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In the spring, Id Software and Bethesda announced that they would bring real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to the Vulkan-powered Doom Eternal. When we reviewed thsi latest Doom title, we found that it was already pretty stunning graphically while running really well on all kinds of different hardware. High performance and a bevy of graphics configuration settings means that Doom can run on just about any discrete graphics card from the last few years.  Now the Doom Eternal ray tracing update is here, though the tricky part about adding ray tracing effects to Doom is whether players would have time to notice them, since the game moves at such an incredibly fast pace. If we're... Read more...
When we last visited Doom Eternal earlier this week, the game's underlying id Tech 7 engine was upgraded to support both NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 technology and real-time ray tracing. However, at this time, the support is limited to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family of graphics cards. Now, we're getting a status update on Doom Eternal from id Software executive produce Marty Stratton, but it's a good news/bad news deal, unfortunately. The highly anticipated Invasion Mode has been canceled, which is definitely going to rub many diehard Doom Eternal players the wrong way. "As many are aware, we intended to release a free Invasion Mode update for the game; however, the unforeseen... Read more...
When we reviewed Doom Eternal last year, we lauded its amazing graphics and thrilling gameplay, noting it is a graphical tour de force underpinned on the id Tech 7 engine. Our initial impression still stands up, and might even undersell the experience. How so? A new update adds NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and real-time ray tracing to the mix for GeForce RTX card owners. Ray-traced reflections now abound in both the main campaign and expansions, adding another layer of visual fidelity to a game that already looks gorgeous. "Virtually all metallic surfaces and objects realistically reflect their environment, as do bodies of water and other materials with reflective properties.... Read more...
NVIDIA has some good news for a portion of the more than 70 million gamers who play Rainbox Six Siege, the popular competitive first person shooter. There is a new update available that adds support for NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, and with it comes a performance gain of up to 50 percent when playing at 4K. The caveat is that you need a GeForce RTX graphics card to benefit from DLSS, be it a current generation GeForce RTX 30 series based on Ampere, or a previous generation GeForce RTX 20 series card based on Turing. Actually buying a new graphics card is a difficult task at the moment (unless you're willing to pay way above MSRP), so this mostly benefits existing RTX... Read more...
Doom Eternal's next and final DLC, The Ancient Gods – Part 2, comes out tomorrow and should be a hell-razing good time. Developer iD Software announced the expansion with a tweet and trailer, which you can see below, but at the end of the day, the “war against Hell ends here.” The Ancient Gods – Part 2 follows Doom Slayer after he has “saved Earth from demonic corruption, defied all-powerful gods from beyond the cosmos and awoken an ancient evil for one final confrontation.” With this final fight, iD explains that players must “Unite the Sentinel armies and take the war to the stronghold of the Dark Lord himself in one last effort to seal away evil... Read more...
If people can get Doom running on old Nintendo hardware, surely Doom can come to the Nintendo Switch, right? Well, Bethesda is telling gamers to “Prepare for Joy-Con Carnage” as Doom: Eternal will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 8th. Doom: Eternal is the action-packed fifth entry into the Doom series that we looked at when it launched. You play as the main character, Doom Slayer, who returns to Earth the vanquish the demons from Hell that have killed most of humanity. Now gamers will have a new way to play, as anyone can “RAZE HELL any way [they] want when DOOM Eternal launches on Nintendo Switch!” When Doom Eternal reaches the Nintendo Switch, you will... Read more...
We already know that the GeForce RTX 3080 is going to be a performance monster, but just how good will it be in the real world? Well, NVIDIA is giving us a nice taste of what to expect with the first official gameplay footage of the GeForce RTX 3080 running Doom Eternal at 4K resolution. And we should say; this isn’t 4K with just some of the trimmings – this is Doom Eternal running at 4K with the Ultra Nightmare preset. In other words, this is as good as Doom Eternal gets when it comes to image quality and fidelity, and the GeForce RTX 3080 simply slices through the game like a hot knife through butter. We can see the GeForce RTX 3080 hovering around 120 to 160... Read more...
It is official, the ability to run Crysis is no longer an appropriate metric for measuring a PC's performance potential. I propose a new query—can your PC run Doom Eternal...at ONE THOUSAND frames per second!?!? Not at stock, it can't, and I doubt NVIDIA's upcoming graphics card will move the needle to four-digit territory. But give a person some liquid nitrogen and, well, it's entirely possible. I know this because it's been done, on a system equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Here's the thing—id Software's lead engine programmer Billy Khan revealed in March that id Tech 7 was capable of pushing 1,000 FPS in Doom Eternal, provided the hardware exists... Read more...
Id software recently announced that it was adding anti-cheat software to its popular game Doom Eternal. What id Software chose to go with to protect BATTLEMODE multiplayer gamers from cheaters was Denuvo, which requires kernel-level access to the host computer. Id Software has now promised to remove the anti-cheat technology from the game in its next PC update. Denuvo was included in Update 1 that launched last Thursday. Executive Producer Marty Stratton has posted a community update on reddit that says since the update went live, the Doom Eternal team has been looking into reports of instability and performance degradation for some users. Stratton also noted that the team had seen the concerns... Read more...
Doom Eternal has been an incredibly popular game since it launched earlier this year, but something new was added to help stop cheaters in multiplayer mode on the PC. An update added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software on May 14, and some players are outraged. Denuvo parent company Irdeto wrote in a blog post that the anti-cheat software was meant to keep the BATTLEMODE multiplayer portion of the game on PC safe from cheaters. What's bothering many gamers about the anti-cheat solution is that it requires kernel-level access to the computer. Irdeto notes in the blog post that its solution "doesn't have annoying tray icons or splash screens, and this invisibility could raise some eyebrows." The company... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris will be covering AMD's hot, new Ryzen 4000 Mobile platform in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop, id Software's killer and hella-fun Doom Eternal, and NVIDIA's latest DLSS 2.0 release with much better visuals and performance... Show Notes: 03:02 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Unleashed 12:54 - AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series For Laptops: Zen 2 Mobile Unleashed 17:05 - Doom Eternal: Demon Killing Gameplay And GPU Performance Review 19:50 - Doom Eternal Tips And Tricks For Optimizing Your Hell-Raising Gaming Rig 25:51 - Evaluating NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 Quality And Performance In Mech 5 And Control... Read more...
Update 3/25/2020: We've added results for the Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB to our tests and value charts.   Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and addictive gameplay. The series saw several releases up through 2005's Doom 3: BFG Edition, and then Doom went dormant. In 2016 after being acquired by Bethesda, id released a follow-up simply named Doom. That title was firmly rooted in what id does best: a smooth graphics... Read more...
Gamers who purchased Doom Eternal have quickly realized that Bethesda made a mistake in its packaging for the Bethesda Launcher. Everyone knew that Doom Eternal would be using Denuvo DRM to keep the game from being cracked and posted online -- or at least it would slow hackers down for a while. However, the developers mistakenly packaged a complete DRM-free copy of the game executable inside the game download package. The game executable, minus the Denuvo DRM software, sat in a folder inside the Bethesda Launcher version called "Original." We say the DRM-free "sat" in the folder inside the original download because Bethesda appears to have quickly realized the mistake it made and issued a patch... Read more...
Doom Eternal is here, and the early consensus around the HotHardware email thread is that the game is absolutely stunning. The 2016 Doom reboot ran great on relatively pedestrian hardware thanks to obsessive fine tuning by id Software and its id Tech 6 engine. The new Doom is harder, faster, and louder, but still unmistakably Doom, and it's a graphical tour de force. Since folks are diving into the game this weekend (no small part in thanks to multiple state orders to "shelter in place" because of COVID-19), we're here to share the quickest way to optimize performance. Tune-Up Those Drivers For Doom Eternal, Especially Graphics To start with, if you have a Radeon RX 5700 or GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER... Read more...
GameStop may have jumped the gun a bit yesterday by releasing DOOM Eternal a day early in its retail stores (in a bid to help stop the spread of COVID-19 according to a statement), but today is the game's "official" launch day. DOOM Eternal is highly anticipated, as it is the successor to the DOOM reboot that first hit the market in 2016. In an effort to give gamers the best possible performance in DOOM Eternal, both NVIDIA and AMD have released new graphics drivers with specific optimizations for the game: GeForce Game Ready 442.74 WHQL and Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 respectively. With regards to DOOM Eternal, NVIDIA states, "The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest... Read more...
In many places, you can't walk into a movie theater and catch a flick or waltz into most restaurants for a meal (it's delivery or pick-up only), but you sure as heck can march yourself into GameStop. Well, for now, anyway. There has been a call for 'social distancing' in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and while GameStop has not yet closed its stores, the retailer has decided to sell Doom Eternal today, a day before it is scheduled to release. "To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling Doom Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/29 to further help separate... Read more...
Information regarding id Software's incoming Doom Eternal has been coming in at a furious pace in recent weeks. We recently learned that the id Tech 7 engine is capable of sustaining 1,000 fps (if your hardware can handle it), and we're now getting a glimpse at the minimum and recommended specs for the follow-up the 2016 Doom reboot. The minimum specifications for Doom Eternal aren't too taxing, and should easily run on a gaming rig that is more than a few years old (as long as you have a relatively modern graphics card): Doom Eternal Minimum PC Requirements Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 10 Processor: Intel... Read more...
Forget all about Crysis, the new question is, can your PC run Doom Eternal...at 1,000 frames per second? The answer is no, it cannot, though not from a lack of technical capabilities on the software side. If you have the necessary hardware—and you don't—you could run Doom Eternal at quadruple-digit framerates. This is one of the highlights in shifting from id Software's id Tech 6 graphics engine to iD Tech 7. In doing so, Doom Eternal can essentially as fast as your hardware permits, which for ultra high end setups would be triple-digit framerates. "On id Tech 6, we maxed it out to 250 frames per second. This game, if you have the hardware right, it could hit 1,000 frames per second.... Read more...
Perhaps one of the bigger surprises with Doom Eternal is that it will be launching on the Nintendo Switch, along with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Less surprising is that it won't come out on the Switch at the same time as other platforms—id Software and its port partner Panic Button need a bit more time to optimize and spit shine the game for Nintendo's hybrid console. Will it be worth the wait? Prepare to be "stunned." It's still not clear when exactly Doom Eternal will arrive on the Switch, but it's definitely coming, and apparently progress on the port is promising. Or at least that is the impression of id Software director Marty Stratton. "We really haven't talked about dates... Read more...
According to id Software, the upcoming Doom Eternal will be "the best game we've ever made." That is a tall order to fill considering a string of great games that has come out of the software house over the past nearly three decades, but early trailers for the game have us buying into the hype.  We're equally impressed with new footage of actual gameplay from Doom Eternal, which was uploaded this week by the folks over at IGN. We're given a roughly 10-minute look at the game right from its opening moments. Right off the bat we get early glimpses at the shotgun, sticky bombs, and even the fan-favorite (and might we add, quite satisfying) chainsaw in action against the baddies.... Read more...
We are eagerly anticipating the launch of Doom Eternal, especially after developer id Software boldly stated it's the "best game we've ever made." There are plenty of reasons to believe that is true. Unfortunately, real-time ray tracing is not one of them, because as much as id Software likes playing with shiny new technologies, implementing fancy ray-traced visuals just was not in the cards. That is going to be a disappointed to anyone who forked over a fistful of dollars for a GeForce RTX series graphics cards. Technically, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX cards support ray tracing as well, though the GeForce RTX series has dedicated hardware to make such a thing feasible, especially on a triple-A titles... Read more...
It was with great disappointed that I wrote in October of last year about Doom Eternal's release being delayed until 2020, as it was originally intended to launch on November 22, 2019 amid much hype. Developer id Software opted to hold off a little bit longer to apply "speed and polish" to what will ultimately be the end result. Will the wait be worth you? Hell yes it will, if going by id Software's latest claim. The developer has been allowing various media outlets to sample the game ahead of its March 20, 2020 debut across several platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia). And in speaking with Gillen McAllister, an author of the PlayStation blog, id Software promised... Read more...
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