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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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Intel Announces Q3 2014: Mucho Dinero

10/15/2014 - 11:39

Yesterday Intel released their latest quarterly numbers, and they were pretty spectacular.  Some serious milestones were reached last quarter, much to the dismay of Intel’s competitors.  Not everything is good with the results, but the...

ARM Introduces the Cortex-M7 Embedded Processor

09/30/2014 - 17:02

Last week ARM announced the latest member of their Cortex-M series of embedded parts.  The new Cortex-M7 design is a 32 bit processor designed to have good performance while achieving excellent power consumption.  The M7 is a fully superscalar...

AMD 2014 FX Refresh- FX-9590, FX-8370, and FX-8370e Review

09/02/2014 - 07:00

It seems like yesterday when I last talked about an AMD refresh!  Oh wait, it almost was.  Some weeks ago I was able to cover the latest AMD APU offerings that helped to flesh out the Kaveri lineup.  We thought AMD was done for a while....

Conclusion

09/02/2014 - 02:03

AMD needed the official pricecuts on the FX-9000 series badly.  The FX-9590 is now a very affordable processor with some impressive performance for heavily multi-threaded applications.  It has good gaming performance as well, especially when...

Power and Overclocking

09/02/2014 - 02:02

Power Here is where things get interesting.  Not only do we get to see exactly how much juice the FX-9590 is pulling from the wall, but we also get to see if the power savings from the 8370e are what we are hoping they will be.  Then we have...

Results: GRID Autosport and Bioshock Inifinite

09/02/2014 - 02:01

GRID Autosport The final test is an actual game.  I took the latest GRID title and had the resolution set at 1920 x 1080 with 4X AA enabled.  The “Ultra” preset was used in the game with the built-in benchmark. [inline:files/review/...

Results: Euler3d, Luxmark, and Truecrypt

09/02/2014 - 02:00

Euler 3D Euler 3D is an engineering/scientific benchmark based on a real-world application that simulates flow over an airfoil.  It certainly favors Intel based processors a bit more than AMD, but I am not entirely sure why. [inline:files/review/...

Results: Cinebench R15 and 7-Zip

09/02/2014 - 01:59

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench again leverages all of the latest technologies on modern processors to achieve the fastest results possible for rendering a scene.  It also does a nice job of leveraging multi-core architectures with a...

Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

09/02/2014 - 01:58

The latest and toughest benchmark from the folks at Futuremark!  This pushes even the biggest and baddest graphics cards around.  Smooth framerates are hard to find on high end parts, much less what we actually see on integrated graphics....

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3

09/02/2014 - 01:57

The latest version of Sandra recognizes and utilizes most of the cutting edge features of the latest processors.  AVX and FMA are integrated into these tests, as well as a handy OpenCL test.  While Sandra is not a productivity app, it does have...