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Real Name
Josh Walrath
Title
Managing Editor
Location
Laramie, WY. USA
Bio

Josh started writing about the computer field in 1997, opened his own site in 1999 (Penstarsys.com), and joined PC Perspective in 2008.  He handles a lot of the general tech and some of the deep dives into products such as CPUs and GPUs.  He appears on the PC Perspective Podcast live every Wednesday night at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.

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Member for
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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

28 nm GPUs Extended Through 2015: 20 nm Planar a Bust

04/01/2015 - 11:27

We have been very spoiled throughout the years.  We likely did not realize exactly how spoiled we were until it became very obvious that the rate of process technology advances hit a virtual brick wall.  Every 18 to 24 months we were treated to...

28 nm Continued

04/01/2015 - 11:23

AMD still has not started fleshing out their entire refreshed line of parts.  The 300 series of cards have not seen the light of day, but the situation is becoming a little clearer every day.  AMD gave us a glimpse of the future when they...

Asus STRIX GTX 750 Ti Review: Quiet, Tiny, and Effective

02/26/2015 - 10:49

The last few weeks have been dominated by talk about the memory controller of the Maxwell based GTX 970.  There are some very strong opinions about that particular issue, and certainly NVIDIA was remiss on actually informing consumers about how it...

AMD Releases more Carrizo Details: AMD's ISSCC 2015 Presentation

02/23/2015 - 20:45

Some months back AMD introduced us to their “Carrizo” product.  Details were slim, but we learned that this would be another 28 nm part that has improved power efficiency over its predecessor.  It would be based on the new “...

Further Power Saving Mechanisms

02/23/2015 - 17:52

VAO, or “Voltage Adaptive Operation” was originally a technique introduced in Steamroller, but has been adapted for Carrizo.  It is common practice to apply more voltage to a CPU than is actually necessary, and this is done to prevent...

Conclusion

02/22/2015 - 20:58

I really enjoy working with budget cards.  I like to see what a user can get for the lowest possible amount, yet still be able to play modern games at reasonable frame rates and quality settings.  It is a challenge to get all of the compromises...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

02/22/2015 - 20:57

Power We finally come to the area where this particular board excels.  Maxwell was built from the ground up to be the most efficient architecture on the market in terms of power to performance.  When we take into consideration the performance...

Results: Battlefield 4

02/22/2015 - 20:56

I have finally moved on from Battlefield 3 and joined the latest generation of Battlefield games.  The Frostbite 3 engine powers the latest from DICE, and it takes realism to a greater height with all of its effects.  The first mission was...

Results: Elder Scrolls Online

02/22/2015 - 20:56

The MMORPG from Bethesda might not be breaking any sales records, but it is a new DX11 based engine that runs nicely on a large portion of graphics cards.  I did a manual runthrough outside of Bal Foyen using FRAPS to record.  Settings were...

Results: Bioshock Infinite

02/22/2015 - 20:55

Bioshock Infinite adds all kinds of fancy tricks to the PC to make visuals that are, hyperbole aside, simply stunning.  Or at least new.  It is based on UE 3.0, but it still has plenty of bells and whistles to make things look really nice with...