Doom is a classic DOS game. Back in 1993 this caused a revolution in the 3D-shooter world! Because it's an old benchmark it's suitable to measure the performance of 486 CPU's. Luckily Doom scales up quite well so you can easily use it to benchmark up to fast Pentium, Cyrix 6x86 or AMD K6 CPU's. Be sure to keep in mind the graphic card will play an important role so use a card with fast DOS performance like a Matrix Millenium II PCI or Voodoo3 2000/3000 PCI.

My benchmark method

To benchmark Doom I used the shareware version (Doom 1.9S) and left every option alone. This means I didn't change the window to maximum screen! After installing the game use the following command to initiate the benchmark: 'doom -timedemo demo3'.

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It will give you a message that 'demo3.lmp' wasn't found but this is no problem as demo3 is built-in the Doom iWAD. After the benchmark finished it will give you the score in realticks.

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To convert this to FPS use 35*2134 / realticks. In case of 1651 realticks this will be 45,24 FPS.

Be sure the gameticks are 2134. If not you probably have the wrong version.

Benchmarks run with this application
CPU (chipset) score
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
105.94
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
102.32
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
98.54
K6 233ANR (430VX)
98.41
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
97.63
Pentium 200 (430VX)
93.71
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
91.64
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
90.97
K6 166ALR (430VX)
90.53
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
90.31
Pentium 166 (430VX)
88.08
K5 PR166 (430VX)
86.55
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
84.68
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
84.21
K5 PR133 (430VX)
80.83
Pentium 150 (430VX)
80.57
Pentium 133 (430VX)
80.23
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
78.21
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
77.08
K5 PR100 (430VX)
76.14
Pentium 120 (430VX)
73.44
K5 PR90 (430VX)
69.74
Pentium 100 (430VX)
69.16
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
68.59
Pentium 90 (430VX)
63.35
5k86 P75 (430VX)
58.35
Pentium 75 (430VX)
53.05
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
45.24
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
44.72
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
43.60
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
41.98
Nx586 P90 (NxVLB)
41.03
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
40.12
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
39.62
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
38.88
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
38.30
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
35.75
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
32.22
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
31.37
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
31.12
DX2ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
31.10
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
30.85
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
30.09
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
30.07
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
30.07
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
27.59
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
27.58
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
27.54
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
26.17
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
24.59
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.58
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
24.58
i486 SX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.56
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.34
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
18.30
i486 SX33 (UMC PCI)
18.30
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
17.86
i486 SX25 (UMC PCI)
14.06
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
13.60
i486 SX20 (UMC PCI)
11.24
Am386 DX40 (MX83)
8.24
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ)
7.86
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
7.86
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ)
7.47
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
6.89
Am386 SX40 (ALi M1217)
4.68
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi+387-40)
4.60
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi)
4.58
Am386 SX33 (ALi M1217)
3.86
i386 SX25 (WDC ISA)
3.40
Benchmarks run with this application
GFX Doom score
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
71.67
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
70.19
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
69.02
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
67.96
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
67.77
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
67.53
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
67.04
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
66.98
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
66.68
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
65.74
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
63.24
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
61.27
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
59.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
53.81
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
45.87
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
45.02
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
44.95
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
31.26
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
29.86
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
23.34
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
18.76
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
16.17
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
15.90
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
15.90
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
15.80
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
15.55
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
15.20
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
11.80
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
11.70
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.87
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.83
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
10.70
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.34
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.30
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.02
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
6.27
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.69
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.36
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.18