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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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Audio Impressions

06/04/2014 - 17:05

So how does this darn thing sound?  I do not have a lot of higher end testing equipment, so I have to rely on the Human Ear Mark 1.  I tested with multiple 2.1 speaker systems as well as several different headphones.  Unfortunately, the...

Board Impressions

06/04/2014 - 17:04

First impressions of this board are generally good.  The black and fluorescent lime/green makes a nice contrast and gives the board a lot of character.  The layout looks a little busy, but still uncluttered.  I guess my best way to...

More G1.Sniper A88X Features

06/04/2014 - 17:03

Next is the AMP-Up functionality.  Some years back, I had reviewed several soundcards from Auzentech that featured swappable OPAMPS.  This allows users to tailor their listening experience to a pretty nice degree, as the OPAMPs did add a...

Moving Along to 2015 and 2016

05/14/2014 - 19:53

2015 This is the year that we will start to see some serious shifts from AMD when it comes to supporting ARM.  They announced their Project Skybridge initiative that will enable the sharing of the same socket with an x86 processor as well as an ARM...

Final Thoughts on AMD's Core Technology Update Presentation

05/14/2014 - 19:52

In my old age I am turning into a bit of a skeptic.  It is hard to really blame a guy; we are surrounded by marketing and hype, both from inside companies and from their fans.  When I first started to listen in on AMD’s Core Innovation...

Boost, Security, and Conclusion

04/28/2014 - 22:56

Boost, Power Management, and STAPM

AMD Unveils Beema and Mullins: A Greater than Expected Refresh of Kabini

04/28/2014 - 22:55

I guess we could say that AMD has been rather busy lately.  It seems that a significant amount of the content on PC Perspective this month revolved around the AMD AM1 platform.  Before that we had the Kaveri products and the R7 265.  AMD...

AMD AM1 Retested on 60 Watt Power Supply

04/23/2014 - 20:51

If I had one regret about my AM1 review that posted a few weeks ago, it was that I used a pretty hefty (relatively speaking) 500 watt power supply for a part that is listed at a 25 watt TDP.  Power supplies really do not hit their efficiency numbers...

AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 Reviewed: Low Power, Low Price APU For the Masses

04/09/2014 - 07:02

Perhaps we are performing a study of opposites?  Yesterday Ryan posted his R9 295X2 review, which covers the 500 watt, dual GPU monster that will be retailing for $1499.  A card that is meant for only the extreme enthusiast who has plenty of...

Conclusion

04/09/2014 - 04:58

This was something of a wild ride.  I have always had an attraction to budget and midrange products, and I think a big part of that is seeing where that sweet spot of price vs.