Compare: Wraith Spire vs Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

AMD Wraith Spire cooler manufacture's image

AMD Wraith Spire

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the AMD Wraith Spire to the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet), 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 Spire Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)
Cooler Name Wraith Spire Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)
Fan 1 Name Wraith Spire CPU Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Quiet
Fan 2 Name Silent Wings-BQ5 Quiet
Manufacture Rated dBa 48.0 16.3
Number of Heat Pipes 0 7
Full Size (WxHxD): 106x70x108 mm 136x168x145 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD) 88x38x88 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 9 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Wraith Spire Manufacture's Link Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet) Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Wraith Spire Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Wraith Spire CPU Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Quiet
Fan Location Top Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No Yes
Max RPM 3200 1500
Fan Size (mm) 85 120
Fan Width (mm) 26 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 48.0
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 Quiet
Fan Location Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid
CPU Only Fan No
Max RPM 1300
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 Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 0.34
Current (A) 0.28
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Wraith Spire

The Wraith Spire cooler boasts a sleek and compact design, making it a visually appealing addition to any PC build. Its low-profile structure ensures compatibility across a range of configurations, easily fitting into cases with height constraints.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

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 Spire

Setting up the Wraith Spire cooler is relatively simple, thanks to its compatibility with the AMD backplate. However, some users may experience minor challenges with securing the backplate flush against the motherboard. With a little care and patience, most builders should find the installation process manageable.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

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 Spire

The Be Wraith Spire cooler does a good job of keeping your computer cool, especially for the CPUs it's made for. It might not be the best choice for super powerful processors, but it keeps temperatures stable for most people, even when gaming.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

There are two modes to this cooler, the performance mode and the quiet mode. The cooler selected covers the quiet 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 Spire

Compared to other coolers, the Be Wraith Spire cooler isn't too loud. It's not the quietest option, but it won't be too annoying while you use your computer or play games.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

This cooler maintains a quiet profile relative to the average coolers tested and won't start to make noticeable noise until around 70% fan speed. This offers a significant benefit compared to most coolers if you're looking for a quiet setup.


Wraith Spire

The Wraith Spire cooler is a good option if you need an affordable, reliable cooler for your computer. It might not be the best at cooling or being quiet, but it's a good balance of price, performance, and easy installation. Overall, the Wraith Spire cooler is a worthy contender in the budget cooling market.

Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

The Dark Rock Pro 5 represents a significant upgrade with its user-friendly mounting system and improved fan installation, ensuring better alignment and performance. It features a sleek design, enhanced by a signature quiet fan, and offers the ability to adjust power speed directly on the unit. This cooler excels in quiet mode, providing superior cooling under average loads but may reach its limits with high-heat CPUs. Its noise levels remain low up to 70% fan speed, making it ideal for those prioritizing a quiet setup.

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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