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Overclockers get DOOM Eternal running at 1,000 frames per second

It has been known for some time now that the id Tech 7 engine is capable of running at up to 1,000 frames per second, but powering a game like DOOM Eternal at that frame rate is no easy task. As part of QuakeCon at Home, Bethesda teamed up with some professional overclockers to see if they could get it done.

The polish team ‘X-Kom’ took on the challenge, making the world’s first attempt to get DOOM Eternal running at 1,000 frames per second. As you would expect, getting this to work involved plenty of overclocking, fine tuning and of course, LN2 cooling.

The specs for the system here are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K @ 6.6GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus XI APEX
GPU: ASUS RTX 2080Ti Strix @ 2.4GHz
RAM: HyperX Predator 4000MHz CL19 2x8GB
Storage: Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe Evo Plus
PSU: Be Quiet 1200W Straight Power

As we can see in the video, with a massive 2.4GHz overclock on an RTX 2080Ti and a Core i7-9700K clocked at a whopping 6.6GHz, this system was able to reach just over 1,000 frames per second in DOOM Eternal, hitting the milestone once and for all while also proving the id Tech 7 engineers right. Unfortunately, without a 1000Hz screen and capture software capable of also capturing a thousand frames per second, we’ll never really know first-hand just how smooth that frame rate is.

KitGuru Says: What do you think of this record breaking attempt to push DOOM Eternal (and PC hardware) to their limits?

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