Originally Posted by QSS-5
Sorry mate but your math is wrong going from 4Gz to 5Ghz is an 25% increase in itself + exponentially adding the 7% = 33.75%. To further back my pint you can see on Cinebench one tread there is an exact 33.33% difference, Yes i was off roughly 1% but it is within margin of error.
What? 216/195 = 1.107, or 10.7% from stock 7700k @ 4.5ghz boost compared to a 5ghz 7700k which is what i assume that 216 score is and that would make sense since every 100Mhz OC is roughly 2% performance bump. So from 4ghz to 5ghz you're looking at 21.4% performance bump. Add the 6-7% IPC boost over Ryzen and you have 27-28% increased performance in single threaded. Cinebench is also a synthetic bench which will show best case scenario and that doesn't apply to gaming. You're not going to see a 25%+ performance difference in gaming, and the OP is asking about which CPU for gaming.
Now the short answer is get the 7700k, its the best for gaming, and that's a FACT. How much better is it in gaming? Well it depends on the game, and Ryzen is still young and many current games won't ever get Ryzen specific optimizations, but we can assume future games will and should perform relatively close to the i7. If you don't want to worry about varying performance differences with some games working really well with Ryzen while others are doing poorly then just get the 7700k.
I for example play WoW and Starcraft 2 from time to time and those two games only use 2 threads and will always only use two threads with their old engines. Because of this the 7700k will give you much better performance actually inline with the 25%+ single thread difference. Games that support 4 threads or more will have a much smaller gap between the Ryzen and Intel part in the range of 10%, sometimes less if there are no optimization issues.