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FeatureResident Evil Village: the Maiden demo examined on PlayStation 5

4K, ray tracing, performance and more discussed by the team.

FeatureThe 10 coolest bits of tech announced at CES 2021

Including HDMI 2.1 monitors, RGB face masks and gaming gum.

FeatureThe Last Guardian at 60fps is a joy on PlayStation 5

But you need the original disc version to make it happen.

FeaturePC ray tracing deep dive: Radeon RX 6800 XT vs GeForce RTX 3080

Breaking down how RT actually works - and how well AMD and Nvidia architectures compare.

Face-offs

Hitman 3 PC: the best settings - and how it stacks up against next-gen consoles

Improve performance with very little impact to visual quality.

Hitman 3 on Series X has a resolution advantage over PS5

But what about performance? All next-gen consoles tested.

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?

PC

Hitman 3 PC: the best settings - and how it stacks up against next-gen consoles

Improve performance with very little impact to visual quality.

The best gaming laptops of CES 2021: Asus, Lenovo, MSI and more

Trends and highlights from Digital Foundry.

FeatureThe 10 coolest bits of tech announced at CES 2021

Including HDMI 2.1 monitors, RGB face masks and gaming gum.

Nvidia at CES 2021: RTX 3060 and RTX 30-series laptop GPUs unveiled

Ampere goes mainstream, plus a big boost for laptop GPUs.

AMD at CES 2021: Ryzen 5000 processors for laptops announced

Bringing Zen 3 to mobile - plus a couple of Big Navi teases.

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.

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.

Switch

Guides

Best gaming keyboard 2021: Digital Foundry's picks

Leading mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards tested.

Best gaming headset 2020 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch

The best wired and wireless gaming headsets.

All PS5 and Xbox Series X games that support 120fps

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

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

Recommendations for all budgets, game genres and hand sizes.

Best ultra-light mouse 2020: 17 lightweight gaming mice for FPS gaming

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

The best 4K TVs for HDR gaming 2020 on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2020: 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.

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.

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