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If there's one thing about video games that absolutely bores the tits off me, it's tiresome discussions over what frame rate a certain release can hit. To me, if I can play the thing, and I can play it without it looking like it's moving through an especially thick soup, that's fine. I don't care if a game can or can't maintain a steady 60 frames per second, most of the time. I just want games to be good. Is that asking too much?
Often, yes, it feels like it - and that's another discussion, entirely. But if frames per second is something that gets your tits, um, excited(?), bend your peepers at this video of someone making this year's DOOM Eternal (our review, here) run at a chest-chafing, knickers-wetting, should-be-PC-annihilating 1,000 frames per second.
More specifically, this someone is actually a team of two Polish guys by the names of Piotr 'Lipton' Szymanski and Marcin 'Ryba' Rywak, of computer retailer x-kom, who achieved the FPS feat in this particular FPS game using an Intel Core i7 CPU, RAM and GPU specs full of numbers and letters that means something to someone, and actual liquid nitrogen. You don't tend to find that last ingredient of this home computer recipe on the shelves at PC World - unless your PC World is very different to mine.
You want specs? You got specs...
CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K @ 6.6GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus XI APEX
GPU: ASUS RTX2080Ti Strix @ 2.4GHz
RAM: HyperX Predator 4000MHz CL19 2x8GB
Drive: Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe Evo Plus
Power: Be Quiet 1200W Straight Power
The Polish pair made this happen by using a specially overclocked set-up, cooled with that aforementioned liquid nitrogen. It was a challenge they set themselves as part of Bethesda's QuakeCon at Home series.
According to the good folk at PCGamesN, the only way this worked (without everyone being destroyed, surely) was by using the cooling material, because "liquid nitrogen is perfect for keeping CPUs with unholy overclocks running cool". Which seems obvious, really, but I don't suppose all that many of us have some conveniently lying around.
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