id Software CTO praises AMD's Ryzen platform in recent testimonial

Shawn Knight

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AMD recently published a video on YouTube in which id Software CTO Robert Duffy speaks about their experience thus far with the new Ryzen platform. Unsurprisingly, Duffy had plenty of positive things to say about AMD’s latest both from the perspective of developer and gamer.

Duffy said one of the first things they did when their Ryzen 7 PCs arrived was run Doom on them. Out of the box at 1080p, everything ran fantastic, he said, although you probably know that by now if you’ve read any Ryzen reviews.

They’re now starting 4K testing and will soon move to 8K, he said, adding that they expect everything to go well.

The id Software executive also praised the high core count which provides additional CPU headroom. For those doing livestreaming, for example, this extra headroom could really come in handy.

Duffy notes in the testimonial that they’re actively working on the next generation of the id Tech game engine and that it’ll be fully optimized for Ryzen. As you likely know, Ryzen suffered initially in high-resolution gaming in part due to lack of optimizations.

For our thoughts on the subject, be sure to check out Steven’s review of the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X from this past March as well as his look at the Ryzen 5 1400 which went live earlier today.

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"The id Software executive also praised the high core count which provides additional CPU headroom. For those doing livestreaming, for example, this extra headroom could really come in handy."

Why wont they use it for the game? They didn't utilize current processors so they had more power if needed, haven't seen any of their games use more than 50%. Hope AMD money makes them use more CPU power and not just hinder competition with artificial stress for intel platforms.

"They’re now starting 4K testing and will soon move to 8K, he said, adding that they expect everything to go well."

Does 8K matter to anyone? I'm struggling to keep 144fps in 1080p in most cases. 8K display with playable response times and 120Hz+ would cost more than a new car.

Release of scorpio and ps5 will be much bigger leap as they will do what their console overlords tell them. Can't make big leaps before consoles catch up.
 

Puiu

TS Evangelist
"Ryzen suffered initially in high-resolution gaming in part due to lack of optimizations"
I don't think I've seen any problems with Ryzen at 1440p and 4K. :D
 

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
"Ryzen suffered initially in high-resolution gaming in part due to lack of optimizations"
I don't think I've seen any problems with Ryzen at 1440p and 4K. :D
because its GPU bottlenecked. Which doesnt really matter per say, because who, apart from the most hardcore CS:GO players, is gonna care to play anything at 480p with 9000 FPS. but the point is its got really nothing do with the processor performing any more or less efficiently at different resolutions.