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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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NVIDIA Confirms It Has No Plans to Support Adaptive Sync

09/27/2014 - 18:24

During an interview that we streamed live with NVIDIA's Tom Petersen this past Thursday, it was confirmed that NVIDIA is not currently working on, or has any current plans to, add support for the VESA-based and AMD-pushed Adaptive Sync portion of the...

PCPer Live! NVIDIA Maxwell, GTX 980, GTX 970 Discussion with Tom Petersen, Q&A

09/26/2014 - 11:14

UPDATE: If you missed the live stream yesterday, I have good news: the interview and all the information/demos provided are available to you on demand right here. Enjoy! Last week NVIDIA launched GM204, otherwise known as Maxwell and now branded as the...

Acer XB280HK 28-in 4K G-Sync Monitor Review

09/24/2014 - 08:04

Here they come - the G-Sync monitors are finally arriving at our doors! A little over a month ago we got to review the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q, a 2560x1440 144 Hz monitor that was the first retail-ready display to bring NVIDIA's variable refresh...

Gaming Impressions and Closing Thoughts

09/23/2014 - 13:48

Setup of a G-Sync monitor is painless. As long as you have recent drivers from GeForce.com it will recognize the Acer XB280HK and show you a new menu option. You simply enable G-Sync there then change the Vertical Sync setting to "G-SYNC" in...

Physical Design

09/23/2014 - 13:47

Let's quickly dive into the physical characteristics of the Acer XB280HK and how it compares to other 4K and G-Sync monitors we have tested. [inline:files/review/2014-09-23/02_0.jpg]

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GM204 Review: Power and Efficiency

09/18/2014 - 21:33

James Clerk Maxwell's equations are the foundation of our society's knowledge about optics and electrical circuits. It is a fitting tribute from NVIDIA to include Maxwell as a code name for a GPU architecture and NVIDIA hopes that features,...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

09/18/2014 - 18:41

Sitting down for lunch last week with Jonah Alben, one of the lead designers on Maxwell, I couldn't help but notice the excitement he had over this particular GPU. I previously talked with him before the Tegra K1 release and he quietly told me that...

Overclocking, Power Consumption and Sound

09/18/2014 - 18:39

As is usually the case with these launch articles, I don't get nearly the time that I would like to really go in-depth with overclocking. Still, even with limited time to do so, the results are kind of awesome. Kind of really awesome. [inline:files/...

3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven

09/18/2014 - 18:34

[inline:files/review/2014-09-18/3dmark-fs.png] [inline:files/review/2014-09-18/3dmark-fse.png] [inline:files/review/2014-09-18/heaven.png] Our synthetic tests show the performance advantage of the GTX 980 is real and that maybe AMD's long dominance...

Skyrim - Multi-GPU

09/18/2014 - 18:28

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DirectX 9)   The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is...