NVIDIA and AMD each have drivers ready for DOOM Eternal

Doom Eternal Chainsaw
Doom Eternal Chainsaw (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA and AMD have drivers to optimize systems for DOOM Eternal.
  • DOOM Eternal launched this week, bringing another excellent game to the DOOM series.
  • DOOM Eternal is available now, starting at $50.

DOOM Eternal is the latest addition to the historic DOOM franchise. It brings mayhem, chainsaws, and the gates of hell. To get the best gaming experience, you can grab drivers from either AMD or NVIDIA that optimize systems for DOOM Eternal. For NVIDIA systems, you'll need to grab the GeForce Game Ready 44.74 WHQL driver. AMD users can grab the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 driver.

AMD states that its driver will help gamers get "up to 5% better performance playing Doom Eternal (Ultra Nightmare settings) at 1920x1080p on the Radeon RX 5700XT with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1, versus Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2.," as reported by HotHardware.

NVIDIA points out that if you have a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, you can get up to 200 FPS with "every single game setting maxed out." The latest driver from NVIDIA helps optimize systems for DOOM Eternal. NVIDIA says that "To ensure you get the highest possible framerates with any system configuration, download and install the DOOM Eternal Game Ready Driver."

DOOM Eternal earned an impressive 4.5 out of 5 in our review. Gaming editor Jez Corden states that "If you loved DOOM 2016, you simply have to buy DOOM Eternal. The gunplay achieves all-new heights, with new gore mechanics, spectacular new weaponry, and varied demons from DOOM's vast back catalog."

Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review

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