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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 FoundryXMG Apex 15 review: Ryzen 9 3950X in a laptop - and we're not kidding

Can AMD's flagship 16-core CPU actually work in a 15-inch notebook?

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

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

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?

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 FoundryAMD Radeon 7 review: taking the fight to RTX 2080

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

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

A cut-back design offers up surprisingly decent performance.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

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

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review

Titan X Maxwell performance just got a whole lot cheaper.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review

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

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 1060 3GB vs 6GB review

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

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.

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

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

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 £60.

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

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

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 FoundryAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

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

Digital FoundryAMD Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K review

AMD hits the sweetspot - Ryzen is the better buy.

Digital FoundryIntel Skylake-X: Intel's new six, eight and ten-core CPUs reviewed

Core i7 7800X, 7820X - and the monstrous i9 7900X - put to the test.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501VI with Nvidia Max-Q GTX 1080 review

GTX 1080 graphics in a 15-inch thin and light laptop - is it too good to be true?

Digital FoundryAsus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC review: top-tier SLI tested

This GPU is incredibly fast, but how much faster are two of them?

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: what's the real story with gaming?

Controversy surrounds Ryzen's gameplay credentials. Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital FoundryIntel Kaby Lake: Core i3 7350K review

Is an overclockable dual-core CPU faster for games than an i5 quad?

Digital FoundryIntel Kaby Lake: Core i5 7600K review

It's the fastest i5 yet - but is that enough?

Digital FoundryAlienware Alpha R2 review

The ultra-compact gaming PC gets a big graphics upgrade.

Digital FoundrySony PlayStation 4 Pro review

Sony's mid-generation refresh analysed in depth.

Digital FoundryAsus Strix GTX 1070/GTX 1080 O8G review: high-end SLI tested

Are two GPUs really better and cheaper than one? Dual high-end Nvidia cards take on Titan X Pascal.

Digital FoundrySony PlayStation VR review

Can console technology provide a top-tier virtual reality experience?

Digital FoundryAsus ROG GX800VH review - the world's most powerful gaming laptop?

Liquid-cooled overclocked i7 meets twin GTX 1080s, powering a 4K screen. Is it faster than a Titan X desktop?

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 460 review

Digital Foundry analyses AMD's debut Polaris 11 product.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 470 review

The latest Polaris GPU is a 1080p budget powerhouse.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 480 4GB vs 8GB review

Do you really need to spend more for the extra RAM?

Digital FoundryMSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Z review: Living the 4K dream?

It's the most powerful GPU on the market, but can we game at 60fps with UHD resolution?

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon RX 480 review

Console-beating 1080p60 PC gameplay at a superb price.

Digital FoundryEVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition review

Unique hardware modifications, designed with VR in mind.

Digital FoundryHTC Vive review

A whole new world.

Digital FoundryOculus Rift review

Virtual reality check.

Digital FoundryBlackmagic Video Assist review

£350 buys you a broadcast quality 1080p60 mobile capture device that works beautifully with gaming hardware.

Digital FoundryIntel Skylake: Core i5 6500 review

The best value quad-core CPU for gamers?

Digital FoundryApple TV 2015 review

Cupertino's next-gen media streamer falls short as a games machine.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon R9 380X review

The fastest £200 graphics card on the market.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB vs 4GB review

How much VRAM do you actually need?

Digital FoundryNvidia Shield Android TV review

The next generation set-top box?

Digital FoundryIntel Skylake: Core i7 6700K review

The state of the art in gaming CPU performance?

Digital FoundryIntel Skylake: Core i5 6600K review

The CPU upgrade you've been waiting for?

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon R9 390 8GB review

The heat is on - has Nvidia's GTX 970 finally met its match?

Digital FoundryRadeon R9 380 2GB vs 4GB review

The case for more VRAM becomes clear as two versions of the same GPU face off.

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon R9 Fury X review

The fast and the furious.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti review

Cheaper than Titan X, with virtually identical performance.

Digital FoundryMSI GS30 Shadow with Gaming Dock review

Meet the 13-inch Intel quad-core ultrabook that transforms into a desktop gaming powerhouse.

Digital FoundryMSI Titan GT80 Titan SLI review

Titan X-class desktop gaming power... in a laptop?

Digital FoundryWindows on a stick: the Hannspree Micro PC review

A quad-core PC in the palm of your hand.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 960 review

The green team's 1080p 'sweet spot' card is good, but not great.

Digital FoundryAlienware Alpha review

Digital Foundry on the mini living room PC with the horsepower to take on PS4 and Xbox One.

Digital FoundryLinx 8 review - exploring the sub-£100 Windows tablet experience

What happened when Digital Foundry bought a £50 tablet in the Christmas sales.

Digital FoundryPlayStation TV review

Over-priced and under-specced.

Digital FoundryApple iPad Air 2 review

The tablet market is declining. Can this cutting-edge slate arrest the trend?

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

Meet the GPU that nukes almost the entire high-end graphics market from orbit.

Digital FoundryXiaomi MiPad with Nvidia Tegra K1 review

Desktop GPU architecture arrives on mobile. Do you really get last-gen console performance in an iPad mini form-factor?

Digital FoundryPentium G3258 Anniversary Edition review

£45 for a CPU that clocks up to 4.5GHz - do you really need that i7?

Digital FoundryMSI GS60 2PC Ghost with Nvidia GTX 860M review

Xbox One-beating graphics and desktop CPU power in a thin and light shell.

Digital FoundryDevil's Canyon: Core i5 4690K and Core i7 4790K review

Can the new i5 compete against Intel's first 4.0GHz CPU?

Digital FoundryAMD Radeon R9 295X2 review

11.5 teraflops of rendering power - Digital Foundry stress-tests the world's fastest graphics card.

Digital FoundryGigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R review

Digital Foundry on the powerful, ultra-mini Steam Machine you can buy now.

Digital FoundryNvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti review

The new Maxwell architecture debuts in an ultra-efficient entry-level GPU.

Digital FoundryRazer Blade 14 review

Desktop gaming power in an ultrabook shell.

Digital FoundryNvidia G-Sync review

The future of display technology.

iPhone 5S review

Pocket rocket.

Digital FoundryRadeon HD 7990 review

Unparalleled power, but at what price?

Digital FoundryNvidia Shield review

The ultimate in Android and portable PC gaming?

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