Originally Posted by Forceman
Originally Posted by cssorkinman
In the very limited number of comparisons the China chips have a slight advantage too early to tell honestly though. I have a batch 1707 1800X - still waiting on the board.
Unless there is some reason to think that the actual mounting and packaging makes a difference in the overclock (with Intel you could argue that not soldering could make that a possibility), I'm firmly in the camp that people are just seeing a difference because they want to see one. If there are multiple fabs involved, maybe, but variation among batches is probably going to be larger than any variation in packaging location.
But I'm a skeptic by nature.
Could very well be - the 1707's (2) from China were the top of one chart with 1702 Malaysia being the slowest. Certainly too early to establish a trend.