be quiet! announced recently two new top-of-the-line CPU coolers for the new generation processors, like the Intel 13900K and AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, to give air coolers a new boost and hopefully new performance. The Dark Rock Pro 5 comes to replace the already tested Dark Rock Pro 4, which had superb performance already and we are anxious to see what this new product can deliver.
To improve upon the Dark Rock Pro 4, be quiet! has improved on its 7 high-performance heat pipes and two Silent Wings PWM fans for Dark Rock Pro 5. This has resulted in an immense cooling capacity and virtually inaudible operation, ideal for heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations. The 120mm front fan has a funnel-shaped outlet for optimal air distribution and is height-adjustable to accommodate high RAM modules. The 135mm middle fan is attached to the top cover for top installation. Thanks to a fixed mounting bridge on the cooler's base and detachable top cover, installation of Dark Rock Pro 5 is smoother than ever. Both fans feature advanced fluid-dynamic bearings, smooth 6-pole motors, and airflow-optimized fan blades.
Dark Rock Pro 5 offers an integrated Speed Switch, which allows users to choose between a Quiet Mode at 1500 rpm (120mm front fan) and 1300 rpm (135mm middle fan), respectively, for normal applications – and a Performance Mode that unleashes the full power of the cooler and brings the front fan's rpm up to 2000 rpm, while the middle fan runs at 1700 rpm.
The Pro 5 doesn't just offer outstanding performance: a high-grade top cover with mesh design and a special black coating with ceramic particles to increase heat transfer give this air cooler an elegant look that will feel at home in any system. Dark Rock Pro 5 also sports the aforementioned cut-outs on the edges for maximum VRM compatibility, is compatible with liquid metal thermal paste, and is supported by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Dark Rock Pro 5 is available in retail as of October 24 at a recommended retail price of $99.90 / €99.90 / £99.99.
Dark Rock Pro 5 offers an immense cooling performance and virtually inaudible operation. Excellent for heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations.
- 7 high-performance heat pipes for immensely high cooling power
- 2 virtually inaudible Silent Wings PWM fans for perfect airflow
- Front fan with funnel-shaped outlet for optimal air distribution
- A speed switch allows you to switch between Quiet Mode and Performance Mode anytime
- Height-adjustable front fan and generous heat sink cut-outs for high RAM and VRM cooler compatibility
- Special black coating with ceramic particles enables perfect heat transfer and elegant look
- Compatible with liquid metal thermal grease
IMMENSE COOLING POWERDark Rock Pro 5 features 7 high-performance copper heat pipes and a special black coating with ceramic particles. As a result, this high-end cooler keeps your CPU at peak performance at all times, even in heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations.
SILENT WINGS PWM FANSThe 2 Silent Wings PWM fans feature advanced fluid-dynamic bearings, smooth 6-pole motors and airflow-optimized fan blades. Thanks to a tight tip clearance between fan blade and frame, the front fan provides extremely high air pressure. A funnel-shaped frame outlet enables ideal air distribution. The rubberized fan frame prevents vibrations from transferring to the heat sink, reducing overall noise.
A Speed Switch allows you to choose between 2 modes, each affecting the maximum fan speed and PWM curve. The Quiet Mode provides a maximum fan speed of up to 1500rpm and is the perfect choice for normal applications. The Performance Mode allows the Silent Wings fans to spin with up to 2000rpm and unleashes Dark Rock Pro 5’s full power.
Thanks to clever features, the installation concept is simple and elegant. The detachable mesh top cover with integrated middle fan is inserted from above. A completely black mounting kit with pre-installed mounting bridge and fixing screws matches the black design of the cooler perfectly.
Dark Rock coolers have been renowned for their distinctive design for many years. Dark Rock Pro 5 respectively follows this design and can be recognized as a Dark Rock immediately. Nonetheless, Dark Rock Pro 5 adds own accents to the rich history of be quiet! high-end coolers.
COMPATIBLE WITH LIQUID METAL THERMAL GREASE
Thanks to a nickel-plated base, Dark Rock Pro 5 is compatible with liquid metal thermal grease such as DC2 Pro. The properties of liquid metal compound combined with Dark Rock Pro 5 allow high-end CPUs to perform at even higher levels.
|Model||Dark Rock Pro 5|
|Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)||145 x 136 x 168|
|Total weight (kg)||1.29|
|Socket compatibility Intel||1700 / 1200 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155|
|Socket compatibility AMD||AM5 / AM4|
|Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)||8.9 / 16.3 / 23.3|
|Number of fans||2|
|Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm)||119.5 x 136 x 168|
|Surface treatment||Ceramic coating|
|CPU contact surface||CNC machined|
|Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm)||7 / 6|
|Fan model||Silent Wings / Silent Wings 4|
|Fan dimensions (mm)||135 x 135 x 25 / 120 x 120 x 25|
|Speed @ 100% PWM /12V (rpm)||1300; 1500 / 1700; 2000|
|Bearing technology||Fluid Dynamic Bearing|
|Motor technology||6-pole fan motor|
|Rated Voltage (V)||12|
|Input current (A)||0.28 / 0.20|
|Input power (W)||3.36 / 2.4|
|Cable length (mm)||120 / 80|
|Lifespan (h / 25°C)||300,000|
|Thermal grease (Type)||Included|
|Mounting set||Intel & AMD|
|User manual languages||CN, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, PL, RU, TW|
|International hotline / free of charge||✓ / DE, FR|