The folks at Bethesda and id Software released a new Doom game earlier this year. However, if you had a mid-range graphics card you might have been worried that you would not be able to run it at a playable speed on your PC. That is of course until now.
In a posting on the official Bethesda website Robert Duffy (iD Software’s Chief Technical Officer) said that the PC version Doom will now support the Vulkan graphics card drivers (if your graphics card supports Vulkan).
Download the AMD drivers here.
Download the NVIDIA drivers here.
So what does this all mean for you? It basically means that Doom a little smoother on your PC. On a deeper level there is a component inside your computer called a graphics card that makes it possible for you to see stuff on your screen. And of course, it’s the Vulkan technology that makes it possible for you to enjoy a slightly smoother gaming experience on games (and graphics cards) that support Vulkan.
On a more personal note, I could not be happier. I downloaded the Doom demo because I was not so sure if I would be able to run the game. I have a PC with an Intel Core i5 760, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 and 8GB of RAM. Needless to say I am quite tempted to pick up my copy.
Now even more of you can go forth, rip and tear until it is done!
Have you tried out Doom with the Vulkan support? If so have you noticed any difference? Let me know in the comments.