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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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Results: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

09/02/2015 - 02:01

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 - 02:01

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 - 02:00

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 - 01:59

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 - 01:58

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 - 01:55

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...

Logitech Releases G633 and G933 Headsets for Premium Gaming Market

08/27/2015 - 04:00

Today Logitech is announcing that they have added to their headset lineup with two new products.  This is a fairly big announcement as it has been around five years since Logitech did anything with their gaming headset.  Units like the recently...

Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition Review: Long Card, Long Name!

08/07/2015 - 11:04

Zotac has been an interesting company to watch for the past few years.  It is a company that has made a name for themselves in the small form factor community with some really interesting designs and products.  They continue down that path, but...


08/05/2015 - 12:15

I had previously only had experience with an older Zotac product before this.  It was the GTX 580 AMP! which was just an overclocked, reference GTX 580 from NVIDIA.  It had a somewhat fancy sticker on it and some decent clockspeeds.  That...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

08/05/2015 - 12:15

Power The Maxwell architecture really improved on power efficiency across the board with its introduction.  While NVIDIA did not skimp on performance and features, we certainly can tell that they spent a lot of time and design resources to drop TDPs...