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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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AMD Cancels Catalyst, Introduces Radeon Software Crimson

11/02/2015 - 08:00

For as long as I can remember, the AMD (previously ATI) graphics driver was know as Catalyst. The Catalyst Control Center (CCC) offered some impressive features, grew over time with the Radeon hardware but it had more than its share of issues. It...

Android to iPhone Day 31: Battery Life and Closing

10/29/2015 - 08:46

PC Perspective’s Android to iPhone series explores the opinions, views and experiences of the site’s Editor in Chief, Ryan Shrout, as he moves from the Android smartphone ecosystem to the world of the iPhone and iOS. Having been entrenched in...

Video Perspective: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Preview

10/27/2015 - 16:26

In early October Microsoft took the wraps off of a pair of new 2-in-1 convertible notebooks in the form of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The Surface Pro 4 is much like the previous tablet designs from the Redmond giant and includes a kick...

Steam Link First Impressions: Game Streaming Still Needs Work

10/25/2015 - 23:08

Last week we posted a video that looked over the new Valve Steam Controller and I offered some feedback and input on the new hardware. It was interesting, to say the least, and took some getting used to, but in the end I was surprised by how easy some...

Testing GPU Power Draw at Increased Refresh Rates using the ASUS PG279Q

10/24/2015 - 15:16

In the comments to our recent review of the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q G-Sync monitor, a commenter by the name of Cyclops pointed me in the direction of an interesting quirk that I hadn’t considered before. According to reports, the higher refresh rates...

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 165Hz 2560x1440 27-in IPS G-Sync Monitor Review

10/23/2015 - 10:12

It's hard to believe that it has only been 14 months since the release of the first ASUS ROG Swift, the PG278Q, back in August of 2014. It seems like lifetimes have passed, with drama circling around other G-Sync panels, the first release of FreeSync...

Testing 165Hz, Gaming, Conclusions

10/21/2015 - 17:07

Testing 165Hz

Calibration and Viewing Angles

10/21/2015 - 17:05

Most monitor vendors today will advertise the color accuracy of their displays to some degree on marketing material, and the ROG Swift PG279Q is no different. On the PG279Q landing page, on the ASUS website, the company calls out "100% sRGB color...

Physical Design, OSD, Overdrive Capability

10/21/2015 - 17:05

The original ROG Swift PG278Q was not only one of the first G-Sync monitors to ship with a 2560x1440 resolution, but it held its claim as one of the crowd favorites because of its exemplary build quality, style and even on-screen display interface. The...

Acer XR341CK 34-in 3440x1440 75Hz IPS FreeSync UltraWide Monitor Review

10/21/2015 - 14:50

Over the past 2 years or so we have noticed a trend in PC gaming: more and more gamers are realizing the importance of the display in the total gaming experience. Having been in the reviews game for nearly 16 years, I am just as guilty as most of you...