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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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Results: Luxmark Sala

10/29/2014 - 16:56

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: Thief

10/29/2014 - 16:54

This is another new benchmark for the latest video card reviews from the lab.  Thief comes in both D3D and Mantle flavors, but for this particular test I just used D3D.  I used the built-in benchmark and settings were placed at Very High with...

Results: GRID Autosport

10/29/2014 - 16:54

The fine people 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...

Results: Metro Last Light

10/29/2014 - 16:53

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/2014-10-29/metro-...

Results: Unigine Valley

10/29/2014 - 16:52

This is another new 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. ...

Results: Unigine Heaven 4.0

10/29/2014 - 16:51

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 how these cards...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

10/29/2014 - 16:50

The latest benchmark from Futuremark can certainly hammer on the latest video cards.  I run the tests at the standard setting so we can set a good baseline for how a card SHOULD perform.  AMD and NVIDIA work very hard to tune their products to...

Test Setup and Errata

10/29/2014 - 16:49

This board is compared against the Asus R9 270X and R9 280X video cards.  The 270X is around $179 while the 280X is sitting around $250 to $275, depending on the models.  The closest overall comparison would likely be a R9 280, but I currently...

MSI GTX 760 ITX Features Continued and Impressions

10/29/2014 - 16:48

The card is built with MSI’s “Military Class Components”.  These are typically solid capacitors, Hi-C caps, and super ferrite chokes.  The specifications of these parts are at a higher level than what is typically needed for a...

AMD Cuts APU Prices and Q3 Results Fallout

10/22/2014 - 21:02

While AMD made a small profit last quarter, the Q4 outlook from the company is not nearly as rosy.  AMD estimates that Q4 revenues will be around 12% lower than Q3, making for a rare drop in what is typically a robust season for sales.  Unlike...