DOOM Eternal hit 400 FPS during testing, could run at 1,000 FPS, according to lead engine programmer
DOOM Eternal hit 400 FPS in internal testing and could go even further as technology progresses.
What you need to know
- DOOM Eternal "could hit a thousand frames per second," according to id Software's lead engine programmer.
- DOOM Eternal ran at 400 frames per second in internal testing on custom hardware.
- The id 7 engine that powers Doom Eternal is built to scale well across different types of hardware.
DOOM Eternal looks to be another exciting addition to the DOOM line of games. In a recent interview, Billy Khan, the lead engine programmer of id Tech 7, discussed how Doom Eternal can hit incredibly high frame rates in a recent interview with IGN. DOOM Eternal runs on the new id Tech 7 engine, which is built to scale well across different types of hardware.
Khan discussed in the interview how the id Tech 6 engine maxed out at 250 FPS, but the id Tech 7 engine hit 400 FPS in internal testing on custom hardware. The engine could theoretically take that even further, to rates above 1,000 FPS, in the right conditions. Here's an an excerpt of the interview:
Khan also discusses in the interview how id Tech 7 scales well across different types of hardware. For example, it could take advantage of the Xbox One X or run on older hardware.
Of course, there are no monitors close to displaying 1,000FPS right now, so unless Bethesda invented a time machine, you won't see those frame rates any time soon. But the insight from Khan shows the value of building an engine with scaling in mind. As hardware progresses, games like DOOM Eternal will be able to take advantage of it better thanks to forward thinking from its developers and its engine's developers.
Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review
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Doom Eternal brings everything players loved about the Doom 2016 game with even more executions, more demons, more campaign, and more brutal combat.
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