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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. Ryan also operates Shrout Research and has consulting arrangements with many high-tech companies including AMD, ARM, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Western Digital, and more.

You can find Ryan mostly on PC Perspective, but also in a few key places:


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Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform is Qualcomm’s first dedicated for PCs

06/04/2018 - 22:30

At Computex this week, Qualcomm unveiled its second generation of processor platform for Windows PCs, the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. Along with the new branding that attempts to separate the solutions provided for mobile phones from PCs, the...

Some Dell Systems Shipping with 24GB of memory: 8GB DDR4 and 16GB Optane Memory

05/29/2018 - 16:10

Recently I came across an interesting product listing on Dell’s website for its new G3 15” gaming notebook. These are budget-friendly gaming systems with mainstream discrete GeForce graphics cards in them like the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti....

EVGA and PC Perspective Massive May Giveaway!

05/23/2018 - 16:07

Tomorrow might be Star Wars day, but today we are creating our own holiday, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! In celebration of Spring and that it IS in fact, the month of May, may I present the EVGA and PC Perspective Massive May Giveaway!! We have 11...

Microsoft releases 64-bit SDK for Windows on Arm platforms

05/08/2018 - 19:30

During the Microsoft BUILD developer conference, the Windows initiative for Qualcomm and Arm processors got a much needed shot in the arm (heh) with announced support for a 64-bit SDK. Visual Studio 15.8 Preview 1 contains the early version of these...

Intel Kicks Kaby Lake-X CPUs to the Curb

05/01/2018 - 10:25

So, do you remember the Kaby Lake-X processors that launched along side the Skylake-X parts back on June 19, 2017. These are (were) 14nm+ processors built into the LGA2066 socket as a part of the X299 chipset launch. They shipped as the Core i7-7740X (4-...

AMD puts Ryzen 2000 family up for pre-order...NOW

04/13/2018 - 09:00

In a move that should shock nobody, ahead of its April 19th release, AMD is offering pre-orders for the Ryzen 2000 family of processors starting today at Amazon.com and other key retailers. The previously leaked specifications all turned out to be true:...

Is the GPU in Intel Kaby Lake-G More Polaris than Vega?

04/09/2018 - 16:25

Over the weekend, some interesting information has surfaced surrounding the new Kaby Lake-G hardware from Intel. A product that is officially called the “8th Generation Intel Core Processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics” is now looking like...

AMD finalizing fixes for Ryzen, EPYC security vulnerabilities

03/20/2018 - 16:33

AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster released a blog today that both acknowledges the security vulnerabilities first shown by a CTS Labs report last week, while also laying the foundation for the mitigations to be released. Though the company had already...

NVIDIA RTX Technology Accelerates Ray Tracing for Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API

03/19/2018 - 13:00

The big news from the Game Developers Conference this week was Microsoft’s reveal of its work on a new ray tracing API for DirectX called DirectX Raytracing. As the name would imply, this is a new initiative to bring the image quality improvements...

Intel promises 2018 processors with hardware mitigation for Spectre and Meltdown

03/15/2018 - 10:29

In continuing follow up from the spectacle that surrounded the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities released in January, Intel announced that it has provided patches and updates that address 100% of the products it has launched in the last 5...