PC Perspective

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PC Perspective
Type of site
Technology website
Available inEnglish
OwnerTekPerspective LLC
Websitepcper.com
Alexa rank49,742 (March 2018)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2004
Current statusActive

PC Perspective (often shortened to PCPer) is a web site dedicated to news and reviews of personal computing and gaming hardware.[2] PC Perspective specializes in hardware that is most relevant to home users and enthusiasts. The site also has an active online community, two weekly podcasts, and founder Ryan Shrout is the co-host of TWiT.tv's This Week in Computer Hardware.[3]

History[edit]

PC Per was founded by Ryan Shrout in 2004.[2] Shrout previously ran the AMD motherboard centric Amdmb.com, Athlonmb.com, and K7M.com websites.[4][5]

PC Perspective was originally located at pcperspective.com, but quickly moved to pcper.com.

Content[edit]

The PCPer website publishes news and reviews of consumer computing and gaming hardware,[6][7][8] which has been highlighted in Forbes,[9][10][11] PC World,[12][13] Ars Technica,[14][15][16][17] and Anandtech.[18] At the editor's discretion, products with exceptional reviews may be given Silver, Gold, or Editor's Choice awards.[19] PCPer has also been noted for purchasing professional level products in order to infer the performance of consumer products based on the same microarchitecture,[20][21] and livestreaming benchmarking of new products.[22]

The PCPer website also hosts a leaderboard of suggested components for computers at various price points.[23]

PCPer also partnered with Polygon in 2016 on the construction and evaluation of computers for virtual reality gaming.[24]

Due to consulting done by some PCPer staff on products, some PCPer reviews include disclosure statements describing the consulting and review relationship and any potential conflict of interest.[25]

Podcasts[edit]

PCPer hosts a weekly podcast discussing the weeks technology news and reviews. Video podcasts have been produces since at least 2010,[26] with a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign supporting production equipment.[27]. PCPer also began in July 2017 to host a weekly video series answering reader's questions,[28] after reaching a set support level on Patreon.[29]

Ryan Shrout is the regular co-host of TWiT.tv's This Week in Computer Hardware with Patrick Norton[3] with other PCPer editors co-hosting as-well.[30]

Ryan Shrout[edit]

Founder Ryan Shrout is also a consultant,[31] analyst for MarketWatch[32][33] and contributor to EE Times,[34][35][36][37] and CNBC,[38][39][40] and other publications;[41] often discussing technology related news. Shrout has also co-hosted The Tech Analysts podcast, discussing technology topics, with Patrick Moorehead since 2017.[42][43]

In October 2018, Shrout announced he would leave PCPer and join Intel as the company’s Chief Performance Strategist.[44][45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Tech Report Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b [1] PCPer's "About Us" page. March 22, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "THIS WEEK IN COMPUTER HARDWARE". Twit.tv. Twit.tv. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ "amdmb.com". ExtremeTech. 17 May 2001. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ Shrout, Ryan (23 February 2018). "PCPer Mailbag #32 - 2/23/2018". PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ Feltcher, Jamie (8 November 2017). "Raja Koduri To Leave AMD, Next Stop, Intel?". Techgage. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ Hruska, Joel (2 October 2017). "Marseille's HDMI Cable Does the Impossible: It Improves Graphics Quality". ExtremeTech. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ Chacos, Brad (28 June 2017). "AMD, Nvidia coin mining graphics cards appear as gaming GPU shortage intensifies". PC World. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  9. ^ Evangelho, Jason (14 November 2014). "It's Time To Boycott Ubisoft's PC Games". Forbes. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ Moorhead, Patrick (2 March 2017). "AMD Ryzen Desktop: AMD Said It Would Be Awesome And It Is For Certain Workloads". Forbes. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ Moorehead, Patrick (14 August 2017). "Reviews Confirm That With Radeon RX Vega, AMD Re-enters The Performance Consumer Desktop GPU Space". Forbes. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  12. ^ Mah Ung, Gordon (14 March 2017). "AMD busts Ryzen performance myths, clearing Windows 10 from blame". PC World. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  13. ^ Chacos, Brad (6 July 2016). "AMD details driver fix for Radeon RX 480's controversial, spec-exceeding power draw". PC World. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  14. ^ Hruska, Joel (22 February 2009). "Intel can't yet replicate published SSD performance drop". Ars Technica. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  15. ^ Bright, Peter (10 April 2017). "Game patches boost performance on Ryzen, showing just what can and can't be done". Ars Technica. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  16. ^ Kuchera, Ben (5 October 2011). "RAGE on PC is a mess, but you can fix some of it". Ars Technica. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  17. ^ Bright, Peter (29 September 2017). "This $120 HDMI cable claims to make your picture better… and it does". Ars Technica. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  18. ^ Oh, Nate (13 September 2017). "Raja Kaduri, Head of AMD's RTG Group, To Go On Sabbatical until December". Anandtech.com. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  19. ^ Lustenberg, Alex (22 March 2018). "Podcast #492 - MyDigitalSSD, CalDigit Tuff Drive, and more!". PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  20. ^ Williams, Rob (19 July 2017). "AMD Drops Hint That Top RX Vega Will Perform Similarly To GTX 1080". TechGage. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  21. ^ Shrout, Ryan (30 June 2017). "The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Air Cooled Review". PC Perspective. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  22. ^ Kyle (30 June 2017). "PC Perspective Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Review". Hard OCP. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Leaderboard". PCPer.com. PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  24. ^ Kuchera, Ben (1 April 2016). "THE GUIDE TO BUILDING A PC FOR VIRTUAL REALITY". Polygon. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  25. ^ Malventano, Allyn (8 March 2018). "Intel Optane SSD 800P 58GB, 118GB, and RAID Review - 3D XPoint Goes Mainstream". PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  26. ^ "PC Perspective Podcast 134 - 12/16/10". Youtube.com. Youtube.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  27. ^ "PC Perspective Video Set and Production Equipment". Indiegogo. Indiegogo. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  28. ^ Shrout, Ryan (21 July 2017). "PCPer Mailbag #1 - 7/20/2017". PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  29. ^ "PC Perspective". Patreon. Patreon. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  30. ^ "THIS WEEK IN COMPUTER HARDWARE 362 THE WORLD'S FASTEST GPU? WE'LL FIND OUT TOMORROW". Twit.tv. Twit.tv. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  31. ^ Shrout, Ryan (19 January 2018). "PCPer Mailbag #27 - 1/19/2018". PCPer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  32. ^ Shrout, Ryan (16 March 2018). "Opinion: How a SoftBank buyout of Qualcomm could change the world of technology". Marketwatch. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  33. ^ "Ryan Shrout". MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  34. ^ Shrout, Ryan (9 June 2017). "Intel May Sue M'soft over Emulation". EE Times. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  35. ^ Shrout, Ryan (31 May 2017). "Intel to Strike Thunderbolt in CPUs". EE Times. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  36. ^ Shrout, Ryan (18 January 2017). "Meltdown, Spectre Forcing Intel Reboots". EE Times. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  37. ^ Shrout, Ryan (8 July 2017). "Ryzen Rising Slower Than Report". EE Times. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  38. ^ Shrout, Ryan (26 January 2018). "Intel earnings: 'It's hard not to be bullish'". CNBC. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  39. ^ Shrout, Ryan (7 January 2018). "0:00 / 1:56 The impact of Intel's chip security flaws". CNBC. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  40. ^ Shrout, Ryan (13 March 2018). "Intel unlikely to bid for Broadcom: analyst". CNBC. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  41. ^ Shrout, Ryan (15 March 2018). "AMD Security Concerns Overshadowed by Circumstances". Tech.pinions. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  42. ^ "About Us". The Tech Analysts. The Tech Analysts. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  43. ^ "Ep 1 - 12/6/17 - Qualcomm Tech Summit — The Tech Analysts". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  44. ^ "Beginning A New Journey". PC Perspective. PC Perspective. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  45. ^ "PC Perspective's Ryan Shrout joins Intel as chief performance strategist". The Tech Report. Retrieved 12 April 2019.

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