Look at Dark Rock Pro 4 result - it's way too poor considering the size and technology. How did that happen?Claims he's not super high on noctua but then proceeds to bash techpowerup review because its too close to noctua performance.........
If anything that eteknix review raises more red flags than this one.
Dark Rock Slim, on the other hand, looks very overrated here.
What if there's a trend? What if the test system is creating less heat than it used to? Intel security fixes maybe?
Truth is: neither TPU nor eteknix test coolers properly. You can't just plug it in and run some benchmarks. These results make little sense for a reader. You can only compare the tested coolers and that's based on assumption the system hasn't changed.
You can check silentpcreview to learn how cooler tests should look.
At very least: the base should be fan speed, not CPU load. There's just way too much error in how "general PC" sites do this.