Not just identical clock speeds but you really need to compare like hardware to like hardware as much as you can anyway. Different RAM, Motherboard, Cooling, even a different PSU can all effect the end results. Even if all of that is as close as you can get there is still a natural tiny variance from chip to chip and test to test. Is the 7700k faster? In some stuff it can be. Ryzen, especially the R7 line, is meant as a do it all at the same time type of solution. It may not necessarily give you the fastest speed out of all available options but when you factor in the price and and multi-tasking performance even beyond being a fanboy for Red or Blue it really is an impressive release. Sure it has a few bugs but all new tech typically has some growing pains! I can't wait until I can get my hands on one and run it through it's paces and see just how well it multi-tasks in real world stuff and not just benchmarks!
The multi-tasking is really good, I usually will record a vlog style video while I have a video rendering in the background and I usually have a lot of things open. most of the time while recording and playing a game, I only have at most 60 to 70 percent usage. And in all honesty, the games run a lot smoother than with any other chip I have ever had. the frames do not fluctuate while running, R7 seems like a really good chip for content creation but if all your doing is just light multitasking and light content creation then your better off going with the R5 options coming on the 11th. If you are just looking for a gaming chip go with the R5 or at most R7 1700, I only ask about the single core bench in my CPU z because i do not have multiple Ryzen chips to test and find if mine was just a lucky buy on the 1700
Here are a couple for comparison they are the x model(you never mention an X so I assume you have the regular 1700) but once you overclock there isn't a whole lot of difference it seems(based on reading I have done). This one is at stock settings if I am not mistaken. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
As is this one in a review by Guru3d. AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review - Performance - CPU-Z
From a stock to overclock standpoint yours is definitely faster however with only having overclocked numbers it is hard to tell if you have a lottery winner or not. Is your score good? Absolutely! Is it in the top 1% of 1700's? Not enough data yet to determine that plus still ironing out the kinks with BIOS upgrades. If it was mine, I certainly would be happy with the score though!
From what I can tell, the stock settings on my 1700 were about standard, but when I overclocked that's when I started seeing differences. But from what you are all saying, it seams I got lucky lol. Just wanted to know is all
They can only wish each wafer came out perfectly. It is more than the chip. The entire system has to run well together and it is apparent that you got your tuned really well. Enjoy.
Actually, I just changed out my mobo, cpu, and ram from my fx 9590 build, the main thing helping me with the overclock I think is that I went with a triple rad AIO. I wish that I could get some higher clocked ram to really see how my scores will change, right now I'm using 2133 value ram. If I put in some 3200 ram My Scores might be better.