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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 1600W Power Supply Review

There’s no shortage of extremely potent power supplies these days, with enthusiast systems capable of drawing 1000-2000W with ease. All it takes is one or two high-powered processors, a bank of enthusiast-grade storage devices, and a couple of powerful modern graphics cards for gaming or rendering. At 1600W the Dark Power Pro 13 is likely overkill for your standard PC gaming build, but if you intend on equipping yourself with nothing but the latest and greatest hardware, it looks set to be a prime choice for those who simply want the best of the best.

Just a heads up, we haven’t done a PSU review for some time now, as our old testing hardware went to Silicon Heaven. We have since invested a lot of time and money in having a brand new custom build load tester assembled that’s capable of testing PSUs to several thousand watts of power. So in the past, we never could review a unit as potent as the Dark Power Pro 13 1600W, so this should be pretty interesting to test!

Dark Power Pro 13

Big power isn’t the only appealing factor of the Dark Power Pro 13 though, as it comes with an 80 PLUS Titanium Efficiency rating, meaning it wastes less power than many of its rivals, making it a little greener to use too. It also comes equipped with a pair of PCIe 5.0 ATX 3.0 12v headers, meaning it’ll easily handle two of the latest gaming graphics cards such as the RTX 4090 or the RTX 6000 workstation cards. It also comes with a wealth of technologies to provide cleaner, more stable and more reliable power delivery. It also comes with an impressive ability to provide power split over 6 12v rails or to deliver it as one single 12v rail at the flick of a switch. be quiet! are so confident in this PSU’s relentless pursuit of quality that they back it up with an industry-leading 10-year warranty.


  • 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency (up to 94.5%) 
  • ATX 3.0 PSU with full support for PCIe 5.0 GPUs and GPUs with 6+2 pin connectors
  • Handles massive power excursions
  • Fully digital control and Active Rectifier + full bridge LLC technology for unmatched signal stability 
  • Improved and patented frameless Silent Wings fan for virtually inaudible operation at ordinary loads
  • Overclocking key switches between six 12V rails and one massive 12V rail
  • Aluminium case and modular individually sleeved cables for a magnificent appearance
  • 10-year manufacturer’s warranty 
  • Complies with the latest Intel® power supply design guide


For in-depth features and specifications, please check out the official be quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 Power Supply product page here.

What be quiet! Had to Say

“The Dark Power series has always been and will always be the maximum we are capable of. Be it cutting edge performance, virtually inaudible operation or state-of-the-art technology: The Dark Power series has it all.” – Christian Rex, Head of BU PSU

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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