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Real Name
Josh Walrath
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Managing Editor
Location
Laramie, WY. USA
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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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Ryzen Locking on Certain FMA3 Workloads

03/15/2017 - 17:51

Last week a thread was started at the HWBOT forum and discussed a certain workload that resulted in a hard lock every time it was run.  This was tested with a variety of motherboards and Ryzen processors from the 1700 to the 1800X.  In no...

Fanatec Releases ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

03/03/2017 - 14:48

Today Fanatec announced the immediate availability of the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5.  Some months ago I reviewed the original ClubSport V2 and I was highly impressed by its overall quality, build, feedback, and accuracy.  It is a monstrous unit...

AMD Zen Architecture Overview: Focus on Ryzen

03/02/2017 - 09:59

We have been exposed to details about the Zen architecture for the past several Hot Chips conventions as well as other points of information directly from AMD.  Zen was a clean sheet design that borrowed some of the best features from the Bulldozer...

Physical Design and Power

03/01/2017 - 21:07

AMD worked very closely with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to customize their design as closely as possible to GF’s 14nm FinFET process.  GF licensed their 14nm FF process from Samsung, but have done some tweaking of their own.  They helped AMD...

Zen and the Art of CPU Design

02/28/2017 - 11:39

Zen is nearly upon us.  AMD is releasing its next generation CPU architecture to the world this week and we saw CPU demonstrations and upcoming AM4 motherboards at CES in early January.  We have been shown tantalizing glimpses of the...

Beyond the Blue HoRyzen

02/28/2017 - 01:36

We are on the cusp of AMD releasing their first iteration of the Zen architecture.  Zen was built from the ground up to be competitive in IPC while offering SMT performance that should rival Intel.  AMD stepped away from CMT and decided that...

Failing to Live Up to Expectations

02/28/2017 - 01:35

In the Fall of 2007 journalists were invited to Lake Tahoe to test the latest and greatest CPU from AMD.  The Phenom was a monolithic die quad core part with 2 MB of shared L3 cache.  This was supposed to be the next big step for AMD.  ...

K7 Continued and Changing x86 Forever

02/28/2017 - 01:34

Times were tough again for AMD with their products being overshadowed by Intel with the latest Northwood based Pentium 4s.  AMD had survived pretty well when Intel had to rely on the very unpopular RDRAM DIMMS for their early Pentium 4s, but that...

K6 and Rise of K7

02/28/2017 - 01:33

AMD had a hard time keeping up with demand, especially for the higher clocked K6 233.  All was not rosy though.  The K6 166 and 200 had the split 2.9v/3.3v power plane that was not officially supported on many current boards that could handle...

NVIDIA Announces Q4 2017 Results

02/09/2017 - 19:59

It is most definitely quarterly reports time for our favorite tech firms.  NVIDIA’s is unique with their fiscal vs. calendar year as compared to how AMD and Intel report.  This has to do when NVIDIA had their first public offering and set...