Published on September 30th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

be quiet! announces AMD Socket AM5 CPU compatibility

be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, declares that all its AM4-compatible CPU coolers with top-mounting are compatible with AMD’s recently introduced Socket AM5 for Ryzen 7000 processors. Thanks to AMD’s efforts to keep the same dimensions between sockets AM4 and AM5, a conversion kit is not necessary.

The flagship models Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X require a high-performing cooling solution, such as the water cooler be quiet! Silent Loop 2 360mm or Silent Loop 2 280mm. For the Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X, be quiet! recommends any AM5-compatible be quiet! water cooler or air cooler, except Pure Rock Slim 2 and Shadow Rock LP. It should be noted that bigger cooling surfaces leave more headroom for overclocking or use in cases with restricted air flow, so when in doubt, users should opt for a larger CPU cooler.

The full list of be quiet! coolers recommended for socket AM5 includes:

  • Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Dark Rock 4
  • Dark Rock TF 2
  • Dark Rock Slim
  • Shadow Rock 3
  • Shadow Rock Slim 2
  • Shadow Rock LP
  • Pure Rock 2 FX
  • Pure Rock 2
  • Pure Rock Slim 2
  • Silent Loop 2
  • Pure Loop 2 FX

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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