New DOOM Eternal system requirements re-announced, includes Ultra-Nightmare specs

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:30 AM
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DOOM Eternal’s final system requirements have been re-released. There was a bit of a backlash at the end of last week, when they were initially revealed on Steam. Bethesda and id software decided to go back and revise their required system specs for DOOM Eternal to make them a little more digestible. Where before the DOOM specs required would scorch the earth with hell’s fire, the new updated specs are still demanding but they have been split into a few groupings, to help us make a little more sense.

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: NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280 (3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or RX 470 (4GB)
  • HD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

DOOM Eternal Recommended System Requirements - (60FPS @ High 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6/8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB) Note : On GTX 970 only - set Texture Quality to Medium
  • HDD: 50GB

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

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB), RTX 2060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX Vega56 (8GB)
  • HDD: 50GB

DOOM Eternal Ultra System Requirements - (120FPS @ Ultra 1440p / 60FPS @ Ultra 4K)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K or better, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or better
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 11+ GB Video Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB) or AMD Radeon VII (16GB)

Ok so we now have some actual recommended 1080p system requirements for DOOM Eternal, showing us that with a GTX 1060 or AMD's RX 480 along with 8GB system memory then we are going to get around 60 frames per second at high graphics setting. All we were given before was the DOOM Eternal 1440p 60FPS on high for some reason, which you can see written above are listed as a GTX 1080/RTX 2060 or RX Vega56.

While the ageing GTX 970 is still suggested as a viable graphics card for recommended settings its worth noting that the Texture Quality setting would not be above "Medium".

Obviously we can now also see that the new DOOM Eternal system requirements reference a Ultra-Nightmare spec. Basically they list the most powerful PC components available at the moment and let us know that these can run the game with everything turned up to max. These specs include a GTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII along with the 16GB RAM and a Core i9-9900K or the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. These hulking components will get 120FPS in 1440p Ultra or 60Frames per second in 2160p/4K.

Is DOOM Eternal using Direct X or Vulkan? There doesn't appear to be any official source stating if DOOM Eternal will be able to run under Direct X or not. DOOM 2016 featured a switch to run in Direct X or Vulkan and often performed better under Vulkan. DOOM Eternal was reported to be built with Vulkan in mind from the beginning of development, to take better advantage of it.

What is Vulkan and why does it effect my gaming performance PC? Vulkan is the successor to OpenGL. It is a graphics and compute API, built to deliver high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs. Basically, helping bridge the gap between hardware and software for game developers. It is pretty much an open platform and works in a similar way to Windows Direct X. Vulkan is used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.

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

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well didnt i say rx 580 will b good for high settings ? looks like im still good with my gpu ^^ in my opinion those requirements depends more on gpu vram than something else thats why its so confusing ,gtx 1050 ti with 1060/rx 470 wokayyy

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14:12 Mar-14-2020

brub i had 3GB VRAM :&#60&#60&#60

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11:50 Mar-14-2020

I bet even a gtx 1070 will be ok for high 120 fps

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19:02 Mar-13-2020

I already have a code for Dumb Overrated Overboring Mindless Eternal, i have to decide if it will go straight in the same section of my library with Homefront the Revolution and Bound by Flames, or if i have to create a new section. I'll let you know

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22:00 Mar-12-2020

these things just trick us to make us want to spend spend spend.....
those "low" requirements will actually be med-high


my brothers computer runs the first Doom on very high 1080p at 60fps
i5 9400f
16gb ram
1060 3gb


HOW much better does Eternal look than the first one... really


I dunno... this is just me and my experiences with believing the requirements


Like Forza Horizon 3 & 4 exact same game just different locations and some weather effects in 4 no need to upgrade to FH4 requirements from FH3


I say try it first with what you got before spending hard earned cash
you might be very surprised

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12:07 Mar-12-2020

Hmmm... I do have a couple of 2080Tis, but I "only" have an OC'd 5960X... Will the game run at 120+... (My screen is 165Hz 1440p).

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15:32 Mar-12-2020

no i dont think so your rig is verry weak if you'r lucky you will run at 60 fps with low settings at 720p ^^ more seriously i dont know what you mean by only an oced i7 5960x that cpu is still a beast ^^

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08:52 Mar-13-2020

Yeah, but a 9900K is about 15-30% faster (depending on how you measure), which is quite a chunk. I know the game will run. I just don't know how many frames I'll be losing due to the CPU. DOOM 2016 ran almost pegged 200fps at 1440p ultra, which is great, but Eternal is a new game and things change.

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10:36 Mar-12-2020

Why does it not show requirements for 1080p ultra, the most common query?

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09:05 Mar-12-2020

:P

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07:42 Mar-12-2020

1080p ultra should be possible for me right?

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07:57 Mar-12-2020

yeah sure

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03:34 Mar-12-2020

Man.... is this finally the year my 9 year old boy retired to my mother youtube pc?

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18:14 Mar-14-2020

Take out the card first.

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02:31 Mar-12-2020

When you just barely meet the minimum system requirements. At least I can still play.

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22:20 Mar-11-2020

My PC is going to hell!

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19:35 Mar-11-2020

What settings for me?

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18:59 Mar-11-2020

Sniff* Ah yes, I love the smell of cpu bottleneck in the morning...

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20:33 Mar-11-2020

In which case?

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20:53 Mar-11-2020

every

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21:02 Mar-11-2020

For me, definitely every case lol

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16:08 Mar-11-2020

Hoping my CPU will be able to keep up

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16:07 Mar-11-2020

Good to know the GTX 1060 can still hang around in the High settings space.

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07:43 Mar-12-2020

yeah but you have the mobile variant. so probably not high but a mix of med/high

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16:47 Mar-13-2020

Everyone says that but the 10 series mobile cards were very much on par with their desktop counterparts. And I haven't faced an issue with playing games at High to Max settings. I am running GTA 5 with Redux, NVR, MVGA and Reshade at about 60 fps.


I usually play SP games though.

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14:44 Mar-11-2020

Well I'm all good

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12:13 Mar-11-2020

Can anybody make a guess whether i can do 120FPS at 1080p Ultra with my RX 5700XT?

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14:40 Mar-11-2020

yes i think you will be good if not high to ultra :)

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19:17 Mar-11-2020

Don't see why not.

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11:52 Mar-11-2020

Wait. Doom Eternal is using Directx11 and not Vulkan?

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12:17 Mar-11-2020

Thanks for that! We've updated the article now to talk more about the API used in DOOM Eternal. If you come across any more information shedding some light on this, share a link and we can all take a look!

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12:57 Mar-11-2020

the previous doom was not on directx either it had opengl and vulkan iirc

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14:11 Mar-11-2020

Thanks for the info! (we're clearly very thorough as you can tell)

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11:41 Mar-11-2020

Considering how the game need r7 for 4k60 ultra I'm guessing the only reason why the rtx 2080 is not recommended for this res is due to the vram limitation.

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12:11 Mar-11-2020

doubt that

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08:47 Mar-15-2020

I don't what you're smoking that makes you doubt that but the rtx 2080 crushes the Radeon 7. You can check hardware unboxed's 38 game bench

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10:54 Mar-11-2020

well didnt i say rx 580 will b good for high settings ? looks like im still good with my gpu ^^ in my opinion those requirements depends more on gpu vram than something else thats why its so confusing ,gtx 1050 ti with 1060/rx 470 wokayyy

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i7-11700F 8-Core 2.5GHz GeForce RTX 3070 Gigabyte Gaming OC 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Ventus 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Ultra, 720p
FX-8120 Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition 24GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-12600K 12-Core 3.9GHz GeForce GTX 1660 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 5600H 6-Core 3.3GHz Radeon RX 5500M 4GB 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics 530 Mobile 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz Intel HD Graphics 520 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz Radeon RX 580 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10400 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-4590 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 750 Ti 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Gigabyte Eagle OC 10GB 32GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 16GB