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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
5 years 10 weeks

Recent Posts

Recent Posts

AMD A10-7860K and A8-7670K Review: The Godavari Refresh

05/04/2016 - 19:00

AMD is in a strange position in that there is a lot of excitement about their upcoming Zen architecture, but we are still many months away from that introduction.  AMD obviously needs to keep the dollars flowing in, and part of that means that we...

Conclusion

05/03/2016 - 22:45

Refreshes can be a good thing.  AMD certainly needed it in the APU line and have some solid parts out there for the right kind of customer.  If a user just wants good CPU performance then the latest Intel parts are a good choice.  If a...

Power and Overclocking

05/03/2016 - 22:45

We all know that AMD is behind the 8 ball when it comes to power consumption vs. what Intel has been able to do with their 22nm and 14nm FinFET solutions.  AMD has worked hard to optimize the tools they have to work with and the 7860K is the end...

Results: 7-Zip and DiRT Rally

05/03/2016 - 22:42

7-Zip This is a nice little file compression/decompression application that features a very handy benchmark built in. [inline:files/review/2016-05-03/7zip.png]

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

05/03/2016 - 22:41

The latest and toughest benchmark from the folks at Futuremark!  This pushes even the biggest and baddest graphics cards around.  Smooth framerates are hard to find on high end parts, much less what we actually see on integrated graphics....

Results: 3D Mark Skydiver

05/03/2016 - 22:38

The newest addition to 3D Mark is not nearly as tough on graphics as Firestrike, but it still gives most cards a pretty good workout.  The basic benchmark and standard settings are used. [inline:files/review/2016-05-03/3dm-sd.png] [inline:files/...

Results: Cinebench R15, TrueCrypt, and Euler3D

05/03/2016 - 22:37

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench again leverages all of the latest technologies on modern processors to achieve the fastest results possible for rendering a scene.  It also does a nice job of leveraging multi-core architectures with a...

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2016

05/03/2016 - 22:35

The latest version of Sandra recognizes and utilizes most of the cutting edge features of the latest processors.  AVX and FMA are integrated into these tests, as well as a handy OpenCL test.  While Sandra is not a productivity app, it does have...

Setup and Errata

05/03/2016 - 22:34

The APUs were installed in the Asus Crosshair Ranger FM2+/A88X motherboard.  Windows 10 was freshly installed with the latest drivers and updates.  Installation was smooth and I ran into no issues.  The OS was installed on a SSD while...

Thrustmaster Introduces Xbox One Compatible TMX Wheel

04/12/2016 - 14:33

Some months ago I had the chance to review the PS3/4 and PC compatible Thrustmaster T150.  This turned out to be a solid little wheel with full functionality that would not break the bank.  The force feedback was not as strong or as nuanced as...