Doom’s closed alpha PC requirements: calls for GTX 780

Doom’s closed alpha PC requirements: calls for GTX 780

Now that id is allowing a relative few to take part in a closed alpha build of Doom’s multiplayer, they’ve announced the PC requirements for the current build.

Like the build itself, these requirements might not be representative of the final retail release of the game, as there is undoubtedly some optimising to be done, but we can’t imagine the recommended specs changing all that much.

Minimum Requirements (720p)

64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1
Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better / AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB VRAM)
6GB HDD space
Steam account
High speed internet connection

Recommended Requirements (1080p)

64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7 @ 3.4GHz or better / AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0GHz or better
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB or more VRAM) / AMD Radeon R9 280 (3GB or more VRAM)
6GB HDD space
Steam account
High speed internet connection

While the GTX 780 doesn’t quite match the performance of the newer GTX 970, and certainly not the GTX 980, it’s still a fairly expensive card – if you can find one still on sale that is.

Equivalent cards are going to be about as costly, but given recent Steam stats, PC gamers by in large have the rigs for Doom at 1080p.

And we’re also confident that an i5 at 3.4GHz or better will perform just a well as an i7.

For those unluckily enough not to receive an alpha key, which is most of us actually, id has released a gameplay demonstration of what to expect from the early build.

It looks great, doesn’t it? We can’t wait to get our hands on the beta and eventual retail release of Doom.


Since we’re on the topic of hardware requirements

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