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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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Contest: Win a 400GB Intel 750 Series SSD from Intel and PC Perspective!

05/06/2015 - 11:38

PC Perspective and Intel are partnering together to offer up a giveaway with some pretty impressive swag. Surely by now you have read all about the new Intel SSD 750 Series of products, a new class of solid state drive that combines four lanes of PCI...

Storage Performance, Power and Conclusions

05/05/2015 - 13:28

Okay, this really isn't a fair fight, but the NVMe storage that Intel sent along with the NUC5i7RYH just begs to be benchmarked at least once. [inline:files/review/2015-05-05/951-nvme-6.png] So, what exactly can you do with 2.26 GB/s read and 1.26 GB...

Noticeable Performance Upgrade

05/05/2015 - 13:25

Performance considerations for Intel NUC devices are usually pretty bland but the new Core i7 variant of the Broadwell generation produces much higher than expected performance increases. To go along with that though you have a 28 watt vs 15 watt TDP (...

Insides: NVMe Support!

05/05/2015 - 13:24

For those of you that have never seen inside an Intel NUC, you'll be pleasently surprised by the amount of technology that Intel is able to pack into such a small space. If you have seen the insides of one of them before...there isn't anything...

ASUS MG279Q 144 Hz Display Caps at 90 Hz with FreeSync

05/01/2015 - 16:27

Early in April ASUS and AMD announced that the MG279Q display, first shown at CES in January, would be brought into the world of FreeSync and officially adopt AMD's branding. The original post from the AMD Twitter account clearly mentions the display...

Video Perspective: Installing Windows to the Intel SSD 750 Series

04/30/2015 - 14:35

In very early April, Intel put a shot across the bow of the storage world with the release of the SSD 750 Series of storage devices. Using the PCI Express bus but taking advantage of the new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol, it drastically...

Please, take this hardware from us! PCPer/HWC YouTube Contest Follow-up

04/27/2015 - 15:12

Seriously, won't SOMEONE please take this hardware from us? We are trying desperately to give it away... Last month PC Perspective and Hardware Canucks partnered together to offer up a March / St. Patrick's Day themed giveawawy via YouTube. The...

Intel Compute Stick Review - Bay Trail Micro PC for $150

04/22/2015 - 11:00

When I first was handed the Intel Compute Stick product at CES back in January, my mind began to race with a lot of questions. The first set were centered around the capabilities of the device itself: where could it be used, how much performance could...

Performance, Usage Models and Conclusions

04/22/2015 - 09:46

A Quick Talk about Performance Let’s be very clear about this, the Intel Compute Stick is not built for performance. You will not be amazed by the render rates or gaming frame rates when booting up this device for the first time, especially in...

A Big Look at the Tiny Intel Compute Stick

04/22/2015 - 09:25

Well, just look at it. Isn’t it cute? [inline:files/review/2015-04-22/IMG_2100.JPG] Externally only revealing a black plastic shell and the HDMI connection that allows for direct plug in to your TV or monitor, the Intel Compute Stick is deceptively...