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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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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

Grand Theft Auto V

04/17/2017 - 23:46

Grand Theft Auto V (DirectX 11)

Fallout 4

04/17/2017 - 23:44

Fallout 4 (DirectX 11)

Dirt Rally

04/17/2017 - 23:41

Dirt Rally (DirectX 11)

Testing Suite and Methodology Update

04/17/2017 - 23:36

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...

Detailed Power Consumption Testing

04/17/2017 - 23:35

When we started dissecting the power consumption concerns around the Radeon RX 480, that have since been mostly addressed by AMD with a driver fix and new control panel option, I knew this meant a much more strenuous power testing process going forward....

The Ryzen 5 Review: 1600X and 1500X Take on Core i5

04/11/2017 - 09:00

When AMD launched the Ryzen 7 processors last month to a substantial amount of fanfare and pent up excitement, we already knew that the Ryzen 5 launch would be following close behind. While the Ryzen 7 lineup was meant to compete with the Intel Core i7...

Power Consumption and Conclusions

04/10/2017 - 09:29

[inline:files/review/2017-04-10/oc-power_0.png] That added performance from the Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processors over the Core i5-7600K comes at the cost of additional power draw. Under a full load in Cinebench R15, the 1600X system uses 138 watts, a...

Gaming Performance

04/10/2017 - 09:22

Our gaming tests below are a small subset of what I would like to evaluate Ryzen with, but due to timing, this is what we could do and feel confident in. I decided to do testing at 1080p, but not any kind of “Low” or “Medium”...

Media Encoding and Rendering

04/10/2017 - 09:18

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/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 5 platform are not flattering. All...

Synthetics and Scientific

04/10/2017 - 09:16

SiSoft Sandra 2016 [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/sandra-1.png] [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/sandra-2.png] [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/sandra-3.png] [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/sandra-4.png] [inline:files/review/2017-04-10/sandra-5.png]...