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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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Quick Gaming, Power Consumption and Overclocking

10/02/2017 - 18:36

Quick 1080p Gaming Results [inline:files/review/2017-10-02/games-1080p.png]

Media Encoding and Rendering

10/02/2017 - 18:29

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-10-02/audacity.png] The Audacity audio encoding test focuses on single threaded performance, so it's no surprise to again see the new Core i7-8700K come out on top, albeit by only about 3.5% over the...

Synthetics and Scientific

10/02/2017 - 18:25

SiSoft Sandra 2016 [inline:files/review/2017-10-02/sandra-2.png] [inline:files/review/2017-10-02/sandra-3.png] [inline:files/review/2017-10-02/sandra-4.png]

SYSmark, WebXPRT, 7-zip

10/02/2017 - 18:23

Testing Configuration 7-zip Compression Audacity MP3 Encode Blender Cinebench R15 Euler 3D Geekbench Handbrake POV-Ray SiSoft Sandra SYSmark 2014 SE WebXPRT X264 Encode The full testbed configuration is listed below.

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and 7960X Review: Skylake-X at $1999 and 18-cores

09/25/2017 - 03:00

It has been an interesting 2017 for Intel. Though still the dominant market share leader in consumer processors of all shapes and sizes, from DIY PCs to notebooks to servers, it has come under attack with pressure from AMD unlike any it has felt in...

Perf per Dollar, Pricing, Conclusions

09/22/2017 - 17:45

Performance Per Dollar In consumer processors, performance per dollar is considered 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 willing to...

Quick Gaming, Power Consumption and Overclocking

09/22/2017 - 17:43

Quick 1080p Gaming Results One of the benefits we SHOULD see with the Intel Core i9 HEDT processors in comparison to Threadripper is better gaming performance. Because the clock speeds on the 7980XE and 7960X are going to be very high at low thread...

Media Encoding and Rendering

09/22/2017 - 17:33

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2017-09-22/audacity_0.png] Keeping mind that lower is better on this test, the Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X are able to offer better single threaded performance than the 16-core Threadripper 1950X that is...

Synthetics and Scientific

09/22/2017 - 17:25

SiSoft Sandra 2016 [inline:files/review/2017-09-22/sandra-2_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-09-22/sandra-3_0.png] [inline:files/review/2017-09-22/sandra-4_0.png]

SYSmark, 7-zip

09/22/2017 - 17:22

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...