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Ryan Shrout
Owner, Operator, Editor-in-Chief
Florence, KY, USA

Ryan started PC Perspective in 2004 and before that ran hardware review websites by the name of Amdmb.com and Athlonmb.com.  Besides taking care of the day to day operations of the pcper.com, managing content and producing a podcast, he also hosts This Week in Computer Hardware on the This Week in Tech network with Patrick Norton.  

You can find Ryan mostly on PC Perspective, but also in a few key places:


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PCPer Live! Intel SSD Live Stream and Giveaway!

03/27/2015 - 18:12

Earlier this month we spotted a new and potentially very exciting SSD while looking through some PAX East coverage around the web. It appears to be a PCI Express based Intel SSD, likely based on the same technology as the P3700-series of NVMe drives...

Dissecting G-Sync and FreeSync - How the Technologies Differ

03/27/2015 - 13:46

As a part of my look at the first wave of AMD FreeSync monitors hitting the market, I wrote an analysis of how the competing technologies of FreeSync and G-Sync differ from one another. It was a complex topic that I tried to state in as succinct a...

3DMark API Overhead Feature Test - Early DX12 Performance

03/26/2015 - 09:00

Late last week, Microsoft approached me to see if I would be interested in working with them and with Futuremark on the release of the new 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test. Of course I jumped at the chance, with DirectX 12 being one of the hottest...

The Dell XPS 13 Notebook Review - Broadwell and Battery Life

03/25/2015 - 11:30

The perfect laptop; it is every manufacturer’s goal. Obviously no one has gotten there yet (or we would have all stopped writing reviews of them). At CES this past January, we got our first glimpse of a new flagship Ultrabook from Dell: the XPS 13...

Battery and Charge Testing, Conclusions

03/24/2015 - 12:16

With this review we are starting to dive into a more complex world of battery life and charge time, both of which are important for notebook and smart phone users. Let’s first look at our battery life results, based on our PC Perspective Wi-Fi...

CPU and GPU Performance

03/24/2015 - 12:12

To evaluate the performance of Dell XPS 13, we put the laptop through a handful of CPU-centric tests, some 3D testing with 3DMark and a trio of mainstream gaming titles. The results are more or less what we expected to find: the Core i5-5200U performs...

Audio, Cooling, Software

03/24/2015 - 12:09

Audio Performance

The Dell XPS 13 Display

03/24/2015 - 12:09

For anyone that has skipped straight to this section of the review (rather than reading it in order): remember that we are testing a model using the 1920x1080 screen rather than the 3200x1800 screen. They will likely perform very differently in terms of...

Build Quality, Keyboard and Trackpad

03/24/2015 - 12:08

The design on the Dell XPS 13 is simple but elegant and that adds style of the laptop as a whole. When closed, the first and most obvious comparison is the Apple MacBook Air; it has an aluminum finish top and bottom with a singular Dell logo in the very...

AMD FreeSync First Impressions and Technical Discussion

03/19/2015 - 12:00

FreeSync: What began as merely a term for AMD’s plans to counter NVIDIA’s launch of G-Sync (and mocking play on NVIDIA’s trade name) has finally come to fruition, keeping the name - and the attitude. As we have discussed, AMD’s...