DOTA 2 System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 8 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For DOTA 2 Requirements
DOTA 2 requires a Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. The RAM requirements are at least a 4 GB memory. Minimum RAM requirements are 2 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 9.00. Finally, DOTA 2 will need hardware that is a 15 year old PC or younger to run recommended.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.38
How well optimised is DOTA 2 for PC? 8.4
8.4
Where does DOTA 2 rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Online , Action , MOBA
Can I run DOTA 2
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DOTA 2 System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
2 GB
4 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
9
9
HDD Space
8 GB
8 GB

DOTA 2 PC Release Date:

10 Jul 2013

Alternative Game Tags: DoTA2, defence of the ancients 2, defense of the ancients2, defense of the ancients sequel, defense of the ancients mod sequal, warcraft 3 mod, warcraft III mod, heroes of newerth 2, defence of the ancients II, dota II, moba, league of legends, lol

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20:26 Nov-26-2014

well can i run it medium low?

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07:55 Nov-29-2014

Medium at 1280x720 or 1366x768...

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19:27 Nov-09-2014

Can i run this?

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09:09 Nov-11-2014

My HD 4000 runs it on tweaked high at 1366x768 no problem... You should also be able to do so...

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10:17 Nov-13-2014

Yes you can run it

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12:43 Dec-24-2014

u ca play on 1920x1080 at setting u want

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23:23 Dec-24-2014

i had on this time the hd4670 haha

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16:19 Nov-04-2014

What's my settings and FPS? Please

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07:47 Nov-08-2014

ultra easy 45+ fps steady... enjoy the game =)

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09:10 Nov-11-2014

R7 240 is comparable to HD 6670 in performance... It can run DOTA 2 on 1920x1080, high settings and 40+ fps... So 1600x900 should not be a problem...

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15:15 Nov-12-2014

Thanks guys, I've been playing it on low before for over a year, but now with new GFX I can completely play on high with no probl.

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01:01 Nov-02-2014

i played this game at 18fps on all settings low/off at 1376x766 res for over a year. Now its time to change hehe

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13:19 Oct-22-2014

Hi,i have Radeon 6570 1GB DDR3,FX quad core 4300 3.8 mhz,which settings are the best for me in dota2 game,and resulution same,if i have monitor 22'...?

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06:42 Oct-30-2014

FX-4300 plus Radeon HD 6570 can run this game on high settings at 1600x900 resolution or lower and 40+ fps... GT 630 manages high from this game on 1600x900 and HD 6570 is slightly (about 5% I think) stronger...

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12:01 Oct-02-2014

Can I run it ? What settings with 1280x720 resolution ?
And, is this a MP game ? How many Mbps we need ?

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08:54 Oct-03-2014

High-max settings at 1366x768 resolution easily... In fact, GT 740M (even 64-bit version) can manage high-max on 1600x900 resolution even... Yes, this is multiplayer, but you can play offline against bots if you wish to practice... I play with 1 Mbps and have a decent experience (this game has a way way better net code than original DOTA)...

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15:44 Oct-11-2014

Thank's btw broo ;)

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18:32 Sep-22-2014

Settings and FPS? :D

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08:54 Sep-27-2014

I'm not even sure since that GPU is for workstations and not really for gaming... Notebookcheck did manage get DOTA 2 up and running on some quadros but I think you would have to settle for 800x600 and lowest settings, no Vsync, no AA, no shadows, set render quality to 25%... Why not try the game since it is free anyway...?

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12:09 Oct-18-2014

Thanks for the feedback, i can run it at top resolution, and high settings... but thanks anyway!

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14:50 Sep-13-2014

what my advance settings pls

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15:07 Sep-14-2014

GT 440 can easily run this game on 1280x720 or 1440x900 resolution on max settings with no AA and Vsync... Your CPU almost meets the recommended for this game...

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20:55 Sep-08-2014

can i run this at 1080p 60fps high settings thanks

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17:07 Sep-10-2014

Well seeing as how a GTS 450 can manage 60+ on max at 1080p and your GTX 750 ti approaches GTX 470 in performance (two and a half times GTS 450), why not...?

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19:48 Sep-10-2014

sweet thanks

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18:16 Sep-08-2014

Settings for me?

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17:04 Sep-10-2014

My cousin has a Lenovo G570 with similar specs and he manages just fine on 800x600, low settings, no shadows or AA or Vsync, 25% render quality...

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09:23 Sep-08-2014

Hello people,
go use for ex. fraps, and post here how much fps you r getting in dota 2 and what video settings you r using. I use all max and I m getting 18-45 fps

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16:23 Sep-08-2014

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with your rig...? I get 30-50 fps and 40 average on high at 1366x768... Granted, this game is extremely well optimized for Intel HD graphics, but your GPU, according to tomshardware, should max this game out at 1920x1200 easily...

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19:22 Sep-08-2014

I do not know. Maybe something from advanced options I should uncheck to get better fps, or to lower game screen render quality. By default it s 82%

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19:33 Sep-08-2014

also I found this. Maybe afterall it s not a hardware problem
http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=27313

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17:03 Sep-10-2014

This particular issues does not seem to affect integrated GPUs... My HD 4000 and HD 3000 on a cousin's Dell Inspiron 15 and HD i3 (1st gen) in another cousin's Lenovo G570 still perform the same as before...

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01:16 Sep-08-2014

Can I run it? even on low?
what fps :D

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16:20 Sep-08-2014

Low settings, 25% render quality, no AA, no Vsync, no shadows, 800x600 resolution... Not sure about fps... It will indeed run but not sure about fps... This game is very well optimized for Intel integrated graphics but not AMD APUs... This game is free anyway so why not try it...?

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01:45 Sep-10-2014

thanks buddy :D i will try it and will tell about fps :D

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14:16 Sep-07-2014

Can i even run this ?

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16:12 Sep-08-2014

Nope... Sorry...

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16:49 Sep-06-2014

what settings for me?

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11:44 Sep-07-2014

Maxed out easily... tomshardware maxed this game out on GTX 650 on 1920x1200 resolution...

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05:53 Sep-06-2014

What settings should i use? Ive played a good 30 hours in the game so far, but it's weird, like... I play on all high no AA or Vsync and it runs fine but i have drops in fps sometimes. What should i do for min 30+? with 100% render quality.

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07:26 Sep-06-2014

I get 40+ fps average on all high and no AA and Vsync at 1366x768... But I have a significantly stronger CPU (iGPU power is dependent on the CPU paired with)... Another factor is that iGPUs on ULV range CPUs such as yours have trouble maintaining turbo frequency and thus perform much worse than similarly clocked iterations on standard power CPUs such as mine... My advise is to simply turn the settings down to medium but keep render quality at 75% and no shadows...

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15:21 Oct-11-2014

can i run this game on my rig, will i upgrade my ram on 2gb or downgrade my os to windows xp to meet the requirements

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16:38 Oct-11-2014

setting for me, should i downgrade my os or ill upgrade my ram

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00:03 Sep-06-2014

what settings for me pls

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07:21 Sep-06-2014

Low at 1024x768 resolution, no shadows, render quality 25%...

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13:48 Sep-06-2014

what i need to upgrade cpu or gpu i have 350 watt psu

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14:40 Sep-06-2014

r7 250

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16:02 Sep-06-2014

The most his CPU can handle without bottleneck is a GeForce GT 430 or GT 440/630... R7 250 would bottleneck quite a bit...

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15:43 Sep-05-2014

Dota 2 is updated. I m getting avg 40 fps all max. So new system req should bi placed

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17:33 Sep-05-2014

Something is not right... HD 6790 can handle this game maxed out with butter smooth fps on 1920x1200 resolution... So 1440x900 is really no worries for HD 6790...

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11:28 Sep-06-2014

It should but after February s patch I m not sure. Cause it was a huge upgrade of the dota 2

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14:59 Sep-05-2014

Hi Settings for me 1360 x 768 ?

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17:31 Sep-05-2014

My HD 4000 runs it on high settings at 40 fps average... Your rig will run this game butter smooth even on 2560x1440... No really, tomshardware ran this game maxed out at that resolution on an R7-260x with 40+ fps...

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17:48 Sep-01-2014

Can I run at 100%
How much FPS at 1280 x 1024?

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06:57 Sep-02-2014

High settings, shadows on low, set render quality to 75% and you should get 35-40 fps average which is enough for this game...

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03:59 Aug-30-2014

How much Fps and im playing at 1360 x 768?


Hopefully i can get High settings.

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05:20 Aug-31-2014

You can get 90+ fps even on 1080p with the R7 260X in this game... So 1366x768 is really no challenge for it... My HD 4000 manages 40+ fps on average on tweaked high at 1366x768... However, be warned that during online play, bad net connection will drastically affect fps...

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23:53 Aug-31-2014

Ahhh i didnt know that about the internet connection, Well thanks for the info.


How bad internet are we talking about? :P

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06:15 Sep-01-2014

I play just fine on a 1 mbps connection but a friend of mine has a laptop with a GT 630M that should in theory max this game out on 1366x768 at 50+ fps... But it drops to 17 fps suddenly and shoots back up and lags because he has a worse net connection than mine... I don't know the speed, but it is much worse than mine...

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15:19 Sep-01-2014

lol your graphic card xD

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