DOOM Open Beta GPU Performance

Keith May


This is a pre-release Open Beta and these GPU Performance results are not typical of final release game or drivers.  Take these results with a spoonful of salt.


Recommended Spec (1080p)

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Intel Core i7-3770 or better / AMD FX-8350 or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or better / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
  • Up to 22GB HDD space
  • Steam account
  • Broadband internet connection

Doom is set to launch next month, but this weekend everyone had a sneak peek at the multiplayer with two game modes; Team Deathmatch and Warpath.  We decided to take this opportunity to see how the game was performing with current drivers and GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia.  While AMD did not release new drivers for this beta weekend Nvidia did, so of course we downloaded their hotfix drivers for the results we got.


Both AMD and Nvidia users will be greeted by warning messages tailored to them, here are those warning screens.


These are the settings that were used in the benchmarks since it’s rather locked down at the moment.  However, upon final release we will have access to many more options including the ability to remove the annoying 60FPS cap that is in place right now. (Confirmed by the devs)


In order to get the results we did, we recorded our frame rates from a full server playing the ‘Warpath’ game mode on the Inferno map.  After three rounds we took the average minimum and average FPS across the various resolutions.

Test Rig and GPUs

Our Haswell based test bench:

Component Selection
CPU Intel Core i7-4770k (4.2ghz)
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero
Power Supply Cooler Master V1200 platinum
HDD Crucial MX100 512gb
Storage Disk Seagate 4TB SSHD
Memory 16gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
Monitor Monoprice Crystalview 4k
Operating System Window 10 64-Bit

Here's a list of the graphics cards used in this GPU performance comparison below. For Radeon we used Crimson 16.4.1 and for Geforce we used Geforce 364.96 drivers.



Only the GTX 960 and R9 380 were used for this test.



All GPUs we have available are used for this test.




The GTX 960 and R9 380 were omitted from this test.





I just wanted to take a moment to reiterate the fact that this is an open beta and these tests were run out of curiosity and to share them with those who are curious.  Upon final release we will have a full comparison of GPU performance with the launch day drivers, stay tuned.

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