Have you looked at my comment in the CPU-Z thread yet? It appears as though your testing methods are flawed.
I think trickson hasn't taken the new scoring into consideration. His Ryzen scores very well. It will blow away his old CPU, he just needs to run both on the same version of the benchmark to show it.
My Intel i7-7700 (work pc) @ stock ($310)
Multi-Core: 2,404.6 - 8 Threads...
I don't see anything close to those speeds on their website.
Nothing above 3,333MHz.
I found some very quick RAM in their XTREEM limited edition pages. Not very obvious to the casual browser.
Although I didn't see anything over 4,500MHz
I would consider the 8-core i7-7820X if it had full access to all of the platforms PCIe lanes. Forcing consumers to pay at least $989 for 44 PCIe lanes is terrible customer service and a quick way to stop people from "upgrading" their Z270 chipset.