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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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Founders Edition and Overclocking

07/18/2016 - 16:04

Though the name is the same, the GTX 1060 Founders Edition plays a slightly different role in this launch. With the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, FE cards were used to get the cards to market ASAP, and will continue to exist throughout the life of the product...

Podcast #408 - RX 480 Conclusions, GTX 1060 Preview, 4TB Samsung 850 EVO and more!

07/14/2016 - 13:50

PC Perspective Podcast #408 - 07/14/2016 Join us this week as we discuss a conclusion to the RX 480 power issue, the GTX 1060, a 4TB Samsung 850 EVO and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS...

3DMark Time Spy: Looking at DX12 Asynchronous Compute Performance

07/14/2016 - 13:00

Futuremark has been the most consistent and most utilized benchmark company for PCs for quite a long time. While other companies have faltered and faded, Futuremark continues to push forward with new benchmarks and capabilities in an attempt to maintain...

AMD Radeon RX 480 Power Consumption Concerns Fixed with 16.7.1 Driver

07/07/2016 - 14:53

Last week we posted a story that looked at a problem found with the new AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card’s power consumption. The short version of the issue was that AMD’s new Polaris 10-based reference card was drawing more power than its...

Performance Validation and Conclusions

07/07/2016 - 14:22

Performance Considerations As I stated before, there should be no performance changes at all to the Radeon RX 480 because of the power division change instituted with the 16.7.1 driver. However, AMD did say that some other driver performance improvements...

Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3 at 1080p

07/07/2016 - 14:20

Power Testing Results - Rise of the Tomb Raider at 1080p If Metro: Last Light at 4K was our worst case scenario, I wanted to look at a couple of “normal” cases, the same ones we measured in our initial power story. Starting with Rise of...

Power Testing Results - Metro: Last Light at 4K

07/07/2016 - 14:16

Our worst case scenario for the Radeon RX 480, as shown by Tom’s Hardware initially, is running the Metro: Last Light benchmark at 4K. I decided this would be the place to start to see how the changes in the 16.7.1 driver affect power draw. [inline...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Preview: Pascal with GP106

07/07/2016 - 09:00

It’s probably not going to come as a surprise to anyone that reads the internet, but NVIDIA is officially taking the covers off its latest GeForce card in the Pascal family today, the GeForce GTX 1060. As the number scheme would suggest, this is a...

Evaluating the ASUS GTX 960 Strix

07/01/2016 - 12:16

One of the first responses from the AMD community when we posted our story about the power draw concerns on the new Radeon RX 480 was to point out that apparently the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix card had a similar issue. Keep in mind that the GTX 960...

Power Consumption Concerns on the Radeon RX 480

06/30/2016 - 14:41

UPDATE (7/1/16): I have added a third page to this story that looks at the power consumption and power draw of the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix card. This card was pointed out by many readers on our site and on reddit as having the same problem as the...