The be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 is a high-end air cooler, capable of handling up to 270W TDP. I will put it against an Intel i9-13900K power beast, with PL1 and PL2 set at 250W, unleashing the full thermal load of this processor. Read the full review to check if the Dark Rock Pro 5 is capable of handing such an extreme scenario.
be quiet! recently introduced two new coolers, the Dark Rock Pro 5 and the Dark Rock Elite. In this review, I will evaluate the former, and the latter will soon follow. The Dark Rock Pro 5 has strong cooling capabilities, with an official rating of 270W TDP and enormous dimensions, which help it keep noise output low. It has a pair of fans, 135mm and 120mm diameter. The Silent Wings 4 fans the cooler uses are of extra high quality and achieve a good performance per noise ratio. You can read the review of the Silent Wings 4 140mm here.
The cooler has a large footprint, so you must ensure it will fit in your chassis before buying it.