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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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08/05/2015 - 11:15

I had previously only had experience with an older Zotac product before this.  It was the GTX 580 AMP! which was just an overclocked, reference GTX 580 from NVIDIA.  It had a somewhat fancy sticker on it and some decent clockspeeds.  That...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

08/05/2015 - 11:15

Power The Maxwell architecture really improved on power efficiency across the board with its introduction.  While NVIDIA did not skimp on performance and features, we certainly can tell that they spent a lot of time and design resources to drop TDPs...

Results: Battlefield 4

08/05/2015 - 11:13

I have finally moved on from Battlefield 3 and joined the latest generation of Battlefield games.  The Frostbite 3 engine powers the latest from DICE, and it takes realism to a greater height with all of its effects.  The first mission was...

Results: Elder Scrolls Online

08/05/2015 - 11:12

The MMORPG from Bethesda might not be breaking any sales records, but it is a new DX11 based engine that runs nicely on a large portion of graphics cards.  I did a manual runthrough outside of Bal Foyen using FRAPS to record.  Settings were...

Results: Bioshock Infinite

08/05/2015 - 11:10

Bioshock Infinite 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 it still has plenty of bells and whistles to make things look really nice with...

Results: Luxmark 2.0

08/05/2015 - 11:09

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

Results: Thief

08/05/2015 - 11:08

This is another newish benchmark for the latest video card reviews from the lab.  Thief comes in both Direct3D and Mantle flavors, but I just used D3D for this particular test.  I tested against the built-in benchmark, and settings were placed...

Results: GRID Autosport

08/05/2015 - 11:07

The folks at Codemasters have slightly upgraded the GRID 2 game to GRID Autosport.  The basic engine is the same, but with some further tweaks to improve visual quality and effects.  The built-in benchmark was run at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600,...

Results: Metro Last Light

08/05/2015 - 11:07

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/2015-08-05/metro-...

Results: Unigine Valley 1.0

08/05/2015 - 11:06

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. ...