Subject: Editorial | November 23, 2006 - 09:39 AM | Ryan Shrout
As I sit here this morning, there are numerous people in my kitchen preparing a huge meal just for me...okay, for the rest of the family too, but I get to eat some of it! I am definitely looking forward to a day a sitting on my butt and doing nothing but watching football on the big screen and maybe taking a drive in the car with the windows down and the heat on high.
Now that doesn't mean we are taking the WHOLE weekend off here at PC Perspective; in fact we have lots of stuff to do on Black Friday besides going shopping ta 5am; hopefully none of you are doing that anyw
Subject: Editorial | November 20, 2006 - 01:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
As it turned out, this was an even crazier weekend with the console releases than I had thought. PS3 caused shootings and fights, while the Nintendo Wii seemed to in just as high demand, with slightly higher availability. One thing that did irk me though was that EBGames (Gamestop), where I preordered my Wii, didn't have the extra controllers, classic controllers, component cables or even the copy of Zelda I had ordered! They apparently only got 3 copies in of Zelda, though they had preordered more than a dozen. So I headed over to the Toys R Us across the street and
Subject: Editorial | November 12, 2006 - 10:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sorry for the long gap between writings -- I won't bother giving any excuses and just get right to the meat. In the world of PC hardware, a lot has happened since IDF in September, including the introdution of quad core processors, a new unified architecture DX10 GPU from NVIDIA and an impressive notebook from Alienware using both SLI and RAID.
At IDF we were introdu
Subject: Editorial | September 26, 2006 - 09:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
I am currently sitting in my hotel room, several blocks from the San Francisco convention center (Moscone), awaiting the beginnings of the Fall 2006 Intel Developer Forum. What can you expect here? Two words: quad core. Yep, its going to be every where; in fact I already saw it last night and a pre-IDF press meeting. There they showed off a Kentsfield core processor and a new quad-threaded gaming engine created by Futuremark call "Ice Storm Fighters". Hopefully they come
Thats right! The time to upgrade the PCPer.com forums has finally arrived. After more than a year of develpment, we are finally ready to go forward with our upgrade. With this upgrade comes a brand new server that will serve the forums to you. You can expect an editorial from Ryan at some point detailing the new server, the hardware and software being used, etc... so be on the lookout for that!
Quoted from our forum announcement:
As most of you know...we have been hinting at upgrading the pcper forums for quite some time.
Subject: Editorial | September 15, 2006 - 03:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
Just a heads up, the PC Perspective forums are going down here in about 15 minutes; though they should only be down for 15 minutes or so total, I thought I'd put a notice on the front page for anyone that find the forums dead! Sorry for the inconvenience!
Click here to see if they are back up and resume your discussions!
Update: all better now!
Subject: Editorial | September 11, 2006 - 09:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think. It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds. I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around. The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi
Subject: Editorial | August 21, 2006 - 12:59 AM | Ryan Shrout
The past several weeks have been very hectic around the Shrout household. Besides the normal work-related time constraints, such as Quad SLI technology review and the much anticipated Asus Crosshair motherboard review, some personal issues crept up that demanded my attention.
My 10-and-a-half year old golden retriever, Casey, was suddenly ill and required emergency surgery in order to remove something from her intestines that would have been fatal within the next 48 hours (
Subject: Editorial | August 2, 2006 - 03:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
I have gotten several complaints about a lack of updates on my blog, so here it is: FINALLY!
First, a lot of work has been going on at PC Perspective, if you haven't noticed already. Probalby most interesting of which has been the change in Intel's processor lineup with the introduction of Core 2 Duo. I reviewed the desktop aspects of the new core while Jon has been using a Merom processor to test out its effects on current Core Duo systems such as the Asus Z96J an
Subject: Editorial | May 31, 2006 - 12:20 AM | Ryan Shrout
Okay, okay, I think that is my longest gap between blog posts....man I just suck at this don't I? With everything else going on in work and in my personal life, getting here to update this just keeps getting passed over. I apologize to anyone that gives enough of a sh*t about this page for my lack of updates!!!
As you have probably already read, the new AMD platform known as AM2 was finally released on May 23. I have coverage up of the