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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 FoundryNext-gen consoles: why we'll still be playing games at 30fps

Plus: See how Marvel's Spider-Man looks running at 60fps.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Can the PS5 Digital Edition deliver a cheaper next-gen console?

Removing the Blu-ray drive adds options, but the economics are still challenging.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Warzone declassified - the Digital Foundry tech deep dive

Infinity Ward reveals how it delivered 150 players on the biggest COD map ever at 60fps.

Digital FoundryThis is next-gen: see Unreal Engine 5 running on PlayStation 5

A genuine generational leap that must be seen to be believed.

Digital FoundryYes, Switch's Streets of Rage 4 port is just as good as PlayStation 4

Xbox One is missing a few options, but it's still superb.

Digital FoundryInside Xbox Series X: the full specs

We visit Microsoft for a briefing on the impressive tech of its next flagship console.

Digital FoundryCould Xbox Series X's 12 teraflop GPU deliver even more power than we expected?

Confirmed: RDNA 2 tech offers more performance than any AMD graphics card available today.

Digital FoundryMetro Redux on Switch: the making of an 'impossible' port

4A Games reveals how its PS4 and Xbox One titles transitioned to Nintendo hardware.

FeatureThe cost of PlayStation 5: are we looking at a $500 console?

Prices might rise - but Sony has room to manoeuvre.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Could the next-gen Switch use Nvidia DLSS AI upscaling?

Preliminary experiments produce some extraordinary results.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Can Microsoft deliver next-gen experiences while still supporting Xbox One?

With no Series X exclusives at launch, what should we expect from first-party cross-gen games?

Digital FoundryProject xCloud tested: has Microsoft really delivered a portable Xbox One?

Can smartphone streaming come close to the local experience?

Digital FoundryHow does Halo Reach on PC improve over Xbox 360?

The Master Chief Collection's enhanced mode revealed.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

Plus: are new Pros quieter than launch consoles?

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.

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

To what extent is a current-gen handheld feasible?

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 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 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?

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