Doom Eternal is the most anticipated first person shooter game that runs on id Tech 7 engine with Vulkan api support. Bethesda Softworks is the official publisher since 2016 Doom version. This particular Doom Eternal game can run on any PC hardware with decent specs even on current gen AMD APUs due to game developer’s hard work on optimizing the game for PC hardware.
At last, the unbiased YouTube benchmarking channel by name Hardware Unboxed made a groundbreaking 4k, 1440p and 1080p resolution Mega GPU benchmark testing for Doom Eternal featuring current and older gen GPUs such as Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 Super, RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2060 Super, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, RX 5600 XT, RX 5500 XT, Vega 64/56, RX 580 & GTX 1060 on Ultra Nightmare Settings. For obvious reasons, Steve from Hardware Unboxed is the best PC hardware enthusiast when it comes to reliable results. This guy has a best friend Tim who focuses on monitor and laptop reviews. Internet must thank both Steve and Tim for being unbiased and neutral!
Nevertheless, Doom Eternal prefers 8 GB of VRAM at 1440p and above resolution if you like to play on Ultra Nightmare Settings. Anyway, you may enjoy this game maxed out even on GTX 1060 6GB but only at 1080p. Older legacy Nvidia Pascal GPUs seem to be bit slower compared to AMD Radeon Polaris and Vega cards due to Vulkan api’s “Asynchronous compute” function working well on GCN cards. For the latest drivers, Steve used Nvidia 442.74 and AMD 20.3.1 versions.
One of the fastest single core oriented gaming processor Intel Core i9-9900K was overclocked to 5 GHz across all cores in order to eliminate CPU bottleneck which is the accurate scientific method of Steve. Also 16 GB dual channel DDR4 memory clocked at 3400Mhz was used to accommodate stability.
Doom Eternal at 4k Resolution Benchmark Results
In 4k resolution benchmark test results, all GPUs did quiet well. Dynamic resolution scaling is turned off by Steve to see raw power performance of each GPU. Obviously, RTX 2080 Ti is beating every graphics card by reaching 100 fps in average and 86 fps in 1% low minimums. The 60 fps above average performance winners are Vega VII, RX 5700 XT, GTX 1080 Ti and above priced GPUs. Below 50 fps at 4k resolution you will feel not so fluid using RX 5700 and below priced cards.
Doom Eternal at 1440p Resolution Benchmark Results
Majority professional gamers would like to experience Doom Eternal at 1440p resolution where GPU performance is the main driving force. Well, ultimate RTX 2080 Ti never fails to achieve above 150 fps even on Ultra Nightmare Settings. Luckily, 100 fps smooth playable performance on fast paced Doom Eternal is expected from affordable RTX 2060 Super card and above 8 GB VRAM supported AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Sweet budget spot GPUs that play Doom Eternal with up to 60 fps are RX 5600 XT, GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 Ti. Amazingly, RX 580 8GB is still holding up well against long time rival GTX 1060 6GB by winning extra 7 fps.
Doom Eternal at 1080p Resolution Benchmark Results
Last but not least, 1080p results are also important for budget seekers to enjoy Doom Eternal as much as high end users do. The slowest GPUs scoring only 65 fps are RX 5500 XT 8GB and GTX 1060 6GB on maxed out settings plus resolution scaling is off. Of course, fastest frames per second performance numbers are translated into fluid experience without stuttering and freezing. Whopping 220 average fps score is obtained by RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB graphics card, the highest fps number for Doom Eternal game. Most valuable GPUs are a lot here especially those passed 100 fps mark starting from GTX 1660 Super 6GB and ending at RX 5700 if you think about price to performance ratio.
Overall, Doom Eternal is one of the most optimized game for PC hardware since official launch day. Thanks to Id Software and Panic Button Games for developing Doom series triple A titles for all consoles and PC with minimal performance issues.
Source: Hardware Unboxed Via YouTube