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Josh Walrath
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Laramie, WY. USA

Josh started writing about the computer field in 1997, opened his own site in 1999 (, 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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Testing Setup and Audio Impressions

09/09/2015 - 00:32

Test Setup I tried multiple applications with these headphones and tested them on multiple platforms.  Most testing was done on the Asus Crosshair Ranger which features a really robust and flexible audio solution.  It features built in amps...

MSI 990FXA-Gaming Review: SLI, CF, and USB 3.1 for AM3+

09/02/2015 - 14:16

Consumers cannot say that MSI has not attempted to keep the AM3+ market interesting with a handful of new products based upon that socket.  Throughout this past year MSI has released three different products addressing multiple price points and...


09/02/2015 - 01:04

I have had a harder time than usual writing up this conclusion.  There are so many areas that this board has done right.  There is one significant area where the cut back was noticed by those wishing to put the top end AMD CPU into play. ...

Power and Overclocking

09/02/2015 - 01:02


Results: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

09/02/2015 - 01:01

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench is nicely threaded and can be sensitive to memory bandwidth and latency issues.  Single and max threads benchmarks are used. [inline:files/review/2015-09-02/cinebench15-sin.png] [inline:files/review/2015...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

09/02/2015 - 01:01

Man cannot live on CPU benchmarks and I/O alone.  We need beauty in our lives, and that beauty in this case is provided by the graphics crushing benchmark that is Fire Strike.  The standard settings are used to see if either board is acting as...

Results: HD Tach

09/02/2015 - 01:00

To get another view of File System performance, we dust off HD tach.  The short test was used. [inline:files/review/2015-09-02/hdtach1.png] [inline:files/review/2015-09-02/hdtach2.png] [inline:files/review/2015-09-02/hdtach3.png] [inline:files/...

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2

09/02/2015 - 00:59

The problem with motherboard reviews is that we do not see the performance deltas that we used to due to the integration of so much functionality onto the CPU.  Instead of comparing memory controller designs from VIA, Intel, and NVIDIA we are now...

Test Setup and Errata

09/02/2015 - 00:58

The board installed without a problem and was booted using the UEFI functionality.  The OS was installed and the latest drivers were downloaded from the MSI website.  None of the software installations went amiss and all worked as expected. [...

990FXA-Gaming Continued

09/02/2015 - 00:55

The board supports both CrossFire and SLI.  This is not a new feature, but if an enthusiast wants the maximum flexibility for multi-GPU rendering, then this board supports both implementations.  The spacing of the two 16X slots provides more...