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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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GameBench Compares iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 in Real-World Mobile Games Testing

04/21/2015 - 13:16

GameBench is a low-level application released in 2014 that attempts to bring the technical analysis and benchmarking capability of the PC to the mobile device. You might remember that I showed you some early results and discussed our use of the GameBench...

Leaked: Intel Skylake-S Enthusiast Processor and Chipset Details

04/15/2015 - 22:04

Some slides have leaked out with information about Intel's forthcoming 6th Generation Core processor, code named Skylake. We have known that Skylake was coming, and coming this year, but there have been a lot of questions about enthusiast parts and...

MSI GS30 Shadow Review - A Notebook and GPU GamingDock

04/09/2015 - 17:09

Way back in January of this year, while attending CES 2015 in Las Vegas, we wandered into the MSI suite without having any idea what we might see as new and exciting product. Besides the GT80 notebook with a mechanical keyboard on it, the MSI GS30 Shadow...

ASUS MG279Q Monitor Now Officially a FreeSync Monitor

04/07/2015 - 12:31

If you remember back at CES in early January, we got hands-on with an upcoming monitor from ASUS, the MG279Q. Unlike the company's other G-Sync enabled displays, this monitor was unique in that offered support for the Adaptive Sync portion of the...

Intel Compute Stick Starts Pre-order: Bay Trail and Windows 8.1 for $149

04/06/2015 - 16:24

Back at CES in January Intel shared with us a preview of the company's latest new platform form factor, the Compute Stick. That's the formal, official name, a follow up from the same team that brought us the NUC (Next Unit of Computing). The...

PCPer Live! Intel SSD Live Stream and Giveaway!

04/02/2015 - 20:19

UPDATE: The secret is out! Today's live stream will focus on the new Intel SSD 750 Series products, which Allyn posted our review of just a few minutes ago. Be sure you read up on that story and prepare your questions for our event that starts in...

Pricing and Closing Thoughts

04/01/2015 - 19:18

The new MSI GS30 Shadow is an interesting and unique take on the premise that we have all been reaching for: a combination notebook and discrete gaming solution. The GS30 is indeed a very portable notebook with a slim design and weighing only 2.6 lbs....

GamingDock Features and Performance

04/01/2015 - 19:10

Now let's focus on the portion of this product that really makes it unique, the MSI GamingDock that allows you to connect and utilize a full-size discrete graphics cards with your GS30 notebook. [inline:files/review/2015-04-01/17.jpg]

Battery Life and Charge Testing

04/01/2015 - 19:10

Because so much of the value and cost of the MSI GS30 Shadow comes with the notebook itself, we always needed to check one of the key deciding factors for a laptop like this: battery life. We've already noted that the performance of the Core i7-...

GS30 Performance (Notebook only)

04/01/2015 - 19:09

It would be crazy to consider the MSI GS30 Shadow's combination of hardware without at least looking at the performance of the notebook alone. How does the GS30, with it's Core i7-4870HQ processor and Iris Pro graphics, compare to some of the...