Product Comparison: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 vs be quiet! Dark Rock 4

General Specifications
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Dark Rock 3
Dark Rock 4
About the Product
Dark Rock CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible single-tower CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! Silent Wings technology in your PC where it really counts.
Dark Rock 4 offers an extreme cooling performance of 200W TDP and virtually inaudible operation. Perfect for overclocked systems and demanding workstations. Dark Rock 4 is equipped with six advanced technology 6mm copper heat pipes that maximize the heat conductance.
Key Specs
Cooling Type
Air Cooling
Air Cooling
Max. Airflow
67.8 CFM
67.8 CFM
Number of Pipes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler
  • This is a very solid cooler. Great cooling system.
  • Wonderful fan. Excellent cooling. Very efficient.
  • Cool and super quiet. Great CPU cooler.
  • This cooler is awesome, works very well.
  • Monster cooler, keeping my Ryzen nice and cool.
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
  • High performance, great clearances, amazing performance.
  • Cooling is as expected; no complaints there.
  • Cooler operation is quiet and cooling is excellent.
  • This cooler works well to keep my i7-9700k cooled.
  • Excellent cooler - quiet, built very well, adequate mounting system and provides excellent cooling.
Size & Weight
6.29 in.
6.25 in.
5.39 in.
5.35 in.
3.82 in.
3.79 in.
2.15 lbs.
2.03 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler
  • I was able to fit this into my new build, which included high-profile G.Skill Trident Z sticks of RAM. There was a very small amount of clearance.
  • Looks very nice in my case. Great size.
  • A standard size that was easy to install and does not take up too much space.
  • This is a very large cooler. It can be unwieldy.
  • The PWM fan spins very slowly unless an intensive game is running. Also it's very huge.
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
  • Beautiful design. Respectable size for the performance.
  • Very clean looking even as big as it is in an ATX mid-tower case.
  • I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this cooler was to install, despite its enormous size.
  • RAM clearance was fine and the size doesn't bother me.
  • It's a great fit on a full-size ATX board. Amazing size.
Socket Compatibility
Intel:, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 775, 1200, 1366, 2011-3, 2011, 2066, AMD:, AM3 +, AM3, AM2 +, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM4
Intel:, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1200, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AMD:, AM4, AM3 +, AM3, AM2 +, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1
1400 RPM
1400 RPM
Cooled CPU (Max. TDP)
190 W
200 W
Noise Level
21 dBA
21.4 dBA
Number of Coolers
Bearing Type
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Heat-Exchanger Material
Power Connector Type
Dynamic Wave-Contour Cooling Fins, Highly advanced design, PWM
Virtually Inaudible Operation, PWM, Highly advanced design, Single-Tower Design, User-friendly Elegance
What customers say about "Features"
be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler
  • Super-quiet. Super-cool. Way more quiet than liquid cooling system with pump noises.
  • I love how quite and cool this keeps my CPU even at OC speeds and heavy gaming.
  • This cooler is really good quality, it keeps the CPU cool and it's nearly silent.
  • Silent cooling, even at full load. Amazing cooler.
  • The fans aren't powerful enough at full load to push cool air completely through the fins, even with a case fan on the back end helping pull air through.
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
  • Install took an entire 5 minutes with motherboard sitting on the work bench.
  • The fan is quiet as you would expect.
  • This was super easy to install. I am not a professional builder and I do this once every ~8 years.
  • Quality of heatsink was excellent. Fan is very quiet.
  • Easy to install, black color looks awesome, keeping my i9 9900k really cool and quiet.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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