Dota 2 Receives Optimization For AMD Ryzen CPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 20 March 2017 at 09:33 PM EDT. 18 Comments
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If you were an early buyer of AMD Ryzen hardware, Valve has pushed out a Dota 2 game update with some Ryzen optimizations.

Today's Dota 2 update from Valve mentions, "Improved threading configuration for AMD Ryzen processors." Presumably this is with better dealing of Ryzen's new SMT capabilities for AMD processors.

The list of changes with today's Dota 2 game update can be found via

Unfortunately I don't believe I have any old installations of Dota 2 on my Ryzen Linux boxes so probably won't be able to deliver any before vs. after data points, but will see if my archived test results on have any comparable metrics to use for some fresh Ryzen Linux gaming tests.
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