System Requirements For DOOM Beta Are A Step Up From The Closed Alpha

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Mar 9, 2016 5:30 PM
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You might think you know DOOM's system requirements since they were revealed for the alpha last year. Well think again. id's frenetic shooter is back with a bang for the beta test. If you haven't seen the trailer yet I advise you wrap your eyes around it toot sweet. All done? Good, on with the show. 

As you no doubt saw, DOOM looks absolutely, positive, blood-spatteringly glorious. All that comes at a cost though, particularly if you want to hit a liquid-smooth 60 frames per second frame rate and stand any chance in competitive play. As such the system requirements have jumped up since the DOOM Alpha. Take a deep breath, rev your chainsaw, and check out the latest official DOOM system requirements. 

DOOM Beta Minimum System Requirements (720p)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 22 GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Other: Steam account

DOOM Beta Recommended System Requirements (1080p)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290

While it's only really the graphics cards that are affected, we are seeing across the board DOOM requiring a step up from what we saw in the closed alpha. Either the performance wasn't good enough back then, or id has been adding additional graphical effects which take their toll on GPUs. So for minimum, rather than a 660 you'll need a GTX 670, or a recommended its a Radeon R9 290 rather than a 280. 

Interestingly this time around we get given targeted resolutions. It's going to come as a surprise to many that the GeForce GTX 670 is only good for 720p. How times change. Rest in peace, noble 670.

As ever with id games DOOM has been built using the latest game engine, in this case id Tech 6. It's OpenGL-based so there's no DirectX 12 support, while the engine itself is locked to 60 FPS. From this we can deduce that these system requirements are good for 720p and 1080p at a locked 60 FPS respectively, although it's unclear what graphics settings.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the DOOM System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the DOOM GPU benchmark chart.

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07:40 Mar-11-2016

What about my rig? Can my rig stand a chance in this destruction?

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07:52 Mar-11-2016

you might have a chance low at 720p.

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08:25 Mar-11-2016

okay, thats all I need to hear. Thank you !!!

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05:28 Mar-11-2016

My GPU is DOOMed D:

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05:56 Mar-11-2016

Bad pun.

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20:48 Mar-10-2016

Based one the benchmarks I saw for the Alpha build, this game will run well on my card and horribly on the equivalent Nvidia hardware. Oddly enough, it should run like **** on my card, since AMD's OGL implementation doesn't support MT.

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16:38 Mar-10-2016

Wow, those are some steep requirements for recommended settings.


What are the chances I can play this in 1080p at high settings with my setup?

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16:48 Mar-10-2016

Depends what "high" settings equates to in terms of GPU load. My guess is medium-high. Quite a few games are requiring more than 2GiB VRAM now for instance.

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10:41 Mar-10-2016

Do I have any chance of running it?
Thanks in advance! :)

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13:19 Mar-10-2016

According to these requirements no but if it is exaggerated then you might run it on low.

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08:19 Mar-10-2016

does it have a story mode ? like 10h minimum of story? that would be great


reminds me wolfenstein had 17h for me

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10:09 Mar-10-2016

Yeah id said the story was around 13 hours during testing (varying for difficult oc)

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10:57 Mar-10-2016

good to know
i dont need long playtime but over 10h is just great

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05:45 Mar-10-2016

I'm pretty shocked I fall below the minimum 720p requirements. I always was able to play games at 1080p medium-high settings till 2016.

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06:12 Mar-10-2016

Just goes to show how quickly the system requirements of AAA games are rising.

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10:10 Mar-10-2016

I think the bar was set by the new console generation, so I expect them to rise far less during the next 3-4 years

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12:37 Mar-10-2016

Well it's expected that there will be a new PlayStation and XBox within the next 2-3 years. That will raise overall requirements once again

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05:42 Mar-10-2016

Is it just me or does the GeForce GT 670 not exist in the minimum requirement section?

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08:18 Mar-10-2016

meant is the gtx 670 they lost the X

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03:27 Mar-10-2016

980ti/titan x for 1440p 60fps. 4k will probably be down to an SLI or crossfire configuration

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00:05 Mar-10-2016

So when i get my i5 4590 i should be able to play on high settings then.

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03:17 Mar-10-2016

Low 720p

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10:59 Mar-10-2016

would say after release about low-Med 1080p but beta will be more troublesome

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17:31 Mar-10-2016

With a i5 4590 and a GTX 950 you're saying low 720p lol.


You can tell me some more jokes that is funny right?

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09:28 Mar-11-2016

He is not joking.According to these requirements you can run it low 720p.

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20:42 Mar-09-2016

Im pretty sure my oced fx 6100 should run this game just fine hopefully im right...

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22:22 Mar-09-2016

Just OCed my 6300, right there with you. I didn't want to invest in a new CPU until I saw AMD's newest offerings.

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20:24 Mar-09-2016

Don't be sad GTX 560ti, we still have Dark Souls 3 to play :]

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10:16 Mar-15-2016

For low settings.

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20:06 Mar-09-2016

PS4/XOne 900p Medium SSAO No AA

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07:23 Mar-10-2016

Source? Considering that all PS4 and Xbox games use anti aliasing.

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18:08 Mar-10-2016

Not all of the PS4/XBone games uses AA and a good example is the battlefield games.

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19:21 Mar-10-2016

Battlefield games use anti aliasing.

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06:00 Mar-11-2016

Not really no because EA already covered that in a interview.

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07:23 Mar-11-2016
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20:55 Mar-13-2016

Nice one guys. Downvote me for stating damn facts

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10:21 Mar-15-2016

That link has more talk about the PS3 version then the PS4 version and also it is only talk no real proof at all.

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19:51 Mar-09-2016

sweet cant wait for this

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19:47 Mar-09-2016

This game looks really good, i don't know if it's optimized or no, the point is, DOOM games have great visual and environment. i want to play it but these games are scary

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19:33 Mar-09-2016

I don't think my R9 290x will last long :( It's already in the recommended section for a few games.

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20:13 Mar-09-2016

I was going to get an R9 380x for 1080p gaming but it looks like not even that is enough.

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20:43 Mar-09-2016

oh it will last long, watching AdoredTV, Hardware Unboxed, AnandTech, JayZtwocents reviews and benchmarks of games with DX 12 shows the R9 290, 290x, 390 and 390x all jumping, the 290x and 390x in DX 12 benchmarks including the now cancelled Fable Legends showed it surpassing the GTX 980 and fighting near close to the gtx 980ti
DX12 AMD vs Nvidia
DX12 AMD vs Nvidia Part 2
R9 390X vs GTX 980 DX 11
Review Site I trust AandTech
Don't lose hope DX 12 is here

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21:26 Mar-09-2016

Thank you for the information. But with DX12 incoming the visuals may improve and so the purpose of Directx, improving performance in games, won't happen. My apologies for my broken English :p.

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21:44 Mar-09-2016

well there will never be a card that will last forever, that is how things move on, All I am stating is not to worry about the 290x becoming old, soon Vulkan and DX12 will be picking up performance for AMD we will be fine for a couple of more years. Anywho recommended is always placing cards a small bit above than it should, if you are like me sticking with 1080p or 1440p will last you a long while

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07:20 Mar-10-2016

Unfortunately it's Either upgrade, or get left lagging behind. The world does not wait. Ever. It's part of how the world works. :(

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08:20 Mar-10-2016

can my 770 last for a 2-3 years ?

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12:40 Mar-10-2016

Any video card "can" last that long if it has no issues like unresponsive fans/actually breaking. In terms of "last", as in GTX 770 running games at specific visual settings, that depends on your expectations and what the software requires. GTX 770 was very fast when it originally released.

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19:28 Mar-09-2016

Oh well. Pretty sure it wil run tough

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19:10 Mar-09-2016

Correct GT 670

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18:40 Mar-09-2016

If SLI is supported - I'm all good for Ultra 60 fps :)

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19:01 Mar-09-2016

if your laptop isn't overheating

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No thermal throttling whatsoever, buddy :)

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23:18 Mar-09-2016

Jesus, what was the cost of your laptop :O

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18:47 Mar-10-2016

You'd call me crazy if I told you, so I won't bother :D

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18:08 Mar-09-2016

670 is a little better than 7870.. Maybe its a red team game?

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18:35 Mar-09-2016

Well the 660 is a little weaker than the 7870. Maybe they just went with whichever gave them the most stable frame rate at minimum.

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Still in beta so so don't know if that will be the official specs for the game cause maybe they will end up in the end go back to minimum GTX 660.

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Xeon Processor X5690 GeForce GTX 1070 Zotac AMP! Xtreme 32GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-870 Quad 2.93GHz GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition 12GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i9-10900X 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X 8GB 32GB
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Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 630 Mobile 32GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Zotac Gaming 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Athlon II X4 640 Radeon RX 470 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 960M 2GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
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