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Doom Graphics Performance Tweak Guide

Doom Graphics Performance Tweak Guide
We show you the many graphics options in Doom and how they affect gaming image quality and performance.
By: Sean Ridgeley | Guides | Posted: Jul 1, 2016 1:10 am

Introduction

 

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Doom 3's release in 2004 marked the resuscitation of one of the shooter series that started it all. While a fantastic game in its own right, it did stray somewhat from the fast-paced action of its forebears, to the chagrin of fans. Enter the recently released Doom, a reboot that brings back the classic formula and combines it with superb graphics, offering a package that's the best of both worlds.

 

 

While the game isn't perfect (there's a lot of handholding enabled by default as well as unnecessary RPG elements that employ a clunky console-centric interface, and a long-range ADS rifle has no place in Doom), on the whole it's a solid old-school FPS, complete with high difficulty that even multiplayer FPS gamers will find rewarding.

 

 

Doom is the first game to employ id Software's id Tech 6 engine, and does well to show off what it can do with impressive, high quality graphics and the best performance optimization I've seen since Alien: Isolation. In this guide, I'll take a look at both to help you achieve a nice balance as needed.

 

 

Test Setup and System Requirements

 

Our Test System

 

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Crucial BX200 2.5'' 480GB 6GB/s SSD
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Radeon Software Version 16.5.2.1
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse, G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 Mechanical Keyboard

 

 

System Requirements

 

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • Storage: 55 GB available space

 

Recommended:

 

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • Storage: 55 GB available space

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