DOOM VFR System Requirements Will Rip And Tear Your PC Apart

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 12:48 PM
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If you thought the cost of buying a VR headset was prohibitively expensive - think again. An HTC Vive is just a drop in the ocean compared to the sort of gaming PC you'll need to meet DOOM VFR's minimum system requirements. DOOM VFR truly is the foie gras of virtual reality gaming. If you're planning to rip and tear with the best of them then it might be time to think of an upgrade...

DOOM VFR Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz 3.33 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 17GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: Vulkan

DOOM VFR Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX Vega 64
  • HDD: 17GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: Vulkan

In short, you're going to need a BFG (Big F--king Gaming PC) to play DOOM VFR. Virtual F--king Reality indeed. If you're serious about VR then in all likelihood you've got a mighty fine system to go along with it, but those looking at DOOM VFR and contemplating a VR headset purchase would be wise to start jotting up the costs of meeting the minimum specs. 

The bulk of the cost will come from the graphics cards, of course, and for DOOM VFR the absolute minimum you need is a GeForce GTX 1070 or a Radeon RX 480. AMD owners come out on top here thanks to id Software and AMD's cosy relationship. The RX 480 is far weaker and far cheaper than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.

Aside from this, you'll need a relatively modern, powerful quad-core processor and 8GB RAM, both of which should be less problematic for most folks.

Meanwhile, the recommended requirements for DOOM VFR is basically an enthusiast-tier gaming PC that stops just shy of being the absolute best that money can buy. AMD's most powerful graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega 64, should do the trick, while Team Green users who've just bought a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti are probably breathing a weary sigh. Elsewhere, DOOM VFR is one of the first games ever to recommend a hexa-core processor. In short, you're going to have to throw a lot of money at DOOM VFR to have it looking its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the DOOM VFR System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the DOOM VFR GPU benchmark chart and we also have a DOOM VFR Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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12:45 Dec-06-2017

Could I even run this?

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21:39 Dec-06-2017

ye

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04:11 Dec-06-2017

First game I've seen that I don't meet the recommended specs...

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20:19 Dec-03-2017

With those requirements how the f*** does it run on a ps4???

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07:48 Dec-06-2017

Well a PS4 is a lot different and would most likely be on medium settings compared to the PC standards.

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10:36 Dec-03-2017

so only played for an hour and playing at ultra settings and so far haven't noticed and dips in fps. Its very different then the normal version and actually kind of frighting seeing some of the enemy's the same size as you lmfao

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19:18 Dec-02-2017

Does anyone else just not see VR Doom working at all? It is a speed and movement based game and I just cannot imagine that going well together with VR. It might be a good game, but it probably will not be a good Doom game.

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02:15 Dec-03-2017

$$$$$ ist the Answer my friend. Is there a better way to sell VR headsets, than making an AAA IP VR compatible?

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16:22 Dec-02-2017

Damn, I am barely above recommended.... this scares me I thought my 1080ti will be good for a couple of years above recommended...

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05:55 Dec-03-2017

Just started playing it. My feeling is that the Sys reqs are overblown. With my system, I have everything maxed out and Sharpening at 4.0 and SteamVR SS at 1.4, and the GPU is barely hitting 50% usage... solid 90FPS

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14:57 Dec-02-2017

Seeing my card in the minimum requirements makes me feel that my gpu is getting weak. Thankfully I don't own a vr headset. I think I ll upgrade to 1440p or 4k one day than buying a headset.

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08:30 Dec-02-2017

And i just build my new pc and the first game that i cant play is already out

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10:26 Dec-02-2017

lol.Probably you will be able to run it on low graphics.

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13:15 Dec-02-2017

xD i wont even bother try it. I have the doom 2016 and i can max out it with a lot fps

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07:51 Dec-06-2017

With your specs would be able to play medium/high settings.

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07:13 Dec-02-2017

WOW, seems like im not playing vr with my current rig, unless i want to get dizzy with just an hour of playing i get this requirmenrents are there so you achieve 90+ fps :/

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07:31 Dec-02-2017

If I honestly had to guess I'm pretty sure the 1060 could handle it, and a small CPU overclock would put you over the minimum on CPU. The 480 is faster than the 1060 in Doom, but not to the point where the 1060 wouldn't meet minimum VR requirements for it I don't think.

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10:28 Dec-02-2017

You need to update your cpu,your gpu is pretty descent but your cpu won't last 2 more years

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16:25 Dec-02-2017

your cpu is still good buddy for 3 years

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23:28 Dec-03-2017

I'd say you need a new cpu, maybe a ryzen 5. ryzen 3 is probably still an upgrade.

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02:39 Dec-04-2017

Nah i don´t have the mopney to buy literrally anothjer PC as upgrading would mena change the mobo, the cpu and the ram :/

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02:40 Dec-04-2017

and also it still gets the job done with every game out there at ultra settings 1080p 45+ fps :)

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07:53 Dec-06-2017

Could always change your CPU to a i7 3770K instead to make it last even longer and they don't sell for that much on ebay the last i checked.

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01:11 Dec-02-2017

well well well, looks like i will be needing a vr headset soon

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23:47 Dec-01-2017

holy hell (pun intended)
Those are some really high requirements... Well, another reason I honestly fail to get interested in the whole VR thing.

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21:38 Dec-01-2017

even if I sell all my kidneys I can't handle a PC like this

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20:39 Dec-01-2017

Doom + VR = An idea that i like very much! :D

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18:49 Dec-01-2017

A VR headset could be cool for christmas, especially since Rift has come down in price. I wonder if VR can be supersampled or if it supports SLI properly. Got two pairs of GPUs after all.

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17:21 Dec-01-2017

crossing fingers!

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17:09 Dec-01-2017

Don't care for VR really to be honest, if my pc can handle the games that i want, i'm fine with that. Games are fantasy, not reallity :D(not in a offensive way for fanboys).

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18:46 Dec-01-2017

I'd like to see that PC validated as you have an impossible CPU/mobo combo, which also then begs a question about your GPU.

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03:19 Dec-02-2017

lol NICE! A Socket 1151 CPU running on a Socket 2011 motherboard...... pffft you're just jealous of his skillz! xD

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22:24 Dec-01-2017

I think Carbon, you are trying to kid yourself about NOT being a hardcore gamer (10h+ per day). You don't get a rig like that to check mail and work in Office.

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20:35 Dec-02-2017

No, i'm not a hardcore gamer to play 24/7 :D. I'm just stating my opinion that i don't like VR in games, what's so wrong about that?

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I think your opinion should only be valid when you have a valid system.

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01:19 Dec-02-2017

man your rig is beefy as hell

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15:47 Dec-01-2017

apart from my gpu I'm set for the minimum :P

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11:13 Dec-02-2017

Hey! Apart from my cpu i'm also set for minimum. Wanna combine?

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14:45 Dec-01-2017

if the rx 460 is the minimum on AMD side.. why the Nvidia card is a 1070 instead a 1060?

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15:26 Dec-01-2017

I understand you meant 480,and the reason as mentioned in the article is due to the better optimization for amd gpu's.

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13:24 Dec-01-2017

come on guys did we forget crysis 1 which ripped our pc's?

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those were the times

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16:07 Dec-01-2017

When you had to buy a new pc two times a year? Yeah that was fun ...

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Holy crap AMD is killing it!

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