NVIDIA And id Software Showcase Exclusive Gameplay Footage Of DOOM Running On Vulkan API

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Late last week, we provided you with some awesome footage of Doom running on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 using the Vulkan API. Granted, we were filming this footage using our own camera, so it’s not exactly clean, crisp and impeccably detailed. Well, the folks at NVIDIA and id Software want to make sure that eager-beaver gamers are seeing Doom in the absolute best possible light, so NVIDIA today posted a 6-minute direct feed to the footage to YouTube.

In case you were wondering, the direct feed is 2.1GB uncompressed and is running 1920x1080 at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, this replay of the game footage is not running on a GeForce GTX 1080 — it’s actually running on a GeForce GTX Titan X. As id Software executive producer Marty Stratton described, “We weren't capturing live, (and accidentally left our GTX 1080 at the event when packing up - argh!), but we came back and captured this re-play of the demo.

“This gameplay is from a PC running Vulkan on a Titan X at 120 FOV - with the player's personal upgrades and rune perks set for advanced speed and movement capabilities.”

Even though this footage is “only” coming from a Titan X, NVIDIA’s Brian Burke explains that with a “GeForce GTX 1080, Vulkan-accelerated DOOM is going to run even faster, and be capable of running smoothly at higher resolutions, delivering an even higher quality experience that will further enhance fidelity on your PC.”

Doom’s official release is just a few days away on May 13th, while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 will arrive May 27th and its GTX 1070 will chime in a few weeks later on June 10th.