DOOM Eternal system requirements scorch the earth with hells fire - have now been withdrawn

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Mar 7, 2020 1:12 PM
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We laid eyes on the Doom Eternal's system requirements, which have since been pulled due to community backlash. But we figured we would take a look at them, as it will still give us a good eye on what type of thing to expect from the new DOOM Eternal system specs. However, we know these requirements will change again soon, to be a little less...diabolical.

DOOM Eternal Minimum System Requirements - (60FPS @ low 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 7/10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970, GTX 1060, GTX 1650, AMD Radeon R9 290, RX 470
  • HD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

DOOM Eternal Recommended System Requirements - (60FPS @ High 1440p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, RTX 2060, AMD Radeon RX Vega56
  • HDD: 50GB

So DOOM Eternal has some pretty serious requirements, although it is worth noting that the recommended requirements are for 1440p screen resolution at high 60FPS. And the requirements are being massaged as we speak to be more accommodating.

Doom Eternal's recommended graphics requires a Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card with a Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz or Ryzen R7 1800X processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1440p. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 16 GB system memory. To run Doom Eternal even on low graphics settings at 1080p your PC will require at least a 4GB GeForce GTX 970 4GB / Radeon R9 290 with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or FX-8320 CPU. This will return an average of 60 frames per second. The minimum RAM requirements are 8 GB system memory. 

Another point of note is that with some tweaking the minimum requirements are looking at 60FPS on 1080p, so that will also give people some scope to tweak the graphics settingss on DOOM Eternal to get it running, even if you have an older weaker machine.

Anyway, we expect some new ones to come up soon, but we expect they will be fairly similar but will be focusing on recommended being 1080p instead of talking about it as 1440p.

Here they are if you wanted to see them.

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08:44 Mar-09-2020

A GTX 1060 at minimum? Sees a bit high and cuts out most mass-market players.

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09:27 Mar-08-2020

It's just weird because the game looks pretty much the same as the previous one, yet the requirememnts went up crazy lol

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09:38 Mar-08-2020

i think textures are 10x more detailed according to devs as they criticized their own visual fidelity for being less than ideal.

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10:07 Mar-08-2020

Well kinda makes sense, but I'd like to see requirememts for Ultra 1080p, it's not like everyone plays at 1440p

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10:53 Mar-08-2020

Looks much better than the previous one, much more variety, wider and bigger areas, way more details and higher resolution textures.

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02:01 Mar-08-2020

The benchmarking videos for Doom Eternal will certainly be worth watching for the truth about the recommended specifications. We’ll see in a couple of weeks.

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00:14 Mar-08-2020

This better not be the minimum settings.... i was hoping for ultra settings 30-45 fps at 1080p.

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21:45 Mar-07-2020

that's a lot

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19:25 Mar-07-2020

Bring it on

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17:46 Mar-07-2020

I don't get it, where's the problem?

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18:18 Mar-07-2020

People are butthurt because the human eyes can only see in Ultra Settings spectrum!

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14:39 Mar-07-2020

I don't get it. Isn't this pretty much in line with how modern games require more powerful GPUs? And how is needing a GTX1080 on 1440p high settings a lot? There's only so much power you can squeeze out of older cards to reach the minimal reqs.

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15:02 Mar-07-2020

yes like a base ps4 xbox and nintendo switch have an rx 580 / gtx 1060 power ...

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16:41 Mar-07-2020

You are incorrect. The base PS4 GPU is similar to an HD 7870, which is a lot weaker compared to a GTX 1060 or RX 580 and it's more or less the same for the original base Xbox One too. However, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro has a GPU more or less as strong as the RX 480 / RX 580 if I remember correctly. I quickly googled what the Switch equivalent would be and it's around the performance of an Nvidia 830m, which is a lot worse than the HD 7870.

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17:15 Mar-07-2020

you didnt understand my message what i meant is the same what you writed he says that those requirments are normal but i dont think so the game will release on the base xbox ps4 and switch witch have much slower gpus so why such differance

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17:33 Mar-07-2020

Ah, sorry about that, I see what you mean now. For some reason I was thinking you said they are equivalent to them. Console games are usually heavily optimised to make it run on their hardware and it becomes a lot more obvious near the end of its life cycle. Console versions will definitely have lower quality (base models) and I would love to see the quality difference between them and how the performance is to PC.

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23:39 Mar-07-2020

yes you are right cant wait to see how it will tun on my rig ^^

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18:56 Mar-07-2020

Just because it's in the system doesn't mean the graphics will be comparable. On all three consoles, the fps stays around 60 and the resolution moves up and down as needed. That's a lot different than set and forget of PC settings.

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14:37 Mar-07-2020

putting a gtx 1650 with an 1060 and 580... i think they are not sure what is really minimum i can guess that the rx 580 and 1060 will do the job at high 1080p ^^

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14:16 Mar-07-2020

looks im good for 1080p ultra settings :)

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14:08 Mar-07-2020

Looks like i am still good for 1080p 144Hz with my RX 5700XT ;)

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13:30 Mar-07-2020

so they are trying to rip and tear our GPUs

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07:43 Mar-08-2020

That also fits well :D

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Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Radeon RX 570 XFX RS Black 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition 32GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 5500 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 4k
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3070 Gigabyte Vision OC 8GB 64GB
Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Radeon HD 7500G 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Sapphire Pulse 6GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 Mobile 2GB
0% No [1 votes]
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Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [5 votes]