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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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Dirt Rally

08/13/2017 - 17:50

Dirt Rally (DirectX 11)

​Testing Suite and Methodology Update

08/13/2017 - 17:34

If you have followed our graphics testing at PC Perspective you’ll know about a drastic shift we made in 2012 to support a technology we called Frame Rating. Frame Rating use the direct capture of output from the system into uncompressed video...

Clocks, Power Consumption, Overclocking

08/13/2017 - 17:33

Before we dive head-first into the world of benchmarks, it is important to look at how the technology and cooling capability that AMD built around the RX Vega graphics cards turned out. Let’s start with a look at how the measured clock speed of the...

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review

08/10/2017 - 09:00

Today is a critically important day for AMD. With the launch of reviews and the on-sale date for its new Ryzen Threadripper processor family, AMD is reentering the world of high-end consumer processors that it has been absent from for a decade, if not...

Perf per Dollar, Pricing, Conclusions

08/09/2017 - 16:44

Performance Per Dollar In consumer processors, performance per dollar is consider the king of all KPIs (key performance indicators). For the workstation and prosumer market it has slightly reduced value as consumers in this space are often will to pay...

Power Consumption and Overclocking

08/09/2017 - 16:39

If you remember back to our Core i9-7900X review, I was critical of the power consumption of the Skylake-X processor both because of its high power usage, but also the inaccuracy of Intel’s rated 140 watt TDP. The power consumption of the Ryzen...

Media Encoding and Rendering

08/09/2017 - 16:38

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-08-09/audacity.png] Our single threaded media encoding workload shows the same single threaded concerns around Threadripper as we saw with Ryzen 7/5/3. The 1950X is 30% slower at encoding this MP3 media than...

Synthetics and Scientific

08/09/2017 - 16:37

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SYSmark, WebXPRT, 7-zip

08/09/2017 - 16:36

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...

Gaming Performance and Mega-tasking

08/09/2017 - 16:33

There will be an interesting debate surrounding the gaming performance of Ryzen Threadripper. With the release of the Ryzen 7 family there were valid discussions about the difficult the processor had handling 1080p gaming due in large part to the latency...