DOOM Eternal’s launch is less than a fortnight away, and it’s not an over-exaggeration to say that many of us are waiting for the game with bated breath. For the ones among you getting the game on PC, know that the game can – theoretically – achieve the 1000 fps mark. Provided, of course, you have the right and necessary hardware.
The framerate revelation came from Billy Khan, Lead engine programmer at id Software, who revealed it in a featurette video by IGN. In the video below, Khan explains that the supposed 1000 fps feat was made possible through id Tech 7, the new game engine powering DOOM Eternal.
According to Khan, id Tech 7 enables allowed him and his team to maximise the game in way that wasn’t possible with id Tech 6. And while he never actually achieved the magic 1000 fps, he does states that he was able to run the game at 400 fps with hardware that he had at the time.
At the time of writing, DOOM Eternal’s official product page on Steam still doesn’t list down the official minimum or recommended hardware requirements. On that note, it should be noted that the last DOOM didn’t need such high-end hardware to run at the highest graphics setting on Full HD or 1440p. The recommended specs simply being an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X.
That said, the id Tech 7 is a brand new engine, so it wouldn’t surprise us if id Software raises the hardware requirements to something more recent. In any case, the game touches down on 21 March, so we’ll find out then.
(Source: PCGamesN // Image: NintendoEverything)