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Digital Foundry In-depth technical analysis of games and gaming hardware

Articles

Face-offs

Call of Duty: Warzone at 120Hz - has PS5 back-compat evolved?

And how does it stack up against Series X?

Doom Eternal's next-gen patch tested on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles

Ray tracing, 120Hz support - and even more impressive visuals.

Scarlet Nexus: Unreal Engine 4 deployed to excellent effect on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles

Impressive visuals that could easily work on the printed page.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's enhanced PS5/Xbox Series patch - all upgrades tested

A new native app vs the existing back-compat plus patch.

PC

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 | The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is more than just a remaster

Improved graphics are welcome, but it's the gameplay tweaks that make the difference.

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.

Guides

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

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

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

Recommendations for all budgets, game genres and hand sizes.

Best 65% keyboards for gaming, typing and programming

The smallest mechanical keyboard size to include arrow keys.

Best 75% mechanical keyboards for gaming and typing

Based on hundreds of hours of testing.

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 PC controller 2021: the Digital Foundry buyer's guide to gamepads

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

Best mechanical keyboard 2021: 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 Xbox headsets: Series X, Series S, One and One X

Wireless, wired, cheap and premium.

Best mics, lights and cameras for streaming on Twitch 2021

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

Best SSD for gaming 2021: shorter loading times, smoother streaming

Our top picks, plus what you need to know about different SSDs.

Best gaming keyboard 2021: Digital Foundry's picks

Leading mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards tested.

Best PC gaming headset 2021

Wired or wireless, from cheap to premium.

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.

All PS5 and Xbox Series X games that support 120fps

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

Best gaming mouse pads 2021

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

Best USB sound cards for gaming 2021

Our favourite external sound cards, featuring Epos and Creative.

Best 60%, 65%, 75% and TKL keyboards for gaming, typing and programming

Our favourite compact keebs from Corsair, Logitech, Asus and more.

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

The best wired and wireless gaming headsets.

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. He’s 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