Digital Foundry Articles

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 could Red Dead Redemption 2 improve on PC?

Companion app data hack offers up some clues.

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.

FeatureHands-on with the Subor Z-Plus: AMD tech tested in new Chinese console

How powerful is it - and how does it stack up against PS4 Pro?

FeatureForza Horizon 4's Xbox One X 60fps mode is the real deal

But native 4K shows off the visuals at their very best.

FeatureMarvel's Spider-Man - Insomniac's technology swings to new heights

PS4's latest technical marvel under the microscope.

FeatureHands-on with the deluxe PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

Plus: are new Pros quieter than launch consoles?

FeatureHow Red Dead Redemption 2 uses the power of PS4 Pro

Examining Rockstar's enhanced console debut.

FeatureAre mechanical keyboards really good for gaming?

How 'mechs' went from niche to mainstream - and which ones are worth buying.

FeatureForsaken Remastered - the welcome return of the six-degrees shooter

What made the original a classic, plus full analysis of the new release.

FeatureDF Retro: The history of water rendering in classic games

A refreshing antidote to the summer heatwave.

FeatureMeet the Chinese console that's like PS4 Pro - but with AMD's next-gen CPU

And a separate PC version runs your Windows games too.

FeatureNo Man's Sky Next on PC: brilliant visuals but performance is concerning

Steep GPU requirements, v-sync bugs and a poor tweaking experience.

FeatureWhy we need the power of Intel's next-gen eight-core CPUs

New consoles will reset the baseline - and CPU will be the biggest gen-on-gen leap.

FeatureThe Hunt: Showdown's tech takes survival horror suspense to a new level

Cutting-edge CryEngine visuals create a unique experience.

FeatureSwitch's mobile mode analysed in unprecedented detail

And the hardware mod that makes it possible.

FeatureOctopath Traveler: a 90s-style JPRG brought to life with cutting-edge tech

Unreal Engine 4 powers a hybrid game for a hybrid console.

FeatureWhy next-gen consoles shouldn't focus on 'true 4K'

With GPU power at a premium, new ideas and technologies must trump pixel-count.