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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: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

11/10/2014 - 02:58

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench is nicely threaded and can be sensitive to memory bandwidth and latency issues.  Single and max threads benchmarks are used. [inline:files/review/2014-11-10/cinebench15-sin.png] [inline:files/review/2014...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

11/10/2014 - 02:57

Man cannot live on CPU benchmarks and I/O alone.  We need beauty in our lives, and that beauty in this case is provided by the graphics crushing benchmark that is Fire Strike.  The standard settings are used to see if either board is acting as...

Results: HD Tach USB 3.0

11/10/2014 - 02:56

The Samsung 840 Pro was used in the Sharkoon USB 3.0 dock for this particular test.  Since the SB950 does not have a USB 3.0 controller onboard, we are testing the added chips.  The Asus uses the ASMedia 4 port controller while the MSI uses the...

Results: HD Tach SATA-6G

11/10/2014 - 02:56

To get another view of File System performance, we dust off HD tach.  The short test was used. [inline:files/review/2014-11-10/hdtach1.png] [inline:files/review/2014-11-10/hdtach2.png] [inline:files/review/2014-11-10/hdtach3.png] [inline:files/...

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3

11/10/2014 - 02:55

The problem with motherboard reviews is that we do not see the performance deltas that we used to due to the integration of so much functionality onto the CPU.  Instead of comparing memory controller designs from VIA, Intel, and NVIDIA we are now...

Board Impressions

11/10/2014 - 02:54

I have spent quite a bit of time with this board and encountered a few issues.  The first was a bit of a showstopping bug that was only solved by a beta firmware that is not yet available to users from MSI.  This issue was that with the FX-9590...

Further Observations on the MSI 970 Gaming

11/10/2014 - 02:53

Audio is further enhanced by the plethora of high quality audio capacitors populating the area.  MSI utilizes Nichicon caps that are low ESR and low leakage units.  These do cost more than standard polymer caps, but the difference in price is...

MSI GTX 760 ITX Video Card Review: Mini Card for Mini Builds

10/30/2014 - 16:03

PC components seem to be getting smaller.  Micro-ATX used to not be very popular for the mainstream enthusiast, but that has changed as of late.  Mini-ITX is now the hot form factor these days with plenty of integrated features on motherboards...

Conclusion

10/29/2014 - 18:01

I really cannot find anything wrong with this card.  It is a small design that hits all of its targets.  It has a nice set of video outputs that will allow people to use up to four monitors (3+1 surround).  It runs relatively cool and is...

Power, Temperature, and Overclocking

10/29/2014 - 18:00

Power