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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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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...

AMD Details Zen at ISSCC

02/08/2017 - 22:38

Yesterday EE Times posted some interesting information that they had gleaned at ISSCC.  AMD released a paper describing the design process and advances they were able to achieve with the Zen architecture manufactured on Samsung’s/GF’s...

AMD Announces Q4 2016 and FY 2016 Results

02/01/2017 - 00:14

Today AMD announced their latest quarterly earnings.  There was much speculation as to how well or how poorly the company did, especially in light of Intel’s outstanding quarter and their record year.  Intel has shown that the market...

Ryzen and AM4 Continued

01/07/2017 - 18:47

Ryzen is a slightly different beast when it comes to its I/O functionality.  It features a full x16 PCI-E implementation that can be split into 2 x8 for SLI and CrossFire.  There are four more PCI-E lanes that connect this CPU to the chipset....

AMD Details AM4 Chipsets and Upcoming Motherboards

01/07/2017 - 18:43

Many of us were thinking that one of the bigger stories around CES would be the unveiling of a goodly chunk of AM4 motherboards.  AM4 has been around for about half a year now, but only in system integrator builds (such as HP).  These have all...