Doom Eternal is certainly one of the most played FPS titles and with a loyal audience that has been following the stories and ideas of the developer Id Software for over 20 years. The evolution of the shooter we reviewed in March has been important, and the arrival of next-generation hardware and graphics engines has allowed it to be played at once unthinkable framerates, even at 1000 FPS.
As part of the QuakeCon at Home project, the Polish community of Bethesda wanted to show the capabilities of the new Tech 7 graphics engine from Id Software, as you know behind DOOM Eternal. To do this, Polish retailer x-kom and blogger Piotr Szymanski started a challenge that aimed to run DOOM Eternal on PC at 1000 FPS.
For the occasion, a hardware configuration was used which included:
- CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus XI APEX
- GPU: ASUS RTX2080Ti Strix
- RAM: HyperX Predator 4000MHz CL19 2x8GB
- SSD: Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe Evo Plus
- Power supply: Be Quiet 1200W Straight Power
By lowering the resolution to 1280X720p, the team managed to well exceed 500FPS, while still remaining far from the target. To break the record, he then went to the hard way, aiming for extreme overclocking on the CPU and GPU, cooling everything with liquid nitrogen.
By bringing the processor to 6600 MHz and the RTX 2080 Ti GPU to 2.4 GHz, the record has finally arrived: a "number" certainly an end in itself, but which nevertheless confirms the efficiency of the Tech 7 graphics engine.