AMD Beats Nvidia in Doom Alpha Benchmarks; Even R9 280X Outperforms GTX 980 Ti
DOOM is one of the most anticipated first person shooter games of the year. With the developer Id Software recently allowing access to the closed alpha, players have had the chance to take a better look at the game, and as expected, the first Doom alpha benchmarks are here.
Folks over at GameGPU have published the performance assessment and gaming tests, determining what impact DOOM will have on the modern computer hardware. They tested different graphics cards at resolutions of 1920×1080, 2560×1600 and 3840×2160 at maximum graphics quality settings, with the framerate locked at 60 FPS. AMD CrossFireX and SLI are not supported by the game.
Apparently, DOOM favors AMD more than Nvidia. Carried out on 2GB video cards, the game gives better frame-rates on higher resolutions even on AMD’s older R9 280X than it does on Nvidia’s latest, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Keep in mind though, that the results are based on an alpha build, so they are not conclusive in any usable way.
Without further ado, let’s proceed to DOOM Alpha benchmarks. First, here’s the test configuration:
– Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
– Graphics Drivers:
- Nvidia GeForce / ION Driver Release 361.75
- AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.11.1
– Monitoring Program: MSI Afterburner v 4.1, FRAPS
– Multimedia Equipment:
- Monitor AOC Q2770PQU
- Monitor ASUS PQ321QE
DOOM Alpha Benchmark Results:
DOOM has been in development for quite some time now. While many of the game’s details have yet to be revealed, some new information has recently made its way to the web.
According to the leaked info, the project is internally named Zion and its engine has a similar architecture to Doom 3’s. Further, some modding tools, in addition to the SnapMap, were also revealed, which were named idStudio. Though it’s not clear yet whether they will be released to the public.
DOOM is set to be released on May 13th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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