Originally Posted by cowboy44mag
Like I stated before, they do very good at pushing Intel systems to their extreme limits. Gamers Nexus will usually have some of the best overclocks possible with their Intel test rig systems (pushing them to the point of danger in some cases to get better benchmarks). Then we come to them overclocking Ryzen....
If you don't like GN, Here's another one, 3950x vs 9900ks both OC'd , similar outcome...
Cliffs: 4.4ghz 3950x, 5.3ghz 9900ks
Tomb raider: similar average fps, 10% less min fps on the 3950x
ACO: roughly 10% less minimum on the 3950x , 20% less average fps
FC5: Not good, 20% less minimums, 25% less average on the 3950x
Warhammer V2: 20% less average & minimum on the 3950x
This is in line with my own testing also. You could do whatever you like to memory, ccd overclocking , standing on one leg and praying to the sun god and that gap isn't going to be made up. Personally I would push better memory on the intel system also, and disable HT which would allow another 100mhz or so at same voltage
I could tell you about the 9600kf I bought recently after the price drop, purely just to see how far I could push a OC.. That runs at 5.4/5.3avx, you might not be happy to hear how the whole AMD lineup compares to that budget chip in gaming