Compare: Fuma 3 vs Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

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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 Scythe Fuma 3 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: Fuma 3 Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)
Cooler Name Fuma 3 Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)
Fan 1 Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Performance
Fan 2 Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan Silent Wings-BQ5 Performance
Manufacture Rated dBa 28.6 23.3
Number of Heat Pipes 6 7
Full Size (WxHxD): 128x154x138 mm 136x168x145 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD)
Air Cooler Rating: Install 8 (Easy) 9 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Fuma 3 Manufacture's Link Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance) Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Fuma 3 Cooler 2: Dark Rock Pro 5 (Performance)

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Performance
Fan Location Front Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No Yes
Max RPM 1500 2000
Fan Size (mm) 120 120
Fan Width (mm) 17 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 23.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 33.9 68.7
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 0.9 2.5
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 0.96 2.40
Current (A) 0.08 0.20
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan Silent Wings-BQ5 Performance
Fan Location Mid Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid Mid
CPU Only Fan No Yes
Max RPM 1500 1700
Fan Size (mm) 120 135
Fan Width (mm) 27 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 51.2 116.6
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.1 1.8
Number Of Pins 4 5
PWM Fan Yes No
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.56 0.34
Current (A) 0.13 0.28
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Fuma 3

This cooler boasts a sleek appearance with a smooth top surface. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that the plastic covering the exposed heat pipes, while contributing to a polished appearance, is a rather subdued gray and lacks the eye-catching appeal of more vibrant or shiny options. This cooler is an excellent choice for those seeking exceptional cooling performance coupled with a more understated aesthetic.

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:

Fuma 3

This cooler employs the standard mounting system commonly found in premium coolers. In comparison to the Fuma 2, the Fuma 3 has introduced a minor adjustment that enhances the ease of installation by preventing over-tightening, a feature absent in the Fuma 2. Overall, the installation process for this cooler is straightforward, and it has demonstrated improvements compared to previous Fuma iterations.

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:

Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 is a mid-performance cooler offering moderate cooling capabilities. While it may not be suitable for high-heat CPUs, it's an excellent option for users who appreciate its aesthetic appeal and require effective cooling for CPUs with moderate thermal loads.

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:

Fuma 3

The dual 120mm Kaze Flex fans are engineered for maximum airflow and moderate noise levels. In terms of the noise-to-cooling ratio, it strikes a good balance, providing an average level of noise for the cooling performance it delivers.

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.


Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 cooler uses a standard premium cooler mounting system but adds a minor tweak from the prior generation for easier installation. Its sleek design features a subdued gray plastic top, making it suitable for users who prioritize both cooling performance and aesthetics, especially for mid-heat CPUs. Equipped with two 120mm fans, it strikes a balanced noise-to-cooling ratio.

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.

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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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