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DOOM Eternal Benchmarked at 8K - Not Even The Devil Can Run This (Page 2)

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2020 at 3:51 am CDT - 2 mins, 36 secs time to read this page

DOOM Eternal Benchmarked @ 8K (7680 x 4320)

This is what you're here for, so I'm about to deliver. DOOM Eternal is one of the hardest games on a graphics card in quite a while, so even getting it to run at 7680 x 4320 -- or 8K -- was next to impossible. I could only test 3 of my graphics cards: the AMD Radeon VII, and both NVIDIA's flagship $2499 TITAN RTX and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

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This is because of the VRAM requirements of DOOM Eternal, which require more than the 8GB of VRAM on most graphics cards. The TITAN RTX has no issues with 24GB of GDDR6, the Radeon VII with 16GB of HBM2, and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with 11GB.

For the purposes of my DOOM Eternal benchmarking, I ran around in a level for 60 seconds or so capturing the frame rates. Because it's running at 8K, I decided to run it at Medium and Ultra Nightmare presets.

8K - Ultra Nightmare

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8K - Medium

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Performance Thoughts

Ultra Nightmare: I knew coming into benchmarking DOOM Eternal at 8K that it wouldn't be easy, and I didn't think I'd breach 30FPS and was right. DOOM Eternal on the system-crushing Ultra Nightmare graphics preset reduces NVIDIA's ridiculously high-end $2499 graphics card in the TITAN RTX to just 25FPS average.

NVIDIA has the second-best graphics card for DOOM Eternal at 7680 x 4320, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti coming in with 25FPS average -- 3FPS less than the TITAN RTX. It might not sound like much, but when we're talking 22FPS to 25FPS, that is a helluva lot. I might add that DOOM Eternal felt smoother on the TITAN RTX over the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti -- so while 22-25FPS in just numbers doesn't seem like a lot, it felt smoother on the TITAN RTX.

Medium: Even with the graphics preset on Medium, the $2499 graphics card in the NVIDIA TITAN RTX couldn't even muster 30FPS average. I hit 29FPS average, with 24FPS minimum -- a much better result than the Ultra Nightmare preset. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is closer here with 27FPS average, but the TITAN RTX still felt smoother to play on.

DOOM Eternal crushes AMD and its flagship Radeon VII, even with its 16GB of ultra-fast HBM2 memory, with the Vega 20-powered graphics card achieving just 21FPS average in comparison. It'll be interesting to see what an RDNA2 / Navi 2X-based graphics card can do in DOOM Eternal when those cards drop later this year.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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