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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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Recent Posts

AMD CES 2014 Presentation: Kaveri Goes Official

01/07/2014 - 04:52

This year’s AMD CES was actually more interesting than I was expecting.  The details of the event were well known, as most Kaveri details have been revealed over the past few months.  I was unsure what Lisa Su and the gang would go over,...

Conclusion

01/03/2014 - 02:18

Asus makes a pretty good video card.  The build quality, cooler quality, and overall value and performance of these products are pretty outstanding.  I have to admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for the chip formerly known as the HD 7870...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

01/03/2014 - 02:16

Last year when NVIDIA released their Kepler architecture it was a point of contention that they had a more efficient architecture when it came to gaming performance.  It certainly seems that perhaps after some minor fixes on AMD’s side they...

Results: Luxmark

01/03/2014 - 02:15

I was quite curious about the OpenCL performance of these latest cards.  AMD has really been pushing OpenCL as of late, especially in advance of the release of the Kaveri APUs.  They have a pretty solid OpenCL 1.2 implementation for their GCN...

Results: Metro 2033

01/03/2014 - 02:14

This game is getting a bit long in the tooth but it still can hammer a modern video card.  I used the built-in benchmark and set it to Ultra quality with 4X AA and 16X AF. [inline:files/review/2014-01-03/metro-1920.png] [inline:files/review/2014-01-...

Results: Bioshock Infinite

01/03/2014 - 02:13

Another new addition to the benchmark regime!  BI adds all kinds of fancy tricks to the PC to make visuals that are, hyperbole aside, simply stunning.  Or at least new.  It is based on UE 3.0, but still has plenty of bells and whistles to...

Results: Battlefield 3

01/03/2014 - 02:12

Quit being such a hippie!  Ok, I paraphrased that.  My least favorite test and the world’s biggest multiplayer FPS.  The Frostbite 2 engine powers this beast and it delivers outstanding visuals.  The High preset is used with 4X...

Results: GRID 2

01/03/2014 - 02:11

The very latest racing game from Codemasters again takes rendering to another level.  GRID 3 features outstanding image quality and huge art assets to really push any card, yet still it keeps frame rates amazingly consistent through testing. ...

Results: Skyrim

01/03/2014 - 02:10

The latest installment of the Elder Scrolls series is still DX9 based, but the art assets and overall look of the game is still fairly cutting edge.  I make a manual run-through of Whiterun captured with FRAPS.  Quality settings are put to...

Results: The Unigines

01/03/2014 - 02:09

Unigine Heaven 4.0 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...