Compare: Wraith Prism vs Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

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AMD Wraith Prism

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the AMD Wraith Prism to the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance), showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: Wraith Prism Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)
Cooler Name Wraith Prism Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)
Fan 1 Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Performance
Fan 2 Name Silent Wings-BQ5 Performance
Manufacture Rated dBa 42.0 23.3
Number of Heat Pipes 4 7
Full Size (WxHxD): 105x93x119 mm 136x168x145 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD)
Air Cooler Rating: Install 10 (Easy) 9 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Wraith Prism Manufacture's Link Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance) Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Wraith Prism Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Performance
Fan Location Top Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan Yes Yes
Max RPM 2800 2000
Fan Size (mm) 120
Fan Width (mm) 25
Manufacture Rated dBa
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 68.7
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.5
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 2.40
Current (A) 0.20
Max Volts 12.00

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Silent Wings-BQ5 Performance
Fan Location Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid
CPU Only Fan Yes
Max RPM 1700
Fan Size (mm) 135
Fan Width (mm) 25
Manufacture Rated dBa
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 116.6
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.8
Number Of Pins 5
PWM Fan No
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 0.34
Current (A) 0.28
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler, although not the best at keeping things cool and quiet, does a good job for the CPUs that it comes bundled with. It showcases a stunning design featuring customizable RGB lighting, adding a touch of personalization to your PC build. Its well-crafted, slim construction ensures compatibility with a variety of cases, including those with limited height clearance.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

This cooler features a sleek black design that stands out. The signature Be-Quiet fan adds a unique touch, breaking away from the cooler's boxy appearance. Additionally, the top of the cooler boasts a clean design, contributing to a polished and refined look for your setup.

Install Notes:

Wraith Prism

Installing the Wraith Prism cooler is a straightforward process, thanks to its compatibility with AMD's mounting system. Some users may encounter minor challenges when securing the backplate, but with care and patience, most builders will find the installation hassle-free.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

The Dark Rock Pro 5 marks a notable advancement over its predecessors, featuring a mounting system that aligns with those of most mainstream coolers. This iteration enhances the design by securing the mounting bracket directly to the cooler, a change from the prior generation. Fan installation sees improvements too; the front fan comes pre-attached, ensuring perfect alignment, while the middle fan is designed to slide in from the top, secured by the top mount instead of side brackets. These enhancements significantly improve the cooler's setup and performance compared to the previous generation. Additionally, given the option to change the power speed on the top of the cooler, the middle fan has a 5 pin connector to facilitate this functionality, which forces you to use their connection rather than direct control through the motherboard.

Cooling Performance:

Wraith Prism

When it comes to keeping your computer cool, the Wraith Prism cooler does a good job, especially with the CPUs it comes with. It might not be the best for super powerful processors, but for most people, it keeps things cool enough even when you're gaming or working on heavy stuff. We test it using the normal, slower setting, so it works well right when you start using it, providing a reliable and visually appealing cooling solution.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

There are two modes to this cooler, the performance mode and the quiet mode. The cooler selected covers the performance mode of the cooler. Overall, this cooler provides better cooling than the average cooler tested. However, this cooler get's puts to its limits when placed under high loads. With that in mind, if you're looking to place this cooler on a CPU that produces a lot of heat, you may want to consider other options. Check out our temperature graphs to see how the cooler performance on your respective CPU.

Noise Performance:

Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler is pretty quiet compared to the basic coolers that usually come with CPUs. It has a special fan design and air flow system that keeps the noise down without making it less effective at cooling.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

In regards to sound, this cooler is quieter than the average cooler between 60% fan speed and 90% fan speed. However as the fan approaches 100%, the noise level is more in line with what to expect from an average cooler.


Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler is a top contender in the market for those looking for an efficient and visually striking cooling solution. Its solid performance, customizable design, and competitive pricing make it a highly recommended choice for a wide range of PC builders.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

The Dark Rock Pro 5 features an improved mounting system and pre-attached fans for easier setup, with an option to adjust fan speed directly on the device. Its sleek black design and signature quiet fan contribute to both aesthetics and performance, offering enhanced cooling in both performance and quiet modes. Although it outperforms average coolers under moderate loads, it may struggle with high-heat CPUs. Noise levels are lower than average until the fan reaches full speed, where it aligns with typical cooler sounds.

AMD 5800X CPU Box Image

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
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