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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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Testing Updated NVIDIA GRID on SHIELD Tablet with Lollipop

11/18/2014 - 10:40

In December of last year we took NVIDIA's GRID technology through some testing and discussed our experiences in text and video. At that point you were able to play 8 specific games under the guise of a beta program. The experience was pretty good and...

NVIDIA Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) Tested on GTX 980

11/18/2014 - 08:00

In mid-September NVIDIA took the wraps off of the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs, the first products based on the GM204 GPU utilizing the Maxwell architecture. Our review of the chip, those products and the package that NVIDIA had put together was...

Performance Results and Closing Thoughts

11/17/2014 - 21:57

So the image quality results seem to line up with what NVIDIA has claimed but what about performance? How much can you gain moving from standard 4xMSAA to the new 4xMFAA in games that support it? Obviously we only had time test a few games (and remember...

Image Quality Comparisons

11/17/2014 - 21:30

Though I only had a short time with the MFAA-enabled driver, I was able to sit down and play some Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and GRID 2, running all of them through some benchmarking testing as well. Clearly we want to put the performance claims NVIDIA is...

Gigabyte Wants All Your Money for a 3-Way SLI Watercooled GTX 980 Setup

11/14/2014 - 11:46

Earlier this week, a new product showed up on Gigabyte's website that has garnered quite a bit of attention. The GA-N980X3WA-4GD WaterForce Tri-SLI is a 3-Way SLI system with integrated water cooling powered by a set of three GeForce GTX 980 GPUs. [...

Ubisoft Responds to Low Frame Rates in Assassin's Creed Unity

11/12/2014 - 21:03

Over the last couple of days there have been a lot of discussions about the performance of the new Assassin's Creed Unity from Ubisoft on current generation PC hardware. Some readers have expressed annoyance that the game is running poorly, at lower...

PCPer Live! Assassin's Creed Unity Game Stream Powered by NVIDIA!

11/10/2014 - 22:07

UPDATE: If you missed the live stream event: good news! We have it archived up on YouTube now and embeded below for your viewing pleasure! Assassin's Creed Unity is shaping up to be one of the defining games of the holiday season, with visuals and...

Intel Core M 5Y70 Review and Performance: Testing Broadwell-Y

11/10/2014 - 11:37

Back in August of this year, Intel invited me out to Portland, Oregon to talk about the future of processors and process technology. Broadwell is the first microarchitecture to ship on Intel's newest 14nm process technology and the performance and...

Power Consumption and Closing Thoughts

11/07/2014 - 15:46

The performance story is interesting but kind of one sided: the Core M 5Y70 is slower than the Core i5-4200U in most of our testing, especially for anything that is using multiple threads. This is not a totally unexpected result though; Intel has been...

Graphics and 3DMark Performance

11/07/2014 - 15:42

Obviously the Core M 5Y70 isn't going to blow anyone's mind when it comes to PC gaming, but I think for casual gamers and the occasional retro gaming session, the new Broadwell-Y processor design will do just fine. [inline:files/review/2014-11-07...