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PC

Feature | Hands-on with a fully ray traced version of Super Mario 64

The reverse-engineered PC port gets a shiny upgrade.

Feature | Inside Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition: the first triple-A ray tracing game

DF tests the first major game release that demands an RT-capable graphics card.

Feature | No, Nier Automata and The Evil Within PC aren't fixed on Game Pass

There are new features - but we'll be sticking with the Steam originals.

Review | Intel Core i9 11900K and Core i5 11600K review: calm before the storm

Two powerful new processors, but these chips don't rock the boat.

Jelly Deals | Where to buy AMD RX 6700 XT in the UK and US

All you need to know about the latest Radeon graphics card, including links, price, release time and performance.

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Halo: Reach's remaster is OK - but key improvements are required

PC and Xbox One versions of the Master Chief Collection remaster analysed in depth.

Feature | How Xbox One S is falling behind - but also defining the future

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

Feature | Xbox One S performance boost revealed

The new console has a faster GPU and we've benchmarked it.

Switch

Feature | Monster Hunter Rise: can a portable match a full console experience?

How Capcom squeezed a Monster Hunter World-like experience into the Nintendo hybrid.

Is Doom Eternal the most ambitious Switch port yet?

The id Tech 7 engine is designed to scale into next-gen - but can it run on a handheld console?

Guides

Best gaming mouse 2021: DF's top wired and wireless gaming mice

Recommendations for all budgets, game genres and hand sizes.

All PS5 and Xbox Series X games that support 120fps

Plus Digital Foundry's recommended 120Hz TVs and monitors.

Best mics, lights and cameras for streaming on Twitch 2021

Digital Foundry's tested and approved kit for game streaming and recording.

Our recommended RTX 3070/3080 PC build: CPU, RAM and motherboard picks

Great value components to use with Ampere or Big Navi GPUs.

Best ultra-light mouse 2021: 21 lightweight gaming mice for FPS gaming

All of the top options tried and tested by Digital Foundry.

Best VR headsets for Half-Life Alyx and other games 2021

Our latest recommendations, including Oculus Quest 2.

Best gaming headset 2021 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch

The best wired and wireless gaming headsets.

The best gaming monitor 2021: Digital Foundry's picks for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X

Including high refresh rate, high resolution and ultra-wide options.

Best gaming keyboard 2021: Digital Foundry's picks

Leading mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards tested.

The best 4K TVs for HDR gaming 2021 on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC

From entry-level champs to the best high-end OLED and QLED sets.

Best mechanical keyboard 2020: 14 picks for gaming, typing and coding

Digital Foundry's expert recommendations for quiet, compact and full-fat gaming keyboards with all the trimmings.

Best PC controller 2020: the Digital Foundry buyer's guide to gamepads

The best first-party and third-party controllers tested - plus mobile gaming!

Best USB sound cards for gaming 2020

Our favourite external sound cards, featuring Epos and Creative.

Best gaming mouse pads 2020

Thick or thin, big or small, speed or control?

Best computer speakers 2021: great-sounding audio for PCs and laptops

A quartet of excellent speakers from 50 to 600.

Best graphics card 2020: every major Nvidia and AMD GPU tested

The DF guide to the fastest and best value video cards on the market.

PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X specs: CPU, GPU, storage and more compared

These specs aren't the full story - but they're still an interesting point of comparison.

The Digital Foundry Team

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.

Articles by Richard

Thomas Morgan

Senior Staff Writer, Digital Foundry

32-bit era nostalgic and gadget enthusiast Tom has been writing for Eurogamer and Digital Foundry since 2011. His favourite games include Gitaroo Man, F-Zero GX and StarCraft 2.

Articles by Thomas

Will Judd

Senior Staff Writer, Digital Foundry

A bizarre British-American hybrid, Will turns caffeine into technology articles through a little-known process called 'writing'. His favourite games are Counter-Strike, StarCraft and Fallout 2. Will also tweets the latest tech deals at @DealsFoundry.

Articles by Will

John Linneman

Staff Writer, Digital Foundry

An American living in Germany, John has been gaming and collecting games since the late 80s. His keen eye for and obsession with high frame-rates have earned him the nickname "The Human FRAPS" in some circles. Hes also responsible for the creation of DF Retro.

Articles by John

Alex Battaglia

Ray-tracing radical, Turok technophile, Crysis cultist and motion-blur menace. When not doing Digital Foundry things, he can be found strolling through Berlin examining the city for rendering artefacts.

Articles by Alex