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Real Name
Josh Walrath
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Managing Editor
Location
Laramie, WY. USA
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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: 3D Mark Firestrike

03/06/2014 - 22:53

The latest version of 3D Mark can really push cards to their limit.  I used the standard setting rather than extreme in this test. [inline:files/review/2014-03-06/3dm-fs.png] [inline:files/review/2014-03-06/3dmfs-gpu_phys.png] [inline:files/review/...

Results: 3D Mark 2011

03/06/2014 - 22:52

3D Mark Vantage has now been officially retired by me, and I could not be happier.  I have now moved up 2011 as the base test to see previous gen DX11 performance.  I have used the performance presets for this test. [inline:files/review/2014-03...

Test Setup and Results

03/06/2014 - 22:52

I am currently unable to do the frame rating/frame pacing testing that Ryan does.  It simply costs a lot of money to get that setup.  Instead, I have used the more traditional testing of FPS across multiple applications and benchmarks.  In...

The EVGA GTX 780 ACX, Continued...

03/06/2014 - 22:51

The card is nice and heavy with a pretty robust heatsink.  The heatsink itself is split into two units, both of which are connected by four heatpipes to each other and the GPU.  One other heatpipe curves back into the primary heatsink to more...

AMD Releases the AM1 Platform: Socketed Kabini APU

03/05/2014 - 18:03

Back at CES earlier this year, we came across a couple of interesting motherboards that were neither AM3+ nor FM2+.  These small, sparse, and inexpensive boards were actually based on the unannounced AM1 platform.  This socket is actually the...

NVIDIA Announces Q4 FY 2014 Results: Above Expectations!

02/13/2014 - 15:04

It wouldn’t be February if we didn’t hear the Q4 FY14 earnings from NVIDIA!  NVIDIA does have a slightly odd way of expressing their quarters, but in the end it is all semantics.  They are not in fact living in the future, but I bet...

ARM Unveils Cortex-A17: New (Refreshed) IP for 2015

02/11/2014 - 14:02

ARM is an interesting little company.  Years ago people would have no idea who you are talking about, but now there is a much greater appreciation for the company.  Their PR group is really starting to get the hang of getting their name out....

Asus R9 270X and 280X DirectCU II TOP Review

01/16/2014 - 09:01

Refreshes are bad, right?  I guess that depends on who you talk to.  In the case of AMD, it is not a bad thing.  For people who live for cutting edge technology in the 3D graphics world, it is not pretty.  Unfortunately for those...

PowerColor at CES 2014: Bigger is Better!

01/08/2014 - 20:25

The nice folks at PowerColor were foolish enough to invite us into their suite full of video cards.  Unhappily, we were unable to abscond with a few items that we will list here.  PowerColor has a smaller US presence than other manufacturers,...

Digital Storm Releases the Bolt II: Steam Machine!

01/07/2014 - 05:08

Today Digital Storm has announced the Bolt 2 small form factor computer.  This little number is marketed as a “Steam machine”, and for very good reasons.  This particular number packs in quite a punch in a very small space. [inline:...