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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

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3

11/10/2014 - 01:55

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...

Board Impressions

11/10/2014 - 01:54

I have spent quite a bit of time with this board and encountered a few issues.  The first was a bit of a showstopping bug that was only solved by a beta firmware that is not yet available to users from MSI.  This issue was that with the FX-9590...

Further Observations on the MSI 970 Gaming

11/10/2014 - 01:53

Audio is further enhanced by the plethora of high quality audio capacitors populating the area.  MSI utilizes Nichicon caps that are low ESR and low leakage units.  These do cost more than standard polymer caps, but the difference in price is...

MSI GTX 760 ITX Video Card Review: Mini Card for Mini Builds

10/30/2014 - 15:03

PC components seem to be getting smaller.  Micro-ATX used to not be very popular for the mainstream enthusiast, but that has changed as of late.  Mini-ITX is now the hot form factor these days with plenty of integrated features on motherboards...

Conclusion

10/29/2014 - 17:01

I really cannot find anything wrong with this card.  It is a small design that hits all of its targets.  It has a nice set of video outputs that will allow people to use up to four monitors (3+1 surround).  It runs relatively cool and is...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

10/29/2014 - 17:00

Power

Results: Battlefield 4

10/29/2014 - 16:58

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 this new engine and all of its effects.  The...

Results: Elder Scrolls Online

10/29/2014 - 16:58

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

10/29/2014 - 16:57

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 still has plenty of bells and whistles to make things look really nice with...

Results: Luxmark Sala

10/29/2014 - 16:56

I was quite curious about the OpenCL performance of these latest cards.  AMD has really been pushing OpenCL as of late, especially in advance of the release of the Kaveri APUs.  They have a pretty solid OpenCL 1.2 implementation for their GCN...