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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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ARM and Geomerics Show Enlighten 3 Lighting, Integrate with Unity 5

03/03/2015 - 12:00

Back in 2013 ARM picked up a company called Geomerics, responsible for one the industry’s most advanced dynamic lighting engines used in games ranging from mobile to console to PC. Called Enlighten, it is the lighting engine in many major games in...

GDC 15: AMD Mantle Might Be Dead as We Know It: No Public SDK Planned

03/02/2015 - 14:31

The Game Developers Conference is San Francisco starts today and you can expect to see more information about DirectX 12 than you could ever possibly want, so be prepared. But what about the original low-level API, AMD Mantle. Utilized in Battlefield 4,...

Intel Launches Atom x3, x5 and x7 Processors for Phones, Tablets, and 2-in-1s

03/02/2015 - 09:00

Mobile World Congress is traditionally dominated by Samsung, Qualcomm, HTC, and others yet Intel continues to make in-roads into the mobile market. Though the company has admittedly lost a lot of money during this growing process, Intel pushes forward...

Imagination Launches PowerVR GT7900, "Super-GPU" Targeting Consoles

02/26/2015 - 14:15

As a preview to announcements and releases being made at both Mobile World Congress (MWC) and the Game Developers Summit (GDC) next week, Imagination Technologies took the wraps off of a new graphics product they are calling a "super-GPU". The...

Interview with Bohemia Interactive, ArmA 3 Developer: Expansion, Optimization, Roadmap

02/24/2015 - 17:01

Thanks to Ian Comings, guest writer from the PC Perspective Forums who conducted the interview of Bohemia Interactive's Joris-Jan van ‘t Land. If you are interested in learning more about ArmA 3 and hanging out with some PC gamers to play it,...

List of Upcoming USB 3.1 Devices Expected by Mid-2015

02/24/2015 - 11:11

Followers of PC Perspective have likely seen a pair of stories previewing the upcoming performance and features of USB 3.1. First we got our hands on the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK motherboard and were able to run through our very first hands-on testing with...

Intel NUC5i5RYK SFF System Review - Broadwell NUC

02/23/2015 - 11:23

Intel continues to invest a significant amount of money into this small form factor product dubbed the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC. When it was initially released in December of 2012, the NUC was built as an evolutionary step of the desktop PC, part...

GPU Market sees 20-point swing in 2014: NVIDIA gains, AMD falls

02/21/2015 - 12:18

One of the perennial firms that measures GPU market share, Jon Peddie Research, has come out with a report on Q4 of 2014 this weekend and the results are eye opening. According to the data, NVIDIA and AMD each took dramatic swings from Q4 of 2013 to Q4...

Storage, Power Consumption, Pricing and Conclusions

02/21/2015 - 09:56

With the M.2 slot capable of both SATA and PCIe storage, the performance of the NUC in this area can be outstanding.  [inline:files/review/2015-02-21/atto-qd4.png] Using the Intel SSD 530 with the SATA interface we see performance hitting as high as...

Performance Testing

02/21/2015 - 01:07

For our quick dive into the raw benchmarks with the Intel NUC5i5RYK we have lined up a good grouping of competitors. The new NUC, with the Intel Core i5-5250U is going to be compared to a slightly different Broadwell CPU, the Core i7-5500U. Both are dual...