Looking to get DOOM: Eternal running at 1,000 fps? You can but it is not ideal at all. Earlier this year, id lead engine programmer said that running DOOM Eternal at 1,000 fps was possible on the if Tech 7. However, fans just laughed because who has the equipment to do that? It seems overclockers took it upon themselves to make it possible and it took a lot of liquid nitrogen.
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Bethesda brought on board Polish hardware retailer x-kom to help show that this performance benchmark is indeed possible. Of course, it required some hefty PC hardware, some of which we could only dream about owning.
This is what the Bethesda DOOM: Eternal 1,000 fps challenge ran on;
- CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K @ 6.6GHz
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus XI APEX
- GPU: ASUS RTX2080Ti Strix @ 2.4GHz
- RAM: HyperX Predator 4000MHz CL19 2x8GB
- Drive: Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe Evo Plus
- Power: Be Quiet 1200W Straight Power
While this hardware is extremely powerful, it is not powerful enough to get DOOM Eternal running at 1,000 fps. However, add a little bit of science into the mix and you have yourself an experiment. The team had to pour liquid nitrogen into the computer to make it work. Sort of like overclocking but with a more exciting thing on-screen other than a bunch of numbers.
The test was a success. The -196 degree liquid nitrogen helped overclock the machine to some incredible numbers. The game reached a max of 1,014fps when all eight CPU cores clocked in at nearly 6.6GHz. Of course, it required a lot of attention. Constantly pouring the liquid nitrogen, watching temperatures and maxing out the frames.
We don’t suggest doing this at home. Already, the two guys casually poured the liquid nitrogen into the machine without gloves. One can get seriously hurt if not careful.
You can watch The DOOM Eternal id Tech 7 experiment down below;