DOOM Ray Traced has been updated to support AMD Radeon GPUs

If your GPU supports Ray Tracing on Vulkan, it now supports DOOM Ray Traced

DOOM Ray Traced has been updated to support AMD Radeon GPUs

DOOM's Ray Traced PC version now supports both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards

When DOOM Ray Traced launched this month, the game only supported Nvidia graphics cards. AMD Radeon GPUs could not run the game with Ray Tracing enabled, making this new path traced version of DOOM an Nvidia exclusive. Thankfully, this now isn't the case, as sultim-t has updated the game to enable AMD GPU support with the help of a developer called kd-11.

What GPUs support DOOM Ray Traced?

DOOM Ray Traced uses the Vulkan API's ray tracing pipeline to support ray tracing/path tracing. If your GPU supports the VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline extension, it can be used to play DOOM Ray Traced. This includes Nvidia's RTX 20/30 series graphics cards, AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, and their professional-grade counterparts. 

The Vulkan website includes a list of graphics cards that support this API extension. This list is available to view here. Note that Nvidia's GTX 10 and GTX 16 series graphics cards are included in this list. While these GPUs support ray tracing, they do not support hardware accelerated ray tracing. GTX 10 and GTX 16 series GPUs will not run DOOM Ray Traced as fast as graphics cards with hardware accelerated ray tracing support.

How can I play DOOM Ray Traced? 

DOOM Ray Traced is a customised version of the PrBoom sourceport of DOOM and requires an original DOOM WAD to function. PrBoom: Ray Traced can be downloaded via GitHub, but you will need to get access to a DOOM WAD to play the game.

The easiest way to access a DOOM WAD is by taking it from Ultimate DOOM, which is available on PC through both GOG and Steam. Both storefronts offer PC gamers access to Ultimate DOOM for £3.99.

To download and install sultim-t's ray traced version of PrDoom, you must head over to GitHub and follow the developer's instructions. Thankfully, these instructions are easy to follow.

If you watch the trailer below, you will see for yourself that DOOM looks incredible with ray tracing. Sprite cast shadows, weapon blasts emit light, and a flashlight has been added to DOOM to better illuminate the game's darker areas.

DOOM Ray Traced supports DLSS - No support for FidelityFX Super Resolution (Yet?)

Nvidia RTX graphics card users will be glad to know that this version of DOOM supports DLSS, and that we have been able to run the game with stable 60+ FPS framerates on an RTX 3070 Ti graphics card with DLSS enabled.

Sadly, AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution technology is not available within DOOM Ray Traced, preventing AMD users from benefiting from an upscaling technology. That said, AMD RX 6000 series users should be able to use AMD's driver-based Radeon Super Resolution Technology (Review Here).

You can join the discussion on DOOM Ray Traced on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2022, 11:35:12

Runs fine for me Quote

19-04-2022, 11:35:46

Originally Posted by KingNosser View Post
Runs fine for me
What GPU are you running ATM? AMD card?Quote

19-04-2022, 12:28:04

6800XT it runs smooth Quote

19-04-2022, 13:56:30

Gonna get this. Quake to me was never a good single player game, Doom was.Quote

19-04-2022, 19:23:43

This plays better and IMO takes a further leap in looks than quake. I never thought quake was any good, but that's me. I don't think Quake RTX looks much better for the MASSIVE performance hit.Quote

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