Best Settings For Doom Eternal – Increase FPS, Boost Performance

Doom Eternal is finally out! If you want to get the best frame rates without sacrificing visuals, here are the best settings for Doom Eternal.

It’s been a while, but Bethesda’s DOOM Eternal is finally here. The game is optimized, and you’ll likely get good frame rates, but there’s always room for improvement.

We’ll help you find out which settings are worth sacrificing to get those extra juicy frame rates.

First, ensure that you meet the minimum system requirements for DOOM Eternal, and we highly recommend that you have a PC that meets the game’s recommended system requirements. If you don’t, you can expect unoptimized gameplay.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 (3.1 GHz)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB), NVIDIA GTX 1650 (4GB), AMD Radeon R9 280 (3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or AMD RX 470 (4GB)
  • HDD: 50 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD RX 480 (8GB)
  • HDD: 50 GB

Let’s move on to the actual optimizations, which is what you’re here for. Not only will these optimizations boost your frame rates in DOOM Eternal but they will also increase your performance in all games on your PC.

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Best DOOM Eternal Settings

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The first thing you need to know is that when highly anticipated games are released, both NVIDIA and AMD release game-optimized graphics drivers before the release date. So, update your GPU drivers first and foremost.

After you’ve done that, open DOOM Eternal, go to the Settings page and click on the Video tab.

  • Window Mode: Set this to Fullscreen for the best possible performance.
  • Resolution: Set this to Fullscreen for the best possible performance.
  • Vertical Sync: Set this to Off.
  • Enable HDR: Set this to Off.
  • Field of View: Set this to 103. We recommend you try this if you haven’t already.
  • Motion Blur: Set this to Off.
  • Overall Quality: Set this to Custom.
  • Texture Pool Size: Set this to Medium. If your graphics card has a lot of VRAM, you can set this to a higher value. You can’t really see much of a diversity between the different settings anyway, so Medium should suffice for most use-cases.
  • Shadow Quality: Set this to Low or Medium, depending on your preference. The shadows are the most performance-heavy aspect of the game. And just like Texture Pool Size, if your graphics card has a lot of VRAM, you can set this to a higher value.
  • Reflections Quality: Set this to Off.
  • Motion Blur Quality: Set this to Low.
  • Directional Occlusion: Set this to Medium or High. This setting does not cost too much FPS and it gives better depth-of-field in the game, so it’s worth turning it up.
  • Lights Quality: Set this to Low. The visual difference between the different settings values is negligible.
  • Particles Quality: Set this to Low.
  • Decal Quality: Set this to Low. The visual difference between the different settings values is negligible.
  • Water Quality: Set this to Low. There’s not much water in the game anyway.
  • Volumetrics Quality: Set this to Low. The visual difference between the different settings values is negligible.
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Set this to Medium or High. There is a small but noticeable difference and it is a good one, so you can adjust this setting to an even higher value if you wish.
  • Geometric Quality: Set this to Low.
  • Chromatic Aberration: Set this to Off.
  • Depth of Field: Set this to Off. Depth of field is a very nice thing to see in DOOM Eternal, so we definitely recommend that you keep this turned on. It’ll only cost you about 3-4% in FPS loss.
  • Depth of Field Anti-aliasing: Set this to On. This option does not cause any further FPS drop when the option above is turned on as well, so you’ll still be losing 3-4% FPS for some very nice visual settings.

Optimize Your PC For DOOM Eternal

Now that the game optimizations are finished, let’s do some quick PC optimizations. See our full guide on how to get the best performance in Windows 10 if you want to see more tricks.

Disable Discord Hardware Acceleration

How To Delete Discord

If you are running Discord in the background like most gamers are, we recommend that you disable hardware acceleration in Discord. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Discord Preferences.
  2. Click on the Appearance tab.
  3. Turn off Hardware Acceleration.

Disable Google Chrome Hardware Acceleration

Google Chrome

Google Chrome also offers hardware acceleration, and if you run it in the background, we recommend that you also turn it off. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Go to Google Chrome Settings.
  2. Go to the Advanced Settings.
  3. Turn off Use Hardware Acceleration When Available.

Close Down Your Background Applications

This should go without saying, but you should limit the use of background applications when running games. Therefore, make sure to turn off all unnecessary programs running in the background.

Our System

In case you’re wondering, we tested these settings on a PC with the following specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K (3.6 GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB

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