DOOM 64 System Requirements revealed

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 2:30 PM
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DOOM Eternal is nearly upon us, and with it comes an all-new PC port of the classic Nintendo 64 game, appropriately titled DOOM 64. Released in 1997, the 20+ year old game has been ported for the first time over to PC. Unfortunately it is only available as a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal, but I'm sure it will release as a standalone title at some point in the future. Anyway, here are the DOOM 64 PC system requirements.

DOOM 64 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 2GB
  • GPU: R7 240 or GTX 660 or Intel HD 530
  • HDD: N/A
  • DX: 11

DOOM 64 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU:  Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 3GB
  • GPU: GTX 780 or R9 290X
  • HDD: N/A
  • DX: 11

What's interesting to note here at first is how there's no information on the total hard drive space needed, but since it's a Nintendo 64 port we can guess that's probably because they were dealing with Megabytes back then, not Gigabytes. The second thing to note is the incredibly high memory requirements: 8GB of ram for a 20+ year old game? Some have joked that they might be storing the entire game on the ram, ha! Plus the Windows 10 64-bit minimum requirement seems a bit odd...

Anyway, these are probably just placeholders for now; much like how DOOM Eternal's System Requirements were released and then quickly taken down, we might see these specs updated closer to the release date. Either way, it seems like DOOM 64 is going to require some hardware a little higher than we imagine a Nintenda 64 game would require, but overall is still not that high (apart from the ram of course), so most PC players will be able to run the game with no issues.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the DOOM 64 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the DOOM 64 GPU benchmark chart and we also have an DOOM 64 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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08:49 Mar-13-2020

Minimum reqs: Nintendo 64

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20:29 Mar-10-2020

These can never be this high. the N64 had 0.2 gflops of gpu power. The GTX 660 has 1881.6 gflops that's 9408x more powerfull. it had 4mb of total system ram (cpu+gpu) (!) and they now require 8192MB of ram... and don't get me started about the 93.75 MHz NEC VR4300 CPU. These are either wrong or this is the most unoptimised port ever.

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23:03 Mar-10-2020

Or..... They added to it and this requirements went up beyond what a n64 is capable of.

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12:12 Mar-11-2020

apart from resolution I don't see a difference in the trailer.

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23:58 Mar-11-2020

Well it's a trailer which means we know nothing about the system it's running on. Plus you need to remember that the requirements can't be lower the os requirements and companies are gonna stop putting games on a dead os.

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00:00 Mar-12-2020

And we have no idea what game engine it uses, frame rate or anything when it comes to being compared to the original running at 320*240 interlaced.

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17:06 Mar-10-2020

was expecting the page to says something like:


CPU: MIPS R4300i 94MHz
RAM: 4MB RDRAM (8MB reccomended)
GPU: Silicon Graphics Reality CoProcessor 62MHz
HDD: 8MB

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16:55 Mar-10-2020

you should not be running win10 with anything less than 8(16) gb ram so...

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17:00 Mar-10-2020

yeah i have a laptop with 8gb at work and its barely enough just for simple tasks as browsing and documents at the same time. Times has changed, last time i had 8gb ram was on core 2 quad q9400 platform and it was very nice at that time (2014 or something like that).

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17:42 Mar-10-2020

my mums laptop has only 4gb ram and win10 on it is a disaster

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