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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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Results: Metro Last Light

05/26/2015 - 02:23

I upgraded my suite to Metro: LL from the original, and it is a nice upgrade in terms of visual quality and enhancements from the original.  The built-in benchmark is used with High Quality and 4X AA enabled. [inline:files/review/2015-05-26/metro-...

Results: Unigine Valley 1.0

05/26/2015 - 02:22

This is another benchmark released by the fine Unigine people.  It is really stunning to watch and has an amazing view distance.  It encompasses all of the latest DX11 technology, but it is not focused on tessellation as Heaven is. ...

Results: Unigine Heaven 4.0

05/26/2015 - 02:21

This particular benchmark nicely shows the performance hit that we would expect to see with varied levels of tessellation enabled.  I tested with it disabled, moderate, normal, and extreme.  We should get a good feeling about how these cards...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

05/26/2015 - 02:20

The latest benchmark from Futuremark can certainly hammer on the latest video cards.  I run the tests at the standard setting so we can set a good baseline for how a card SHOULD perform.  AMD and NVIDIA work very hard to tune their products to...

Test Setup and Errata

05/26/2015 - 02:19

Installation went without a hitch, the card worked as expected, and I received no errors throughout a variety of applications.  There are no major errata to discuss about this card. [inline:files/review/2015-05-26/r9_285_itx_06.jpg] The outputs are...

R9 285 ITX OC Continued

05/26/2015 - 02:18

The board does not have a huge amount of real estate, so this necessitates the use of a single 8 pin PCI-E power connection to deliver around 150 watts to the board.  The main PEG connection also supplies 75 watts.  The Tonga GPU is rated for...

Just Arrived: MSI 990FXA-Gaming Motherboard

05/21/2015 - 23:34

Several weeks ago MSI officially announced the 990FXA-Gaming motherboard for the AM3+ market.  The board is based on the tried and true 990FX and SB950 combo, but it adds a new wrinkle to the game: USB 3.1 support.  MSI has released the other...

Newegg Jumping Gun on New AMD Game Bundles: GTAV and DiRT Rally?

05/13/2015 - 14:07

AMD has been pretty quiet on the bundle scene, but I think we may have had their future plans revealed to us a bit early. [inline:files/news/2015-05-13/newegg_2games.png] In case the offer gets pulled, here is a screen grab from Newegg on May 13, 2015....

First Glimpse of the MSI 990FXA-Gaming Motherboard

05/06/2015 - 10:21

Some months ago MSI announced that they are releasing a slew of USB 3.1 compliant parts.  What was surprising was the mention of a brand new AM3+ board based on the now nearly geriatric AMD 990FX chipset.  The 990FX has had quite a lifespan...

AMD 2015 and 2016 Mobile and Desktop Roadmaps Leaked

04/29/2015 - 14:33

EDIT 2015-05-07: A day after the AMD analyst meeting we now know that the roadmaps delivered here are not legitimate.  While some of the information is likely correct on the roadmaps, they were not leaked by AMD.  There is no FM3 socket, rather...