Some of the weird performance differences with Intels finest, can be braught back to the way the RyZen is built.
It has 2 clusters of 4 cores. When workloads are switched between cores from another cluster, some latency can occur.
So the way cores are addressed is a key issue for (game) performance. Some of it can be fixed with optimizations, but not all.
Overall performance is still top notch. The 1800X is on par with the 6900K in most benchmarks. Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
That alone is a massive achievement. But Intel has a new battlestation ready. SkylakeX will hit the market soon®.
I will use the performance mode in W10, as it will prevent cores from going to sleep during games. Also do an OC on all 8 cores and totally ditch the X single core OC.
Leave the X with Professor Xavier and do not abuse it for marketing
As the introduction storm has turned into a summer breeze, RyZen has risen and has shaken up the PC world.