be quiet! announces its best power supply to date

Computers & Laptops | May 17, 2023

be quiet! announces its best power supply to date

If there’s one thing German manufacturer be quiet! is famous for, it’s the quality of its power supplies, and this time they’re going all out with new models from their TOP power supply family. This is the Dark Power Pro 13, a power supply that meets the ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 standards, and will now be available in variants of 1300 and up to 1600 watts of power.

In the past, we had the opportunity to analyze and experience firsthand the quality that be quiet!’s Dark Power Pro family is capable of delivering. It’s a premium power supply that impressed us with its efficiency, silence, and stability, from the packaging to the connectors. Now, be quiet! has incremented the version number of this family, made it compatible with ATX 3.0, and extended its power output to 1600W, making their best power supply even better.

The best be quiet! power supply is even better

The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 boasts an incredible 80Plus Titanium efficiency, the highest available for PC power supplies. It features a frameless fan with mesh grille that covers the entire surface, and of course, it’s a digital power supply with PFC, LLC, and SR using full-bridge topology. It includes an overclocking button that allows users to switch between multi-rail operation (6 +12V rails) or single-rail operation depending on their needs. All of this is housed in a sleek and premium design with fully modular cables and an aluminum casing that immediately signals it as a top-of-the-line product.

Be Quiet! Power Supply

Of course, be quiet! has made this power supply compatible with the ATX 3.0 standard, which adapts to the specific power requirements defined by PCI-Express 5.0. It supports much higher load peaks (for example, in the PCIe connector for the graphics card, it allows for load changes up to 3 times the power of the power supply), and it includes the new 12VHPWR connector used by next-generation graphics cards, capable of supplying up to 600W of power on its own (it also has conventional 6+2-pin PCIe connectors, of course).

We have already mentioned that this family of power supplies carries the 80Plus Titanium efficiency seal, and although the maximum power has increased compared to its predecessor (from 1200 to 1300 and from 1500 to 1600 watts), the Dark Power Pro 13 can offer up to 94.5% efficiency effortlessly, with standby power consumption below 0.1 watts.

To ensure that such power doesn’t result in higher heat or noise levels, the custom Silent Wings fan is responsible for cooling the entire interior of the power supply while keeping noise levels to a minimum. This fan is practically inaudible in most load situations, and even when running at maximum speed, it cannot be considered noisy.

Price and availability

The Dark Power Pro 13 will be available in stores from May 23, with a suggested manufacturer price of €409.90 for the 1300W model and €449.90 for the 1600W model.

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