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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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Recent Posts

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...

Gaming Experience with FreeSync - LG 34UM67 and BenQ XL2730Z

03/19/2015 - 00:48

Before having to leave for a work-related trip this week I got to spend two full days with the 34UM67 monitor from LG, the first functional FreeSync monitor to make it to our office. This display is unique with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 2560x1080...

Inside and Outside the VRR Window

03/19/2015 - 00:46

Discussing AMD FreeSync Experience Zones – Inside and Outside the VRR Window

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB GM200 Review

03/17/2015 - 15:00

With the release of the GeForce GTX 980 back in September of 2014, NVIDIA took the lead in performance with single GPU graphics cards. The GTX 980 and GTX 970 were both impressive options. The GTX 970 offered better performance than the R9 290 as did the...

GTC 2015: NVIDIA Roadmap Shows Pascal with 3D Memory, NVLink and Mixed Precision Compute

03/17/2015 - 13:47

At the keynote of the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) today, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang disclosed some more updates on the roadmap for future GPU technologies. [inline:files/news/2015-03-17/GTC-36.jpg] Most of the detail was around Pascal, due in 2016,...