NVIDIA recently announced its latest generation of graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, both graphics cards have a 16nm GPU as opposed to the 28nm Maxwell GPUs in the previous generation. The cards also have Micro GDDR5X memory with a 256-bit bus with up to 2,560 cores on the GTX 1080. Simply put, they offer exceptional performance, so it’s no surprise to see that DOOM looks absolutely bonkers when powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.
NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards have achieved a lot of great press over the past couple of days because they promise significantly improved graphics performance at $599. Up to 1.75x more performance is promised when compared to the GTX 980 while twice the performance of Maxwell cards is promised when used for virtual reality.
One of the main reasons why people buy expensive graphics cards is to improve their gaming experience, which is why NVIDIA was right to demonstrate the true power of its new graphics card by showing just how nicely it can run DOOM. One has to commend the company for timing the launch of these cards with the launch of the new DOOM game.
We can see in the video that the game is running at 1920 x 1080 with Ultra settings and it’s sticking at 60fps quite easily. It jumps to 115-220fps when the framerate is unlocked, hinting that pushing the resolution up to 4K wouldn’t cause the GTX 1080 to break a sweat.
NVIDIA GTX 1080 will be available May 27th while the $379 GTX 1070 will arrive on June 10th. The new DOOM game arrives before both cards on May 13th, check out the official PC requirements here.