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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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More about the Crossblade Ranger

12/10/2014 - 16:31

Asus has leaned upon the Intel Gig-E controller and combined it with their GameFirst III software to do QoS work on the packets.  There is a bit more to it than just that.  Ethernet ports are typically the most common point of failure on...

AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L SOCs

11/20/2014 - 13:31

AMD has certainly gone about doing things in a slightly different manner than we are used to.  Today they announced their two latest APUs which will begin shipping in the first half of 2015.  These APUs are running at AMD and are being...

Samsung Announces First FreeSync UHD Monitors

11/20/2014 - 10:50

We have been teased for the past few months about when we would see the first implementations of AMD’s FreeSync technology, but now we finally have some concrete news about who will actually be producing these products. Samsung has announced that...

MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard Review: AM3+ Gets Something New for a Change!

11/13/2014 - 15:14

It is no secret that AMD’s AM3+ motherboard ecosystem has languished for the past year or so, with very few examples of new products hitting the scene.  This is understandable since AMD has not updated the chipset options for AM3+, and only...

Following Up with Wyoming Whiskey

11/12/2014 - 18:58

Last year around this time I reviewed my first bottle of Wyoming Whiskey.  Overall, I was quite pleased with how this particular spirit has come along.  You can read my entire review here.  It also includes a little interview with one of...

Conclusion: Does the 970 Gaming Conquer All?

11/10/2014 - 02:03

When I first caught sight of the MSI 970 Gaming board, I was quite excited that someone was revitalizing the AM3+ ecosystem with a new and interesting board.  Here was a board that looked great, had some really good features, and did not cost an arm...

Power and Overclocking

11/10/2014 - 02:01

Power This is going to be an interesting test.  Here we get to see if there is any functional differences between a pretty high end 8+2 implementation with the Asus board and the 6+2 of the budget MSI board.  The system was left to idle for 15...

Results: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

11/10/2014 - 01:58

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/2014-11-10/cinebench15-sin.png] [inline:files/review/2014...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

11/10/2014 - 01:57

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 USB 3.0

11/10/2014 - 01:56

The Samsung 840 Pro was used in the Sharkoon USB 3.0 dock for this particular test.  Since the SB950 does not have a USB 3.0 controller onboard, we are testing the added chips.  The Asus uses the ASMedia 4 port controller while the MSI uses the...