Ryan Shrout's picture

Personal information

Real Name
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:


Member for
8 years 46 weeks

Recent Posts

Recent Posts

HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset to expand VR market with low cost, dedicated hardware

07/27/2017 - 13:12

This article first appeared on MarketWatch and Shrout Research. During the ChinaJoy 2017 event in Shanghai, VR pioneer HTC announced its standalone VR headset aimed at the China market. This marks the first major player in the virtual reality space to...

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 Processor Review

07/27/2017 - 09:00

With today's release of the Ryzen 3 processors, AMD completes the circle of the mainstream Ryzen processor family. Starting with the 8-core Ryzen 7 that disrupted the high end of the market, followed by the Ryzen 5 that shook up the Core i5 segment,...

Power, Perf per Dollar, Conclusions

07/26/2017 - 21:50

Power Consumption [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/power.png]

Gaming Performance

07/26/2017 - 20:51

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (DX12) [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/ashes.png] Though Ashes of the Singularity is a very heavily threaded game, it still has dependency on single threaded IPC and of course, core to core communications. The Ryzen 3...

Media Encoding and Rendering

07/26/2017 - 20:49

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/audacity.png] This is a very single threaded application workload (that we honestly added for Ryzen launch to help look at this angle) and the results for the Ryzen 3 are about where we expected based...

Synthetics and Scientific

07/26/2017 - 20:46

SiSoft Sandra 2016 [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/sandra-1_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/sandra-2_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/sandra-3_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/sandra-4_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-07-26/sandra-5_0....

SYSmark, WebXPRT, 7-zip

07/26/2017 - 20:45

Testing Configuration For this review, every single benchmark and test scenario we use has been updated or removed, including a couple of new entries. We are using the most up to date versions of each software as of last week, to make sure we account for...

AMD updates Crimson ReLive 17.7.2 with new features, better performance

07/26/2017 - 17:00

The software team at AMD and the Radeon Technologies Group is releasing Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 this evening and it includes a host of new features, improved performance capabilities, and stability improvements to boot. This isn’t the...

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Apple iPad Pro (2017): Best Productivity Tablet

07/26/2017 - 10:38

In the original premise for today’s story, I had planned to do a standard and straight-forward review of the iPad Pro 10.5-inch model, the latest addition to Apple’s line of tablet devices. After receiving the 12.9-in variant, with the same...

Performance and Conclusions

07/26/2017 - 01:16

Though not the dominant part of our evaluation today, I would be remiss if we did not include a set of benchmarks to compare the system and processor performance across the Surface Pro and the iPad Pro. Finding tests that will cross between x86/Windows...