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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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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

Power and Overclocking

09/02/2014 - 02:02

Power Here is where things get interesting.  Not only do we get to see exactly how much juice the FX-9590 is pulling from the wall, but we also get to see if the power savings from the 8370e are what we are hoping they will be.  Then we have...

Results: GRID Autosport and Bioshock Inifinite

09/02/2014 - 02:01

GRID Autosport The final test is an actual game.  I took the latest GRID title and had the resolution set at 1920 x 1080 with 4X AA enabled.  The “Ultra” preset was used in the game with the built-in benchmark. [inline:files/review/...

Results: Euler3d, Luxmark, and Truecrypt

09/02/2014 - 02:00

Euler 3D Euler 3D is an engineering/scientific benchmark based on a real-world application that simulates flow over an airfoil.  It certainly favors Intel based processors a bit more than AMD, but I am not entirely sure why. [inline:files/review/...

Results: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

09/02/2014 - 01:59

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench again leverages all of the latest technologies on modern processors to achieve the fastest results possible for rendering a scene.  It also does a nice job of leveraging multi-core architectures with a...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

09/02/2014 - 01:58

The latest and toughest benchmark from the folks at Futuremark!  This pushes even the biggest and baddest graphics cards around.  Smooth framerates are hard to find on high end parts, much less what we actually see on integrated graphics....

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3

09/02/2014 - 01:57

The latest version of Sandra recognizes and utilizes most of the cutting edge features of the latest processors.  AVX and FMA are integrated into these tests, as well as a handy OpenCL test.  While Sandra is not a productivity app, it does have...

Setup and Errata

09/02/2014 - 01:56

MSI is offering one of the very latest boards for AM3+ market with the 970 Gaming motherboard.  This is a $99 motherboard with a host of features that do not necessarily reflect the overall price of the board.  The addition of high quality...

The New Models

09/02/2014 - 01:55

AMD is introducing three new models for the AM3+ platform.  These are not new designs.  The new processors are still Piledriver based Vishera chips made on the same 32 nm PD-SOI process from GLOBALFOUNDRIES.  Unlike in previous years when...

AMD A10-7800 and A6-7400K Review: AMD Rounds Out the Kaveri Line

08/07/2014 - 12:05

In the first several years of my PCPer employment, I typically handled most of the AMD CPU refreshes.  These were rather standard affairs that involved small jumps in clockspeed and performance.  These happened every 6 to 8 months, with the...

Conclusion

08/06/2014 - 16:55

It is good that AMD is getting out there with a refresh of their Kaveri lineup.  It is good that they are concentrating on getting the most performance out of these parts at the lower 65W and 45W TDPs.  It is good that AMD continues to push for...