Tuesday, January 6th 2015
The Dark Rock LP isn't the only C-type heatsink on display by Be Quiet. The company's more performance-oriented Dark Rock TF is a bigger, chunkier sibling of the Dark Rock LP. What may look C-type at first-glance, is more like "G-type" on closer look. The heatsink is built up of three units, two aluminium fin-stacks, and the CPU base, connected to each other in a capital-G shape, by six 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The bigger top fin-stack holds both 135 mm Silent Wings PWM fans, in a push-pull fashion, which ends up being top-flow. The Dark Rock TF can handle thermal loads of up to 220W, which means it's game for even AMD's feisty FX-9000 series eight-core chips, and Intel's Core i7 "Haswell-E."