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Doom's recommended PC specs and launch trailer revealed

By midian182 ยท 6 replies
May 6, 2016
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  1. There’s less than a week to go before ID Software’s new Doom title arrives. In preparation for the event, publisher Bethesda has revealed a slew of details about the game and its launch, including minimum and recommended PC specs, precise release times, and the amount of space it will occupy on hard drives. The company has also unveiled a new launch trailer that looks fairly impressive.

    Doom will require a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8.1/10. The minimum hardware is listed as an Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 CPU, coupled with at least a Nvidia GTX 670 2GB or an AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB. The minimum amount of system RAM is 8 GB.

    Bethesda recommends at least an Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better, paired with a GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 290. The recommended system RAM remains at 8 GB.

    Like most major titles these days, Doom takes up a fairly large portion of a hard drive. Those purchasing it digitally will require 55 GB of space and anyone with a physical copy needs to download an additional 45 GB of files to run the game.

    Doom is available for pre-order on Steam right now. Preloading will start at 12 AM ET on May 11. The official Doom unlock and server launch will take place at 12 AM ET on Friday May 13.

    Bethesda will be posting links on its site to the officially supported Nvidia and AMD drivers for Doom’s launch next week.

    Not everyone has enjoyed Doom’s recent multiplayer Beta; 63 percent of people gave it a negtive review on Steam, with many claiming the game feels more like Halo or even Call of Duty than the Doom they know and love.

    However, as it was a Beta version, the final game may have been given a few tweaks. And, hopefully, the single-player campaign will be as good as the trailers make out.

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    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,735   +825

    Look forward to the single player... need to buy a graphics card though.
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,929   +712

    Pascal is around the corner, if you can wait for say a GTX 1070 you should be good for a couple years to come. My year old 970 seems to be getting the thumbs up as a recommended card and it has no issue playing anything current at maximum settings, with exception to a few post processing options.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,735   +825

    Yeah I won't be able to buy for several months anyway. I hope I can get something to future proof for the future of VR, if it comes that is. I hope to see some much higher resolution displays being used in VR headsets. That is going to require some serious hardware.
  5. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 580   +469

    I got me a gtx 970 a few weeks ago and I'm glad I did as it has handled everything I've thrown at it so far.
    Like you I'm waiting to play the single player and its nice to know my system can handle it.
  6. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +127

    Just finished play The Old Blood in 5760x1080 with NVIDIA Surround on a GTX780 SC. Had to use "medium" settings for graphics to maintain 60fps but it was freaking amazing. The HUD was in the middle and the immersion was much better than NVIDIA 3D Vision since your whole perspective is taken in.

    Hopefully they'll have the same support for NVIDIA Surround on DOOM 4. Can't wait!
  7. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 292   +42

    Considering the beta didn't even allow 21:9 unless you modified config files, I doubt support for wider than 16:9 will ever be a thing.

    Another title to avoid until it's modded. That, or because it's a console shooter.

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