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Josh Walrath
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Laramie, WY. USA

Josh started writing about the computer field in 1997, opened his own site in 1999 (, 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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CES 2015: Samsung Monitors and ATIV Computers

01/10/2015 - 17:52

I was invited to a meeting with Samsung on my last day at CES.  The Samsung Pavilion was absolutely packed, but I was able to see a handful of products that should pique the interest of people that are passionate about their monitor technology....

CES 2015: Intel Releases 14 nm Cherry Trail SOC

01/05/2015 - 20:30

It wouldn’t be CES if there wasn’t an Intel release.  Today they are releasing their latest 14 nm Cherry Trail SOC.  Very little information has been released about this part, but it is the follow-up to the fairly successful Bay...

NVIDIA Announces Tegra X1: Maxwell Hits Ultra-Low Power

01/05/2015 - 01:18

NVIDIA seems to like begin on a one year cycle with their latest Tegra products.  Many years ago we were introduced to the Tegra 2, and the year after that the Tegra 3, and the year after that the Tegra 4.  Well, NVIDIA did spice up their...

Asus Crossblade Ranger Review: FM2+ gets the ROG Treatment

12/10/2014 - 22:01

I have been impressed by the Asus ROG boards for quite a few years now.  I believe my first encounter was with the Crosshair IV Formula, followed by the CH IV Extreme with that crazy Lucidlogix controller.  These were really outstanding boards...


12/10/2014 - 17:38

The FM2+ platform can be a tough sell.  The APUs are relatively inexpensive, but the CPU performance with a maximum of four threads often has other users looking to the AM3+ platform, or just at Intel in general.  The GPU performance of the...

Power and Overclocking

12/10/2014 - 17:37


Results: 3D Mark 2011

12/10/2014 - 17:37

Though not the latest version of 3D Mark, 2011 does a nice job with modern APUs.  It is well optimized in drivers, so it should show off the best theoretical performance of the graphics portion of these motherboards. [inline:files/review/2014-12-10/...

Results: Cinebench R11.5 and 7-Zip

12/10/2014 - 17:36

Cinebench 11.5 AMD always cringes when we bring up the Cinebench tests.  Kaveri just does not fare well under them.  Still, this is a benchmark that stresses the CPU and memory portions of any APU. [inline:files/review/2014-12-10/cinebench11-...

Results: HD Tach USB 3.0

12/10/2014 - 17:35

The Samsung 840 Pro is used in the Sharkoon USB 3.0 dock for this particular test.  The A88X chipset features a native USB 3.0 controller, unlike the older AM3+ chipset which has to use a 3rd party chip for that functionality.  This unit is...

Results: HD Tach SATA-6G

12/10/2014 - 17:35

To get another view of File System performance, we dust off HD tach.  The short test was used. [inline:files/review/2014-12-10/hdtach1.png] [inline:files/review/2014-12-10/hdtach2.png] [inline:files/review/2014-12-10/hdtach3.png] [inline:files/...