you can try different benchmarks like Cinebench15 or 20 to see how it stacks up against other benchmarks. In your case you probably limited by GPU for games and any type of backup/malware scanning is limited by your SSD speed a lot more than CPU. if you did video encoding or 3d rendering you'd definitely see a huge improvements though.
Thanks for responding.
I got 3813 on C20.Thats only 5% or so over the 1700x.
I would also like to see how fast it clocks.Any ideas on how i can see its real potential?
Intel i5-7500 has single core CPU Mark of 2291
My Ryzen 7-3700X has single core CPU Mark of 2681
My previous 7-1700 had single core CPU Mark of 1962.
With software that uses single thread and single core there's not much difference in every day productivity and office use.
Lot of companies use productivity PC with dual core Pentium Gold with high clock frequency, because people use only one software at a time.
All of this CPUs are more than sufficient for common users and you don't notice much difference.
The difference is noticed when you have lot of software and threads also in background. And using parallel softwares.
When I used single core compressors and audio-video converters, at firsth I was disappointed like you.
But when I discovered the multithread versions of the same software I noticed huge difference in compressing, compiling, and converting time.
I've always thought that AMD started to sell server CPUs to desktop market. And in some way it was true. World and software were not ready for massive multi core CPUs.
It's better that productivity users buy 4 cores and highest frequency to have the best single core performance.
Because they use few softwares at a time.
I'm a power Linux user, I work with lot of video converting of RAW files of conferences coming from a Sony pro camera. I move big data between terabyte disks, and I'm really happy that I can run lot of process and still be able to play smoothly a video.
Often I use Virtualbox with Windows 10 inside, and I give to the VM 4 CPU core and 8GB ram and it runs like on a native desktop machine.
My collegue opens lot of documents and web pages at a time and is happy with Ryzen 5-1600 6 cores but 64 GB ram. For his job RAM is more important than raw CPU performance.
Gamers don't need more than 6 cores with high frequency, only 16GB of RAM but fast GPU, fast RAM, fast bus.
Here is My Cinebench R20 score right now with tons of crap running in the background.
As you can see my all time high with fans cranked to 100% and most of the background stuff disabled is 4978.
My system is pretty much the same as yours I have the 3700X on an X570 TUF with 16 GB 3600 CL16 RAM. So I would say that your system is not entirely running at optimal levels.
I could take you down the rabbit hole with me if you are looking to squeeze every drop of performance out of your combo.