MOBA & Diablo III

In this part of our series looking at sub $100/$130 performance we take a look at framerates in two key MOBA games as well as Diablo 3 with its latest expansion.

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Test System


League of Legends

League of Legends is one of the most popular online games of the moment and the main point to take away from these results is that regardless of the card used, from the £50/$65 R7-240 to the $100/$130 R7-260X. All of them allow us to play LoL at 1920x1080 at very high detail. Great news for aspiring players.

DOTA II

DOTA 2 is more taxing on our GPU than LoL and for that reason on the lower cost cards we need to play at 1280x720 to maintain maximum detail. The game still looks great with those settings but if you want 1920x1080 gaming in this title it takes a R7-250 level card, which gives us an average of 62fps. The 750/260X level cards then bump up the average framerate to 80+ with both staying above 74fps at all times.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

In the final test for this article we move away from MOBA games to the recently released Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. The key finding? Well that would be that this is another game which, again, is another game which is playable on all of the products at 1920x1080. We did need to tweak the detail levels to a mix of medium and high on the 640/240 however from the R7-250 upwards we comfortably played with high detail and ending with the GTX 750/R7-260X both peaking at over 80frames per second.

To see how each of the cards performs in MMO/FPS games, click here.