Digital Foundry Switch

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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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Jelly DealsOne of the best budget 4K TVs for gaming is heavily reduced today

The 55-inch LG UK6300 is just 399 after an 80 discount.

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Saints Row: The Third on Switch is a great idea that's poorly executed

Last-gen performance and input lag issues mar the experience.

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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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Darksiders Warmastered Edition on Switch: high res or 60fps - it's your choice

An impressive port for both docked and portable play.

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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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How New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on Switch improves over Wii U

A by-the-numbers port or something 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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Warframe on Switch: Panic Button delivers another tech showpiece

The developer's run of superb conversions continues.

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Dark Souls on Switch is a current-gen port with last-gen visuals

But smoother performance, improved resolution and portable play set it apart.

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Zelda: Twilight Princess tested under official Tegra X1 emulation

What does the Nvidia Shield version tell us about prospective retro Switch releases?

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Okami HD's Switch release is a nigh-on flawless port

Whether you're playing docked or on the go.

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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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Crash Bandicoot's Xbox, PC and Switch ports tested

And we look at the new PS4 patch too.

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Paladins runs at 60fps on Switch and it's superb

Resolution takes a hit but this is close to the complete package.

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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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FeatureIn Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

To what extent is a current-gen handheld feasible?

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How Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is improved on Switch

Resolution upgrade when docked plus big loading time boosts.

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Switch hacked: unpatchable exploit is a security nightmare for Nintendo

Linux already running, custom firmware in development.

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Outlast 2 on Switch compared with PlayStation 4

Another impressively handled port.

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FeatureWhat should we expect from Dark Souls Remastered on Switch?

Digital Foundry assesses the first trailer footage.

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FeatureIs WWE 2K18 really the worst game on Nintendo Switch?

Digital Foundry assesses the latest, patched version.

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Payday 2's Switch port looks fine but runs poorly

A shooter that misses the target.

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FeatureDoes Switch's new Doom patch improve performance?

And what about boosts to image quality?

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Is Bayonetta on Switch the definitive console version?

Faster than Wii U and Xbox 360 - but what about Xbox One X back-compat?

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Switch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port

Minor visual boosts and performance improvements in both docked and handheld modes.

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Switch's Resident Evil Revelations is best played in mobile mode

Great on the go but falls short when docked.

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FeatureIs Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

Impressive when docked but portable play has issues.

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LA Noire's Switch port tested: could the system handle GTA5?

Rockstar's debut Switch offering reveals the challenges facing a potential port.

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Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

A remarkable technical achievement, but are the cutbacks too much?

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FeatureSonic Forces focuses on PS4 with clear issues on other systems

Xbox One and Switch have big downgrades, while Pro and Xbox One X deliver meagre improvements.

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FeatureHow Super Mario Odyssey pushes Switch to its limits

Digital Foundry on the techniques used to create the most advanced Mario title yet.

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FeatureHow Super Mario Odyssey scales across docked and handheld modes

HDTV gameplay moves up to 900p, mobile hits 720p60.

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FeatureDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Switch's 'impossible' Doom port

And can a PC specced to match Nintendo's hybrid deliver the same experience?

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FeatureSwitch's Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is far from definitive

A great game still shines, but it should have been better.

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FeatureMario + Rabbids is Switch's unlikeliest tech showcase

The Division's Snowdrop engine transitions beautifully to Nintendo's console hybrid.

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FeatureTech Evolution: 25 years of Super Mario Kart

Nine games analysed across nine consoles: Digital Foundry charts the evolution of the classic series.

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FeatureDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Skyrim on Switch

Nintendo reveals first playable code at Gamescom.

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FeatureMonster Hunter XX: Switch's first 3DS remaster analysed

A dramatic visual upgrade from handheld to hybrid.

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FeatureSonic Mania is the sequel we've waited 23 years for

Digital Foundry on how today's tech powers the perfect follow-up to Sonic Team's classic work.

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FeatureWhy Wii U ports on Switch are good for Nintendo - and for us

A generation of evergreen titles deserve a second chance on the new console hybrid.

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FeatureHow Splatoon 2's Switch tech improves over Wii U

It's about more than just the resolution.

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FeatureSuper Mario Odyssey: Switch's next big technical showcase?

Digital Foundry goes hands-on with the E3 demo.

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FeatureSuper Bomberman R's 60fps patch comes at a cost

Switch update improves gameplay by dropping pixel-count.

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FeatureMario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

Switch's enhanced Wii U port works beautifully on the go.

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Lego City Undercover on Switch holds up well against PS4

Significantly revamped over Wii U, with higher resolution than Xbox One.

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FeatureStandard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

Nintendo's claims of a custom chip come under scrutiny.

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FeatureBlaster Master Zero: Switch vs... NES?

A retro classic finally gets the revamp it deserves - 29 years later.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild uses dynamic resolution scaling

Does this explain why Switch's portable mode runs smoother than docked?

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Has Nintendo Switch already been hacked?

Old browser exploit compromises new console.

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I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for PS4

1080p on both, with frame-rate the only tangible difference.

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Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

Massively improved resolution, faster performance, better visuals.

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Is Zelda on Switch worth the upgrade from Wii U?

UPDATED: Switch wins out in GPU-focused stress tests.

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Dragon Quest Heroes 2: Switch vs PlayStation 4

Our first look at how Nintendo's console hybrid handles a multi-platform game.

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Zelda on Switch runs more smoothly in portable mode

But do the visuals hold up compared to the docked experience?

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FeatureSwitch Joy-Cons tested: are there really de-sync issues?

UPDATED: Does the system's day one patch resolve the connectivity problems?

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Nintendo Switch review

Digital Foundry presents its complete technical breakdown of the new console.

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FeatureNew performance mode boosts Switch mobile clocks by 25 per cent

Digital Foundry on how developers can access more Switch GPU power, plus analysis of the recent teardown.

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FeatureNintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

The new console runs faster when docked. Much faster.

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FeatureIn Theory: Could NX bring Wii and GameCube games to Virtual Console?

Emulation tests on Nvidia Tegra hardware show promising results.

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FeatureNintendo NX is powered by Nvidia Tegra technology

Handheld plugs into base station for HDTV gaming - but just how powerful is it?

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FeatureIn Theory: Will future consoles share identical tech specs?

Choices are limited when AMD is the only game in town.