With a GeForce GTX 1080, DOOM was shown running at a frame rate of 200FPS, signifying what the world’s fastest GPU can bring to the table in terms of raw performance in combination with the Vulkan API. Unfortunately, it seems like id Software misplaced their GeForce GTX 1080 at the event, so we're stuck with direct feed footage captured on a GeForce Titan X.
id Software Executive Producer Marty Stratton had this to say about the results:
Thanks again to NVIDIA for allowing us to show DOOM at their event in Austin on Saturday. We were thrilled with the response to the videos that some in the audience captured and posted, but we also know you'd like to see high-res, full-screen gameplay.
The footage is 6 minutes long and its size is 2.1GB; you can download it here if you want to watch it in its full glory. Just to show you the importance of this gameplay video, this actually happens to be the world’s first uncompressed direct feed footage from the GeForce GTX-powered, Vulkan-accelerated version of DOOM, and is running at full throttle with a 120 degree field of view. Stratton pointed out that with the game being played at 120 FOV, it delivers the best visual experience for the PC gamer.
For all those who are unfamiliar with Vulkan, it happens to be a new graphics API renderer with a simpler, thinner driver, but most importantly, it has efficient CPU multi-threading capabilities. Similarly to DirectX 12, Vulkan has less latency and overhead, resulting in better performance.
Additionally, Vulkan will also aid developers to effectively avoid CPU bottlenecks, which happen to be one of the biggest contributors to performance degradation. With a bottleneck gap significantly removed, less powerful hardware will potentially be able to rake more frames out of next-generation video game titles.
If you are going to be the proud owner of a GeForce GTX 1080, then Vulkan-accelerated DOOM is going to run even faster, and will be capable of running smoothly at higher resolutions. The 6-minute gameplay at 1080p is just a little taste of what you can expect from the lethal combination.
More updates from our side are going to be rolled out so stay tuned for those and after witnessing the gameplay video, if you’re excited to get your hands on the latest copy of DOOM for PC, then you might want head over to Steam right away and start preloading the game which ships tomorrow on all platforms.