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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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Galaxy GTX 750 Ti GC and PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC

03/18/2014 - 14:14

The Galaxy GTX 750 Ti GC model is also custom cooled and uses a custom PCB when compared to the reference setup.  Galaxy’s cooler is a bit flashier, a bit more “eastern” in its design, but it accomplishes its goal of keeping the...

March Madness: Join the PC Perspective Bracket Challenge!!

03/16/2014 - 16:48

Well, it was a heart breaking game for my University of Kentucky Wildcats, but I'm looking forward to the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament all the more!  In the past we have run PC Perspective bracket competitions and I had a couple...

AMD Radeon R9 Graphics Stock Friday Night Update

03/14/2014 - 21:17

While sitting on the couch watching some college basketball I decided to start browsing Amazon.com and Newegg.com for some Radeon R9 graphics cards.  With all of the stock and availability issues AMD has had recently, this is a more frequent...

Using the NZXT Kraken G10 to Watercool a Radeon R9 290

03/14/2014 - 13:45

When the Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X first launched last year, they were plagued by issues of overheating and variable clock speeds.  We looked at the situation several times over the course of a couple months and AMD tried to address the problem with...

Performance Results

03/14/2014 - 11:05

By default, our reference Radeon R9 290 runs at a top clock speed of 947 MHz.  With the NZXT installed, we were able to overclock it to 1150 MHz without much issue, a sizeable 21% increase in clock speed.  [inline:files/review/2014-03-14/oc3_0....

AMD Teasing Dual GPU Graphics Card, Punks Me at Same Time

03/13/2014 - 09:52

This morning I had an interesting delivery on my door step. The only thing inside it was an envelope stamped TOP SECRET and this photo.  Coming from AMD's PR department, the hashtag #2betterthan1 adorned the back of the picture.   [inline:...

Video Perspective: Gigabyte Brix Projector BXPi3-4010 SFF System

03/12/2014 - 18:38

With more than a few of NUC-sized SFF PCs floating around these days, the BRIX Projector, with a catchy model number of BXPi3-4010, has something that no other option can offer: an integrated mini projector.  As the name would imply, the BRIX...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M Series Launches with Battery Boost Technology

03/12/2014 - 11:00

Covering the landscape of mobile GPUs can be a harrowing experience.  Brands, specifications, performance, features and architectures can all vary from product to product, even inside the same family.  Rebranding is rampant from both AMD and...

Video Perspective: Intel Haswell NUC D54250WYKH with 2.5-in HDD Support

03/12/2014 - 09:36

In September of 2013 we reviewed the updated Intel NUC device that implemented the latest Haswell architecture in the form of the Core i5-4250U processor.  In the conclusion I wrote: The Next Unit of Computing is meant to be a showcase for different...

Battery Boost

03/11/2014 - 22:21

Being introduced for the first time with the GeForce GTX 800M series is Battery Boost technology, a method that NVIDIA has developed to extend the battery life of notebooks while gaming.   [inline:files/review/2014-03-11/slides05.jpg] Using a...