Picture of Richard Leadbetter

Richard Leadbetter

Technology Editor, Digital Foundry

Rich has been a games journalist since the days of 16-bit and specialises in technical analysis. He's commonly known around Eurogamer as the Blacksmith of the Future.

Featured articles

Digital FoundryDell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 review: can an ultrabook run the Crysis Trilogy at 60fps?

Intel's Ice Lake processor and Iris Plus graphics take on a legendary stress test.

Digital FoundrySony's latest PS5 details: the Digital Foundry analysis

Even the minor reveals count as major headline news.

Digital FoundryRadeon RDNA vs GCN: how much faster is AMD's next-gen architecture?

Performance rated teraflop for teraflop: what could it mean for PS5 and Scarlett?

EG20Let's play Quake 3, Half-Life and Unreal on vintage PC hardware

Eurogamer is 20 years old - and so is this retro PC.

Digital FoundryGamescom 2019: did ray tracing finally find its killer app?

Hands on with the new range of RTX-accelerated games.

Digital FoundryHands on with Minecraft RTX - the most astonishing ray tracing demo yet?

DF delivers a guided tour of the stunning Gamescom demo.

Digital FoundryThe new Nintendo Switch review: the updated Tegra X1 tested in depth

A massive increase to battery life - but what else has changed?

Digital FoundryThere's a PC Game Pass title that changes the graphics settings on Xbox too

Use the options menu to improve console frame-rate - or cripple it.

Digital FoundrySwitch overclocking: how powerful is the fully unlocked Tegra X1?

Demanding games tested with CPU and GPU pushed to the max.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super review: evolution, not revolution

More cores, more frequency and improved RAM - but just how much faster is it overall?

FeatureHow PlayStation 4 Pro is evolving into a great 1080p games machine

Why you should upgrade your console - even if you don't have a 4K screen.

Digital FoundryAMD Ryzen 7 3700X review: can gaming performance compete with Intel?

Team Red's best value eight-core chip takes on the Core i7 9700K.

Digital FoundrySwitch's next Tegra X1 looks set to deliver more performance and longer battery life

Nvidia's cooking up a new chip - and details are starting to emerge.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 5700/ 5700 XT revealed: full Navi specs and analysis

Team Red says they're faster than RTX 2060 and RTX 2070.

Digital FoundryAMD pitches its new wave of Ryzen 3000 CPUs to gamers

All the multi-core advantages of prior Ryzens, but with gaming power comparable to Intel's best.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?

Rumours suggest it's happening, but if true, the technical challenges are immense.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Could the Sony/Microsoft cloud partnership end the console war?

Why would rival platform holders join forces - and what does it mean for gamers?

Digital FoundryPlayStation 5 tech demo footage surfaces at investor conference

Spider-Man SSD speeds showcased, future plans shared.

Digital FoundrySwitch's 'boost mode' tested: what is it and how does it work?

Mortal Kombat 11, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey analysed.

Digital FoundryAMD board leak hints at next-gen 'Navi' graphics tech

Our first look at the next Radeon mainstream contender?

Digital FoundryIn Theory: is PS5 powered by an AMD Gonzalo processor?

Specs have leaked for a new AMD console chip - but what is it?

Digital FoundryRay tracing now runs on older Nvidia GPUs - but how fast is it?

GTX vs RTX: can brute-force compute match hardware acceleration?

Hellblade on Switch: just how close can it get to the PS4 experience?

An ingenious port of one of Unreal Engine 4's most challenging games.

FeatureDangerous Driving's sublime action and handling works best at 60fps

How PC, Pro and X power ahead of the standard consoles.

FeatureThe big interview: Phil Harrison and Majd Bakar on Google Stadia

How a global megacorp aims to change gaming forever.

Digital FoundryGoogle Stadia specs: is this our first taste of next-gen?

Vastly improved CPU power, 10.7TF graphics - and unique cloud features.

Digital FoundryDevil May Cry 5 PC's Denuvo DRM has a CPU hit

Capcom leaks unprotected code and it does run faster - but will you actually notice?

Digital FoundryIs Anthem performance really improved in the final game?

And to what extent is the E3 2017 vision actually delivered?

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti review: the new 1080p champion?

No ray tracing, but great performance for the price.

Digital FoundryApex Legends: the Titanfall 2 engine evolved?

PC and console versions under the microscope.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon 7 review: taking the fight to RTX 2080

Does 16GB of ultra-fast RAM beat cutting-edge ray tracing tech?

Digital FoundryNvidia FreeSync support tested - and it's a game-changer

It works well and the implications for display tech are profound.

Digital FoundryRazer Phone 2 review: as smooth as silk

Gaming is slick, but the 120Hz interface is on another level.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce RTX 2060: Ray tracing comes to the mainstream

But just how powerful is the new mid-range contender?

Digital FoundryHow Xbox One S is falling behind - but also defining the future

X addresses the hardcore, while S tech is set to target new audiences.

Digital FoundryiPhone's new Fortnite's 60fps mode tested - and it's a tech milestone

How Epic Games doubled performance with the latest Apple silicon.

Digital FoundryPUBG on PlayStation 4: a basic, rough around the edges port

An uninspiring conversion of the Xbox One game.

Digital FoundryJust Cause 4 performance analysis: every console tested

The game's massively more ambitious than JC3 - but do frame-rates hold up?

Digital FoundryJust Cause 4 has next-level physics - but does it run smoothly?

An early look at the PC version, with consoles to follow.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce RTX 2070 review: a good GPU - and potentially a great one

The DF verdict on the latest - and cheapest - Turing graphics card.

Digital FoundryMSI GS65 Stealth review: the ultimate all-in-one laptop?

Games machine, ultrabook... heavy duty 4K editing workstation?

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham Knight PC revisited - can today's best hardware deliver 4K at 60fps?

Cutting-edge PC tech takes on one of PC's most notorious ports.

Digital FoundryHands-on with the Subor Z-Plus: AMD tech tested in new Chinese console

How powerful is it - and how does it stack up against PS4 Pro?

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry to host GeForce RTX panel at EGX 2018

Is ray tracing really the future of gaming graphics?

Digital FoundryNvidia reveals GeForce RTX 2080 performance numbers

It's not just about ray tracing - there are big frame-rate increases.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 3GB review: the best budget graphics card?

A cut-back design offers up surprisingly decent performance.

Digital FoundryHands-on with the deluxe PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

Plus: are new Pros quieter than launch consoles?

Digital FoundryNvidia unveils new Turing architecture and teases 'RTX 2080'

Workstation products announced, gaming GPUs to follow.

FeatureThe rumours are true - Fortnite on Android doesn't use Google Play

The full install procedure revealed plus comments from Epic's Tim Sweeney.

Digital FoundryWhy we need the power of Intel's next-gen eight-core CPUs

New consoles will reset the baseline - and CPU will be the biggest gen-on-gen leap.

Digital FoundryWhy next-gen consoles shouldn't focus on 'true 4K'

With GPU power at a premium, new ideas and technologies must trump pixel-count.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

The red team brings the fight to GTX 1080 - but is that enough?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs 6GB review

Is three gigs of VRAM enough for top-tier 1080p60 gameplay?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review

The best choice for 4K PC gaming at 60fps.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti review

Pascal on a budget.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 580/ RX 570 review

Just how much faster are the new second-gen Polaris cards?

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review

The entry-level Vega takes the fight to GTX 1070.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

The mainstream 1080p graphics card you've been waiting for?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review

Titan X Maxwell performance just got a whole lot cheaper.

Digital FoundryNier Automata's surprise Xbox One port tested

Does X deliver the best console experience?

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo PC specs revealed

CDPR's tech showcase runs well on today's top-tier kit.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Will there be more than one next-gen Xbox?

And if so, what form could the new console family take?

Digital FoundryIs Halo Infinite our first look at a cross-gen Xbox game?

343's stunning engine demo under the microscope.

First Previous