Nightmare Preset Of Doom Requires An Insane 5GB VRAM
Graphical settings of Doom can go past the ultra settings, players can enable the Nightmare setting but it requires a graphics card with 5GB+ VRAM to enable all the minor improvements.
The Nightmare setting of Doom is pretty demanding, players will require a GTX 980 Ti or an AMD R9 390/390X/290X to enable ultra shadows in this shooter.
Naturally, fans would expect that Nightmare setting will take a huge leap in graphical quality specially when 5GB memory is required just to enable it. However, the jump in graphical quality is not impressive, turning this setting on will improve shadows, field of view and add more definition to far away textures but the difference is not that impressive.
It is important to mention that this is not a full fledged preset, but it only pushes two options past ultra; shadow quality and texturing page size.
SLI support for DOOM has also been confirmed by game`s Lead rendering programmer Tiago Sousa. However, one user has reported that the game already runs better with SLI enabled, and that it is going to get much better because there is a problem with shadow limiting SLI scaling.
What do you think of Doom’s Nightmare setting? Is it worth buying a 5GB+ graphics card?