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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

05/26/2015 - 02:19

Installation went without a hitch, the card worked as expected, and I received no errors throughout a variety of applications.  There are no major errata to discuss about this card. [inline:files/review/2015-05-26/r9_285_itx_06.jpg] The outputs are...

R9 285 ITX OC Continued

05/26/2015 - 02:18

The board does not have a huge amount of real estate, so this necessitates the use of a single 8 pin PCI-E power connection to deliver around 150 watts to the board.  The main PEG connection also supplies 75 watts.  The Tonga GPU is rated for...

Just Arrived: MSI 990FXA-Gaming Motherboard

05/21/2015 - 23:34

Several weeks ago MSI officially announced the 990FXA-Gaming motherboard for the AM3+ market.  The board is based on the tried and true 990FX and SB950 combo, but it adds a new wrinkle to the game: USB 3.1 support.  MSI has released the other...

Newegg Jumping Gun on New AMD Game Bundles: GTAV and DiRT Rally?

05/13/2015 - 14:07

AMD has been pretty quiet on the bundle scene, but I think we may have had their future plans revealed to us a bit early. [inline:files/news/2015-05-13/newegg_2games.png] In case the offer gets pulled, here is a screen grab from Newegg on May 13, 2015....

First Glimpse of the MSI 990FXA-Gaming Motherboard

05/06/2015 - 10:21

Some months ago MSI announced that they are releasing a slew of USB 3.1 compliant parts.  What was surprising was the mention of a brand new AM3+ board based on the now nearly geriatric AMD 990FX chipset.  The 990FX has had quite a lifespan...

AMD 2015 and 2016 Mobile and Desktop Roadmaps Leaked

04/29/2015 - 14:33

EDIT 2015-05-07: A day after the AMD analyst meeting we now know that the roadmaps delivered here are not legitimate.  While some of the information is likely correct on the roadmaps, they were not leaked by AMD.  There is no FM3 socket, rather...

ARM Unveils the Cortex-A72 Processor Architecture Details

04/29/2015 - 12:17

On February 3rd, ARM announced a slew of new designs, including the Cortex A72.  Few details were shared with us, but what we learned was that it could potentially redefine power and performance in the ARM ecosystem.  Ryan was invited to London...

Improving Upon and Surpasing the Cortex-A57

04/29/2015 - 01:07

ARM is not disclosing every single improvement and optimization, but they have provided us with a few examples.  The first portion to get massaged is what we consider the Front-end. [inline:files/review/2015-04-28/front_end.jpg]

AMD Zen Diagram Leaked and Analysis

04/27/2015 - 18:06

There are some pretty breathless analysis of a single leaked block diagram that is supposedly from AMD.  This is one of the first indications of what the Zen architecture looks like from a CPU core standpoint.  The block diagram is very simple...

28 nm GPUs Extended Through 2015: 20 nm Planar a Bust

04/01/2015 - 11:27

We have been very spoiled throughout the years.  We likely did not realize exactly how spoiled we were until it became very obvious that the rate of process technology advances hit a virtual brick wall.  Every 18 to 24 months we were treated to...