Eternal Doom on PC is finally out, after months of not having a huge tent-pole game release, and it really couldn’t have come at a better time. Because we’re all about to be spending a lot of time indoors, it’s good to finally have such a great title to dig our teeth into for a while.
But if you’re on PC, it can be nerve-wracking when you’re picking up the first AAA game of the year. How will it run? Will my graphics card maging sapat? Gagawin ba nito ang aking processor sumigaw sa sakit na dulot ng init?
Buweno, mayroon kaming mabuting balita para sa iyo, ang pagganap ng Doom Eternal PC ay medyo napakahusay, na naghahatid ng mga kahanga-hangang mga rate ng frame kasama ang buong gamut ng mga kasalukuyang card na henerasyon. Kahit na Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 maaaring ganap na kainin ang larong ito sa 1080p, na may mga rate ng 1440p na frame rate.
Ang paglalagay ng Doom Eternal PC performance sa pagsubok
Because it’s hard to gauge just how well you can expect a game to perform based on the PC system requirements that developers will release ahead of a game’s launch, we here at TechRadar decided to actually put it to the test. We have access to all of the best consumer-grade graphics cards on the market, and even managed to get most of them home with us.
But because of current events, there are a few GPUs that aren’t available to us that we would have liked to test – namely the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 at GTX 1660 Super at ang AMD Radeon RX 590. Baka sa susunod.
As far as the section of the game we tested, we found a checkpoint about 15 minutes into the first mission, right after you get the cannon that has plenty of action. We set a timer for two minutes for each run. Because Doom Eternal doesn’t have a canned benchmark on rails that we can run over and over again, we had to play through each run ourselves.
Habang nangangahulugan ito na maaari kang maging tiyak na 100% na kinakatawan ng mga numerong ito aktwal na gameplay, keep in mind that this is a chaotic game and we couldn’t get identical runs for any two benchmark runs.
We tested at 1080p, 1440p and 4K on both the High and Ultra Nightmare presets, but there’s some caveats there. Doom Eternal will not even let you set the game to Ultra Nightmare if you have less than 8GB of VRAM. While we could have lowered the textures down to Ultra to get the game to run, that would add too many caveats to the results, so we just, well, we didn’t do it.
At, sa wakas, para sa AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT and the Nvidia GeForce 1060, performance was really choppy at 4K high, so we didn’t actually do the benchmark. We were getting around a 30fps average, but the game is so choppy that we simply cannot recommend that you play at this resolution with any of these cards – or anything with a lower spec.
Now, let’s get into the results.
Let’s talk numbers
Ilang linggo lamang bago ang paglulunsad ng Doom Eternal, ang ilang mga kinakailangan sa system ay tumagas out para sa isang sandali na humantong sa mga tao na naniniwala na ang mga mas mababang-end na hardware ay magiging isang walang lakad. Well, sa kabutihang palad, ang Doom Eternal ay tumatakbo tulad ng isang panaginip.
The game is incredibly fast-paced, as is the nature of Doom, so being able to get high frame rates is crucially important. Doom Eternal simply feels like garbage at less than 60 fps, so you’re going to want to hit that number here.
Sa kabutihang palad, ang bawat solong graphics card na nasubukan namin ay maaaring matumbok mabuti sa itaas ng bilang na iyon sa 1080p Mataas na setting, kasama ang kahit na ang may edad na Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 na pagmamarka ng isang malusog na 86 fps.
And, if you want to go up to 4K, you’ll be happy to know that many graphics cards are also capable of this, with everything above and including an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super o isang AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT magagawang manatili sa itaas 60 fps sa 4K Mataas na mga setting.
Ang RTX 2060 at ang AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Dumating isara, but ultimately fail to break through that 60 fps barrier. Some more tweaking to the numbers will likely get you to that number, though. However, with one of these cards, we’d recommend sticking to 1440p or 1080p, where they’re able to deliver some high frame rate joy.
If you’re anything like the editor writing this, and you like to crank all of the graphics settings up to Ultra Nightmare at 4K while still getting a high frame rate, you should be happy to know that you don’t need an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti upang magawa ito. Habang ang GPU na iyon nang walang alinlangan magagawang pangasiwaan ito, na naghahatid ng isang makatas na 104 fps na ma-mail out sa 4K, maaari mo lamang talagang gamitin ang isang Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super upang makakuha ng 65 fps sa lahat ng bagay na naipit hanggang sa 11.
Ok, ano ang tungkol sa paggamit ng CPU at RAM?
Doom Eternal’s PC port runs on the VULKAN API, which we absolutely love. Our test system is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, and we spotted several occasions where the game was actually able to utilize all 12 cores and 24 threads. This is yet another game that is going to help end the age of single-threaded games.
The game’s system requirements recommend a AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or an Intel Core i7-6700K for Doom Eternal, and yeah, that’s basically what we’d recommend too. If you’re able to get your hands on at least an 8-core CPU, that’s what we’d advise going with.
Though, we should be 100% clear here: we didn’t test any other CPUs at this time. We can’t tell you whether or not the game will chug on a quad-core processor, but we can medyo ligtas na ipinapalagay na ito ay.
Tulad ng para sa memorya ng system, sa buong lahat ng aming pagsubok, na may pagbubukas lamang ng Doom Eternal at MSI Afterburner (upang i-record ang mga rate ng frame), ang system ay gumagamit ng 9GB ng RAM. Windows 10 sa pangkalahatan ay magreserba ng higit pang memorya kaysa dito talagang kailangan, kaya't maaari mong lumayo ng 8GB ng RAM, inirerekumenda namin ang 16GB.
Kaya, talaga, ang Doom Eternal ay iisa impyerno of a PC port, delivering amazing performance across the board. It is a CPU intensive game, however, so if you’re rocking an old processor, you might start to run into some issues. But, if you have a modern processor and pretty much any graphics card from this generation, whether it’s from AMD or Nvidia, you’re in for some high frame rate fun, and that’s exactly what we like to see from the best PC games.
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