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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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Intel NUC5i5RYK SFF System Review - Broadwell NUC

02/23/2015 - 11:23

Intel continues to invest a significant amount of money into this small form factor product dubbed the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC. When it was initially released in December of 2012, the NUC was built as an evolutionary step of the desktop PC, part...

GPU Market sees 20-point swing in 2014: NVIDIA gains, AMD falls

02/21/2015 - 12:18

One of the perennial firms that measures GPU market share, Jon Peddie Research, has come out with a report on Q4 of 2014 this weekend and the results are eye opening. According to the data, NVIDIA and AMD each took dramatic swings from Q4 of 2013 to Q4...

Storage, Power Consumption, Pricing and Conclusions

02/21/2015 - 09:56

With the M.2 slot capable of both SATA and PCIe storage, the performance of the NUC in this area can be outstanding.  [inline:files/review/2015-02-21/atto-qd4.png] Using the Intel SSD 530 with the SATA interface we see performance hitting as high as...

Performance Testing

02/21/2015 - 01:07

For our quick dive into the raw benchmarks with the Intel NUC5i5RYK we have lined up a good grouping of competitors. The new NUC, with the Intel Core i5-5250U is going to be compared to a slightly different Broadwell CPU, the Core i7-5500U. Both are dual...

EVGA would like to give you a GTX 960 SSC and a Z97 FTW motherboard

02/20/2015 - 17:10

I know, the nerve of some people. Jacob from EVGA emails me this week, complaining about how he has this graphics card and motherboard just sitting in his cubicle taking up space and "why won't I just give it away already!?" Fine. I'll...

ASUS Previews USB 3.1 Performance - Motherboards and Add-in Card Incoming

02/20/2015 - 16:20

Just over a week or so ago Allyn spent some time with the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK motherboard, a fact that might seem a little odd to our frequent readers. Why would our storage editor be focusing on a motherboard? USB 3.1 of course! When we visited MSI at...

Performance and Closing Thoughts

02/20/2015 - 12:29

Our performance results will compare the ASUS USB 3.1 card in our X99-Deluxe motherboard to our data from last week on the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK. We quickly ran through a set of standard Windows file copy tests (using that P3700 as the target) as well as...

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]