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Ninja Theory is back with a beautiful-looking game - and it's got a really interesting PS4 Pro implementation. Can a game that looks this go…

No Man's Sky PS4 Pro Path Finder Update Analysis

In addition to all the Pathfinder content additions, how does PS4 Pro's patch improve over base performance? Well, how does 1080p60 and an 1…

Ace Combat 7 PS4: Tech Analysis First Look

John takes a look at initial work on Ace Combat 7, as shown at E3 2017. It's early days yet and the game is still in development with a 2018…

Project Cars 2 Console Performance/Resolution Tests

Dave has everything you need to know about Project Cars 2 image quality and performance across all three relevant consoles. And yes, PS4 Pro…

Outlast 2 Switch vs PS4 Graphics Comparison - Can Nintendo's Handheld Compete?

A very respectable port from developer Red Barrels. Switch runs at 30 frames per second with several other cutbacks, but the core experience…

4K Gaming! What Can PC Learn From PS4 Pro?

Checkerboarding, upscaling, temporal anti-aliasing, dynamic resolution... 4K or 'faux K', PS4 Pro can look great - so what happens when we u…

Pentium G4560 vs i3 7350K/i5 7600K/i7 7700K Gaming Benchmarks

So let's say you've built a new Kaby Lake budget rig. What are your future upgrade options? Just how much power can you unleashed with a lat…

Project Scorpio Exclusive: Final Specs Revealed!

Rich went to Microsoft to see Project Scorpio, talk to the people who made it and see software running. But just how powerful is it? This vi…

Asus ROG Zephyrus with GTX 1080 Max-Q Review

A full-fat quad-core i7 with a GTX 1080 in a 15-inch thin and light notebook - is this just too good to be true? Rich takes a good, long, ha…

What Does It Take To Run Destiny 2 PC at 1080p60?

Woah - just how well optimised is Destiny 2 on PC? This could be one of the fastest, most optimal PC ports we've seen for a long, long time.…

How Does Xbox 360 Back-Compat Actually Work?

Rich spoke to Microsoft about this - and has some answers.…

Far Cry 5: PC Settings and Performance Guide

We've checked out the console builds of Far Cry 5 and we're impressed - but what more can you extract from the Dunia engine via the top-end…

Let's Play Modern Warfare Remastered on PS4 Pro [4K Mode]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster gets a resolution boost to circa 2880x2160 on PS4 Pro. This works out as 125% lift in pixel output ove…

For Honor Beta: PS4 vs PS4 Pro Analysis

For Honor's Beta produces great results on both PS4 and PS4 Pro. Here's a look at graphical differences and performance.…

Wolfenstein 2: Xbox One X/PS4 Pro/PC Showdown

With anything up to a 2.25x increase in resolution, Xbox One X powers past its PS4 Pro equivalent and compares fairly well against PC. Howev…

Dark Souls Remastered vs PC Original with Mods - Is It Worth The Upgrade?

The original PC release was a disappointment, but the remaster stands to put everything right. With Namco Bandai offering a discount for tho…

DF Retro: Ridge Racer 5/Ridge Racer Type 4

John takes a trip to Ridge City for a weekend of racing action. We start with a look at PlayStation 2's first game which offers a wonderful…

Core i5 7600K vs 6600K vs 2500K Benchmarks

Stock and 4.2GHz overclocks compared between three generations of Core i5 processor.…

DF Retro: Analogue Nt Mini - the 21st Century NES

This week, John takes a closer look at the Analogue Nt Mini - the premium console designed to play NES games and more.…

DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2 E3 2000 Trailer

The classic MGS2 trailer from E3 2000, brought to YouTube for the first time at 60fps and sourced from the best version of the asset availab…

Switch Minecraft 1080p Patch: The Complete Analysis

Minecraft on Switch is finally the game we hoped it would be at launch! Patch 1.06 adds 1080p support, but is there more to the release than…

Intel Coffee Lake: Core i7 8700K Review

It's fast. Sometimes brutally fast. A hushed awe please for the new i7 - faster for gaming than the 7700K, faster than six, eight and ten-co…

Sea of Thieves: Xbox One vs PC First Look

An initial look at Sea of Thieves based on the recent beta, with a look at how the PC and Xbox One versions compare, observations on the tec…

Intel Hades Canyon NUC with Radeon Graphics! Full Review

This tiny form-factor PC combines Core i7 CPU technology with a custom AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU! Rich discusses the technology, reviews the NU…

Let's Play Ratchet and Clank on PS4 Pro at 4K

It looks amazing at 4K, it supports HDR, and it holds its frame-rate. Ratchet and Clank is one of the best PS4 Pro games you can get right n…

WipEout Omega Collection: PS4/Pro/PS3/Vita - Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

This Omega Collection remaster goes head-to-head with the original versions on PS3 and Vita! Tom gives an overview of the stark differences;…

Destiny 2 Xbox One X Analysis

It's Destiny 2, fully delivered in native 4K. So how does the Xbox One X code stack up against PS4 Pro and the maxed PC experience?…

DF Retro: Tomb Raider

John returns to Lara Croft's original adventure, comparing the Saturn and PS1 versions, along with the various PC editions - and what's the…

What Went Wrong With Mega Man Mobile?

The NES Mega Man titles are classics - but the new mobile ports simply aren't good enough.…

Ryzen 7 1800X Benchmarks

Facing off against Core i7 7700K and i7 6900K, along with Windows 7/10 and SMT on/off metrics.…

DF Retro: Soul Calibur

This week, John takes a look at the seminal Dreamcast classic - Soul Calibur. With its roots in the arcade, Soul Calibur stands as one of th…

AMD RX Vega 56 1440p Benchmarks

The sweetspot for performance and image quality, 1440p is where it's at for cards like the Vega 56.…

Destiny 2 PC: Can You Play on Intel Integrated Graphics?

Destiny 2 PC is super-optimal, but just how low can you go? We test i5 integrated graphics, the Pentium G4560's inbuilt GPU and we even take…

Doom Switch Patch 1.1.1 Tested!

You asked for it - and we deliver. Yes, Doom's 1.1.1 patch is put through its paces. Does image quality improve and what about performance?…

DF Retro Extra: Halo 2 - Revisiting E3 2003's Impossible Xbox Demo!

Bungie originally envisaged technologies for Halo 2 that turned out to be completely impossible for the team to deliver in the actual game.…

Knack PS4 Pro vs PS4 Live Graphics Comparison!

John and Rich sit down to carry out a bit of a first - a completely live PS4 Pro vs PS4 graphics comparison. Three consoles, one controller,…

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta: PS4 Pro Graphics and Frame-Rate Tests!

DICE returns with another beautiful take on the Star Wars universe. PS4 Pro support starts with a push to a dynamic 1440p in Battlefront 2's…

God of War PS4 Pro 4K Preview!

Your first look at God of War running on PS4 Pro via its 4K checkerboarding output. It's Sony Santa Monica, it's God of War, so - yes - exp…

DF Retro: NES Classic Mini - The Enthusiast's Review

And now for something completely different! DF Retro tests out the hugely popular NES Classic Mini. Does the quality of the emulation and th…

Pokken Tournament DX: Switch First Look

Tekken meets Pokémon, as Pokken Tournament returns for Nintendo Switch. We grabbed a first look at the game at E3, and returned with capture…

Tech Evolution: Mario Kart 25th Anniversary Special! 9 Games, 9 Consoles!

25 years on from Super Mario Kart's 1992 release, we take a look at Nintendo's series through the generations. From its humble mode 7 beginn…

Resident Evil Revelations: The Switch Analysis

Switch ports? As long as the game is good and the conversion work is solid, we say bring them on! The question is, does the Resident Evil Re…

Digital Foundry Office Tour + Core i9 vs Threadripper DF Workstation Face-Off!

We're leaving our offices, so before we depart, we thought we'd show you where we've been working for the last couple of years. And what abo…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Pro vs Titan X Pascal

A small preview of the kind of quality we aim to deliver. See PS4 Pro take on PC's Titan X Pascal in this Rise of the Tomb Raider comparison…

Resident Evil 7 Ultra HD: PC vs PS4 Pro - Does Resolution Really Matter?

The full-fat 4K experience on PC examined. Dave runs through the benefits of playing Resident Evil 7 on PC, and how that stacks up to PS4 Pr…

Call of Duty World War 2: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro First Look

A first look at how Call of Duty World War 2 compares between PS4 Pro and the new Xbox One X. Image quality, 4K scaling and performance are…

Dark Souls Remastered Network Test: Best Played on Xbox One X?

All console versions are tested in this small segment of the Dark Souls Remastered - and the enhanced consoles each come on top at 3200x1800…

DF Retro: Deus Ex

John takes a look back one of the greatest PC games of all time - Deus Ex. Then we jump over and examine its port on PlayStation 2 - a port…

Core i5 7600K Stock vs Overclock Benchmarks

See how i5 performance scales according to clock speed - and memory bandwidth.…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch vs Wii U Stress Tests

In our previous Switch vs Wii U performance test, we focused on the CPU glitching in the open world. This time we're stress-testing the GPU…

Radeon RX 570 Review

Just like the RX 580, the 570 is essentially an overclocked version of its predecessor - but the benchmarks are impressive, and more than th…

DF Retro's Failed Consoles: We Play Every 32X Game [Part One]

Part one of a two-part DF Retro special! John plays every single game available for Sega's mushroom-shaped disaster - the Sega 32X, or Mega…

FIFA 18 on Switch: Custom-Built or Enhanced Xbox 360 Port?

We've been playing FIFA 18 on Switch now and we wanted to put EA's claims of a custom-built version of the game to the test. So is this real…

DF Retro: PowerSlave/Exhumed

The 2018 season for DF Retro kicks off this year with a look at Exhumed or PowerSlave, as it was known in the US. Created by Lobotomy Softwa…

Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro: How Much Of An Upgrade Is It?

John takes a look at Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro. It's still the most technologically advanced game on the PlayStation 4 - but can the same be sa…

Why Project Scorpio is Good for PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro has some great 4K games - but plenty of less impressive implementations too. Why is this the case? And can the arrival of Scorpio me…

Ghost Recon Wildlands Xbox One X Analysis

A bit of a surprise package this one - 56 per cent of extra resolution over PS4 Pro, plus a range of visual upgrades.…

DF Retro: Halo

Starting with a look back at the history of Bungie, John takes a close look at Halo itself including the technology powering it and the smar…

Best Switch External Battery: Anker vs RAVPower vs Lumsing Power Banks Tested!

Looking to extend your Switch battery life to nine hours or longer? Tom's guide to Switch power banks is essential viewing.…

In Theory: What Next For Nvidia And Nintendo?

A second-gen Switch? A 4K graphics dock? An entirely new home console? Rich discusses the options open to Nintendo now it has access to Nvid…

AMD RX Vega 56 4K Benchmarks

You can game at 4K with this class of hardware, but we recommend judicious settings tweaks and an adaptive sync display for the best experie…

Xbox One X: Complete Xbox One Back Compat Analysis

Microsoft promised improved texture filtering, faster performance, quicker loading times and higher resolution in dynamic res games - does t…

Ryzen 5 2400G: It's Good But Is It Over-Priced?

The Ryzen 3 2200G is an absolute classic... the Ryzen 5 2400G? Well, it's better but perhaps not enough of an improvement to justify the pri…

Super Mario Galaxy: Official Tegra X1 Wii Emulator Analysis - Shield TV Gameplay

How might Wii games run on Switch? Well here's a potential answer - with Nintendo's support we have Super Mario Galaxy officially running on…

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4/Pro: Patch 1.06 Analysis

So, after complaints from us and many others, Rise of the Tomb Raider has been patched once again - and it's back to its best.…

Gran Turismo Sport is HDR's Killer App

Gran Turismo Sport is due imminently! We took a look at this week's demo and were impressed with the improvements over prior betas. Performa…

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered - PS4/Pro/Xbox One/X Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

One of the most overlooked games in the series gets a current-gen revival. While not as ambitious as Assassin's Creed Unity - also released…

For Honor: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro/PC!

Our last Xbox One X patch analysis of 2017 - and it's a good one. Ubisoft's X output has been exceptional overall and For Honor hands in som…

Grand Theft Auto 4: Xbox One Back-Compat Tested

When is faster frame-rate not necessarily better for the gameplay experience? Find out here in this performance analysis of GTA4 on Xbox One…

DF Retro Live! Saturn vs PlayStation at EGX Rezzed 2017

Catch up with John and Rich's retro discussion panel at last week's EGX Rezzed! Apologies for the video quality on this one, but hopefully t…

SNES Mini Preview: A 16-Bit Tech Showcase!

This week's SNES Mini reveal has John excited. Here's his breakdown of the key titles in the line-up, how they expanded on the SNES's core t…

Mario+Rabbids Battle Kingdom - A Superb Switch Showcase

Would you believe that Mario+Rabbids is actually running on the same engine as The Division? It's one of the most beautiful Switch titles mo…

What's Up With PUBG Performance on Xbox One?

It's the biggest game in the world right now, and now available via early access on Xbox One and Xbox One X. Reports are rife about tis poor…

DF Retro: Sonic CD!

The latest DF Retro concentrates on the often overlooked Sonic CD. Developed in parallel with Sonic 2, but by a very different Sonic Team...…

Mantis Burn Racing PS4 Pro 4K Analysis

Can PS4 Pro really handle native 4K at 60fps? Well, it all depends on the game. VooFoo Studios' Mantis Burn Racing is the first game to tota…

For Honor: PS4 Pro vs PC 4K Graphics Comparison

PC brings the full-fat 4K experience at 60fps - but PS4 Pro holds up very well nevertheless. Dave picks apart the advantages of going all-ou…

4K HDR! Final Fantasy 15 Xbox One X Analysis!

Presented in full HDR for those with compatible devices and displays, here's our complete analysis of the Xbox One X version of Final Fantas…

Dark Souls Remastered Tested on ALL Consoles: Only One Locks To 60fps!

The final release of Dark Souls Remastered given the full analysis treatment. 60fps console gameplay is its big selling point, but it turns…

DF Retro: GoldenEye 007/Perfect Dark

John takes a look back are the classic Rare shooters for Nintendo 64 - GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark. These innovative classics helped shap…

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare GTX 1060 vs RX 480

Dave sits down with the PC version of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. We had some issues getting decent performance from BLOPs 3, but this is…

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review!

Three new GPU kings in under a year. Nvidia's on a roll - so just how powerful is the new GTX 1080 Ti? Can it beat Titan X Pascal - and is i…

Super Bomberman R: 60fps Patch Analysis

So how did Konami manage to increase frame-rate from 30fps to 60fps? Well, there are compromises...…

Overcooked on Switch has Big Performance Issues

It's a really neat game on PC and other consoles, but we just can't recommend the Switch version of Overcooked in its current state.…

DF Retro Extra: Sonic 2 HD/Sonic 2006 Remake Analysis!

Sonic Mania propelled the franchise back to greatness, but did you know that its creator - Christian Whitehead - began as a community develo…

Bayonetta 2 Switch: First Look!

John and Rich sit down to talk Bayonetta 2 on Switch. There are some minor visual improvements, but really, it's all about the performance -…

Tech Focus - Anti-Aliasing: What Is It And Why Do We Need It?

What is anti-aliasing? Is it just about smoothing off the jaggies or is there more to it? Join Alex as we isolate what the problems of alias…

InFamous First Light PS4 Pro Analysis

It's another Sony first party exclusive with a Pro patch - and it's not bad at all. Rich offers up the lowdown on the enhancements Sucker Pu…

Days Gone PS4/ PS4 Pro E3 2017 Demo Analysis

An overview of the E3 demo. Unfortunately, assets here were limited, so you're not going to see much of an upgrade over the YouTube version…

4K HDR! Injustice 2 Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4, 1440p on Pro - so where do we go from here? In this video, pit Pro against X in full HDR, using our dual-wie…

Patreon Exclusive: Splatoon 2 Gameplay Capture

Exclusive gameplay capture for Digital Foundry Patreon supporters.…

Tech Evolution: Tekken - 9 Games, 23 Years, 4 Console Generations!

Join Dave as look back at every Tekken game ever produced, and how Namco evolved the series and the technology over the years.…

Sonic Mania: The Complete Analysis

A labour of love for John Linneman as the classic Sonic the Hedgehog titles on Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis finally get the sequel they deserve…

Xbox One X: The 4K Console You've Been Waiting For?

Does the Xbox One X deliver everything we were promised? Is it the definitive 4K console? Here's Rich with everything we know about final pr…

DF Retro Extra: How Fake Was The PS3 Reveal Really?

It is one of the most infamous console reveals of all-time and the arrival of the 'target render'. But how much of PS3's initial reveal was…

DF Videocast #11: E3 2018 Preview!

Preparing for E3 2018! Sit down with John and Rich as they discuss the games and the hardware they expect and hope to see during this year's…

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection PS4 Pro Analysis

Tom and Rich sit down to check out all three games in the Ezio Collection on PS4 Pro, stacking them up quickly against the PS4 version. It's…

Shadow of War: PS4 Pro vs PS4/Xbox One Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Analysis

Monolith Productions is back with this sequel and weaves in better 4K support on PS4 Pro than the original. A '4K cinematics' add-on is avai…

God of War PS4 Pro Extended: Patreon Exclusive

A bonus treat for our Patreon supporters. Sony provided a huge 107GB ProRes file of God of War goodness. Much of it was used in our recent e…

DF Retro: Ico

To celebrate the arrival of The Last Guardian, Digital Foundry Retro revisits the Ueda Collection on PlayStation 2, starting with Ico.…

Project Scorpio Supports FreeSync!

In actual fact, it's FreeSync 2 baked into Scorpio... Rich has the full details for you plus a video demo of what makes this technology so i…

Microsoft's Xbox One X Benchmarks Revealed

Remember when we revealed the hardware specs for what was then called Project Scorpio? Well, developers had a similar briefing - but with a…

GTX 1060: Max Q vs Laptop/Desktop - The Best GPU For 1080p60 Notebook Gaming? [Sponsored Content]

In this video, sponsored by Omen by HP, Rich checks out the standard and Max-Q versions of the GTX 1060. How do they stack up against a full…

Yooka-Laylee: A Superb Switch Port!

Yes, we've got PS4 vs Switch graphics comparisons, and yes, we've got a full performance breakdown. Playtonic's Switch port is a rare exampl…

Far Cry 5 vs Far Cry 2 Engine Analysis: A Decade of Tech Evolution

Maybe you've seen those YouTube videos showing Far Cry 2 using engine features absent from Far Cry 5... so what's going on? Alex investigate…

Let's Play Skyrim on PS4 Pro [4K Mode]

Dave's been tasked with checking out Skyrim on the PlayStation 4 Pro - and guess what? It is indeed running at native 4K with no visual down…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Pro 4K Showcase

Video sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment. See this remarkable game the way it was meant to be seen, artefact-free.…

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Xbox One X/PS4 Pro/PC Analysis

For many, this is the big one. The Frostbite engine is one of the most technologically advanced on the market. So how well does Xbox One X r…

Cyberpunk 2077: Complete E3 2018 Technical Analysis!

Among the most richly detailed trailers of the show, CD Projekt Red's latest takes advantage of an updated engine - building on the team's e…

DF Retro: Half-Life 2

John returns to the world of Half-Life for a look at its sequel - Half-Life 2. We revisit Half-Life 2 across every major platform from its o…

Intel Core i5 7600K Review

Just how fast is the new Core i5 7600K? How fast does it overclock and what else is required to push gaming speed to the limit? Rich investi…

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 1080p Benchmarks

You're wasting a lot of GPU power by gaming with the Ti at 1080p...…

GTX 1080 Ti SLI 4K Benchmarks

Just how much raw power does two GTX 1080 Ti cards running in SLI offer?…

Cuphead: Taking Retro to the Cutting Edge

Cuphead is a truly remarkable release, combining retro-style gameplay with unique vintage visuals. Here's the complete tech breakdown along…

Final Fantasy 15 PC Benchmark Analysis!

So how does Final Fantasy 15 run on PC, based on the recently released benchmark? What do the GameWorks features actually do and how much pe…

DF Retro: Sega Nomad - The Original Switch Hybrid Console?

Nintendo Switch is rightly lauded for its hybrid console concept - the idea of having a fully mobile console you can also use for living roo…

What Does The Overwatch PS4 Pro Patch Actually Do?

Full analysis of PS4 Pro's upgrade vs PS4 and PC.…

Spider-Man PS4 Pro E3 Gameplay Analysis

One of the most impressive titles at Sony's E3 press conference, Insomniac's Spider-Man finally gets a gameplay reveal. John and Dave discus…

4K HDR! F1 2017 Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

Another full 4K HDR presentation! Here, Tom and Rich sit down to discuss F1 2017 - it's one of the closest X vs Pro comparisons yet, so what…

Patreon Exclusive: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gameplay Capture

Exclusive gameplay capture for Digital Foundry Patreon supporters.…

Ryzen 7 1700: The Best New AMD CPU?

Ryzen 7 is a good but not spectacular gaming CPU - but for those of us who need more than just a games machine, it's well worth considering.…

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review

It's finally here! Rich takes a look at the star of the line-up - the Radeon RX Vega 56, stacking it up against GTX 1070, GTX 1080 and the t…

Doom on Switch: The Complete Analysis

We put Doom on the Switch through its paces and come away mostly impressed. Compromises are expected but the results come surprisingly close…

Will Switch Get A Revised Hardware Upgrade?

'New Switch', anyone? Nintendo has a history of hardware upgrades and with the firm planning for the Switch generation to stretch beyond 20…

Metro Exodus PC Tech Preview

How much of a Metro/4A nerd is Alex? You're about to find out in this detailed analysis of real-time PC gameplay from the phenomenal-looking…

Shadow of Mordor PS4 Pro vs PS4 Analysis

Tom and Rich sit down to discuss the rather excellent improvements made to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PS4 Pro. 1080p quality and 4K r…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Gran Turismo Sport HDR Sampler

Thinking of supporting our Patreon? Worried about 4K HDR compatibility with your screen? This free download is for you to test out our video…

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom PS4/PS4 Pro vs PC Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

Level 5 returns with a superb JRPG outing, reprising its hallmark Studio Ghibli style. A PC version is up for grabs this time, giving plenty…

Ark Survival Evolved: Xbox One Revisited

Since we took a look at Ark Survival Evolved on PS4 and Pro yesterday, we thought we'd go back and see how things have improved on Xbox One.…

Bayonetta on PC: A Superb New Way to Play

The game's almost eight years now so this PC port is well overdue - but thankfully, it's a great conversion and the gameplay is still golden…

Switch's Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Is Not Really Definitive

Yes, it's the best handheld version of Rayman Legends and by extension, it's well worth looking at - but no, it's not as definitive as the n…

DF Retro: Donkey Kong Country + Killer Instinct - a CG Revolution!

DF Retro levels up with a full analysis of Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct, along with behind-the-scenes stories on the making of th…

Tech Focus - Ray Tracing: The Future of Graphics Tech?

Ray tracing promises to deliver a massive increase to the fidelity of gaming graphics. But what is it? How does it work? And to what extent…

Let's Play The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 Pro at 4K

Tom and Dave sit down to discuss The Last of Us on PS4 Pro. Is it really native 4K in the 30fps mode? What resolution does it run at with th…

Horizon Zero Dawn Time-Lapse: World in Motion

Horizon Zero Dawn is the full open world package - and that includes a fully featured time of day implementation. Which can mean only one th…

4K HDR! Hitman Xbox One X Analysis

Io Interactive has revamped Hitman's visuals on all platforms, and released an Xbox One X patch. This was a great title on PS4 Pro, but can…

DF Retro: Nintendo Launch Spectacular

As a new Nintendo system draws closer to launch, John takes a moment to look back at some of the most impressive launch titles to grace each…

Let's Play Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch

John and Rich have both played - and captured - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. Here are the highlights of their…

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 1440p Benchmarks

Extreme frame-rates at 2.5K...…

Prey PC Analysis: Even A Budget Rig Can Hit 1080p60!

Well done to Arkane Austin! Even running the powerful CryEngine, Prey runs really well. GTX 1060 and RX 580 will max the game at 1080p easil…

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus: First Look

Here's our first look at Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. PC footage here, and it's looking beautiful, running on the same idTech6 engine as…

Intel Coffee Lake: Core i5 8400/ i5 8600K Review

Last-gen i7 performance for i5 money. The new Coffee Lake i5s are put to the test in this extensive analysis.…

DF Retro: Analogue Super Nt Review!

Not just an emulator, not just a hardware clone, but a genuine labour of love.…

DF Retro Extra: PSP vs DS at E3 2004!

Nintendo DS vs Sony PSP - when these two handhelds debuted at E3 2004, it looked like the most one-sided console war ever, but history would…

Rise of the Tomb Raider: The Complete PS4 Pro Analysis

It's been a while coming, but here's John's complete tech analysis of the PS4 Pro version of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Just a shame that the…

Patreon Exclusive: Crash Bandicoot 1/2 PS4 Pro vs PS1 Comparison

Just the comparison clips - and it's quite remarkable how closely John managed to synchronise these extended captures!…

The Witcher 3: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

It's finally here! The WItcher 3's long-awaited Xbox One X patch gives it two new options: a 4K mode and a performance mode. The 4K mode tar…

How Scorpio Targets Ultra HD Gaming

Rich reveals new Scorpio spec details based on a leaked Microsoft whitepaper we received a couple of weeks back. ESRAM isn't in Scorpio - bu…

Ryzen 7 1700/1700X/1800X Benchmarks

All three eight-core Ryzens face-off against the Core i7 7700K.…

How Fast Is A GTX 1070 Laptop? What About 4K and G-Sync? [Sponsored]

In this video, sponsored by HP Omen, Rich checks out the mobile version of the GTX 1070. Is it as powerful as the desktop GTX 1070? Can you…

Monster Hunter XX Switch vs 3DS Face-Off

We've seen how Switch adapts PS4 and Wii U titles to run on its hybrid console set-up - but just how far can an existing 3DS game be pushed?…

Digital Foundry 2017 4K HDR TV Buyers' Guide

Just bought an Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro? Looking for the best 4K HDR TVs? Join Rich and Dave as they discuss the best displays they'v…

Dark Souls Remastered: Switch Trailer Analysis + Xbox 360 Graphics Comparison!

A super early look at one of Nintendo Switch's most anticipated remasters. Even with limited trailer footage to analyse, evidence here sugge…

DF Videocast #12: Microsoft at E3 2018!

Join John and Rich for their reactions to Microsoft's storming E3 media briefing.…

Watch Dogs 2 PC 4K vs PS4 Pro Comparison

What does it takes to run Watch Dogs 2 on PC at 4K with 60fps gameplay? And how does the PC version compare to the PS4 Pro version? Rich fir…

Assassin's Creed Origins PC vs PS4 Pro 4K Analysis!

A 4K head-to-head - native ultra HD vs 'faux K' on PS4 Pro, plus the remainder of our comparison coverage with Xbox One vs base PS4 head-to-…

Dark Souls Remastered: Early PS4 Pro vs Xbox 360 Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate test!

How much of an upgrade is it? From Software retools a classic for the modern generation, adding new effects, textures and a reworked lightin…

DF Retro: Crusader No Remose

This week John explores one of the most important developers in PC gaming history - Origin Systems. From Ultima to Wing Commander, Origin pr…

DF Retro: Shadow of the Colossus

John revisits Shadow of the Colossus, revealing early concept work, deep-diving into the brilliant technology, then moving on to the best wa…

Grand Theft Auto 4 Episodes: Xbox One Back-Compat Tested

Backwards compatibility analysis of The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, where we compare Xbox One performance with Xbox 360…

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Xbox One Back-Compat Analysis

The Xbox 360 version always had the fastest performance vs PS3 and Wii U. On Xbox One, BLOPs 2 is even smoother.…

Splatoon 2 on Switch: How Does it Improve Over Wii U?

We've got final Splatoon 2 code and we're able to tell you everything we know about the single-player mode of the game. But we're more focus…

New Xbox Tech Saves HDD Space And Cuts Downloads!

It's called Intelligent Delivery and it ensures that Xbox One owners won't be downloading the X's 4K assets - but it does so, so much more.…

Rocket League Switch Analysis

Another current-gen PS4 and Xbox One title makes its way to Switch. Rocket League is renowned for its super-slick 60fps gameplay. Does that…

PS5: When Can Sony Deliver A Generational Leap?

We've seen some reports suggesting a PlayStation 5 due this year! It's not going to happen, but realistically just when can we see the 6x to…

Skyrim PS4 Pro vs PS4/PC Ultra Comparison/Analysis

How does Skyrim on PS4 Pro stack up against the maxed out PC experience, and indeed PlayStation 4? And can the 4K Pro really have some perfo…

Rocket League PS4 Pro 4K Analysis

It may not be native 4K as such, but it looks as good as.…

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Patreon Exclusive: More Zelda: Breath of the Wild Footage

Commentary-free capture from the Nintendo Switch version of Breath of the Wild.…

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The best way to utilise the power of the new GPU king.…

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The next generation of surround sound is coming to PC and Xbox One. Dolby Atmos adds a height component to surround, but how does it work on…

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At worst, this game drops to 20fps on PS4 Pro - much slower than the base PS4 game. But how much of an issue is this across the entire game?…

Patreon Exclusive: Crash Bandicoot 3 PS4 Pro vs PS1 Comparison

More exclusive footage for Patreon supporters - our raw comparison clips for the Crash Bandicoot 3 comparison!…

6 Xbox One X Games That Power Past PS4 Pro - And 5 That Don't

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How does a super-fast Core i3 processor compare to the unlocked Core i5 and i7 Kaby Lake CPUs? All of Intel's K chips compared at clock spee…

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A look at an early Testifire build of Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch. The game fixes at 1280x720 while in docked mode here, while a dynamic r…

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Tom and Rich sit down to discuss Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal and to talk about some of the key games shown.…

Starcraft Remastered vs Original Graphics Comparison

Blizzard's classic 1998 RTS makes a grand return with spruced-up textures supporting 4K screens, improved lighting and upgraded shadows. The…

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How did they do that? The Switch port of Skyrim is excellent - Tom and Rich convene to discuss the necessary compromises and cutbacks, with…

DF Retro Extra: Ion Maiden Tech Interview

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More post-media briefing discussion as John and Rich talk over Sony's showing - and the lack of a PS5 reveal.…

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Tom and Rich sit down to discuss the new PlayStation 4 upgrade to Metal Gear Solid 5. It's a three year old game and this patch has come out…

Doom's 4K Patch Analysed: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

You get a higher resolution, but 4K? Only in select circumstances and only on Xbox One X. And what are the performance implications?…

TV Settings Explained: Get The Best Gaming Picture

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The new AMD hardware up against RX 480 and the Nvidia rivals.…

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Review

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PC CPU Review 2017: A True Generational Leap... Finally?

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FreeSync Tested on Xbox One X!

Variable Refresh, FreeSync, Adaptive Sync... it has many names, but it's now available on preview versions of the Xbox One dashboard and we'…

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Everything you need to know about the Battlefield 1 PS4 Pro upgrade. Extra resolution! Improved effects! Faster performance! But how does it…

Resogun PS4 Pro 4K Patch Analysis

Arguably the best PS4 launch title gets a Pro patch - it runs at native 4K and it matches performance of the 1080p original point for point.…

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So what would happen if a developer used the power of Xbox One X for upgrades not exclusively limited to a resolution bump? That seems to be…

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Fast RMX: Switch Shines Over Wii U!

Switch is much more than a portable Wii U with a dock - Fast RMX is an enhanced port of Fast Racing Neo. Resolution, visual effects - everyt…

Arms on Switch: First Look!

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Ryzen brings out the big guns for its mainstream CPUs - six cores, 12 threads. Up against that, the Core i5 holds up well - but given the ch…

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No ifs or buts about it - Hitman represents a solid improvement on PlayStation 4 Pro. 1440p resolution, better texture streaming and faster…

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Tetsuya Mizuguchi's classic has finally arrived on PC, with brilliant VR support and excellent scalability across a range of gaming hardware…

DF Retro: Shenmue 2

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LG B6 OLED 4K TV: Best Gaming, HDR and Media Settings

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The pace of technological advancement is slowing down. Xbox One X is the fastest console possible in 2017 but how much of a leap is it compa…

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Is this the most ambitious open-world game to run on a portable console? Switch turns in a stunning - if in many ways flawed - rendition of…

Fortnite: iPhone X vs Xbox One X Comparison!

What happens when the biggest game in the world is compared running on the most powerful smartphone and Microsoft's six teraflop console bea…

Fortnite: Switch vs Xbox One X Graphics Comparison - How does Nintendo's handheld hold up?

The biggest game of the year lands on Nintendo Switch. Fortnite runs at 30fps in both docked and portable modes - but how do the visuals mat…

Diablo 3 PS4 Pro Analysis: Is There a 4K Upgrade?

Tom checks out the new Diablo 3 PS4 Pro patch. Can it deliver 4K resolution and are there any other goodies to enjoy?…

FIFA 18 Xbox One X vs PS4 vs PC Comparison

The complete head-to-head, featuring the 4K maxed PC version stacked up against PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Which one - if any - emerges triumph…

Resident Evil 7 on Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

Another big game got an Xbox One X enhancement! Here's how Resident Evil 7 on X improves over the standard console, along with some intrigui…

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Tom and Rich sit down to talk Nintendo Switch technical specifications, including the all-important clock-speeds for CPU, GPU - oh and the m…

Nintendo Switch Unboxing + Initial Impressions!

Tom is joined by Eurogamer's very own Ian Higton for a fresh unboxing of the Nintendo Switch. What's included in the box? How does its size…

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Here's a look at how AMD's latest compares to the outgoing RX 480 and its Nvidia competitors.…

DF Retro: The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

One of the greatest titles available on the original PlayStation, Soul Reaver's 3D 'Metroidvania' gameplay pushed the system to its limits.…

Doom: Every Console Version Analysed!

id software’s Doom played a key part in gaming’s transition from two to three dimensions, and its legacy of technical innovation continues t…

PC Graphics Review 2017: A Bit Disappointing?

GTX 1080 Ti and RX Vega 56 aside, 2017 was hardly a vintage year for PC graphics.…

The Trouble With PC Benchmarks...

There's something wrong with the benchmark tools built into a range of PC games, often failing spectacularly to reflect real-life in-game pe…

FIFA 17 PS4 Pro vs PS4 Graphics Comparison

Time to break out the dual system control joypad for a forensic comparison of the advantages FIFA 17 enjoys on PS4 Pro. Native 4K? Let's do…

Mass Effect Andromeda: PS4 Pro vs PS4/PC Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

PS4 Pro owners are treated to a few cool extras with Mass Effect Andromeda. This includes a resolution boost to 1800p (via checkerboarding),…

Homefront The Revolution: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro/Xbox One Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

It's a war in resolution between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro - at 3200x1800 and 2560x1440 respectively. Dambuster Studios' work on these enhanced…

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Intel Core i7 7700K Review

Rich pushes the Core i7 7700K to its extremes: is this the fastest gaming CPU on the market?…

Switch Loading Times: Cartridges vs MicroSD vs Internal Storage

Which is fastest? Tom puts Nintendo Switch loading times to the test, where speeds differ between cartridge, internal storage, and MicroSD w…

Thumper Hits Switch! Complete Analysis

Drool's rhythm violence game migrates from PS4 and PC to Nintendo Switch - and it's great! Everything you need to know about the port is rig…

Ryzen 5 1600/1600X Gaming Benchmarks

A collection of games and hardware comparison points for AMD's excellent Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X.…

Core i7 8700K/ 7700K/ 4790K/ 3770K Benchmarks

How does Intel's latest at stock clocks compared to prior-gen Core i7 processors overclocked to 4.5GHz?…

Ryzen 3 2200G: A Brilliant Budget PC CPU!

Yes, we've got benchmarks, but more importantly we've got gameplay. Can a $99 Ryzen APU with Vega 8 graphics run PUBG, GTA5, Destiny 2, Over…

Dark Souls Remastered PC: Everything You Need To Know

It's the port we were most concerned about after the disastrous PC 'Prepare to Die' Edition... but developer QLOC has pulled it off. You get…

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 PS4 Pro Analysis

We were impressed with Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare Remastered wasn't bad either - so how does Black Ops 3 stack up on PS4 Pro? The…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 Pro 60fps HDR Gameplay!

Capture of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy taken from the PS4 Pro's 4K HDR output in slow-motion mode, then played back at 200% speed for 60fps a…

Metal Gear Survive: Early PS4 Pro Campaign Analysis - Better Performance at 1080p!

The Fox Engine returns. A public multiplayer beta is live, but what about Metal gear Survive's campaign mode? We attended a Konami preview e…

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Because you demanded it. Dave Bierton returns with a full breakdown of the settings on the 2016 Samsung range. Which options should you util…

Core i3 7350K Review: Faster Than An i5?

Intel's made an overclockable i5! How fast is it? Can it beat a standard i5 for gaming? How does it compare to the other Kaby Lake K chips?…

Mass Effect Andromeda PC: GTX 1060 vs RX 480 + Settings Tweaking Tips

It's a console game that runs at 30fps with various resolution settings - but what does it take to hit a full 1080p60 on mainstream GPUs? Da…

Super Mario Odyssey Hands-On! E3 2017 Demo Tech Analysis

It's early code so take that into account as you watch, but Switch owners are in for a treat here based on what we've seen. John went hands-…

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Here's the outlook for 1080p gamers with the new Vega 64 - in truth, this is way too much GPU power for what is a meagre resolution judged b…

Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review: Better Than Vega 56?

Nvidia has made a new GPU that slots right between GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 - but how does it compare to RX Vega 56? And is the pricing good en…

Sea of Thieves: Xbox One vs Xbox One X Tech Analysis

John presents his full technical breakdown of Rare's stunning return to form.…

Let's Play Titanfall 2 on PS4 Pro [4K Mode]

Developer Respawn makes its PS4 Pro debut with Titanfall 2 - adding higher resolution support over the standard PS4. We're informed a dynami…

Assassin's Creed Syndicate PS4 Pro Patch 1.51 Analysis

Patch 1.51 fixes AC Syndicate's horrible resolution problems on PS4 Pro, but some new issues are introduced.…

What's Up With Titanfall 2 on Xbox One X?

Something's not quite right with Titanfall 2 on Xbox One X. With all the talk of maximum 6K resolution, the reality mostly falls short and i…

The Division - Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Another Powerhouse Upgrade

It may be two years old, but The Division's still an impressive tech showcase - and it's now received a highly impressive Xbox One X upgrade…

DF Retro: Daytona USA

For this episode of DF Retro, the forecast is calling for blue, blue skies. That's right, it's Daytona USA! At the time of its release, Dayt…

Watch Dogs 2: GTX 1060 vs RX 480 Frame-Rate Test

A vast improvement over the wonky PC version of the original Watch Dogs, Nvidia seems to command a small performance lead here.…

Nintendo Switch Review: The Ultimate Hybrid Console?

Our in-depth assessment of the Switch, its power, its peripherals and its performance.…

AMD Radeon RX 580 Review

Here's Rich's overview of the RX 580. Is it really anything more than overclocked 480?…

SFANS Switch Pocket Dock Review

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Doom on Switch Hands-On: Plus Switch Spec PC Tests!

Yes, we've played Doom on Switch! And yes, we can do some very basic graphics comparisons! But the question is - just how optimal is Doom to…

PUBG Xbox One/X Patch Two Analysis

PUBG's second update (maybe the third - though this seems to have been server-side upgrade) analysed on both Xbox One and Xbox One X. Across…

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Switch vs Wii U!

Yes, it's another Wii U port on to Switch - but it's Retro Studios, it's Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, ergo it's brilliant! Join John for a q…

Let's Play Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on PS4 Pro at 4K

Rich and Tom sit down to play some Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on PS4 Pro - at 4K, 60fps - naturally. But is it really a native 4K game? A…

[4K] Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix - The Ultimate Version on PS4 Pro?

To mark the 15 years since its first release, we pit the original PS2 version of Kingdom Hearts (rendering at 512x384, and then upscaled to…

Fallout 4: Xbox One X Upgrade Analysis

Bethesda promises enhanced detail, better god rays and a dynamic 4K resolution with this Xbox One X patch. Has it delivered? And what about…

DF Retro: Duke Nukem 3D

John takes a look at five different console ports of Duke Nukem 3D all ported by different studios. Does Duke hold up across all of them? Wa…

Core i7 7700K vs i5 7600K Gaming Benchmarks

Ever wanted to know how much faster the Core i7 is than the i5 when pushed to the limits? The answer may surprise you.…

Ryzen 7 1800X Review: Good for Gaming?

Rich presents his analysis on Ryzen 7's gaming credentials. It's not as competitive to Intel as we hoped, but there are signs that Ryzen cou…

Vanquish PC - The Port You've Been Waiting For!

Platinum Games' finest shooter has come to PC and it's simply immense. Here's how the game looks and runs on PC, and how it compares to the…

Coffee Lake: The Most Exciting Intel CPU Launch In Years?

How does the sound of a six-core i5 or i7 sound? Based on the leaks surrounding Intel's new Coffee Lake series of CPUs, that's exactly what…

Core i7 8700K/ i5 8600K/ i5 8400/ i7 7700K Benchmarks

A look at how the most interesting Coffee Lake processors stack up against the last-gen flagship - the Core i7 7700K.…

Hyrule Warriors Switch Improves Over Wii U - But It's Still Not Good Enough

This Definitive Edition on Switch unlocks the game to 60fps - but can it actually achieve it consistently? Tom and John discuss the merits…

Assassin's Creed Syndicate PS4 Pro Analysis

Just what's going on with the Pro patch for Assassin's Creed Syndicate? Surely it should look better than this? Time to break out the dual s…

Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X First Look

We've seen Rise of the Tomb Raider in action on Xbox One X - so we thought we'd put that knowledge to use in assessing the reveal trailer fo…

Metal Gear Survive Beta: PS4/Pro vs Xbox One/X Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

Is it a true 4K on Xbox One X? And which version has the best frame-rate? Tom gives a rundown of how this early beta build of Meta Gear Surv…

Final Fantasy 15 Xbox One Performance Test

John takes a look at Final Fantasy 15 on Xbox One. How does it match up to the existing PS4 and PS4 Pro versions?…

Budget CPU Face-Off: Pentium G4560 vs Core i3 6100 vs FX 6300 Benchmarks

The Pentium G4560: two cores, four threads. It's a cheap i3 and it's GREAT for budget rigs. How great? Well, here's a full benchmark breakdo…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Patch 1.11 Switch/Wii U Frame-Rate Tests!

A month from its release, Nintendo swoops in with update 1.11 for Zelda on Switch and Wii U. Visuals remain precisely intact, but performanc…

Patreon Exclusive: 22 Minutes of Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay

Here are the raw E3 2017 captures we used to put together our recent analysis, seen here: https://www.digitalfoundry.net/2017-06-20-super-ma…

AMD RX Vega 64 1440p Benchmarks

1440p - whether it's the 16:9 or 21:9 flavour - really is the sweetspot for the Vega 64.…

Ark Survival Evolved Xbox One X Analysis

We've been unhappy with Ark Survival Evolved performance since early access until it went final. Given the most powerful console CPU and GPU…

Sea of Thieves PC Performance Guide

So what does the PC version of Sea of Thieves offer over and above the console versions and what kind of hardware do you need to hit 60 fram…

Let's Play Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro [4K Mode]

So is it 4K or not? Tom and Rich sit down to play Uncharted 4 running on PlayStation 4 Pro, covering off all the important tech details for…

Let's Play Gravity Rush 2 at 4K on PS4 Pro

So how does Gravity Rush 2 look running at native 4K on PS4 Pro? And is it actually native 4K at all? Here's where you find out as John and…

Diablo 3: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro 4K Dynamic Res Graphics Comparison!

Two identical versions of Diablo 3, running with the same visual feature set. But out of PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, which console better holds…

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice: Tech Analysis - Xbox One X Offers More Ways To Play

Already one of the most eye-catching titles to use Unreal Engine 4, Ninja Theory adapts Hellblade for Xbox One and X. The enhanced console g…

DF Retro: MDK

John returns to examine Shiny Entertainment's PC masterpiece. It's a PC game by console developers designed to push the limits of the platfo…

Panasonic 2016 4K TV DX750 Settings Guide

Display specialist Dave Bierton goes in-depth on getting the best picture for standard dynamic range from the 2016 Panasonic 4K screens. We'…

Zelda on Switch: Faster in Portable Mode?

A complete breakdown of how Zelda runs on Switch in docked and handheld modes. Performance is certainly eye-opening. And yes, the day one pa…

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Switch vs 3DS/Wii U - The Ultimate Handheld Mario Kart

Switch brings the greatest version of the Mario Kart series to date, either as portable or home console. Comparisons with the Wii U are glow…

Skylake-X: Core i9/Core i7 Gaming Benchmarks

The mighty ten-core Core i9 7900X takes on the eight-core 7820X, the six-core 7800X and the quad-core 7740X. Plus some bonus Skylake-X vs Br…

Super Mario Odyssey Preview - Switch Docked vs Portable Comparison!

We put three new Super Mario Odyssey levels under the technical microscope. Visuals are adjusted in several ways to keep it ticking at 60fps…

PUBG PC: GTX 1060 vs RX 580

We've played a lot of PUBG on Xbox One and Xbox One X and the experience needs work... so how does the PC version, now at v1.0 release statu…

DF Retro Live: Revisiting 90s Games Magazines!

Remember when you used to read about games in magazines rather than on websites? Our very own Rich Leadbetter was at the forefront of games…

Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro First Look

John's finally got his PlayStation 4 Pro. His first task? To check out the Japan-only Final Fantasy 15 demo.…

Lets Play Gran Turismo Sport Beta on PS4 Pro!

We gained access to the Gran Turismo Sport closed beta - and of course, we had to bring you footage of the PS4 Pro's 4K output. 1800p checke…

Skyrim Special Edition: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

Xbox One X has an on-paper compute advantage of around 42 per cent compared to PlayStation 4 Pro. So, to what extend does Bethesda tap into…

DF Retro: Shenmue

John revisits a genuine Dreamcast classic - Yu Suzuki's stunning Shenmue. But what made it so special, and what's the best way to play the g…

Core i7 7700K vs 6700K/4790K/3770K Gaming Benchmarks

A look at how gaming performance scales across generations of Core i7 processors.…

DF Retro: Blaster Master

With the arrival of Blaster Master on Nintendo Switch, John looks back at the original game, how it worked, what made it special, and how it…

Ultra Street Fighter 2 Nintendo Switch Analysis

So is this new Switch really an overpriced port of a vintage 2008 Xbox 360 game? Dave has the full breakdown, graphics comparisons, performa…

DF Retro's Failed Consoles: We Play Every 32X Game [Part Two]

John completes his playthrough of every single game available for Sega's mushroom-shaped disaster - the Sega 32X, or Mega Drive 32X. And not…

Super Mario Odyssey: The Complete Tech Analysis

Super Mario Odyssey pushes Switch really hard, with fascinating techniques in ensuring great visuals and performance in both docked and hand…

PUBG Mobile: The Complete Analysis

So just how close is PUBG mobile to the full-fat game? We test out the Android version with a couple of high-end devices...…

Evolution Studios Evolved: The Making of Onrush

Ever wondered how game engines are actually designed and built? John visits UK-based Codemasters Evo (formerly Evolution Studios) to see how…

The Last Guardian: 25 Minutes of 4K Gameplay

We've got a full Last Guardian analysis elsewhere on the channel, but this video gives you an extended look at how the title looks and plays…

True 4K Isn't The Best Way To Play Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X

Here's our complete analysis of *that* early Gamescom demo for one of Xbox One X's most eagerly anticipated enhanced titles.…

4K HDR! Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake!

Here's a look at Shadow of the Colossus running its 4K output mode (1440p native with impressive TAA) with HDR engaged.…

Dead Rising 4 Xbox One Performance Analysis

Dave takes a look at Dead Rising 4 on Xbox One. Can it improve over DR3's lacklustre performance and image quality?…

Pentium G4560 Review: The New Budget CPU King

Holy crap, this thing is stupidly fast for a budget processor. The Pentium G4560 is a dual-core CPU with hyper-threading. It's basically an…

Five Ways Scorpio Improves Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games

From improved texturing filtering to faster loading times, Scorpio is set to flatter your existing Xbox One and 360 library in ways we didn'…

Fire Emblem Warriors: Switch First Look!

John loves the Musou games, going back through gaming history, so when he had a chance to go hands-on with the title at E3, we couldn't hold…

AMD RX Vega 64 4K Benchmarks

You'll need to choose settings wisely to use Vega 64 at 4K, but it can still deliver a pleasing experience.…

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch Analysis

Xenoblade pushes the Switch's mobile-based Tegra technology hard. It holds up nicely when playing docked, but is this game just too ambitiou…

PlayStation 4 Pro Review: The First 4K Games Console?

Best watched at 1080p in full-screen mode. Rich and the team put the Pro's 4K credentials to the test. Can it handle ultra HD, or is it real…

DF Videocast #8: Every PS4 Pro 4K 60fps Game Tested!

Dave and Tom convene to test out every single PS4 Pro game *reported* to run at native 4K at 60fps. Do they actually deliver? It's been a lo…

Assassin's Creed Origins Xbox One X/PC/Pro Analysis

The final showdown. To what extent does Xbox One X improve over the PlayStation 4 Pro version of AC Origins? And with the PC game locked to…

4K HDR! Detroit: Become Human PS4 Pro Gameplay

Rich is currently putting together a 4K HDR video based on the Detroit: Become Human demo... so why not get some gameplay capture out there…

DF Retro: Mechwarrior 2

John steps back into the Activision classic MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat. We explore how the game looks in its various forms on PC and…

How to Set-Up HDR for PS4 Pro/Xbox One S on Panasonic 2016 Screens

Display specialist Dave Bierton goes in-depth on getting the best picture for HDR gaming from the 2016 Panasonic 4K screens. We're using the…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch vs Wii U Analysis

Should you upgrade from Wii U to Switch for the optimal Zelda experience? We'd say that depends on how you play it... running in portable mo…

DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2

John is back with the longest, most detailed Digital Foundry Retro yet - a deep dive analysis into one of Hideo Kojima's most accomplished,…

Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X and More!

Skylake-X is predictably very good and extremely fast, but it definitely feels a little rough around the edges and needs a little polish. Ri…

DF Retro SNES Classic mini review

A brilliant 21-game package, but just how close does the SNES mini match original hardware? John Linneman presents the definitive breakdown…

Does Patching Spectre/Meltdown Slow Down Your Gaming PC?

Two massive security issues are plaguing PCs - codenamed Meltdown and Spectre. Fixed are now starting to roll out in the form of Windows upd…

10 Years On, Crysis Can Still Melt Your PC

Crysis is one of Alex's favourite games. It's a tech showcase built like no other - and in many ways, it still holds up today. Sit back as w…

Watch Dogs 2 PS4 Pro First Look

It's 1800p, it's checkerboarding, and in stress points it runs slower than the same game running on the standard PS4 :/ Tom and Rich discuss…

WipEout Omega Collection - PS4 Pro's Ultimate 4K60 Showcase

Bundling WipEout HD, Fury and 2048 into one 4K60 package - complete with beautifully reworked visuals - this Omega Collection packs plenty i…

Fortnite Xbox One X Analysis

Visually, this is a massive upgrade over PlayStation 4 Pro but what about performance? Well, that all seems to depend on which mode you're p…

DF Retro: Quake on Sega Saturn

John analyses Lobotomy Software's port of Quake. It shouldn't run on Sega Saturn, but somehow... it does.…

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe/Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch First Look

John sits down with our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 captures. It's work in progress, but how are both titles looking so far?…

Tegra X1 Switch Confirmation? Plus: The Lost Videocast

New evidence suggests we're looking at a standard Tegra X1 inside Nintendo Switch. Rich discusses what might actually be custom about it, an…

AMD RX Vega 56 1080p Benchmarks

We don't particularly recommend running any of the cards benched here at full HD resolution, but for those who do - here are the performance…

Xbox One X Unboxing + Size Comparisons With PS4 Pro!

Yes! We've got our Xbox One X console and we've literally taken it out of the box - a process we have filmed for your viewing pleasure. Here…

DF Retro: Panzer Dragoon

John takes a look at two genuine Sega Saturn classics - Panzer Dragoon and the phenomenal Panzer Dragoon Zwei. The technology, the ports, th…

Far Cry 3 Classic Tested On All Consoles!

Pretty much every version of Far Cry 3 past and present tested! See the PC original maxed on today's high-end kit, witness just how hard the…

Farming Simulator 2017 PS4 Pro Analysis!

OK, so this is something different but you know what? We actually had a really good time with this one, and the PS4 Pro support is really ni…

The Witcher 3: PS4 Pro 4K Patch Complete Analysis + Frame-Rate Tests!

It's out at last, and well worth the wait. The Witcher 3's PS4 Pro support is instated with a 4K mode, adding a few visual upgrades on the s…

Overwatch: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

Now this is more like it. Blizzard's Xbox One X update adds a dynamic 4K solution which adjusts the pixel count to suit the 60fps performanc…