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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 doubles Doom Eternal performance at max settings

On September 1, graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA revealed the new GeForce RTX 30 Series. The RTX 30 Series consists of three graphics cards — RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 — with the RTX 3090 supporting 8K gaming. Naturally, whenever new technology is announced, customers want to know how existing titles will benefit from this hardware.

Today, NVIDIA released a detailed video comparison of Bethesda's Doom Eternal running on an RTX 3080 versus the last-generation RTX 2080 Ti. Not only does the game feature slightly better lighting with the RTX 3080, but it also doubles the frame rate on many occasions. Doom Eternal runs at around 80 frames per second (FPS) on the RTX 2080 Ti and 160 FPS on the RTX 3080. You can take a look at the video below, with the FPS count appearing on the top right corner.

Doom Eternal was running at 4K resolution and max settings on both the RTX 3080 and RTX 2080 Ti. The boost in performance should result in a greater boost to visual quality for future games given the added power developers can work with.

The RTX 3080 costs $699 and should launch on September 17. The 8K-capable RTX 3090 costs $1,499 and should launch on September 24.

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