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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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Results: 3D Mark Fire Strike

05/03/2016 - 21:41

The latest and toughest benchmark from the folks at Futuremark!  This pushes even the biggest and baddest graphics cards around.  Smooth framerates are hard to find on high end parts, much less what we actually see on integrated graphics....

Results: 3D Mark Skydiver

05/03/2016 - 21:38

The newest addition to 3D Mark is not nearly as tough on graphics as Firestrike, but it still gives most cards a pretty good workout.  The basic benchmark and standard settings are used. [inline:files/review/2016-05-03/3dm-sd.png] [inline:files/...

Results: Cinebench R15, TrueCrypt, and Euler3D

05/03/2016 - 21:37

Cinebench R15 The latest version of Cinebench again leverages all of the latest technologies on modern processors to achieve the fastest results possible for rendering a scene.  It also does a nice job of leveraging multi-core architectures with a...

Results: SiSoft Sandra 2016

05/03/2016 - 21:35

The latest version of Sandra recognizes and utilizes most of the cutting edge features of the latest processors.  AVX and FMA are integrated into these tests, as well as a handy OpenCL test.  While Sandra is not a productivity app, it does have...

Setup and Errata

05/03/2016 - 21:34

The APUs were installed in the Asus Crosshair Ranger FM2+/A88X motherboard.  Windows 10 was freshly installed with the latest drivers and updates.  Installation was smooth and I ran into no issues.  The OS was installed on a SSD while...

Thrustmaster Introduces Xbox One Compatible TMX Wheel

04/12/2016 - 13:33

Some months ago I had the chance to review the PS3/4 and PC compatible Thrustmaster T150.  This turned out to be a solid little wheel with full functionality that would not break the bank.  The force feedback was not as strong or as nuanced as...

Josh's Thoughts on P100, 16FF+, and Pricing

04/05/2016 - 22:14

So, we finally get to see big Pascal.  Frankly, it is a bigger chip than I was expecting for the first round of TSMC’s 16 FF+ process.  At 610 mm2, it is approaching the maximum size, not only for this particular process, but for fitting...

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

04/05/2016 - 05:30

Today AMD is “pre-announcing” their latest 7th generation APU.  Codenamed “Bristol Ridge”, this new SOC is based off of the Excavator architecture featured in the previous Carrizo series of products.  AMD provided very...

AMD GPU Roadmap: Capsaicin Names Upcoming Architectures

03/16/2016 - 20:04

On March 14 at the Capsaicin event at GDC AMD disclosed their roadmap for GPU architectures through 2018.  There were two new names in attendance as well as some hints at what technology will be implemented in these products.  It was only one...

AMD Refreshes FM2+ Lineup for APU and CPU

03/02/2016 - 21:37

On March 1st AMD announced the availability of two new processors as well as more information on the A10 7860 APU. The two new units are the A10-7890K and the Athlon X4 880K.  These are both Kaveri based parts, but of course the Athlon has the GPU...