DOOM PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and R9 380

DOOM PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and  R9 380

 

One thing to note before we start is that DOOM runs on a different version of the Khronos Group's OpenGL API, with AMD GPUs running on OpenGL version 4.3 and Nvidia running on the newer version 4.3. This means that comparing AMD and Nvidia GPUs in this game isn't a true apples-to-apples comparison

The game will be patched to support the new Khronos Group's new Vulkan API, so hopefully we will be able to give this game a truer comparison when that version of the game releases.  

 

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We can see there that in the mid range the Nvidia GTX 960 has a huge advantage over the AMD R9 380, with the AMD GPU never being quite able to handle a constant 1080p 60+FPS gameplay that the Nvidia GTX 960 can manage at low.  

The Nvidia GTX 960 can play the game at above 60FPS in most situations until you go above medium settings, here the game runs notably slower and can affect the gameplay experience. DOOM is one of the fastest shooters available, making a high framerate essential to getting all the information you need and to react quickly to the situation, making a high framerate is essential. 

players on the AMD R9 380 will need to turn the games resolution scale down in order to get a +60FPS gameplay experience, which is a real shame. Hopefully the Vulkan version of the game can fix this, as this issue seems to be down to the game running on an older version of the OpenGL API on AMD GPUs.  

 

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Most Recent Comments

14-05-2016, 16:42:32

Tolemac
Nice write up Mark i'm getting good framerates at 2560 X 1440 with my R9 290X and ofc a freesync monitor Quote

14-05-2016, 16:50:09

WYP
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Nice write up Mark i'm getting good framerates at 2560 X 1440 with my R9 290X and ofc a freesync monitor
Cheers man. I look forward to giving this a spin again when Vulkan support is implemented.

For now, more DOOM. SP is great.Quote

15-05-2016, 04:45:06

Tolemac
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Cheers man. I look forward to giving this a spin again when Vulkan support is implemented.

For now, more DOOM. SP is great.
The Campaign is awesome it's everything I expected the game to be and more so if you haven't got it yet guy's it's a "must have" on your list you won't regret buying it. Quote

15-05-2016, 11:05:19

SPS
Good article

Want to get this but just spent so much on unplayed games over the last year..

BTW you embedded the wrong screenshot at the top of page 7.Quote

15-05-2016, 18:01:40

SuB
Scott, GET THIS GAME. I've spent the weekend playing it and just finished the campaign. Utterly superb Best game soundtrack of the year by a country mile. it's SO METAL!!!

Properly enjoyed it. Will be going back through on the harder difficulties as well. Much fun.

Had a quick nose at the snap map editor thing..:O wow.. very, very good. Very intuitive. I reckon if it takes off like Mario Maker did on the WiiU.. they'll be onto a big winner with that. Excellently well made.

If you don't have this game, go and pick up a copy off cdkeys.com and enjoy it's simply a brilliant, old school fast, fearless and utterly unforgiving FPS.. with spanky new graphics and a luxuriously well optimised engine. I take back what I said before if it was bad, it supasses what UE4 can do now. idTech are on to a winner here, the performance is just astounding.Quote
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