For many PC enthusiasts, overclocking means a lot of fun, both in terms of process and the end result. To a large degree overclocking is a lottery that is never guaranteed, and when it comes to AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000 processors, getting a CPU with high overclocking potential is not easy at the moment. This has left an opening in the market for retailers who are selling pre-binned chips with guaranteed overclocking potential.

There are several stores that sell pre-binned CPUs and other components: Silicon Lottery from Texas, USA; Caseking from Germany; and Overclockers UK. Silicon Lottery was the first company to start offering pre-binned AMD Ryzen 3900X processors last month and by now their entire first batch has been sold. Meanwhile, this week Caseking began to sell AMD’s latest CPUs with a guaranteed overclocking potential.

The list of pre-binned AMD’s Ryzen 3000-series processors to be available from Caseking includes Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3700X, and Ryzen 5 3600, but at present only the model 3700X is available. All the CPUs are pretested by Roman "der8auer" Hartung, a well-known overclocker, using Prime95 26.6 software with an FFT length of 1344 for at least one hour with AMD’s Wraith Prism cooler. Meanwhile, voltage of the chips is kept under 1.4 V.

Pre-Binned AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs by
Default Clocks
Guaranteed OC (base) L3 TDP
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8/4.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 64 MB 105 W €619
4.25 GHz €599
4.2 GHz €579
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 3.6/4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz 32 MB 65 W €449
4.25 GHz €429
4.20 GHz €399
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6/4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz 32 MB 65 W €300
4.25 GHz €280
4.2 GHz €260

Pre-binned processors from Caseking cost €50 – €100 more than regular models, so overclocking in this case is not a ‘free’ performance upgrade. Furthermore, buyers in Germany have to pay VAT of 19%. The good news, however, is that as per European laws, the CPUs are backed with a two-year warranty.

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Sources: Hardwareluxx, Caseking, Tom’s Hardware

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  • Thunder 57 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    the 4.6GHz for the 3700X must be a typo. Probably supposed to be 4.3GHz, right?
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    Yup. Go to the linked site the E449 one is 4.3ghz.
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

  • DanNeely - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    @Ryan was the Twitter feed intentionally removed from the sidebar? It hasn't shown for me for at least a week; disabling my blockers didn't change anything.
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    It's been removed for the moment while we hammer out an issue with it. It will return.
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    Is it that the PHP API has changed to disallow TLS 1.0? If you're using PHP you may need to specify tlsv1.2:// in the connection string to force it to be used:
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    For me I edited drupal_http_request() in includes/ to have
    $fp = @fsockopen('tlsv1.2://'. $uri['host'], $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
    in the https: case in case it helps. Maybe kinda heavy-handed as it impacts other things, but if they don't support TLS 1.2 by now, that's arguably a problem with them!
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    Sorry, not PHP API, Twitter API. They had a big thing about it here:
  • Dug - Monday, August 19, 2019 - link

    No! Leave it out. Put a link to twitter feed if someone really wants to try to decipher all the tweets. It just takes up too much space and the few words it shows really makes no sense unless you click on it anyway. That and most of the time, casual reader has no idea what you are talking about without the initial context included.
    Blog posts would be far more interesting and professional.
  • Sttm - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    The ASUS auto overclock on my 3900x had it at 4350 mhz, which I didn't think was that good because I thought all core was supposed to be 4300 mhz out of the box, but apparently going on that chart I have a golden sample.

    How good your Ryzen chip is, is confusing.

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