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Ryan Shrout
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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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The Hardware and Test Setup

02/20/2015 - 12:22

In order to test the ASUS implementations of the new USB 3.1 standard the company sent over a couple of products for us to use. [inline:files/review/2015-02-20/150213-160828.jpg] First we have to have the add-in card itself - the ASUS USB 3.1 Card as it...

NVIDIA Recants: Overclocking Returning to Mobile GPUs

02/19/2015 - 15:58

After a week or so of debate circling NVIDIA's decsision to disable overclocking on mobility GPUs, we have word that the company has reconsidered and will be re-enabling the feature in next month's driver release: As you know, we are constantly...

Inside the NUC

02/19/2015 - 15:48

Getting inside and working on the Broadwell Intel NUC is essentially unchanged from the previous models.  [inline:files/review/2015-02-19/IMG_1637_0.jpg]

Amazon, Newegg and others offering partial refunds on GTX 970 purchases

02/19/2015 - 13:51

It looks like some online retailers are offering up either partial refunds or full refunds (with return) for those users that complain about the implications of the GeForce GTX 970 memory issue. On January 25th NVIDIA came clean about the true memory...

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Review - Intel and Android Perfected

02/18/2015 - 18:14

Flagship. Premium. Best in class. These are the terms that Dell and Intel muttered to me during a conference call to discuss the new Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet. It’s a bullish claim and one that would likely have been received with a sideways eye...

User Experience, Pricing, Closing Thoughts

02/16/2015 - 22:12

Real-world User Experiences I have shown you benchmark after benchmark, result after result. The Atom Z3580 is just not fast enough to win those types of battles as clearly both the Tegra K1 and the Apple A8/A8X SoCs are noticeably faster in these...

GPU Performance

02/16/2015 - 22:11

GFXBench Offscreen – T-Rex

CPU Performance

02/16/2015 - 22:10

Our performane comparisons will focus on four current flagship tablets; three from Android and the iPad Air 2.

Battery Life

02/16/2015 - 22:10

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is only rocking a 21 Whr battery, but the use of an OLED screen can complicate things. While an OLED uses only around 40% of the power of a traditional LCD in dark scenes, it can use as much as 3x the power when you are looking at...

The Camera

02/16/2015 - 22:09

This is a tough one for me. For as much as I like the display on the Venue 8 7000, I was disappointed with the camera implementation. I’ve already talked about the placement issues with the lens, the constant cleaning you’ll have to do to get...