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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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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...

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....


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/...