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Digital Foundry: the best 2019 4K TVs for HDR gaming

Updated with the latest models as of June 2019.

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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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A Plague Tale: Innocence - a fascinating game powered by stunning tech

A bespoke engine from a smaller developer delivers triple-A level visuals.

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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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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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Ninja Gaiden 2: a fighting classic gets a new lease of life on Xbox One X

Plus: DF Retro revisits one of gaming's most fascinating multi-platform releases.

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Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered delivers more than just a resolution boost

Visual and performance upgrades plus gameplay improvements.

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Devil May Cry 5: a spectacular fusion of cutting-edge tech and superb design

Plus: everything you need to know about every console version.

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Dirt Rally 2.0 on Xbox One X races ahead of the pack

Dynamic 4K vs 1080p on both PS4 consoles.

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Is Anthem performance really improved in the final game?

And to what extent is the E3 2017 vision actually delivered?

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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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Apex Legends: the Titanfall 2 engine evolved?

PC and console versions under the microscope.

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Resident Evil 2 remake plays best on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

A big divide between the base and enhanced consoles.

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Ace Combat 7: a classic series evolves with stunning visuals

But why does PS4 Pro outperform Xbox One X?

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Resident Evil 2 Remake takes Capcom's RE engine to the next level

Advanced effects push consoles harder - we take a look at every version.

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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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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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Sunset Overdrive PC: the game's great - but the port is basic

Resolution and frame-rate are the only real improvements.

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Jelly DealsGet a £300 off a 55-inch LG 4K TV, down to £449 for Black Friday

One of our favourite budget 4K TVs for HDR gaming.

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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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Jelly DealsHow to find the best Black Friday deals on SteelSeries headsets and mice

SteelSeries' Cyber Week deals are good, but other sites offer some SteelSeries gear way cheaper.

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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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Soulcalibur 6 analysis: every version tested

Image quality and effects work split the pack.

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Shenmue's HD remasters analysed: enhancements are sparse but the ports are solid gold

Genuine console classics properly restored for modern hardware.

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How No Man's Sky uses the power of Xbox One X

And how well does the standard console compare?

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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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The Crew 2 takes Forza Horizon's concept and ramps up the scale

And Xbox One X provides the best console experience.

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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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Far Cry Classic Edition is a barebones PC port

It's still a huge upgrade over the last-gen console releases.

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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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Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs

Tear-free, smoother action for AMD GPU and Xbox One owners.

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Dark Souls Remastered's network test puts the spotlight on Xbox One X

And the leap over PS4 Pro isn't quite what we thought it would be.

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FeatureSSX 3 is a retro masterpiece - and it's even better on Xbox One

Another unmissable enhanced back-compat release.

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Does Hellblade on Xbox One X deliver the definitive console experience?

And how well does the standard console hold up?

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Xbox One X's 4K Red Dead Redemption looks sensational

UPDATE: The Undead Nightmare expansion tested on Microsoft's enhanced console

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FeaturePUBG Xbox One performance still isn't good enough

The developer agrees, so what's the plan?

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Burnout Paradise Remastered is more than just a PC port

Digital Foundry finds a wealth of upgrades.

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Fortnite's new 60fps mode is the real deal

Buttery-smooth frame-rates on all consoles.

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PUBG mobile analysed: top-end smartphones compared with PC

And could the conversion work lay the foundation for a Switch port?

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Metal Gear Survive: every console version tested

Solid enough on PS4, Pro and X - but the standard Xbox One struggles.

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Can Kingdom Come Deliverance's tech deliver its ambitious vision?

Every console version tested, with Xbox One X on top.

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FeatureThe jury's still out on Metal Gear Survive

MGS5 was a technical masterpiece - Survive's beta shows that work still needs to be done.

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FeatureThe wait was worth it for Ethan Carter on Xbox One

Solid on standard hardware with strong X enhancements.

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The Witcher 3's Xbox One X patch delivers in spades

4K and performance modes tested by Digital Foundry.

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FeaturePUBG Xbox One patch analysis: two steps forward, one step back

Frame-rates improve, but performance is still poor overall - and netcode quality takes a hit.

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FeaturePUBG on Xbox One lets you view the PC settings screen

Quality set to "very low", or "medium" on X - but is that really the case?

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FeaturePUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

Early access code falls short of expectations.

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FeatureHow today's games could look and run better on future consoles

Xbox One X provides a compelling proof of concept. Digital Foundry talks to Microsoft's ATG team.

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FeatureXbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

Digital Foundry talks with Microsoft about Xbox 360 support, including the 4K-enhanced Xbox One X titles.

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FeatureBugged visuals mar Quantum Break's impressive Xbox One X upgrade

A big resolution boost and smooth performance - but visual artefacts are distracting.

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Halo 5: Xbox One X's most impressive 4K upgrade?

The way it's meant to be played.

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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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How Wolfenstein 2 scales up the console power ladder

Initial PS4, Pro and Xbox One analysis from Digital Foundry.

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How does Assassin's Creed Origins on Pro improve over base PS4?

Plus initial Xbox One impressions and metrics.

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The Evil Within 2 shines on PS4 - but Xbox One and PC fall short

Poor PC optimisation will frustrate those looking to play at a locked 60fps.

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Shadow of War highlights the strengths and weaknesses of PS4 Pro

The 'supercharged' console bests PS4 and Xbox One, but the shadow of Xbox One X looms large.

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FeatureHow Star Wars Battlefront 2's stunning tech scales across consoles

Digital Foundry breaks down the beautiful beta on PS4, Pro and Xbox One.

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FeatureProject Cars 2 runs best on PlayStation 4 Pro

Console performance analysed: Sony's super-charged console gets closest to a locked 60fps.