Heroes of The Storm
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Official site: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/heroes/
Status: Alpha Test
269 players plan to play
32 players are playing
78 players have played
Blizzard has revealed that Heroes of the Storm is now the name of its upcoming MOBA, formerly known as Blizzard All-Stars.The publisher has released a new site and a teaser animation for the game, showing characters from WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo.It seems that the Blizzard All-Stars name isn't sticking around, though. You can now call it Heroes of the Storm.
Abathur Raynor Gazlowe Tassadar Tyrande Witch Doctor
Uther Tychus Illidan Falstad Kerrigan Barbarian
Nova Demon Hunter Malfurion Murdain Stitches Arthas
Sgt. Hammer Zeratul Tyrael E.T.C. Diablo Brightwing
While most of us were enjoying Heroes of the Storm Alpha test, a China Computer testing site ZOL was busy trying to push the game's graphics to its limit and testing what GPU and CPU are good to play the game at max settings at 1920*1080 and 2560*1600.
From the two screenshots above, there is no any difference between two kinds of resolutions, while you can have more details when you watch the maximized one. In this test, we found that there is a few difference between 1920*1080 and 2560*1600 and fps would shrink down dramatically when playing heavy battles.
There is the hardware list:
|CPU||Intel Core i7 - 3930X|
|6 cores / 12 Threads / 3.3GHz / 15 MB L3|
|Memory||ADATA XPG DDR3-1600 4GB*4|
|Mother Board||GIGABYTE GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI|
|(Intel X79 Chipset)|
|HDD||Seagate Barracuda 1TB|
|(1TB / 7200RPM / 32MB / SATA3)|
|80Plus Gold / 750W|
|Monitor||Dell Ultra Sharp 3008WFP|
|30' LCD / 2560*1600|
There is the software list:
|System||Win7 Ultimate RTM|
|(64 bit / Version: 7601)|
|Drive||Intel Chipset Device Software|
|AMD Drive||AMD Catalyst|
|(Beta / Version:13.12)|
|Nvidia Drive||NVIDIA Forceware|
|(WHQL / Version: 334.89)|
|Environment||Win7 Ultimate RTM|
|(2560*1600 / 32bit / 60Hz)|
In this test, we respectively made Heroes of the Strom running under Nvidia and AMD and take three-minute-average-laning fps as our results. As this version didn’t offer AA settings, all of the tests were recorded at maximized effect.
During the test, we found that the fps was unstable. Especially, it shrunk down to 40 fps in 5v5 battle. It needed to point out that, fps didn’t get improvements when we closed shadow effect. Generally, from the Alpha test, Geforce GTX 760 / R9 270 are good ideas if you want to run Heroes of the storm at high resolution with shadow effect.
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