be quiet’s Shadow Rock 3 releases with next-gen LGA1200 support

be quiet's Shadow Rock 3 releases with next-gen LGA1200 support

be quiet’s Shadow Rock 3 releases with next-gen LGA1200 support

be quiet has officially launched its new Shadow Rock 3 CPU cooler, an air-cooled heatsink which boasts a TDP rating of 190W and a design which supports tall DRAM modules. 

While the company’s press release says nothing about this matter, the Shadow Rock 3’s manual has confirmed the coolers support for Intel’s next-generation LGA1200 socket, a feature which ensures that this cooler will support Intel’s rumoured Comet Lake-S series of processors. In addition to this, be quiet also supports all of the recent sockets from AMD and Intel, with AMD’s TR4/sTR4 (Threadripper) sockets being the only major exception. 

When compared to its predecessor, the Shadow Rock 2, the Shadow Rock 3 boasts several redesigned elements, from the cooler’s asymmetric design to deliver enhanced DRAM compatibility, an upgraded Shadow Wins 2 series fan to offer quiet operation and improved airflow, and an additional heatpipe to better transfer heat from modern processors. 

With be quiet’s radical redesign, the company has managed to almost half the weight of its Shadow Rock 3 by reducing the heatsink’s fin count from 51 to 30. This change doesn’t come with a penalty to cooling performance, but the heatsink’s reduced mass will place less strain on motherboards and make the cooler easier to install. 


be quiet has confirmed that its Shadow Rock 3 CPU cooler will hit retailers on March 3rd for £45.99 in the UK, $49.90 in the US, and €49.90 in Europe. 

be quiet's Shadow Rock 3 releases with next-gen LGA1200 support  

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