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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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Power Consumption, Perf per Dollar, Closing Thoughts

08/04/2015 - 15:36

Power Consumption Testing [inline:files/review/2015-08-04/power-idle.png] [inline:files/review/2015-08-04/power-load.png]

Compression and Encryption

08/04/2015 - 15:17

7-Zip Compression I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application – 7-Zip.

Rendering and Scientific

08/04/2015 - 15:06

CineBench 11.5 This rendering benchmark, based off of the Cinema 4D engine, is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.

Media Encoding Tests

08/04/2015 - 15:03

Handbrake Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface on a full DVD rip to gauge CPU performance.

Testing Setup and SiSoft Sandra

08/04/2015 - 14:38

For this review of the Intel Core i7-6700K, we updated our entire suite of CPU benchmarks and thus we have a new set of results to present.  I was able to run the new tests on Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E,...

Clock for Clock: Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge

08/04/2015 - 13:59

The last bit of information I wanted to share before getting to our standard benchmarks was to see how the most recent Intel architectures are scaling in terms of IPC - instructions per clock.  To test this, I set our Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell,...

Integrated Graphics Performance: Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Kaveri

08/04/2015 - 13:32

Even though we don't know the execution unit count, or any other architectural shifts about the Intel HD 530 graphics that is new on Skylake, we CAN test performance. Our integrated graphics testing will compare Skylake, Broadwell (with the Iris Pro...

Overclocking Skylake - Gone is the FIVR

08/03/2015 - 15:25

With a new architecture comes changes to the overclocking capability and process for an Intel processor. For Skylake, there are some definite improvements in overclocking though the general process of overclocking reamins mostly unchanged for consumers....

Z170 Chipset and ASUS Deluxe: Adding 20 Lanes of PCIe 3.0

08/03/2015 - 15:24

The Core i7-6700K and its Skylake architecture bring with it a new processor socket, LGA 1151. This is not backwards compatible with any other processors and Haswell/Broadwell will not install into motherboards built for Skylake either. The move to DDR4...

NVIDIA Adds Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Bundle to GeForce Cards

07/23/2015 - 10:52

NVIDIA continues with its pattern of flagship game bundles with today's announcement. Starting today, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980, 970 and 960 GPUs from select retailers will include a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, due out September 15th...