Digital Foundry Articles

FeatureI bought Puma's Ł80 esports shoes so you don't have to

Plus: which esports equipment is actually worth it.

FeatureHow the new Doom patch dramatically improves previously flawed ports

Disappointing launch code has transformed into a no-brainer purchase.

FeatureIn Theory: Can Microsoft deliver next-gen experiences while still supporting Xbox One?

With no Series X exclusives at launch, what should we expect from first-party cross-gen games?

Feature2020 Vision: The Witcher 2 was a stunning tech achievement that still looks great today

But ubersampling and depth of field still melt even the best PC hardware.

FeatureModern Warfare 2019's classic Call of Duty 4 maps compared to the 2007 originals

How far have we come? And how does Modern Warfare Remastered slot in?

FeatureRadeon Boost analysed: is AMD's new dynamic resolution technology a game-changer?

Big performance gains are promised - but does the new software deliver?

FeatureProject xCloud tested: has Microsoft really delivered a portable Xbox One?

Can smartphone streaming come close to the local experience?

FeatureNvidia boosts Quake 2 RTX with brand new ray tracing features

A revitalised classic now looks even more stunning.

FeatureShenmue 3: a classic gaming experience re-interpreted by today's tech

It's a miracle that it exists at all - but does this sequel actually work?

FeatureHow does Halo Reach on PC improve over Xbox 360?

The Master Chief Collection's enhanced mode revealed.

FeatureCrytek's Neon Noir demo: ray tracing without RTX analysed

What it does, how it works and how well it runs.

FeatureDeath Stranding: a unique vision delivered by state-of-the-art technology

Setting a new benchmark for this console generation.

FeatureOverwatch on Switch: an overly compromised conversion?

It's playable, it works, but do the cut-backs go too far?

FeatureSony's latest PS5 details: the Digital Foundry analysis

Even the minor reveals count as major headline news.

FeatureHow could Red Dead Redemption 2 improve on PC?

UPDATE: The port is now official, so what can we expect from it?

FeatureShenmue 3: an Unreal take on a classic Dreamcast experience

The sequel that never was - seen through the lens of today's technology.

FeatureWhat's really going on with Zelda: Link's Awakening performance?

And can overclocking Switch iron out the hiccups?

FeatureZelda: Link's Awakening tech analysis: a simply stunning Switch remake

Performance drops are noticeable - but the overall experience is unmissable.

FeatureDoes Control's September update really improve performance?

Yes it does - but there's still work to do.

FeatureRadeon RDNA vs GCN: how much faster is AMD's next-gen architecture?

Performance rated teraflop for teraflop: what could it mean for PS5 and Scarlett?

FeatureGamescom 2019: did ray tracing finally find its killer app?

Hands on with the new range of RTX-accelerated games.

FeatureHands on with Minecraft RTX - the most astonishing ray tracing demo yet?

DF delivers a guided tour of the stunning Gamescom demo.

FeatureHands on with The Witcher 3: is this Switch's most ambitious port yet?

First impressions of the game running in mobile mode.

FeatureThere's a PC Game Pass title that changes the graphics settings on Xbox too

Use the options menu to improve console frame-rate - or cripple it.

FeatureAMD's X570 platform: is it worth upgrading to a new motherboard?

Plus: Why third-gen Ryzen might make sense on your older board.

FeatureAMD X570 motherboard tier list: features and price points

What's the best companion board for a new Ryzen CPU?

FeatureSwitch overclocking: how powerful is the fully unlocked Tegra X1?

Demanding games tested with CPU and GPU pushed to the max.

FeatureRevisiting the Famicom Disk System: mass storage on console in 1986

What was the Japan-only Nintendo upgrade actually like?

FeatureDF Retro - how N64's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was years ahead of its time

Revisiting the 1997 shooter with features even Quake didn't have.

FeatureSwitch Lite is coming - but what's happening with the Pro model?

Is the mini handheld really the only new launch?

FeatureBeyond 'arcade perfect' - Virtua Racing is a triumph on Switch

UPDATE: Now available in the UK, EU and US.

FeatureSwitch's next Tegra X1 looks set to deliver more performance and longer battery life

Nvidia's cooking up a new chip - and details are starting to emerge.

FeatureFinal Fantasy 7 Remake: yesterday's game looks stunning with today's tech

How 22 years and three console generations improve a genuine PS1 classic.

FeatureAMD pitches its new wave of Ryzen 3000 CPUs to gamers

All the multi-core advantages of prior Ryzens, but with gaming power comparable to Intel's best.

FeatureIn Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?

Rumours suggest it's happening, but if true, the technical challenges are immense.

FeatureSuper Mario Maker 2: how Nintendo's switching up its DIY platformer

Mario 3D World style support, story mode and more.

FeatureNioh 2 hands-on: how Team Ninja polishes and refines its winning formula

Alpha code reveals a solid 60fps mode plus an impressive HDR upgrade.

FeatureCall of Duty: Modern Warfare's engine revamp promises a generational leap in fidelity

Hands on with Infinity Ward's most advanced technology yet.

FeatureIn Theory: Could the Sony/Microsoft cloud partnership end the console war?

Why would rival platform holders join forces - and what does it mean for gamers?

FeatureIce Lake announced at Computex: Intel's 10nm 10th-gen CPUs

Sunny Cove cores, Iris Plus graphics, AI and better connectivity.

FeatureProject Athena detailed: Intel's ambitious push for laptop innovation

Here's the 2019 spec, plus info on Intel's unusual testing process.

FeatureRed Dead Redemption 2 patch 1.09 tested: has HDR been fixed?

Plus: graphics 'downgrade' addressed - but was it broken in the first place?

FeatureSwitch's 'boost mode' tested: what is it and how does it work?

Mortal Kombat 11, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey analysed.

FeatureLabo VR: how Mario and Zelda look and play in virtual reality

Can Switch handle VR ports of its most advanced games?

FeatureDays Gone tech analysis: Bend Studios' Unreal world under the microscope

Sony developers using Epic's engine deliver a very different open world.

FeatureIn Theory: is PS5 powered by an AMD Gonzalo processor?

Specs have leaked for a new AMD console chip - but what is it?

FeatureRay tracing now runs on older Nvidia GPUs - but how fast is it?

GTX vs RTX: can brute-force compute match hardware acceleration?

FeatureDCHDMI review: Dreamcast gets a digital video upgrade - and it's stunning

The mod that makes Sega's 20-year-old console look beautiful on a modern flat panel TV.

FeatureDF Retro: What links Bubsy the Bobcat with Days Gone?

The origins and legacy of a notorious 16-bit mascot.

FeatureSega's legendary Blast Processing was real - but what did it actually do?

And did any Mega Drive/Genesis games really use it?

FeatureGoogle Stadia specs: is this our first taste of next-gen?

Vastly improved CPU power, 10.7TF graphics - and unique cloud features.

FeatureSekiro: Shadows Die Twice analysis - the Dark Souls engine evolved?

DF focuses on the tech powering the PS4 Pro version.

FeatureThe Metro Exodus ray tracing experience: can we run at 4K60 locked?

And can lower-end Nvidia RTX cards sustain 60fps at 1080p?

FeatureYoshi's Crafted World: an epic yarn for Switch?

Powered by Unreal Engine 4 - a good fit for Nintendo?

FeatureMetro Exodus: a vision for the future of graphics technology

Impressive on consoles, but PC is a genuine game-changer.

FeatureNvidia FreeSync support tested - and it's a game-changer

It works well and the implications for display tech are profound.

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.

FeatureiPhone's new Fortnite's 60fps mode tested - and it's a tech milestone

How Epic Games doubled performance with the latest Apple silicon.

FeatureDF Retro: the forgotten Nintendo tech that makes GameCube HDMI possible

Nintendo's vintage 2001 console has never looked better.

FeatureArk: Survival Evolved on Switch is cut back to the absolute barebones

It's playable, but the visual compromises are extraordinary.

FeatureDF Retro: we play every single Doom console conversion

Doom is 25 today - and this is every console port the PC game inspired.

FeatureJust Cause 4 has next-level physics - but does it run smoothly?

An early look at the PC version, with consoles to follow.

FeatureDigital Foundry's best Black Friday tech deals: November 23rd, 2018

Our daily picks for the best 4K TVs, SSDs, PC gaming peripherals, games consoles and more.

FeatureDigital Foundry's best Black Friday tech deals: November 22nd, 2018

Our daily picks for the best 4K TVs, SSDs, graphics cards and more.

FeatureDigital Foundry's best Black Friday tech deals: November 21st, 2018

Our daily picks for the best laptops and PC hardware.

FeatureDigital Foundry's best Black Friday tech deals: November 20th, 2018

Our picks for the best TVs and monitors, PC hardware and peripherals.

FeatureDigital Foundry's best Black Friday tech deals: November 19th, 2018

Our picks for the best TVs and monitors, PC hardware and peripherals.

FeatureFinal Fantasy 13 on Xbox One X is a back-compat masterpiece

Enhanced performance, 9x resolution boost - and vastly improved video cutscenes.