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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.

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.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 580/ RX 570 review

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

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti review

Pascal on a budget.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

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

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review

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

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.

Digital FoundryFar Cry Classic Edition is a barebones PC port

It's still a huge upgrade over the last-gen console releases.

Digital FoundryNvidia GTX 1180/2080 specs and performance: what should we expect?

A new GPU flagship is coming - but how powerful will it be?

Digital FoundryH1Z1 on PS4 offers Pro owners a gameplay advantage

The 'supercharged' console delivers higher frame-rates and smoother action.

Digital FoundrySamsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs

Tear-free, smoother action for AMD GPU and Xbox One owners.

Digital FoundrySony is working with AMD's Ryzen CPU tech - and PS5 is the most likely target

PlayStation programmer improving Ryzen support on a key developer tool.

Digital FoundryDF Retro: Revisiting E3 2004 - PlayStation Portable vs Nintendo DS

How these machines defined mobile gaming, from smartphones to Switch.

Digital FoundryPC gaming in the palm of your hand: Steam Link tested on iOS and Android

Hands-on with Valve's streaming tech for phones and set top boxes.

Digital FoundryIntel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK review: how powerful is the i7/Radeon Vega combo?

The great Intel/AMD hardware collaboration put through its paces.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

To what extent is a current-gen handheld feasible?

Digital FoundryWipEout on PSVR: an upgrade with no compromises?

The PS4 Pro original vs its new VR companion.

Digital FoundryPUBG Xbox One performance still isn't good enough

The developer agrees, so what's the plan?

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

Nintendo wants Switch to last beyond 2021 - and improved tech is the natural solution.

Digital FoundryBluepoint's next game is another remake

And it's bigger in scope than Shadow of the Colossus.

Digital FoundryHow does Xbox One X's 4K-enhanced Witcher 2 compare with PC?

CD Projekt Red's vintage 2011 visuals still look great - even on ultra HD screens.

FeatureCrackdown on Xbox One X makes a classic game even better

Prettier and smoother - and the action is still immense fun.

Digital FoundryDF Retro: What was actually real in PS3's E3 2005 reveal?

Beyond the target renders, a vision for the future of gaming technology.

Digital FoundryThe original Forza Horizon looks stunning on Xbox One X at 4K

No remaster required: another beautiful back-compat showcase.

Digital FoundryFinal Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?

Square-Enix's PC benchmark preview challenges even the most powerful hardware.

Digital FoundrySwitch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port

Minor visual boosts and performance improvements in both docked and handheld modes.

Digital FoundryNewcomer Shadow offers GTX 1080 gaming power via the cloud

Low latency PC gaming you can take anywhere. Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital FoundryMeltdown and Spectre: does patching your PC impact game performance?

Security fixes hit some applications hard - but does that include gaming?

Digital FoundryIntel's Core i7 with Radeon RX Vega graphics: full specs revealed

A full gaming PC in a miniature chassis revealed with laptops to follow.

Digital FoundryPUBG Xbox One patch analysis: two steps forward, one step back

Frame-rates improve, but performance is still poor overall - and netcode quality takes a hit.

Digital FoundryPUBG on Xbox One lets you view the PC settings screen

Quality set to "very low", or "medium" on X - but is that really the case?

Digital FoundryPUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

Early access code falls short of expectations.

Digital FoundryHow today's games could look and run better on future consoles

Xbox One X provides a compelling proof of concept. Digital Foundry talks to Microsoft's ATG team.

Digital FoundryXbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

Digital Foundry talks with Microsoft about Xbox 360 support, including the 4K-enhanced Xbox One X titles.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

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

Intel Pentium G4560 review: the ultimate budget CPU?

A gaming grade i3 in all but name, and yours for around Ł60.

Ryzen 7 1700 and 1700X review: better than the 1800X?

AMD's cheaper eight-core CPUs cut little and offer big value.

FeatureIntel Coffee Lake-S: Core i7 8700K review

The fastest gaming CPU money can buy.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K review

AMD hits the sweetspot - Ryzen is the better buy.

Intel Coffee Lake-S: Core i5 8400/ Core i5 8600K review

Mainstream CPU performance taken to the next level.

Microsoft Xbox One X review

The Digital Foundry verdict.

Digital FoundryHas Respawn fixed Titanfall 2 on Xbox One X?

New patch delivers a solid improvement.

Digital FoundryThe Intel and AMD partnership: what does it mean for gamers?

Digital Foundry on one of the biggest announcements in PC gaming history.

Digital FoundrySomething's not right with Titanfall 2 on Xbox One X

Dynamic res scales beyond 4K - but intense scenes look better on PS4 Pro.

Digital FoundryTech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie's return to PC gaming

How Bungie's engine evolved for the sequel, and why the game runs so well on PC.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry unboxes the final retail Xbox One X

Plus: details on upcoming review coverage.

Digital FoundryAtaribox: Ouya 2.0, evolved Steam Machine or something more?

What would it take for PC hardware to challenge consoles in the living room?

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Switch's 'impossible' Doom port

And can a PC specced to match Nintendo's hybrid deliver the same experience?

Digital FoundryRise of the Tomb Raider shines in HDR on Xbox One X

And Digital Foundry has the gameplay capture to prove it.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

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

Digital FoundryiPhone X: Apple bets the future of smartphones on Kinect's failed tech

Face ID shares DNA with Xbox's unloved camera - and seems to have similar problems.

Digital FoundryHalo Wars 2: how Xbox One X compares to base hardware and PC

Digital Foundry's first look at X scalability on a Play Anywhere title.

Digital FoundryWhat does it take to run Destiny 2 at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry on how budget PC hardware can deliver a superb experience.

Digital FoundryHow Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X improves over PS4 Pro

UPDATE: Screenshot and video comparison assets added to the analysis.

Digital FoundryHands-on with 10 Xbox One X games that show us what it's really capable of

Digital Foundry takes on Quantum Break, Titanfall 2, Gears of War 4, F1 2017, Shadow of War - and more.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Skyrim on Switch

Nintendo reveals first playable code at Gamescom.

Digital FoundryWatch Uncharted: The Lost Legacy running at 60fps

Check out Digital Foundry's first PS4 Pro 4K HDR video.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 performance preview

Initial benchmarks from the top-end liquid-cooled AMD graphics card.

Digital FoundryDF Retro: we play every single Sega 32X game

The hardware was terrible and bombed badly - but were the games worth playing?