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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. 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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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...

AMD Project ReSX brings performance and latency improvements to select games

03/05/2018 - 19:07

We all know that driver specific and per-game optimization happens for all major GPU vendors, including AMD and NVIDIA, but also Intel, and even mobile SoC vendors. Working with the game developers and tweaking your own driver is common practice to...

Bitmain could create headaches for NVIDIA, AMD, and Qualcomm

02/28/2018 - 22:04

This article originally appeared in MarketWatch. Research firm Bernstein recently published a report on the profitability of Bitmain Technologies, a secretive Chinese company with a huge impact on the bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. With estimated...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform, but without specification details

02/27/2018 - 17:46

During the Qualcomm keynote at Mobile World Congress today, company President Cristiano Amon announced the Snapdragon 700 family of mobile processors targeted at a tier, expectedly, between the flagship 800-series and the mid-range 600-series. [inline:...

AMD goes after $15B embedded space with two new embedded processors

02/21/2018 - 12:22

Continuing its expansion of bringing modern processor and graphics designs to as many of its targeted market segments as possible, AMD announced today two new families that address the embedded processor space. The company has already seen double-digital...