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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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An Upgrade Story 2: Using the GTX 1050 Ti to convert an OEM PC to a Gaming PC

11/28/2016 - 13:55

A couple of years ago, I performed an experiment around the GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card to see if we could upgrade basic OEM, off-the-shelf computers to become competent gaming PCs. The key to this potential upgrade was that the GTX 750 Ti offered a...

Power and Conclusions

11/28/2016 - 13:28

What about power consumption? One of the key tenets of this experiment was that the GTX 1050 Ti could offer a significant upgrade in performance without stressing the power supply in these PCs enough to cause stability concerns. In my testing, I never...

Performance Testing

11/28/2016 - 13:23

The goal of this little experiment is to prove a couple of things. First, that integrated graphics, even on the higher cost ASUS machine with the Core i7-6700 processor in it, just isn't capable of playing modern games at even the lowest available...

Podcast #426 - Intel Kaby Lake Performance, Corsair Crystal Cases, Q&A and more!

11/23/2016 - 12:37

PC Perspective Podcast #426 - 11/23/16 Join us this week as we discuss Intel Kaby Lake performance, a new Corsair Crystal 570X case, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly...

Intel Kaby Lake Performance: Surprising Jump over Skylake

11/22/2016 - 10:28

In August at the company’s annual developer forum, Intel officially took the lid off its 7th generation of Core processor series, codenamed Kaby Lake. The build up to this release has been an interesting one as we saw the retirement of the “...

Battery Life, HEVC Playback, Conclusions

11/21/2016 - 16:18

Battery Life Testing Mobile performance is always a balance between speed and efficiency. High performance in an application or workload is great but users that want a notebook to last all day will find battery life just as important (if not more so).

Intel Speed Shift

11/21/2016 - 16:17

Late last year I took a detailed look at a new feature added to Skylake called Speed Shift. This technology moved the control of the CPU clock speed and state from the operating system exclusively to the processor itself, allowing Intel’s internal...

Content Creation and Gaming

11/21/2016 - 16:16

Up next we want to look at a few of the more traditional CPU benchmarks we have used at PC Perspective for a number of years. Both POV-Ray and Blender are 3D rendering applications that content creators are quite used to while the inclusion of the x264 5...

General System Performance

11/21/2016 - 16:15

What follows now is a breakdown of performance of these two notebooks giving us an apples to apples comparison of 6th Generation (Skylake) and 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel mobile processors. window.onload=function(){ var tfrow = document....

The HP Spectre x360

11/21/2016 - 16:15

The HP Spectre x360 convertible notebook is an impressive machine in your hands. It is built around a 13.3-in 1080p IPS LED backlit display that is multi-touch enabled and has the ability to fold back on itself to convert into a tablet. Our model, the 13...