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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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The GeForce GTX USB drive is real and small and fun

06/23/2017 - 17:13

What started as merely an April Fool's prank by NVIDIA has now turned into one of the cutest little promotions I've ever seen. Originally "launched" as part of the GeForce G-ASSIST technology that purported to offer AI-enabled gaming if...

AMD EPYC 7000 Series Data Center Processor Launch - Gunning for Xeon

06/20/2017 - 16:00

Because we traditionally focus and feed on the excitement and build up surrounding consumer products, the AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 launches were huge for us and our community. Finally seeing competition to Intel’s hold on the consumer market was...

Architectural Outlook

06/19/2017 - 23:30

The basic Zen architecture found in the Ryzen processor, that we have discussed and debated many times on PC Perspective in the past, remains unchanged for EPYC. The core was designed with server and data center placement in mind, according to AMD’...

The Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X Processor Review

06/19/2017 - 09:00

Intel is at an important crossroads for its consumer product lines. Long accused of ignoring the gaming and enthusiast markets, focusing instead on laptops and smartphones/tablets at the direct expense of the DIY user, Intel had raised prices and only...

Power, Perf per Dollar, Conclusions

06/16/2017 - 14:45

Power Consumption Okay, so there had to be a catch right? [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/power.png]

1080p Gaming Performance and Overclocking

06/16/2017 - 14:43

Okay everyone, buckle up. With all of the debate surrounding 1080p gaming on high performance processors, we of course had to look at that with the Core i9-7900X. The results are… interesting [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/games.png]

Media Encoding and Rendering

06/16/2017 - 14:41

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/audacity.png] A very single-threaded workload, the Audacity test shows another big gain for the 7900X over the 6950X, on order of 30%, matching the performance of the Core i7-7700K.  Handbrake 1.0....

Synthetics and Scientific

06/16/2017 - 14:36

SiSoft Sandra 2016 [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/sandra-1.png] [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/sandra-2.png] [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/sandra-3.png] [inline:files/review/2017-06-16/sandra-4.png]

SYSmark, WebXPRT, 7-zip

06/16/2017 - 14:34

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...

Thread to Thread Latency and The X299 Platform

06/16/2017 - 14:28

Our testing and evaluation of the thread-to-thread communication latency on Ryzen got a lot of attention during the launch of that product (as well as its corresponding discussion around 1080p gaming performance). With a simple latency evaluation tool,...