA Driver: 385.41

 

 

Render Modes - DX9, DX11, OpenGL, Vulkan

For this test, we run a local Bot Match for 10 minutes và performed the same laning stage for the full duration. Here are the specifics for each run:

Side: RadiantLane: Bottom (Safe Lane)Hero: Drow RangerPlayer Spots: 9 Bots, 1 Human

We performed the same thử nghiệm for the following render options:

DirectX 9 - Default for Dota 2 clientDirectX 11OpenGLVulkan

High & Normal CPU Priority

For this demo, we singled out two different cards khổng lồ represent AMD và NVIDIA GPUs. This series was performed with the MSI RX 580 Gaming and the EVGA GTX 1060 SC. We ran a Bot Match for 10 minutes & performed the same laning stage for the full duration but changed the startup switch for CPU priority. We selected DirectX 11 for this kiểm tra as it showed the best results for both cards. Here are the specifics for each run:

Side: RadiantLane: Bottom (Safe Lane)Hero: Drow RangerPlayer Spots: 9 Bots, 1 Human

Weather Effects - Harvest Weather

For this thử nghiệm, we singled out two different cards to represent AMD & NVIDIA GPUs. This series was performed with the MSI RX 580 Gaming & the Eđồ họa GTX 1060 SC. We ran a Bot Match for 10 minutes and performed the same laning stage for the full duration with Weather Effects disabled and enabled. We selected DirectX 11 for this demo as it showed the best results for both cards. Here are the specifics for each run:

Side: RadiantLane: Bottom (Safe Lane)Hero: Drow RangerPlayer Spots: 9 Bots, 1 HumanWeather Effect: Harvest

 

Video SettingsAspect: 16:9Resolution: 1920x1080Display Mode: Exclusive sầu FullscreenAdvanced Settings: All Enabled (except VSync)Texture Quality: HighEffects Quality: HighShadow Quality: UltraGame Render Quality: 100%Maximum FPS Allowed: 999
*

 

In order khổng lồ use OpenGL or Vulkan, you will need khổng lồ download the supporting files. This is done through the Dota 2 game DLC section. All that is needed, is lớn left cliông chồng the checkbox to lớn each render and the files will be downloaded automatically và enabled for use.

Xem thêm: Giá Loa Thanh Samsung Hw J250 Giá Rẻ, Uy Tín, Chất Lượng Nhất

 


*

 

In order khổng lồ change render modes, we have to mix the "Launch Option" to lớn override the default DirectX 9 renderer. This is done by going to lớn the Steam->Library interface. From there, select Dota 2 from your menu, right cliông chồng và go lớn Properties.

 


*

 

In the line provided, type the renderer you want khổng lồ use. The danh mục of render options & switch commands are listed below:

 

That"s it! Now you are ready to use different render modes. Let"s take a look at the results & see what renderer works best for AMD và NVIDIA graphics cards.