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Ryan Shrout
Owner, Operator, Editor-in-Chief
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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Recent Posts

Pricing and Closing Thoughts

03/09/2015 - 11:48

From a features and specifications point of view, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has basically anything a smartphone user could ask for a in flagship device. We have already talked about in great detail camera, about the display, the S Pen and more. Add in...

GPU Performance

03/09/2015 - 11:00

GFXBench Offscreen – T-Rex

CPU Performance

03/09/2015 - 10:39

Our performance comparisons will focus on five current flagship smartphones; four running Android and the iPhone 6.

Battery Life and Charge Time

03/09/2015 - 09:53

One of the primary advantages of larger phones is the additional space for battery capacity. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 battery clocks in at 12.4 Whr while the iPhone 6 Plus weighs in at 11.1 Whr. The Motorola Droid is a bit of an exception, built...

Touchwiz and S Pen

03/08/2015 - 23:15

While the world of iOS is very structured and static thanks to the single vendor solution, Android suffers from the problem of variance. Companies like Samsung, LG and Motorola will often take the reference Android operating system experience and modify...

Testing the Camera

03/08/2015 - 19:53

Another area where Apple’s iPhones are general considered the gold standard is with the camera. Even though Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus camera only has an 8 MP sensor for the rear primary camera, the pixel quality of Apple’s devices tends to...

The Screen - A Super AMOLED Beast

03/08/2015 - 19:48

Samsung continues to utilize its Super AMOLED technology on the Galaxy Note 4, this time with a 2560x1440 resolution screen measuring 5.7 inches diagonally.  That results in an impressive PPI (pixels per inch) rating of ~515. But keep in mind that...

Design and Build Quality

03/08/2015 - 19:48

One of the biggest complaints about the Samsung Galaxy line of phones over the years has been that they are built with plastic, and this can give the devices a low-end feel. There are plenty of users that prefer the characteristics of plastic, however;...

GDC 15: Upcoming Flagship AMD Radeon R9 GPU Powering VR Demo

03/05/2015 - 17:46

Don't get too excited about this news, but AMD tells me that its next flagship Radeon R9 graphics card is up and running at GDC, powering an Oculus-based Epic "Showdown" demo. [inline:files/news/2015-03-05/amdgdc.jpg] Inside the box......

AMD To Release FreeSync Ready Driver on March 19th

03/05/2015 - 12:46

Hey everyone, we just got a quick note from AMD with an update on the FreeSync technology rollout we have been expecting since CES in January (and honestly, even before that). Here is the specific quote: AMD is very excited that monitors compatible with...