As the PS5 and Xbox Series X seek to make 4K/60FPS more affordable for average gamers, questioned have been asked of the PC gaming market. Machines with similar specs to the next-gen consoles can cost upwards of £800, and the 4K/60FPS PC gamers previously boasted about is no longer unattainable for console gamers.
However, if price isn't so much an issue for you, some new PC gaming rigs are continuing to blow consoles out of the water, especially with NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti slated for launch very soon.
We're not just talking about 120 FPS here, either. Read on to see how a team from Poland managed to create a PC that can run DOOM Eternal at a whopping 1000FPS!
DOOM Eternal runs at 1000FPS
In February 2020, DOOM Eternal's Lead Engine Programmer, Billy Kahn, told IGN that id Software's latest game could, theoretically, run at 1000 FPS with the right hardware.
Following these comments, a team from the Polish retailer x-kom decided to test Kahn's claim as part of a project for Quakecon at Home.
Piotr "Lipton" Szymanski and Marcin "Ryba" Rywak used liquid nitrogen cooling on an overclocked platform in their attempt to reach 1000FPS and, after some testing, managed to hit the impressive milestone.
However, some viewers in the comments were still not impressed by the achievement, pointing out that they only hit 1000 FPS when looking at a black wall. Still, as the PS4 and Xbox One version, which will run on the PS5 and Series X, only hits 60FPS, this is a damning comparison.
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How to reach 1000 FPS
1000 FPS, or anything above 500, is overkill when it comes to gaming, especially if you don't have the right monitor. However, if you want to try it out and hit the highest FPS possible, the team from x-kom posted their specs in the video's description.
- 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
It is also worth noting they used a manual liquid nitrogen cooling system to overclock their setup, significantly boosting its performance.
This may not be an attainable setup for many gamers out there, but as we approach the next-gen of consoles, still shows that in many aspects, there are some things consoles just can't do compared to a PC.