New footage of upcoming first-person shooter DOOM has been revealed, showing the game running at up to 200FPS with the help of the powerful Nvidia GTX 1080.
A couple of days ago, Nvidia announced their newest graphical powerhouse, the GTX 1080. Now, developers over at id Software have shown off more footage of their upcoming DOOM reboot running with the video card, and the results are outstanding.
In the above video, shot by PC Gamer, viewers can see new DOOM footage running on Vulcan API with the Nvidia GTX 1080. At the start of the video, the futuristic-style shooter runs at 1080p and 60FPS, but after the frame rate is unlocked by disabling V-Sync, the game reaches up to 200FPS. PC gamers with high-end rigs have an advantage in performance over console players in that DOOM has no frame-rate limit, rather than being locked at 60 frames per second. It’s important to note that 1080p was a limit imposed only by the monitor.
According to reports, there are still a few graphical glitches in the game at higher frame-rates, specifically at 200FPS. Developers claim that there are still some bugs in the game’s engine that they were unable to detect without the power of the GTX 1080. The powerful graphics card is said to contain twice the performance of the Titan X with as much as 9 TFlops of rendering performance readily available.
DOOM, which came in between Gears of War 4 and Overwatch on YouTube’s list of trending games in April, is generating a lot of excitement, being the first series title since 2004’s DOOM 3. In a world obsessed with From Software’s notoriously difficult games, hardcore fans should be happy to know that DOOM will offer quite the challenge. In fact, according to id Software, not one of the game’s development team has been able to clear the game on its hardest difficulty to date.
Fans of the bloody shooter are likely to be pleased with the direction that DOOM has taken, judging by the footage we’ve seen of the single-player campaign. However, what should really make the title worth the price tag is the addition of a multiplayer gamemode, with extensive player progression and customization options drastically improving the replayability of the game.
Whether you’ve played the previous iterations or not, id Software’s reboot of what many consider to be the definitive first-person shooter could potentially be one of the games to look out for in 2016. What do you think about DOOM‘s reboot? Let us know in the comment section below.
DOOM launches on May 17 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One