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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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CCI-550 and Closing Thoughts

05/30/2016 - 15:14

CCI-550 The final major release this cycle is the CCI-550 interconnect.  Memory bandwidth is extremely important as we are facing 4K displays and VR/AR applications.  Memory transactions can seriously slow down performance as well as consume a...

Mali-G71 and Bifrost Continued

05/30/2016 - 15:13

The ALUs are now quad based which improves performance for a variety of reasons.  The front end packages up instructions into quads which are then sent to the execution engines.  Having instructions packaged in quads helps in a variety of ways...

Cortex-A73 Continued and Mali-G71

05/30/2016 - 15:12

The designers in Sophia were able to somehow achieve high speeds while taking down the stages to 11 as compared to 14 for the A72.  ARM really went the other way when it come to “taking it down to 11”.    The decreased...

ARM Tech Day 2016: Introducing Cortex-A73, Mali-G71, and CCI-550

05/30/2016 - 15:08

PC Perspective was invited to Austin, TX on May 11 and 12 to participate in ARM’s yearly tech day.  Also invited were a handful of editors and analysts that cover the PC and mobile markets.  Those folks were all pretty smart, so it is...

NVIDIA Releases Full Specifications for GTX 1070

05/18/2016 - 11:49

Several weeks ago when NVIDIA announced the new GTX 1000 series of products, we were given a quick glimpse of the GTX 1070.  This upper-midrange card is to carry a $379 price tag in retail form while the "Founder's Edition" will hit...

ARM Produces 10nm "Artemis" Test Chip

05/18/2016 - 09:00

It seems only yesterday that we had the first major GPU released on 16nm FF+ and now we are talking about ARM about to receive their first 10nm FF test chips!  Well, in fact it was yesterday that NVIDIA formally released performance figures on the...

AMD A10-7860K and A8-7670K Review: The Godavari Refresh

05/04/2016 - 18:00

AMD is in a strange position in that there is a lot of excitement about their upcoming Zen architecture, but we are still many months away from that introduction.  AMD obviously needs to keep the dollars flowing in, and part of that means that we...

Conclusion

05/03/2016 - 21:45

Refreshes can be a good thing.  AMD certainly needed it in the APU line and have some solid parts out there for the right kind of customer.  If a user just wants good CPU performance then the latest Intel parts are a good choice.  If a...

Power and Overclocking

05/03/2016 - 21:45

We all know that AMD is behind the 8 ball when it comes to power consumption vs. what Intel has been able to do with their 22nm and 14nm FinFET solutions.  AMD has worked hard to optimize the tools they have to work with and the 7860K is the end...

Results: 7-Zip and DiRT Rally

05/03/2016 - 21:42

7-Zip This is a nice little file compression/decompression application that features a very handy benchmark built in. [inline:files/review/2016-05-03/7zip.png]