Digital Foundry Articles

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

Can Switch handle VR ports of its most advanced games?

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

DF Retro stacks up the new port against 25 years of home conversions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

DF focuses on the tech powering the PS4 Pro version.

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

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

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

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

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FeatureMetro Exodus: a vision for the future of graphics technology

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

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

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

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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.

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

How Epic Games doubled performance with the latest Apple silicon.

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

Nintendo's vintage 2001 console has never looked better.

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

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

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FeatureDF Retro: we play every single Doom console conversion

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

Our daily picks for the best laptops and PC hardware.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FeatureHow could Red Dead Redemption 2 improve on PC?

Companion app data hack offers up some clues.

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FeatureHow Metro Exodus uses Nvidia ray tracing to stunning effect

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

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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.

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FeatureForza Horizon 4 on PC is one patch away from perfection

Complete settings breakdown and performance analysis.

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FeatureAre SSDs essential for today's gaming PCs?

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

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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?

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

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

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

PS4's latest technical marvel under the microscope.

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

Plus: are new Pros quieter than launch consoles?

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FeatureHow Red Dead Redemption 2 uses the power of PS4 Pro

Examining Rockstar's enhanced console debut.

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FeatureAre mechanical keyboards really good for gaming?

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

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

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

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FeatureDF Retro: The history of water rendering in classic games

A refreshing antidote to the summer heatwave.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

Cutting-edge CryEngine visuals create a unique experience.

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FeatureSwitch's mobile mode analysed in unprecedented detail

And the hardware mod that makes it possible.

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

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

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

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

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FeatureGhost of Tsushima's E3 debut analysed: a stunning late-gen showcase

Sucker Punch bookends the PlayStation 4 era in style.

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FeatureTech Analysis: How The Last of Us 2 pushes realism to the next level

Naughty Dog's state-of-the-art animation system under the microscope.

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FeatureIn Theory: Will there be more than one next-gen Xbox?

And if so, what form could the new console family take?

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FeatureIs Halo Infinite our first look at a cross-gen Xbox game?

343's stunning engine demo under the microscope.

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FeatureHands-on with Super Mario Galaxy at 1080p on Nintendo's official Wii emulator

Powered by Tegra X1: a preview of how well Switch back-compat could work?

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FeatureHyrule Warriors' decent Switch port is marred by weird tech decisions

1080p resolution in mobile mode cripples frame-rate.

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FeatureNvidia GTX 1180/2080 specs and performance: what should we expect?

A new GPU flagship is coming - but how powerful will it be?

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FeatureEvolution Studios reborn: the cutting-edge tech of Onrush

How a former first-party studio built its first multi-platform game.

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FeatureH1Z1 on PS4 offers Pro owners a gameplay advantage

The 'supercharged' console delivers higher frame-rates and smoother action.

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FeatureDetroit: Become Human is a different kind of tech showcase

What happens when advanced tech, talent and budget is deployed on a more focused experience instead of a giant open world?