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DOOM Eternal Can Reach 1000 FPS, But You Won’t Get To See It

DOOM Eternal is about to launch and the developers at id Software are almost as excited as we are for the game’s release. The team has been farming out lots of new details on the next DOOM title, and one of the most exciting is its framerate capabilities.

In a recent video from IGN, id’s lead engine programmer Billy Kahn revealed that DOOM Eternal is physically capable of running at a whopping 1000 frames per second – but that we won’t actually be able to see it for ourselves thanks to current tech limitations.

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“On id Tech 6, we maxed it out to 250 frames per second,” explains Kahn in the video.


“This game, if you have the hardware right, it could hit 1000 frames per second. That’s the max we have and there’s really no upper limit.”

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Sadly there’s no consumer hardware on the market right now that will allow you to run an FPS that high, but it’s nice to know that the software itself is one step ahead of the curve.

Kahn also explained how DOOM Eternal’s Tech 7 engine has been totally rebuilt to make the most of the capability of current graphics cards and monitors. If you were impressed with how DOOM 2016 looked then it’s safe to say you’re going to be blown away by DOOM Eternal.

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“I’ve had some hardware here locally that we built just for testing, where we had scenes running in the 400 frames per second,” he said.

“So people who have 144hz monitors, or even the new monitors that you’ll see coming out that are even above that, going forward this game will hold up for many years and it will give you really amazing opportunities to leverage that hardware.”

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DOOM Eternal releases on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, March 20.


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