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Sebastian Peak
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Kalamazoo, MI, USA
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A PC hardware enthusiast, audio enthusiast, and smartphone-obsessed person from Michigan, USA, Sebastian started writing for PC Perspective in 2014. A photographer as well, he has found a way to combine a love of both computers and macro lenses...and is on an endless quest to find the perfect computer case.

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Report: AMD Radeon Fury Specs and Photos Leaked

07/07/2015 - 11:59

As reported by VideoCardz.com the upcoming Radeon Fury card specs have been leaked (and confirmed, according to the report), and the air-cooled card is said to have 8 fewer compute units enabled and a slightly slower core clock. [inline:files/news/2015-...

Quad-Core Gaming Roundup: How Much CPU Do You Really Need?

07/06/2015 - 12:56

[inline:files/review/2015-06-29/logos.jpg] The PC gaming world has become divided by two distinct types of games: those that were designed and programmed specifically for the PC, and console ports. Unfortunately for PC gamers it seems that far too many...

Report: ASUS STRIX AMD Radeon Fury (Non-X) Card Listings Found

07/03/2015 - 20:45

A report from VideoCardz.com shows three listings for an unreleased ASUS STRIX version of the AMD Radeon Fury (non-X). [inline:files/news/2015-07-03/ASUS-R9-Fury-DC3-GAMING-Computer-PC-Shop.png] Image credit: VideoCardz The listings are from European...

Conclusion

06/30/2015 - 23:16

It was fascinating to go over all of these benchmarks 6 months into what had become a daily task, and see what kind of performance differences there were with the various CPUs. In writing this piece I had to accept that I have become essentially a...

ASUS Introduces STRIX GTX 980 Ti with DirectCU III Cooler and a Hefty Overclock

06/30/2015 - 13:16

ASUS has annouced a new STRIX edition of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and this is one massive card in not only size (measuring 12" x 6" x 1.57") but in potential performance as well. [inline:files/news/2015-06-30/image_1.jpg] First off, there...

Sniper Elite 3 and Thief

06/30/2015 - 00:07

The games on this page (along with Civ Beyond Earth) provide a good example of Mantle vs. DX11 with these assorted processors. AMD's Mantle API offers enhanced performance with less system overhead, seemingly ideal for gaming with a less powerful CPU...

Metro Last Light and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

06/30/2015 - 00:06

Metro Last Light I chose not to enable tesselation for this benchmark, as this game really struggles with consistent frame rates (observe the low minimums) as it is. I continued to use a "High" preset and selected the lowest AA available with...

BioShock Infinite and Civilization: Beyond Earth

06/30/2015 - 00:05

BioShock Infinite As with synthetic testing all game benchmarks will begin with the results sorted by GPU, and then by overall rank. [inline:files/review/2015-06-30/bioshock_1080_sorted.png] [inline:files/review/2015-06-30/bioshock_infinite_1080.png] [...

Synthetic Benchmarks

06/29/2015 - 15:08

The purpose of this article is to see how much the processor affects gaming, so there are a couple of ways to help identify variance from CPU to CPU. While a traditional chart arranged by highest score/average FPS is usually best, I decided to take a...

Report: No Stock Cooler Bundled with Intel Skylake-K Unlocked CPUs

06/26/2015 - 12:32

A report from Chinese-language site XFastest contains a slide reportedly showing Intel's cooling strategy for upcoming retail HEDT (High-end Desktop) Skylake "K" processors. [inline:files/news/2015-06-26/skylake_k.jpg] Typically Intel CPUs...