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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

Josh's Thoughts on P100, 16FF+, and Pricing

04/05/2016 - 22:14

So, we finally get to see big Pascal.  Frankly, it is a bigger chip than I was expecting for the first round of TSMC’s 16 FF+ process.  At 610 mm2, it is approaching the maximum size, not only for this particular process, but for fitting...

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

04/05/2016 - 05:30

Today AMD is “pre-announcing” their latest 7th generation APU.  Codenamed “Bristol Ridge”, this new SOC is based off of the Excavator architecture featured in the previous Carrizo series of products.  AMD provided very...

AMD GPU Roadmap: Capsaicin Names Upcoming Architectures

03/16/2016 - 20:04

On March 14 at the Capsaicin event at GDC AMD disclosed their roadmap for GPU architectures through 2018.  There were two new names in attendance as well as some hints at what technology will be implemented in these products.  It was only one...

AMD Refreshes FM2+ Lineup for APU and CPU

03/02/2016 - 21:37

On March 1st AMD announced the availability of two new processors as well as more information on the A10 7860 APU. The two new units are the A10-7890K and the Athlon X4 880K.  These are both Kaveri based parts, but of course the Athlon has the GPU...

ARM Leverages UMC's Latest 28HPCU Process for Midrange/Budget SOCs

02/07/2016 - 16:40

Have you ever been approached about something and upon first hearing about it, the opportunity just did not seem very exciting?  Then upon digging into things, it became much more interesting?  This happened to me with this announcement.  ...

AMD Refreshes Q1 2016 Offerings: New APUs, CPUs, and Coolers

02/02/2016 - 09:02

CES 2016 was not a watershed moment for AMD.  They showed off their line of current video cards and, perhaps more importantly, showed off working Polaris silicon, which will be their workhorse for 2016 in the graphics department.  They did not...

Pricing and Conclusion

02/02/2016 - 01:57

These are all the final batches of products before AMD introduces the AM4 generation of parts.  In preparation for those parts, AMD is also lowering prices over a wide range of products.  o   AMD FX™ 8370 Wraith - $199.99...

PCPer Racing Livestream! Thurs. Jan. 28th at 5:30 ET!

01/27/2016 - 13:27

Did you miss the live stream for yesterday racing action? No worries, catch up on the replay right here! On Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 PM ET we will be hosting a livestream featuing some racing by several of our writers.  We welcome our readers...

AMD Releases Q4 2015 and FY 2015 Results

01/20/2016 - 20:29

AMD is still kicking.  While the results of this past year have been forgettable, they have overcome some significant hurdles and look like they are improving their position in terms of cutting costs while extracting as much revenue as possible....

Dell Showcases New Products at CES 2016

01/12/2016 - 22:05

Dell kicked off their CES presence with a presentation that featured actor Josh Brener of “Silicon Valley” fame.  His monologues were entertaining, but unfortunately he was performing in front of a pretty tough crowd.  It was 10:30...