DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards

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DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards

"When it comes to really old GPUs, AMD delivers the best results with relics like the HD 7970 never dipping below 50 fps in our test.
The R9 380 was extremely impressive with an average of 70 fps. To think this GPU once did battle with the GTX 960.
The GeForce GPU managed just 46 fps making the R9 380 an incredible 52% faster."


https://www.techspot.com/article/2001-doom-eternal-older-gpu-test/

Surprisingly the 7970 GHz Edition can get over 60 fps average on low settings.

I'm sure Vulkan helped, but id really can optimize their games like madmen.
 

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I'm sure Vulkan helped, but id really can optimize their games like madmen.

I too am surprised at how well this game runs.

I'm not convinced it has much to do with id Software's extraordinary skill or optimization though.

I haven't seen Doom Eternal yet, but judging based on its 2016 predecessor, it wasn't particularly hardcore in the graphics department.

Even at the highest settings, polygon counts and effects seemed to be on the low side compared to other contemporary titles. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that is probably the case for this new game as well.
 

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Yeah, I'm not surprised that the GTX 960 clobbers every Kepler card made. It's a much more advanced compression design. I made the right move buying that over a discount GTX 760 in 2015. It's still doing duty as my HTPC system.

Even the 2GB GTX 950 still matches the 3GB GTX 780 Ti (so it's not just the 4GB VRAM).

I'm not surprised that the GCN optimization continue in Doom Eternal. But Turing has mostly closed the Programmable gap with GCN here.
 

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My dad's old i3 intel system game crashes.
it is a first gen intel i3 but we got him a rtx 2060 this christmass and new power supply to handle it.

I sent him a link for a ryzen 5 part upgrade.
mew mainboard, ram and cpu and case (400$). I am waiting to hear back from him.
he pick up the doom eternal on steam
 

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My dad's old i3 intel system game crashes.
it is a first gen intel i3 but we got him a rtx 2060 this christmass and new power supply to handle it.

I sent him a link for a ryzen 5 part upgrade.
mew mainboard, ram and cpu and case (400$). I am waiting to hear back from him.
he pick up the doom eternal on steam

Are we talking before Sandy Bridge? Yeah, the game may require AVX.

2c/4th was enough to run Doom 2016 quite smoothly, but that was Ivy Bridge.
 

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My Dad took the jump via my recommendations.
getting Ryzen 5 2600X, asus 450 plus and ddr4 16 gig 3200!
 

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I too am surprised at how well this game runs.

I'm not convinced it has much to do with id Software's extraordinary skill or optimization though.

I haven't seen Doom Eternal yet, but judging based on its 2016 predecessor, it wasn't particularly hardcore in the graphics department.

Even at the highest settings, polygon counts and effects seemed to be on the low side compared to other contemporary titles. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that is probably the case for this new game as well.

I am playing it on "ultra nightmare" settings and you are correct. The graphics are pretty "simple".
 

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I'm playing it on a GTX 970 and i5 6600k. Both are heavily overclocked on water, but it runs surprisingly well.
I'm only playing at 1080p though.

Only downside is I can't turn the texture resolution up past medium due to the memory limitations of the 970. Still, it looks good.
 

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Citation needed...


When someone tells me it's crashing running on an RTX 2060 plus first-gen core i3, I say yes - it's likely instruction set support.

4 threads should have no problems running a game like this stable. Not even CPU-limited!

Maybe Nehalem lacks the instructions this game utilizes?

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When someone tells me it's crashing running on an RTX 2060 plus first-gen core i3, I say yes - it's likely instruction set support.

4 threads should have no problems running a game like this stable. Not even CPU-limited!

Maybe Nehalem lacks the instructions this game utilizes?

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More guessing...I would not suspect AVX...but SSE version support.
 

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I'd be more interested to see how older AMD cards perform Doom Eternal on Linux. I have a feeling that AMD gave up optimizing anything older than Polaris, but RADV on Linux still gets lots of updates and tweaks. I still have my Radeon HD 7850 running Linux, so I might try Doom Eternal on that.
 

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Last I heard Proton hasn't been patched yet, so DOOM Eternal runs like crap on Linux (didn't try, just what I've read).
 

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I too am surprised at how well this game runs.

I'm not convinced it has much to do with id Software's extraordinary skill or optimization though.

I haven't seen Doom Eternal yet, but judging based on its 2016 predecessor, it wasn't particularly hardcore in the graphics department.

Even at the highest settings, polygon counts and effects seemed to be on the low side compared to other contemporary titles. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that is probably the case for this new game as well.
Apparently the game has "an average of 8 to 10 times more triangles per scene" compared to Doom 2016: (9:07 mark)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-doom-eternal-tech-review
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I'm disappointed they only tested on low settings. I don't think many actually wants to play on low. At least I never did. I'd rather suffer low fps than suffer low graphics quality.
And if I was a coinless gamer looking for a GPU I'd be more interested in which card can get 40fps on high, than which can get 100fps on low.
 

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DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards

"When it comes to really old GPUs, AMD delivers the best results with relics like the HD 7970 never dipping below 50 fps in our test.
The R9 380 was extremely impressive with an average of 70 fps. To think this GPU once did battle with the GTX 960.
The GeForce GPU managed just 46 fps making the R9 380 an incredible 52% faster."


https://www.techspot.com/article/2001-doom-eternal-older-gpu-test/

Surprisingly the 7970 GHz Edition can get over 60 fps average on low settings.

I'm sure Vulkan helped, but id really can optimize their games like madmen.

haven't tested this doom eternal yet, but knowing my oldie 280X on my daughter's machine run the original doom at over 100FPS with a mix of high - ultra settings. I won't be totally happy to see the same gpu will run this newer doom in low quality at just barely over 60fps..
 

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More guessing...I would not suspect AVX...but SSE version support.
Saw somewhere that Eternal's minimum SSE support is 4.1, which would mean nothing older than Intel Penryn or AMD K10. I'm trying to find a source on that, but have come up short so far. But if that were true then a Nehalem-based processor should have no issue running the game...
 

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got my dad's set up here but got the 450 board with no support for the Rysen 5 3600x chip he got.
waiting for a recovery boot kit from amd to be setup.
 
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