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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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Pinnacle of Mobile Gaming: MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G with GTX 980

12/31/2015 - 15:37

I'm going to be honest with you right off the bat: there isn't much more I can say about the MSI GT72S notebook that hasn't already been said either on this website or on the PC Perspective Podcast. Though there are many iterations of this...

Gaming Performance and Conclusions

12/31/2015 - 11:48

The short version here is that the MSI GT72S with the GeForce GTX 980 GPU in it is going to provide (probably) the best mobile game experience you can buy today. To prove that, I tested a handful of games on the notebook against a desktop configuration...

ASUS MG278Q 2560x1440 144Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

12/30/2015 - 12:48

If you had asked me a year ago how many monitors we would be able to store in the PC Perspective offices, I would have vastly underestimated the true answer. It seems that not only is the demand from readers for information about the latest and greatest...

Video Perspective: AMD Powered Star Wars Battlefront Build

12/23/2015 - 15:41

In celebration of the release of The Force Awakens as well as the new Star Wars Battlefront game from DICE and EA, AMD sent over some hardware for us to use in a system build, targeted at getting users up and running in Battlefront with impressive...

The Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Review

12/21/2015 - 12:36

For the last 30 days or so, I have been using both Microsoft's new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 as every day computing devices. The goal was to review these items from not just a handful of days of testing and benchmarking, but with some lengthy...

AMD Announces GPUOpen - Open Sourced Gaming Development

12/15/2015 - 09:00

As part of the AMD’s recent RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) Summit in Sonoma, the company released information about a new initiative to help drive development and evolution in the world of gaming called GPUOpen.  As the name implies, the idea...

Pricing and Closing Thoughts

12/09/2015 - 15:35

Pricing – Premium Hardware has a Premium Price Since the introduction of the Surface products, Microsoft has leaned towards a higher price point. I think it is both to appease their OEM partners as well as to appeal to select consumers by making...

Gaming on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

12/09/2015 - 15:33

When I first posted our video preview of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, many of our readers requested information on the gaming capability of the devices, the discrete GPU enabled Book in particular. I’m sure the 3DMark result above gives you...

Performance - Intel Skylake Keeps Things Moving

12/09/2015 - 15:31

Benchmarks here are going to be more limited than you might be used to seeing on PC Perspective, but that’s not because we are devaluing performance. Instead, I am pushing forward with a more experience-based evaluation method for devices like...

Battery Life and Portability

12/09/2015 - 15:29

Battery Life – Is it good enough?