Tuesday, April 16th 2013

Scythe Releases the Ashura CPU Cooler

Japanese manufacturer Scythe, known for high performance CPU Coolers and innovative PC accessories, is hereby announcing the brand new Ashura CPU Cooler.

Scythe Ashura is featuring a versatile mounting mechanism for latest CPU sockets and a very slim tower heatsink design to deliver high performance at low noise levels. Hence allows efficient cooling of latest six-core CPUs as well as almost inaudible operation especially with low consumption CPUs in silent systems. Furthermore it is equipped with a Scythe Glide Steam axial-fan, which was recently introduced with Scythe Kabuto II.


To further maximize the cooling performance and increase the airflow at lower fan speeds, Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler capability can be further enhanced with two fans in the push-pull-setup. The supplied 140-millimeter PWM axial-fan from the new Glide Stream series allows the fan speed to be controlled between 500 and 1.300 RPM thanks to the PWM support. In addition a second fan clip set is supplied, to allow the dual-fan operation.

Scythe's Engineers focused on designing a very slim, yet powerful heatsink and achieved the overall dimensions of 145 x 161 x 65 mm (W x H x D). The height being restricted to 161 mm, lets the Ashura CPU Cooler fit into most mainstream tower PC Cases compared to other competing 14 cm fan models. Thanks to this asymmetric heatsink design users are able to even use memory modules with tall heatsinks. Excellent heat transfer is accomplished by utilizing total of six 6-millimeter copper-heatpipes, which connect the solid copper base plate and the aluminum fins. To avoid oxidation, Ashura CPU Coolers base plate has been nickel-plated in addition.

To assure a firm and safe fit between the Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler and the CPU socket, a brand new mounting mechanism was developed. In the development process, improved usability was a very important topic, where in result easier and faster to mount clips have been created. Alongside with the new mounting clips, users will be able to find the matching screw-wrench, the user manual and thermal grease in the package of Scythe Ashura.

No compromise has been made in regards to compatibility as well. Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler is compatible to a variety CPU sockets from Intel, such as LGA 2011, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA775 and LGA1366, as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 and FM2. Both experienced and novice users are able to mount the Ashura CPU Cooler without a hassle.

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler with the model-no. SCASR-1000 is available on the market as of today. The suggested manufacturers retail price is 36,50 EUR excluding tax and vat.
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9 Comments on Scythe Releases the Ashura CPU Cooler

#1
BiggieShady
"Newly developed retention" they say ... I hope they mean "No more fucking pushpins"
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#2
blibba
by: BiggieShady
"Newly developed retention" they say ... I hope they mean "No more fucking pushpins"
It looks in the pictures to be quite similar to Zalman's system, with which it is extremely fiddly to fit or remove a large cooler without removing the board from the case.
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#3
Th3pwn3r
The world doesn't need anymore of these massive tower coolers, we have enough. We need better low profile coolers for all of our SFF builds.
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#4
Jorge
SFF isn't where the volume and $$$$ is at. ;)
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#5
The Von Matrices
Is there still a market for large tower type coolers with the proliferation of closed-loop water cooling systems?
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#6
Th3pwn3r
by: The Von Matrices
Is there still a market for large tower type coolers with the proliferation of closed-loop water cooling systems?
I guess if you're one of those people still afraid of leaks -_-
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Th3pwn3r
I guess if you're one of those people still afraid of leaks -_-
Or if you are one that wants a cooler that will still be working in 5+ years. Close looped systems still suffer from evaporation and even Corsair has admitted the expected life of close looped AIO coolers is only about 5 years at best. My TRUE cooling my main rig is 5 and a half years old and still kicking ass, and I don't see it failing any time soon, and the standard Ultra-120 cooling Rig4 is over 6 years old at this point.
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#8
LagunaX
There was only 1 German review I could google and results did not test a 2 fan system I think.
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#9
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: The Von Matrices
Is there still a market for large tower type coolers with the proliferation of closed-loop water cooling systems?
Some water coolers are still beaten out by the CM Hyper's by a couple of degrees.
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