DOOM Runs on GTX 1080 With Vulkan API At an Incredible 200 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1080 is Nvidia`s fastest and most power efficient graphics card to date. During the unveiling event, the Pascal based GTX 1080 was shown running games at max detail levels, as well as powering new technologies that will deliver more immersive experience.
Surprisingly, id Software also took the stage at the Editor`s Day and demoed DOOM which is set to release in less than a week.
DOOM was running on a GeForce GTX 1080, with the framerate at a solid 60 and every other setting tuned to ultra. However, id Software later dropped the bomb that the demo was in fact running on Vulkan, making Doom the first AAA game to use the new exciting cross-platform low-level API.
What’s more interesting is that, for their big finale, the “framerate was being artificially capped to 60 — switching the cap off, Doom ran at up to 200 FPS during the multi-minute live demo,” which an incredible feat, indeed isn’t it?
Vulkan is a game changer when it comes to framerates in games, as the next-gen API is capable of accelerating framerates to a great extent by eliminating most of the overheads present on DirectX 11, while utilizing the new technologies and techniques.
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