Back in March, the makers of of Doom Eternal, id Software, spoke about how the game’s engine is theoretically capable of over 1,000fps.
Only that didn’t really mean anything, as even with the highest spec PC hardware, you’re looking at around 250fps when running the game at 1080p.
In an attempt to prove that it was actually possible, the game’s publisher, Bethesda, set about supercharging an already powerful machine.
To mange it, Bethesda reached out to computer experts at Polish retailer x-kom, which created a gaming rig using Intel’s Core i7-9700K eight-core processor, but boosting the max clock speed from 4.9GHz to 6.6GHz.
The GPU, the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti, was also supercharged from 1.6GHz to 2.4GHz. On top of all that, x-kom fitted their machine with a 1,200-watt power supply, or about double what the GPU normally requires.
Doing all this meant the machine could still only hit 500 to 600fps. To hit that coveted 1000 mark, the team had to use liquid nitrogen to stop the machine from overheating.
“The Doom Slayer (the game’s main character) was walking through the opening corridor of Doom Eternal’s ‘Hell on Earth’ level when all eight CPU cores clocked at nearly 6.6GHz, and the frame meter registered exactly 1,006 frames per second. It even went up as high as 1,014 FPS during a tutorial map, exceeding the 1,000 FPS goal with frames to spare,” Bethesda wrote in the announcement.
It’s all extremely impressive, almost as impressive as this gamer who managed to complete the game in less than 33 minutes.
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