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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.  

You can find Ryan mostly on PC Perspective, but also in a few key places:


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Memory Mode (UMA/NUMA) and Memory Speed Performance

08/09/2017 - 16:33

One of the most interesting aspects of Threadripper from a technological and architecture stand point is this new addition of options surrounding the memory configuration. Previous consumer platforms never had the ability or the need to dive into the...

The X399 Platform, Socket, Cooling, and Memory

08/09/2017 - 16:29

Along with the new Ryzen Threadripper processors comes a new chipset, a new socket, a host of cooler questions, memory compatibility and more. The new TR4 socket is a beast with 4094 pins in a massive footprint that makes previous processors tiny by...

NUMA and UMA - the memory locality concern

08/09/2017 - 16:28

The structure and design of the Threadripper creates an interesting situation for AMD. While having two Zen dies on a single CPU works, it means that there are distributed memory controllers and cores, and communication between them is more latent in...

PCPer Live! AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive Discussion and RX 580 Giveaway!

08/09/2017 - 13:10

UPDATE: Did you miss today's live stream? Catch it right here: Last year, AMD and its software team dispatched some representatives to our offices to talk about the major software release that was Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. As most of...

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Installation and Unboxing

08/03/2017 - 09:00

Though we are a full week away from the release of the Ryzen Threadripper reviews, AMD is letting us share the installation process of the new TR4 socket, as well as an unboxing of the awesome kit that AMD put together for media and reviewers. Enjoy!

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Specs, Prices, Power Detailed

07/30/2017 - 22:30

Though we are still a couple of weeks from availability and benchmarks, today we finally have the details on the Radeon RX Vega product line. That includes specifications, details on the clock speed changes, pricing, some interesting bundle programs, and...

AMD Outs Threadripper 1900X, 8-cores for $549, Details Availability and Preorders

07/30/2017 - 22:30

At SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles this week, AMD released even more details about the its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper product family ahead of its retail release in August. Though readers of PC Perspective are already well aware of the Threadripper 1950X and...

HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset to expand VR market with low cost, dedicated hardware

07/27/2017 - 13:12

This article first appeared on MarketWatch and Shrout Research. During the ChinaJoy 2017 event in Shanghai, VR pioneer HTC announced its standalone VR headset aimed at the China market. This marks the first major player in the virtual reality space to...

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 Processor Review

07/27/2017 - 09:00

With today's release of the Ryzen 3 processors, AMD completes the circle of the mainstream Ryzen processor family. Starting with the 8-core Ryzen 7 that disrupted the high end of the market, followed by the Ryzen 5 that shook up the Core i5 segment,...

Power, Perf per Dollar, Conclusions

07/26/2017 - 21:50

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