Nvidia recently announced their powerful new graphics card, and they’ve been showing off what it can do with a demonstration in DOOM – a DOOMenstration, if you will (nailed it).
Bethesda and id Software’s big DOOM reboot is certainly a good looking game as it is, but this demo really is something else entirely.
Watching slick footage of a space marine leaping from demon to demon, tearing them apart as the frame rate melts your eyes really is something.
Obviously, the footage captured by PC Gamer doesn’t really have the same effect as if you’d watched it live, but it’s enough to give you a good idea of what the GTX 1080 is capable of.
At the start of the video, DOOM runs at 1080p/60FPS, but after V-Sync is disabled, frame rate jumps to a ballsy 120-200FPS. Bear in mind that 1080p was the limit of the monitor.
According to PC Gamer, id says that there are still a few graphical glitches they’re working to fix – specifically when the game hits the mighty 200 FPS mark.
It would seem there are some bugs in the game’s engine that at 200FPS simply weren’t detectable until they had the performance of the GTX 1080. Check out the demonstration below.
DOOM is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Friday (May 13).
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.