Actually that is not true. Techpowerup and Guru3d also made nice reviews, the former showing 6% difference to 7600K and 12% to 7700K in 1080P gaming. That is just a tiny disadvantage if you take prices and performances into account together. 1500X/1600/1600X costs much less than the 7700K for minimal gaming peformance loss, and getting the same or more amount of cores and threads. Comparing the same Ryzens to the 7600K, you get even less performance loss in FHD gaming, but for the same money (1600 and 1500X are even cheaper than the 7600K) you get more threads and/or cores, meaning that you can easily run other applications in the background without having performance loss. And of course the same is true when we compare 1600/1600X to 7700K. More cores-threads, much more versatile CPU for 120$ less (+ cheaper mobo). That's a lot bang for the buck. The problem is most sites do not make enough benchmark for proper averaging. Benchmarking 3-4 games is simply not enough. You need to do at least 10 different games, even 15-20 to get a proper result.