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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: HD Tach- SATA 6G

06/04/2014 - 17:09

To get another view of File System performance, we dust off HD tach.  The short test was used. [inline:files/review/2014-06-04/hdtach1.png] [inline:files/review/2014-06-04/hdtach2.png] [inline:files/review/2014-06-04/hdtach3.png] [inline:files/...

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2014

06/04/2014 - 17:07

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...

Test Setup and Errata

06/04/2014 - 17:06

It was a bit of a challenge to test out this motherboard as I have had so few FM2 based products through the lab.  We also must think about how potential performance differences exist between these boards when running the older Richland APUs (such...

Audio Impressions

06/04/2014 - 17:05

So how does this darn thing sound?  I do not have a lot of higher end testing equipment, so I have to rely on the Human Ear Mark 1.  I tested with multiple 2.1 speaker systems as well as several different headphones.  Unfortunately, the...

Board Impressions

06/04/2014 - 17:04

First impressions of this board are generally good.  The black and fluorescent lime/green makes a nice contrast and gives the board a lot of character.  The layout looks a little busy, but still uncluttered.  I guess my best way to...

More G1.Sniper A88X Features

06/04/2014 - 17:03

Next is the AMP-Up functionality.  Some years back, I had reviewed several soundcards from Auzentech that featured swappable OPAMPS.  This allows users to tailor their listening experience to a pretty nice degree, as the OPAMPs did add a...

Moving Along to 2015 and 2016

05/14/2014 - 19:53

2015 This is the year that we will start to see some serious shifts from AMD when it comes to supporting ARM.  They announced their Project Skybridge initiative that will enable the sharing of the same socket with an x86 processor as well as an ARM...

Final Thoughts on AMD's Core Technology Update Presentation

05/14/2014 - 19:52

In my old age I am turning into a bit of a skeptic.  It is hard to really blame a guy; we are surrounded by marketing and hype, both from inside companies and from their fans.  When I first started to listen in on AMD’s Core Innovation...

Boost, Security, and Conclusion

04/28/2014 - 22:56

Boost, Power Management, and STAPM

AMD Unveils Beema and Mullins: A Greater than Expected Refresh of Kabini

04/28/2014 - 22:55

I guess we could say that AMD has been rather busy lately.  It seems that a significant amount of the content on PC Perspective this month revolved around the AMD AM1 platform.  Before that we had the Kaveri products and the R7 265.  AMD...