Not all CPUs are born equally and this rings true regardless if you are buying the cheapest or the most expensive CPU on the market. Lady Luck might be on your side and you could snag yourself a top performing chip, or you might get a potato that won’t overclock no matter what you do. So why leave it up to chance? Grab yourself a pre-tested Ryzen 3000 CPU.

Caseking, Der8auer and Ryzen

Caseking in Europe have been offering der8auer and King Mod pre-tested CPUs for quite a while now, however they have been purely Intel based up until now. This is where Ryzen 3000 steps in, for the first time der8auer and Caseking have launched a lineup of pre-tested Ryzen 3000 CPUs that will make it far easier to guarantee a top overclocking Ryzen CPU.

If you are hoping to snag one of these guaranteed chips at the MSRP, then think again. You will have to drop a few extra bucks for these pre-tested CPUs as Roman “der8auer” Hartung tests them to check that they will hit their advertised (by Caseking) frequencies. These speeds are guaranteed for an all-core overclock and come with a 24 month King Mod warranty, which is worth its weight in gold when it comes to overclocking. While they do say you can use these overclockable CPUs with the stock coolers, Caseking does recommend that you use a top tier air cooler or atleast a 240mm AIO (280mm for the 3900X).

der8auer pretested Ryzen 3000 CPU prices

Are Caseking the first to offer a pre-tested Ryzen 3000 range?

Well, Silicon Lottery are offering the exact same thing in the States and they did announce it before Caseking. However, they seemed to struggle with stock and the few times that I checked their site, their Zen2 CPUs were always out of stock. Added to this their prices are quite a bit more for expensive and only come with a 1 year warranty. The Ryzen 9 3900X clocked at 4.20GHz will set you back a whooping $839.99 (€758) from Silicon Lottery and you need to pay an extra $10 for the retail packaging and stock cooler. You read that right, if you don’t pay the extra $10 these guys will only ship you the CPU.

So why is it important to get a pre-tested CPU?

Well there are some discrepancies with the new Zen 2 processors, as some people are seeing great boost speeds and some people are getting speeds that are nothing to write home about. This has led some users to pick up their pitchforks and torches and cry Class Action Lawsuit, but AMD did say that those advertised boost speeds are the maximum boost speeds, not guaranteed boost speeds.

Der8auer’s Ryzen 3000 testing

Roman has released a video where he is trying to collect data on the new Ryzen 3000 CPUs and their boost clock speeds. If you have one of these new processors and want to help old der8auer out, then follow this link here!
Below is the video in question and Roman explains exactly what he needs you to do for his data collection.