Digital Foundry Articles

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 X570 motherboard tier list: features and price points

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

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

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

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.

FeatureRed Dead Redemption 2's HDR support seems to serve no real purpose

Tests suggest it's an upscaled standard dynamic range image.

FeatureHow Metro Exodus uses Nvidia ray tracing to stunning effect

And the challenges facing developers using the cutting-edge RTX tech.

FeatureBatman: Arkham Knight PC revisited - can today's best hardware deliver 4K at 60fps?

Cutting-edge PC tech takes on one of PC's most notorious ports.

FeatureForza Horizon 4 on PC is one patch away from perfection

Complete settings breakdown and performance analysis.

FeatureAre SSDs essential for today's gaming PCs?

Solid-state drives tested: loading times, endurance, HDD comparisons - and more.