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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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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...

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...