be quiet! announced recently a new CPU cooler aimed for the high size category, the Dark Rock TF2. This high-end top-flow CPU cooler promises maximum cooling performance of up to 230W TDP with inaudible operation, due to its dual-heatsink design, six high-performance 6mm heat pipes, and two Silent Wings 135mm fans. Dark Rock TF 2 also comes with brushed aluminum top cover and special black coating with ceramic particles, making it appealing for users who wish to have both the look and cooling performance in style.
Effortless cooling under extreme conditions
For anyone looking for a true high-end cooler, Dark Rock TF 2 ticks all the right boxes. The dual-heatsink design with six high-performance copper heat pipes offers maximum performance even under extreme overclocking conditions and the top-flow design provides ideal cooling not only for the CPU but also for the surrounding motherboard components. Even so, Dark Rock TF 2 is virtually inaudible, thanks to a funnel-shaped Silent Wings 3 135mm as the upper fan, and a Silent Wings 135mm (without funnel-shaped entry) as the lower fan. Both fans are equipped with a durable fluid-dynamic bearing, smooth six-pole motors, and up to nine airflow-optimized fan blades, resulting in a low noise level of 27.1 dB(A) at 100% PWM speed. Anti-vibration rubber inserts on the heat sink fins further dampen unwanted operational sounds.
Elegant yet functional design for all build conditions
With its impressive 230W cooling performance Dark Rock TF 2 performs exceptionally well, but also looks the part. The brushed aluminum cover gives it an elegant look while the special black coating with ceramic particles improves heat transfer compared to other, less sophisticated coating methods. The dual-heatsink design allows installation of memory modules with a height of up to 49mm, while installation of the cooler itself is effortless thanks to the optimized mounting kit with a fixed cooler mounting bridge. Even though Dark Rock TF 2 includes two fans, users looking for high-end cooling in more compact builds can utilize the cooler in single-fan assembly for a low overall height. be quiet! offers a three-year manufacturer’s warranty on Dark Rock TF 2.
Dark Rock TF 2 is available from August 10 at a recommended retail price (MSRP) of $85.90 / €85.90 / £79.99.
Dark Rock TF 2 offers extreme cooling performance for the CPU and surrounding components as well as virtually inaudible operation.
- Extremely high cooling performance with 230W TDP
- Two heat sinks with anti-vibration rubber inserts
- Six high-performance 6mm heat pipes
- Silent Wings 3 135mm with funnel shaped air-inlet and a Silent Wings 135mm for virtually inaudible operation of max. 27.1dB(A)
- Optimized mounting system makes for an easy installation
- Special black coating with ceramic particles enables perfect heat transfer
- Brushed aluminum top cover for elegant look
- Three-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Product conception, design and quality control in Germany
EXTREME COOLING PERFORMANCE
Achieving an incredible performance-to-noise ratio
Thanks to its double-tower layout, this cooler is a true cooling marvel with 230W TDP – just perfect for the extreme conditions found in gaming PCs with overclocked CPUs that require a top flow cooler. Its design provides ideal cooling, not only for the CPU, but also for surrounding components.
VIRTUALLY INAUDIBLE OPERATION
Cooled by Silent Wings
With a funnel shaped Silent Wings 3 135mm as the upper fan, Dark Rock TF 2 provides highest cooling performance. A second Silent Wings fan takes care of airflow inbetween the two heat sinks. Both fans feature advanced fluid-dynamic bearings, smooth six-pole motors and up to nine airflow-optimized fan blades. The noise is a meager 27.1dB(A) even at 100% PWM fan speed. Anti-vibration rubber inserts on the cooling fins of the heat sink further dampen noise.
ΗIGH-PERFORMANCE HEAT PIPES
Ensuring perfect heat transfer
Dark Rock TF 2 has six high-performance copper heat pipes. They carry heat to the optimum locations on the cooling fins. The special black coating with ceramic particles enables a perfect transfer of heat.
INGENIOUS AND SPACE-SAVING DESIGN
Powerful cooling for your components
Dark Rock TF 2 contains two aluminum heat sinks that are arranged to save space for memory with a height of 49mm. It provides two fans out of the box, but a single fan assembly is also possible, offering further space savings and even quieter operation.
BRUSHED ALUMINUM COVER
For an unmistakable beefy look
The all-black design combined with the brushed aluminum cover gives this high-end cooler a touch of elegance and makes it look great in any system.
Dark Rock TF 2
|Overall dimensions without mounting material
(L x W x H), (mm)
163 x 140 x 134
|Total weight (kg)||
|Socket compatibility AMD||
AM4 / AM3(+)
|Socket compatibility Intel||
1200 / 2066 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 2011(-3) Square ILM
|Fan model, number||
1x Silent Wings 3 135mm PWM / 1x Silent Wings 135mm PWM
|Decoupled fan mounting||
|Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)||
11.1 / 19.7 / 27.1
|Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm)||
163 x 140 x 109
|Number of fins||
top: 62 / bottom: 64
|CPU contact surface||
|Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm)||
6 / 6
|Fan dimensions (mm)||
135 x 135 x 22 / 135 x 135 x 25
|Speed @ 100% PWM /12V (rpm)||
1400 / 1300
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
6-pole fan motor
|Rated Voltage (V)||
|Input current (A)||
0.2 / 0.4
|Input power (W)||
2.4 / 4.8
|Cable length (mm)||
|Lifespan (h / 25°C)||
Intel & AMD
|User manual languages||
CN, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, PL, RU, TW
|International hotline / free of charge||