be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 Review

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.


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Technical Specifications:
  • Model Name: Dark Rock Pro 5
  • TDP: 270W
  • Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H): 145×136×168mm
  • Heatsink dimensions (L x W x H): 119.5×136×168mm
  • Fian material: Aluminum
  • Base material: Copper
  • Heatpipe number / Diameter: 7 / 6mm
  • Color option: Black
  • Number of Fans: 2x
  • Fan Model: Silent Wings 4
  • Fan Dimensions: 135 x 135 x 25mm / 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Fan Speed (RPM): 1300; 1500 / 1700; 2000
  • Bearing Type: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • Fan Connector: 4-pin PWM
  • Fan Power Consumption (W): 3.36 / 2.4
  • Cable length (mm): 120 / 80
  • Lifespan (h / 25°C): 300,000
  • Y-Cable: ✓
  • Socket Support: Intel 1700 / 1200 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155
  • Socket Support: AMD AM5 / AM4
  • Weight: 1290g
  • MSRP: 100€ / $100
  • Warranty: 3 years
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2 thoughts on “be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 Review

  1. Why on the Cybenetics list is the Dark Rock Pro 5 THE best air cooler tested and here, on HWBusters, it did so poorly?

    Additionally, the STS YouTube channel says the Dark Rock Elite (almost the same thing as DRP5) is THE best air cooler out there! Why?

    However, thank you for this excellent review.

    1. On Cybenetics we test with another system, simulated load, not a real-system. The cooler on this system performs well, but in the real-system you can check on the CPU frequency as well, which plays an important role. We think on switching to a real-system on Cybenetics, but the problem is that we don’t want to reset our database in frequent intervals, once we change the testing system.

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