DOOM Eternal PC Performance Analysis and Optimisation Guide
Published: 21st March 2020 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Our benchmarking location for DOOM Eternal is one of the most demanding areas that we could find in the game. With this in mind, we will note that general gameplay will offer much higher average framerates depending on your location. We tested DOOM Eternal is an area that's remarkably close to our worst-case-scenario for the game while also offering a high level of run-to-run consistency. Our benchmark runs are then validated over three test runs, where framerate differences are often less than 1 FPS.
A note about 6GB graphics cards
DOOM Eternal's Ultra Nightmare textures are only supported on graphics cards with 8GB or more VRAM. This means that GPUs like AMD's RX 5600 XT, and Nvidia's GTX 1060 and RTX 2060 only support DOOM Eternal's Ultra Nightmare settings when using the game's Ultra texture setting. This means that Nvidia's GTX 1060 and RTX 2060 are running slightly lower graphical settings than our other graphics cards.
Like 1080p, we can see that DOOM Eternal has a strong preference for AMD's graphics hardware. Even so, it takes a powerful graphics card to run DOOM Eternal at 1440p 60+ FPS at Ultra Nightmare settings. It takes something like AMD's RX Vega 56 to achieve 60+ FPS framerates in our demanding test area, though even AMD's RX 580 can average out at over 60FPS at these settings.
With the right settings adjustments, even AMD's RX 580 can achieve solid 60+ FPS framerates at this resolution.