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FeatureHalf-Life: Alyx tech analysis - a VR masterpiece that must be experienced

Plus: What kind of performance does minimum spec hardware actually deliver?

FeatureDoom Eternal analysis: how id Tech 7 pushes current-gen consoles to the limit

Next-level technology and brilliant design produce one of the best shooters of the generation.

FeatureInside Xbox Series X: the full specs

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

Face-offs

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Switch: a decent port of a truly classic game

An improvement over prior conversions, but not quite the definitive experience.

Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th anniversary: the new Xbox One and PS4 ports tested

The games are incredible - but what about the conversion work?

Metro Redux on Switch: just how close to PS4 does it get?

4A Games itself handles the port with terrific results.

PC

FeatureHalf-Life: Alyx tech analysis - a VR masterpiece that must be experienced

Plus: What kind of performance does minimum spec hardware actually deliver?

FeatureDoom Eternal analysis: how id Tech 7 pushes current-gen consoles to the limit

Next-level technology and brilliant design produce one of the best shooters of the generation.

FeatureStar Citizen tech in-depth: seamless scaling from gas giants to detail-rich alien worlds

A unique behind the scenes look at Cloud Imperium Games' immensely ambitious technology.

PlayStation 4

FeatureUpgrading a classic: a first look at the technology of Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Sacrilege or sensation? How Square-Enix and UE4 redefine an iconic experience.

VideoThe evolution of Tetris - and why Tetris Effect is "the perfect game"

UPDATE: New video with real arcade hardware and more games!

FeatureGod of War is PS4's next big tech showcase

Digital Foundry checks out a new slice of PS4 Pro action.

FeatureStar Ocean 4 is a console game with a PC settings menu

The full suite of options is available to PS4 and Pro users - but is that a good thing?

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.

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

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

FeatureXbox One S performance boost revealed

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

The Division has graphics settings we're not used to seeing on console

UPDATE: Ubisoft Massive discuss further console settings that could improve performance.

Switch

Jelly DealsGet the best wireless headset for Switch at 25 per cent off

The Arctis 1 Wireless also supports PC, PS4, Xbox One and mobile.

FeatureMetro Redux on Switch: the making of an 'impossible' port

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

FeatureSwitch's Witcher 3 patch 3.6 is an excellent upgrade to a superb game

PC cross-save support tested, graphics options explored, performance analysed.

Jelly DealsThe best Black Friday 4K TV deal returns: 999 for the LG B9 OLED

Here's why this G-Sync Compatible TV gets the Digital Foundry recommendation.

Metro Redux on Switch: just how close to PS4 does it get?

4A Games itself handles the port with terrific results.

Guides

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

The best first-party and third-party controllers tested.

Best mechanical keyboard 2020: 13 picks for gaming, typing and coding

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

The best gaming monitor 2020: Digital Foundry's picks for PC, PS4 and Xbox

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

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.

Digital Foundry: the best 4K TVs for HDR gaming 2020

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

Best gaming headset 2020 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch

The best wired and wireless gaming headsets.

Best gaming mouse pads 2020

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

Best gaming mouse 2020: DF's top wired and wireless gaming mice

Recommendations for all budgets, game genres and hand sizes.

Best gaming keyboard 2020: Digital Foundry's picks

Leading mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards tested.

Best ultra-light mouse 2020: 11 lightweight gaming mice for FPS gaming

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

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.

Best FreeSync and 'G-Sync compatible' monitors for Nvidia graphics cards

Our pick of the best adaptive sync screens, covering a range of sizes and resolutions.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super benchmarks: all systems nominal

An up-gunned RTX 2080 does not an RTX 2080 Ti make.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super benchmarks: solid upgrade

Extra performance at the same price as last year's RTX 2070.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super benchmarks: slower than RX 5700 XT

...although it comes with DLSS, RTX and VRS support.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 benchmarks: comfortably better than RTX 2060

Team Red's cheapest 7nm GPU is a worthy performer at 1440p.

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

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

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