The numerical simulation of high-energy femtosecond laser ablation on metal target is studied in this paper. Based on the two-temperature model (TTM), a new model considering the effects of the electron density of states (DOS) on electronic heat capacity, electron-phonon coupling coefficient and electronic thermal conductivity is established. As an example of gold target, the relationship between the melting threshold and the thickness of gold films is numerically calculated. Our result is more consistent with the experimental datum in contrast to the results without considering the DOS effects. This shows that the revised TTM of high-energy femtosecond laser ablation (i.e. DOS-TTM) is more reasonable compared with general used TTM.