While selling forums and pages have been plagued by users selling their GeForce GTX 970, GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti before they face devaluing tags, we continue to receive new information about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, coming this from the Bethesda, as they have tested the new high-end GPU from NVIDIA on its new game DOOM developed under the idTech 6 graphics engine. The surprise came when we saw that game is running no less than 200 FPS.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Runs DOOM at Up To 200 FPS on Ultra Settings With Vulkan API
Being more specific, the DOOM was running at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels on Ultra high settings using the Vulkan API. With the V-Sync enabled, the game ran around 140-150 FPS, but once it was turned off it could reach 200 FPS (undoubtedly impressive performance). The game is still in beta phase, so the Graphics card can offer more performance with Game Ready drivers and developers of DOOM will also polish their game, so this performance could increase from here to the launch of the GPU. Unfortunately, the test was not done under a 4K resolution to see the real performance of GeForce GTX 1080, but seeing such data, the new graphics card can easily run this game at 4K @ 60 FPS perfectly.
Vulkan can run on various operating systems ranges from Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10), Linux, SteamOS, Android. Also, unlike Mantle, Vulkan will be able to run multiple GPUs from various vendors, allowing a wider support than any previous API.
“The Vulkan API enables developers to get the best from NVIDIA GPUs, and we are proud of our role in its development,” says Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology, NVIDIA. “We are making Vulkan drivers available for Windows, Linux, and Android platforms, on the same day as the specification launch, and we’ll continue our work within Khronos to ensure Vulkan evolves to meet industry needs.”