DOOM PC Performance Review
Published: 14th May 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
1080p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti
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.
We can see here that at 1080p AMD's R9 Fury X runs notably slower than the GTX 980Ti, especially when we crank the game up to ultra graphical settings.
Nightmare graphical settings are only available to those with 6+GB of VRAM, so AMD's R9 Fury X was incapable of running the game at those settings.
Again these issues could be down to AMD being forced to run the game on OpenGL 4.3 while Nvidia can use OpenGL 4.5. Hopefully, the games upcoming Vulkan Patch will allow both GPU vendors to run the game equally well.