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WWE 2K18: The Worst Switch Conversion So Far?

This one may be worth avoiding. Nintendo's handheld moves at a slower rate next to the competing Xbox One version here, with lower quality audio, and stripped back shading and effects. Gameplay moves at a treacle-like pace thanks to its sub-30fps drops too (with a low of 13fps) - and audio even loses sync as a result. Tom and Rich take it through its paces.


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Should You Play PS4 Games on PlayStation Now?

Streaming gameplay over the internet. Back in the day it was the hottest innovation in gaming, but OnLive poisoned the well. Has PlayStation…

Destiny 2: PC vs PS4 Graphics Comparison - A Big Upgrade Over Console?

What does PC bring to the table? Vicarious Visions delivers a superb PC rendition of Destiny 2, bearing clear enhancements in frame=rate, s…

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?…

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…

PS4 Pro Boost Mode Tested: Just How Fast Is It?

John sits down with the new Boost Mode feature included in the beta version of the PS4 4.50 firmware update. How does this feature take adva…

Shadow of the Colossus PS4: Complete Tech Analysis

Call this one a labour of love - John takes a look at the exceptional Shadow of the Colossus remake for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, stacks it…

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…

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…

PES 2017 vs 2018 Graphics Comparison

The FOX Engine returns in Konami's flagship football sim. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 claims to bring more additions than any entry from the l…

Far Cry 5 Tech Analysis: Xbox One X vs All Consoles!

It's native 4K on Xbox One X! Far Cry 5 sure is pretty, and in this analysis John tests and ranks every console version of the game.…

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…

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…

Mafia PS4 Pro/PS4/Xbox One Patch 1.05 Analysis

Patch 1.05 stealthily adds in PS4 Pro support, pushing the game to a native 1440p resolution with other enhanced visual settings. Tom runs t…

Persona 5 PS4 vs PS4 Comparison + Analysis

Is Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 really an HD remaster? John presents the evidence.…

Detroit: Become Human - PS4/Pro Comparison!

Join John and Rich for further discussion on Detroit: Become Human, covering off the technical differences between the PS4 and Pro versions,…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Last Guardian: Get Smoother PS4 Pro Performance on 4K Screens

Trade in resolution for more consistent performance on The Last Guardian on PS4 Pro with this guide... though maybe we should actually have…

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…

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.…

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…

Killer Instinct Xbox One X vs Xbox One vs PC comparison

It's the first native 4K console fighting game! Tom guides you through the improvements found in the Xbox One X rendition of Killer Instinct…

Fallout 4: PS4 Pro Patch Analysis + Boost Mode Frame-Rate Tests

The time has come. Fallout 4 finally gets PS4 Pro support with a 1440p native resolution, enhanced draw distances and higher-grade lighting.…

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…

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…

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…

The Last Guardian: PS4 vs PS4 Pro Tech Analysis

Tom presents an in-depth comparison of The Last Guardian, running on PS4 and PS4 Pro, with visual comparisons and frame-rate tests. In short…

Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy - the Complete Analysis

Everything - and we mean *everything* - you need to know about the Crash Bandicoot PS4 remaster. PS4 vs Pro, PS1 comparisons. It's a DF Retr…

God of War: The Complete Tech Analysis

John presents a Digital Foundry deep-dive into the phenomenal visual technology delivered by Sony Santa Monica in the new God of War.…

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…

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.…

The Last of Us Remastered Patch 1.08 Analysis

In response to our report on The Last of Us Remastered running slower on PS4 Pro compared to original hardware, Naughty Dog has released a n…

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…

DF Videocast #9: Project Scorpio vs PS4 Pro

After a massive week here at Digital Foundry, Rich and Tom sit down to discuss the huge Scorpio reveal and what it means for the current con…

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…

Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox One X/ PC/ Xbox One S HDR Head-To-Head

A proof of concept we've put together as we work through the Herculean task of integrating HDR into our video workflow.…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - The Complete Analysis

Graphics comparisons, frame-rates tests, performance analysis. Yes, we cover off the numbers and the differences, but the real story here is…

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.…

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…

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…

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer #3: New RAGE Engine Tech Upgrades Analysis!

Our third peak of perhaps this year's most anticipated game is also the longest. Tom dissects two minutes of new, pristine-quality footage s…

Demon's Souls: Why The Time Is Right For A PS4 Remake

What would it take to satisfy in a remaster or remake? Demon's Souls is cemented as a cult classic on PS3 - a precursor to the excellent Dar…

Battlefield 1 PS4 Pro vs PS4 Multiplayer Performance

We set out to prove that BF1 runs better on PS4 Pro in the all-important multiplayer mode. Do Pro owners have a gameplay advantage? Lower la…

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…

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…

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…

Star Ocean 4: Full PC Settings In A Console Game?

What if a console game gave users the complete range of quality presets available to PC users? Well, that's exactly what developer Tri-Ace d…

PlayStation 4 Pro: Power Consumption, Noise & Heat Tests

Unfinished business for Rich as he tests PS4 Pro's energy efficiency and acoustics, stacked up against a launch model PS4 and the new Slim.…

Paragon PS4 Pro: Enhanced for 1080p Only - Full Analysis

Most PS4 Pro titles are enhanced with resolution boosts for 4K monitor support. Paragon is different. It scales up from 900p on base hardwar…

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…

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...…

PUBG Xbox One/PC/Xbox One X Graphics Comparison

The complete visual breakdown - plus an intriguing look at the Xbox One version's hidden graphics menu!…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Reveal Trailer vs Final Game

Remember the original Uncharted 4 reveal being simply too good to be true? Well, here's how The Lost Legacy compares, stacking up its debut…

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…

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…

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…

Detroit Become Human E3 2017 Trailer

4K download asset, provided courtesy of Sony.…

4K HDR! Detroit: Become Human Demo Analysis

Quantic Dream's debut original title for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro is almost here. A playable demo is out and it's intriguing - Rich takes a…

How to Transfer PS4 Hard Drive Data to PS4 Pro

What are the quickest and best ways to transfer your game data from PS4 to PS4 Pro? Rich suggests three different ways to get the job done.…

Dark Souls 3 PS4 Pro Patch Analysis

The Dark Souls 3 patch 1.11 finally adds PS4 Pro support! From Software promises higher frame-rates - but just how high do they go? Can it r…

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…

Outlast 2: PS4/Pro vs Xbox One Analysis

Looks like you get a technically sound game regardless of which console you own.…

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…

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Pro vs PS4 Performance Analysis

The Last of Us on PS4 Pro runs worse than the standard PS4 model while targeting 60fps. With the resolution set to 1800p in its 60fps mode o…

DF Retro: Ico

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

More PS4 Pro Boost Mode Tests: Community Requests

You ask, we deliver. Nine more games tested under PS4 Pro boost mode! Sometimes the results show big improvements, but elsewhere, pickings a…

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…

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…

PUBG Xbox One/X Patch One Analysis

It's a case of two steps forward, one step back with PUBG on Xbox One and the X. While still far from ideal, frame-rates have seen some impr…

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?…

Horizon Zero Dawn: Guerrilla Games Interview

John and Rich visited Guerrilla Games a while back to get the full technological story behind Horizon Zero Dawn. They sat down with principa…

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…

Days Gone PS4 Pro E3 2017 Gameplay

4K E3 2017 trailer, provided courtesy of Sony.…

The Witcher 3: Does Patch 1.61 Downgrade PS4 Pro Playback?

CD Projekt Red's valiant support for The Witcher 3 continues, this time adding high-dynamic range to PlayStation 4 systems. There is a catch…

PS4 Pro vs PS4 SSD Loading Times: Does SATA 3 Make A Difference?

Does PS4 Pro's use of SATA 3 result in faster SSD loading times? We put this to the test, installing the same OCZ Trion 100 SSD to both the…

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.…

Rime: PC vs PS4 Pro Analysis

Years in the making, Rime is finally available and we wanted to take a look. Here's how the PS4 and Pro compare, along with a look at the be…

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…

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…

Pyre Looks Beautiful, But What's Up With The Bugs?

And now for something completely different. Pyre looks beautiful at native 4K, 60 frames per second on PS4 Pro - and still very lovely on th…

Why Do Some PS4 Pro Games Run Slower Than Base PS4?

Overall, PS4 Pro does deliver higher resolutions and performance. But some titles actually run slower on the new console. Why?…

Can PS4 Pro Boost Mode Fix Just Cause 3?

Join Dave as he tests out Just Cause 3 running on PS4 Pro under boost mode. Can the additional CPU and GPU clocks radically improve this per…

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…

Why Ryzen is the Game-Changer for Next-Gen Consoles

Everything about the current-gen consoles represented a generational leap over PS3 and Xbox 360... except storage and more importantly, CPU.…

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…

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: Xbox One X Analysis

The Astronauts bring their superb debut release to Xbox One and Xbox One X... finally! Here's John with the complete analysis and the inevit…

Call of Duty WW2 Beta: PS4 Pro vs PS4 Analysis

The latest Call of Duty engine meets a classic World War 2 theme - nine years after the series last took to the trenches. The game shares a…

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…

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…

Spider-Man PS4 Pro E3 2017 Gameplay

4K E3 2017 trailer, provided courtesy of Sony.…

Batman: Arkham City on PS4 Pro Analysis

Arkham City has stealth Pro support - but it's just the base game running with access to the additional GPU and CPU power. What if that coul…

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…

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…

DF Videocast #12: Microsoft at E3 2018!

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

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…

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…

PUBG Xbox Performance Is Still Not Good Enough

It's been three months now since PUBG was first released - in a pretty shocking state - on Xbox One and Xbox One X. So, just how has the gam…

Horizon Zero Dawn Tech Analysis

John takes an extended look at the technical credentials of the remarkable Horizon Zero Dawn.…

Knack 2 vs PS4 Pro: It's A Pleasant Surprise!

We may not have been looking for a sequel to Knack but spend some time with it and you may find that it's a pleasant, fun package - and the…

DF Retro: Castlevania - Symphony of the Night

John takes on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. How did the game work on PlayStation and what went wrong with the Sega Saturn port? We see…

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 4K Benchmarks

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

DF Retro: Quake 2

John dives into id Software's 1997 classic Quake II. With its cutting edge technology, Quake II furthered id's domination of the PC. Against…

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta: The PC Breakdown

We managed to cram in some time with the PC version of the Battlefront 2 beta during its final hours. Here's what we found out.…

PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X Silicon Head-to-Head

We've seen the Xbox One X processor layout before, but PS4 Pro is something new. And guess what? The two have much in common. Rich explains…

PC Gaming: Do You Really Need Ultra Settings?

Alex returns with a new Tech Focus and the question is this. Do you really need ultra settings to get the very best out of your PC games? Wh…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 Trailer

4K E3 2017 trailer, provided courtesy of Sony.…

PS4 Pro vs PlayStation VR: How Much Better Is It?

Tom's spent most of the week immersed in virtual reality on Sony's new VR platform - so to what extent does PlayStation 4 Pro improve the PS…

Core i3 7350K/i5 7600K/i7 7700K Benchmarks

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…

DF Videocast #10: Has Xbox One X Delivered?

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…

DF Retro Extra: Ion Maiden Tech Interview

So what would happen if we got a brand new 2018 game built on the classic 3D Realms Build Engine? That's exactly what Ion Maiden is - and it…

DF Videocast #13: Sony at E3 2018!

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

TV Settings Explained: Get The Best Gaming Picture

A simple question that needs answering: what what do the picture settings on your TV actually change? From brightness to overscan, Dave runs…

DF Retro: Metroid Prime

On this episode of DF Retro, John revisits Retro Studios classic installment in the Metroid series. Now in first person, Retro and Nintendo…

DF Retro: The Need for Speed

Rewind to 1994 and join John Linneman for an in-depth retrospective on the original Need for Speed, from its beginnings on 3DO all the way t…

Radeon RX 580/ RX 570 1080p Benchmarks

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

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Review

Vega 56 managed to effectively beat GTX 1070, but has AMD repeated the trick with Vega 64? Rich takes a look at performance and wonders - ha…

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

Rich singles out the Core i7 8700K, Ryzen 5 1600 and the Pentium G4560 as the standout products of an excellent year for PC CPU technology.…

Morrowind Xbox One Back Compat Analysis!

It's all about the performance. Morrowind on Xbox One X almost doubles frame-rate over the original game, while increasing resolution by 16x…

DF Retro: Half-Life

John takes a look back at Half-Life, one of the most influential shooters in history. What impact did it have on the industry, how were the…

Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K Review

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…

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180/2080 Specs/Performance - What Should We Expect?

Kudos to Nvidia, leaks for its forthcoming GTX 1180/2080 have been thin on the ground. Even the naming is far from confirmed! But we do know…

Shadow of the Colossus E3 2017 Trailer

4K E3 2017 trailer, provided courtesy of Sony.…

DF Retro: Shenmue 2

John revisits Shenmue 2, checking out what made it special, how well it holds up today and the best way to play in the 21st century. Plus: a…

Core i3 7350K/i5 6500/Pentium G4560 Benchmarks

How fast is the Core i3 7350K? Stock and 4.8GHz overclock benchmarks here up against the Core i5 6500 and the new Budget King, the Pentium G…

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

For our money - the best 4K TV for gaming right now. So how do you get the best possible picture? Dave Bierton reveals all.…

If Xbox One X is $500, How Much Will Next-Gen Cost?

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…

Star Wars Battlefront 2 PS4 Pro First Look

One of our highlights from Gamescom 2017 was Star Wars Battlefront 2 at the EA booth, with a really cool space battle demo. Rich played it t…

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…

Let's Play: Nioh on PS4 Pro at 4K - Live!

So how does Nioh actually look and play when using Movie Mode on the PS4 Pro. And precisely what does Nioh have in common with Quake? Find o…

Dragon Quest 11: PS4/Pro - JPRG Meets Unreal Engine 4

Japanese developers are getting some great results from Unreal Engine 4. Dragon Quest 11 follows suit! It's available now in Japan and comin…

DF Retro: Silent Hill 2

On this episode of DF Retro John pays a visit to Silent Hill for a look at this fan favorite. Silent Hill 2 remains one of the most revered…

Nintendo Switch Clock-Speeds Revealed

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

Radeon RX 570/580 1440p Benchmarks

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…

SSX 3 - A Retro Masterpiece Even Better on Xbox One

John dives back into one of the best snowboarding games ever made - SSX 3. Thanks to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program, it's now…

DF Retro: Unreal Tournament

In this episode of DF Retro, John tackles Unreal Tournament on consoles. As the very first set of console games powered by Unreal technology…

Intel Core i7 7700K Review

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

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…

Final Fantasy 12 Zodiac Age: The Complete Analysis

Everything you need to know about Final Fantasy 12's new remaster. We've got comparisons between PS2, PS4 and PS4 Pro - and yes, we emulated…

Tech Analysis: Gran Turismo Sport vs Forza Motorsport 7

John presents an in-depth visual analysis of the Polyphony Digital and Turn 10 masterpieces.…

Samsung KS7000/KS8000 Best Settings Guide [PS4 Pro/PS4/Xbox One S/PC]

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…

AMD RX Vega 64 1080p Benchmarks

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…

Forza Motorsport 7: Analysis and FM6 Comparisons

Tom and Rich discuss what turned out to be only true 4K first party Xbox One X title Microsoft brought to E3. Plus - yes, we compared some N…

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.…

AMD Radeon RX 580 Review

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

PUBG Miramar Map Tested on Xbox One!

PUBG's second map - Miramar - is coming to Xbox One. But just how close is it to the PC version? And has performance improved at all with th…

Far Cry 5 PS4/Pro Tech Analysis!

Here's a look at the new enhancements made for the Dunia Engine in Far Cry 5, along with a first look at PS4 and PS4 Pro graphics comparison…

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.…

Kingdom Come Deliverance: PC vs PS4 Pro Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

A full breakdown of PC's extra visual features. Everything from parallax occlusion maps to volumetric effects make this a standout PC releas…

Detroit: Become Human - The Complete Tech Analysis

Quantic Dream has delivered its best game yet with Detroit: Become Human. John dissects the title's technology, realising that this game is…

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…

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…

Quantum Break: Xbox One X First Look

John's a big Quantum Break fan, and here's his breakdown of how the Xbox One X port is shaping up. Can it handle 4K gameplay? Is it actually…

Lawbreakers PS4/Pro vs PC Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

The complete graphics showdown between all versions of Lawbreakers. We've had a lot of fun with this Unreal Engine 4 shooter, but the peckin…

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'…

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…

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…

State of Decay 2: Better Visuals On Xbox One X - But At What Cost?

Exclusive to Xbox One and PC, the launch build of State of Decay 2 is blighted by bugs and mis-steps in optimisation. Tom gives an overview…

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…

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…

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…

Destiny 2 PS4 vs PS4 Pro Beta First Look

Our first look at the PS4 beta with everything you need to know about Pro's 4K support, graphics comparisons, frame-rate tests - the works.…

Assassin's Creed Origins PS4/PS4 Pro Analysis

Here's our first look at Assassin's Creed Origins on PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro.…

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…

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.…

WipEout Omega Collection: PSVR Analysis!

Woah - this is amazing stuff! The already excellent WipEout Omega Collection comes to PlayStation VR, but on a platform with so many cutback…

Forza Motorsport 7 Demo: Xbox One vs Xbox One X vs PC

We got the chance to check out a preview version of the Xbox One X game (not the Gamescom demo as Dave mentions here) and stack it up agains…

Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue PS4/Pro vs 3DS Analysis

A complete comparison of Kingdom Hearts 2.8. This package includes a remaster of Dream Drop Distance, boosting the resolution from 240p on 3…

Hellblade PS4 vs Pro Graphics Comparison + Frame-Rate Test

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…

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…

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…

Halo Infinite Trailer Analysis

Join Rich for a forensic look at the Halo Infinite trailer. What makes the Slipspace engine so special? Is it an actual generational leap an…

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…

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.…

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…

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…