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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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Recent Posts

Results: 3D Mark Firestrike

01/03/2014 - 02:08

This particular number has only been out a few weeks and can really push the very latest DX11 based cards to their limit.  I used the standard Firestrike test here (Extreme setting disabled). [inline:files/review/2014-01-03/3dm-fs.png] [inline:files...

Results: 3D Mark 2011

01/03/2014 - 02:07

I try to have a good balance of synthetic testing combined with real world results.  I believe this is a good balance of what is theoretically possible with these chips vs. what we see in actual games.  Let us start off with the synthetics...

Test Setup

01/03/2014 - 02:06

I am currently unable to do the frame rating/frame pacing testing that Ryan does.  It simply costs a lot of money to get that setup.  Instead, I have used the more traditional testing of FPS across multiple applications and benchmarks.  In...

DirectCU II R9 280X TOP

01/03/2014 - 02:05

The DCII R9 280X is a bit more of an upgrade to the reference model than the previous 270X.  Asus did a lot of work to really make this board shine, and it does not disappoint.  The board is based on the same Tahiti chip as the previous HD 7970...

DirectCU II R9 270X TOP

01/03/2014 - 02:03

First off let me say that visually I really like what Asus has done with their cooling solutions.  Looks are not everything, but the upgrade from the previous DCII units is pretty striking.  The old coolers were a little clunky and boxy looking...

PC vs. PS4 vs. Xbox One Hardware Comparison: Building a Competing Gaming PC

11/20/2013 - 22:02

Be sure you jump to the second page to see our recommendations for gaming PC builds that are inexpensive yet compete well with the capabilities and performance of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!! The consoles are coming!  The consoles are coming!...

Why Go PC?

11/20/2013 - 01:26

There are many obvious answers for this question, but they do not fit everyone’s needs.  Any kind of productivity software will require the use of a PC.  Email is not natively supported on either console, and why would a user want to...

AMD Releases 2014 Mobile APU Details: Beema and Mullins Cut TDPs

11/13/2013 - 17:35

AMD’s APU13 is all about APUs and their programming, but the hardware we have seen so far has been dominated by the upcoming Kaveri products for FM2+.  It seems that AMD has more up their sleeves for release this next year, and it has somewhat...

AMD Spills more Kaveri Beans: AMD APU13

11/11/2013 - 21:28

The executives at AMD like to break their own NDAs.  Then again, they are the ones typically setting these NDA dates, so it isn’t a big deal.  It is no secret that Kaveri has been in the pipeline for some time.  We knew a lot of the...

The Verdict

11/06/2013 - 17:33

I like it.  I really do.  There are some things that need to be said though.  I had the chance to try the February release, and it was really green.  It had interesting flavors, but it was very overpowering- and not necessarily in a...