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Scythe Tatsumi Cooler Available in AMD and Intel Versions

Japanese cooling expert Scythe ads two new versions of Tatsumi CPU cooler to its portfolio. The most significant difference to the original version of the Tatsumi is that the "Type A" version comes only with the mounting clips for AMD based sockets and "Type I" with clips for Intel sockets. Mounting process for the sockets LGA775, 1150, 1155, 1156 and 1366 is now as simple as it gets thanks to the use of Push-Pins mounting clips. Both new versions of the Tatsumi offer great cooling performance for latest AMD and Intel processors at an affordable price.

The black and white package differs from the original version, indicating weather it is an AMD or Intel version, in order to avoid mix-ups. Users with AMD socket based systems need to choose the "Type A" model and "Type I" for Intel socket based systems, to make sure that all required mounting clips are in the product package.

Scythe Introduces the Kama Thermo 3 Thermometer

Japanese cooling-expert Scythe announces the third version of its Kama Thermo thermometer, featuring two individual temperature channel. Unlike its predecessors, new Kama Thermo 3 comes in a solid aluminum chassis, which benefits the sturdiness and lifetime.

The Kama Thermo 3 comes with a built-in screen, which displays the temperature values of two individual temperature sensors both in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the application, users are able to connect one or two temperature sensors on the rear side of the thermometer. Scythe offers an alternative power source, by adding a USB connector to the rear side of Kama Thermo 3. The alternative power source activates the blue screen illumination in addition. The backlight is deactivated when used with the integrated Button-Cell Battery, in order to allow a long-term stand-alone operation of the thermometer.

Scythe Releases the Kodati CPU Cooler

The evolving PC market moves towards yet smaller and faster Computer systems. Scythe reacts to the trend and offers its most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is focusing on small PCs and Mini-ITX based chassis. Kodati supports the latest platforms of both AMD and Intel. Scythe introduces the simplistic E.I.S mounting system with the Kodati, which allows fast mounting without the need for a backplate.

The CPU cooler is amazingly compact with the dimensions of 82,5 x 95 x 34 mm (3.25 x 3.74 x 1.34 inch) and low weight of mere 180 grams (6.35 oz). Thanks to its height of only 34 millimeters and the fan being mounted between the heatsink and the baseplate, it is possible to use the Kodati even in really slim chassis where other heatsinks won't fit.

Scythe Releases the Tatsumi CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD and Intel processors doesn't necessarily needs to cost a fortune. The new addition to the entry-level portfolio of Scythe offers an optimum mix of high built-quality and performance for a reasonable price.

In spite of its low weight of only 450 grams (15.87 oz, incl. fan) and compact dimensions 102 x 146 x 83 mm (4.02 x 5.75 x 3.27 inch, incl. fan), great performance above the market average is provided. Tatsumi CPU Cooler achieves efficient heat dissipation thanks to the utilization of latest technology developed by Scythe over a time period of more than a decade.

Scythe Releases the Mugen MAX CPU Cooler

Japanese manufacturer Scythe innovated the cooling market with its first Mugen CPU cooler in the past. The cooling-expert is introducing the new Mugen MAX, aiming for users seeking maximum performance for their PC system. Mugen Max has received various optimizations, such as the re-designed heatsink for increased performance and the shifted base-plate for improved compatibility to memory modules.

After releasing several compact mainstream models, Scythe now presents a real performance highlight. The performance increase of the Mugen MAX has been achieved by implementing a new heatsink-design and six highly efficient copper-heatpipes. Scythe has used an asymmetric layout for the hetasink, where the copper baseplate is slightly shifted. It allows the Mugen MAX to be used with RAM modules, which are equipped with very large heat-spreaders. In addition, it is no longer necessary to remove the CPU cooler to access the memory modules.

Scythe Also Unveils the Mugen MAX CPU Cooler

Scythe made an addition to its iconic Mugen line of tower-type CPU coolers, with the Mugen MAX (model: SCMGD-1000). The new cooler is bigger, and relies on 140 mm fans to ventilate. The Mugen MAX features a classic tower-type design, consisting of a nickel-plated copper base, from which six 6 mm-thick heat pipes of the same material, convey heat to an aluminium fin stack. The fins feature jagged edges and non-planar shapes, to create turbulence, and dissipate heat better. The fan included is a Scythe Falcon 140 mm PWM, with rotation speeds ranging between 500 and 1,300 RPM, pushing between 37.37 and 97.18 CFM of air, with noise outputs between 13 and 30.70 dBA. Measuring 145 mm x 110 mm x 161 mm (WxDxH), it weighs in at 870 g. The Mugen MAX supports nearly all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011, LGA115x, LGA1366, AM3+, and FM2+. It's expected to be available around mid-June, 2014.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Unveils Kodati Ultra Low-Profile CPU Cooler

Scythe unveiled the Kodati ultra low-profile CPU cooler (model: SCKDT-1000), which could give Intel's stock heatsink a run for the money in compactness. Its biggest selling point is its height of just 3.4 cm (including fan). Kodati is a C-type aluminium fin-stack heatsink, in which heat drawn from a nickel-plated copper base is conveyed to a dense aluminium fin-stack, which propagates along the plane of the motherboard, by a pair of 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The fin stack is ventilated from below (blowing upwards through the stack), by a 10 mm-thick 80 mm fan, which features 4-pin PWM connector. The fan can push between 6 and 24.8 CFM of air, spinning at speeds between 800 and 3,300 RPM, with noise outputs ranging between 8.2 and 32.5 dBA. In all, the cooler measures 82.5 mm x 95 mm x 34 mm (WxDxH), weighing 180 g. Among the CPU socket types supported, are LGA115x, LGA775, AM3(+), and FM2(+). Its availability is slated for mid-June, 2014.

Scythe Rolls Out CorePower SFX 300W Power Supply

Japanese peripherals maker Scythe announced a 300W variant of its CorePower line of PSUs in the SFX form-factor. Measuring 125 mm x 63 mm x 100 mm, these units offer continuous 300W delivery, and connectors that include 24-pin ATX, two each of SATA and Molex, and one Berg. There's no mention of PCIe connectors. All modern electrical and thermal protections are on offer. The unit is cooled by an 80 mm fan that can spin at speeds of up to 2,200 RPM. Scythe didn't announce pricing.

Source: Expreview

Scythe Unveils the Kaze Master Flat II Fan Controller

Japanese cooling-expert Scythe is hereby announcing the successor of the Kaze Master Flat. The new version is using the classic design of the predecessor but omits the Protective Display Cover and replaces it with a solid front-panel with decently implemented buttons, offering users a clean appearance and fast access.

The big Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) covers most of the front-panel space and provides great overview of values that matter. Total of four touch-sensitive buttons are located in the corners, giving access to all the main functions of the Kaze Master Flat II fan-controller. The buttons on the right side allow users to adjust the fan speed in the range from 0 to 9.999 RPM, depending on the connected fan. Fan speed is adjusted by changing the input-voltage between 3,7 and 12 volts, as it has been done with other Scythe fan-controllers in the past. Each fan channel supports regular 3-pin and 4-pin PWM fans. Total consumption per channel has been tripled to 3 ampere (36 watts).

Scythe Unveils Tatsumi 1000B CPU Cooler

Scythe unveiled the Tatsumi 1000B entry-level CPU cooler. Measuring 102 mm x 83 mm x 146 mm (WxDxH), and weighing in at 450 g, Tatsumi features a tower-type heatsink with three 6 mm thick copper heat pipes conveying heat drawn from a nickel-plated copper base, to an aluminium fin stack; and ventilated by a 92 mm PWM controllable fan. The fan spins at speeds ranging between 200 and 2,500 RPM, pushing between 6.7 and 55.55 CFM of air, with noise output ranging between 7.2 and 31.07 dBA. Among the CPU socket types supported are LGA2011, LGA115x, LGA1366, AM3(+), and FM2(+). Scythe is expected to begin shipping the Tatsumi in early-May.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Unveils Iori Top-Flow CPU Cooler

The evolving PC market moves towards yet smaller and faster Computers. Scythe reacts to the trend and offers a compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is especially developed for Mini- and Micro-ATX systems. Iori supports the latest platforms of both AMD and Intel. But it gets even better: Thanks to the low-weight of the heatsink, an improved version of the Push-Pin mounting mechanism has been used, allowing fast heatsink mounting on virtually every motherboard.

In spite of its compact dimensions of 107 x 92 x 136 mm and its low heatsink weight of only 400 grams, Scythe Iori is able to cool latest CPUs from both Intel and AMD. Scythe achieved this by utilizing three 6 mm copper-heatpipes, which are crossing the heatsink twice, and the use of a custom-made PWM axial-fan. Fan speed of the supplied 100-millimeter model can be controlled by the motherboard thanks to the PWM-function between 300 and 1.800 RPM. Hence allows the fan to move between 7,3 and 43,74 cubic feet per minute (12,4 ~ 74,3m³/h) at a low noise level between 4,5 and 26,7 dBA. The custom-made axial-fan is equipped with common 92 mm mounting holes.

Scythe Announces SCIOR-1000 CPU Cooler

Scythe announced the SCIOR-1000 CPU cooler in Japan. The mid-range cooler features an aluminium fin stack that's arranged along the plane of the motherboard, fed by three 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes that draw heat from a nickel-plated copper base. The fin-stack is ventilated by an unusual 100 mm PWM-controlled fan that spins between 300 and 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 43.74 CFM of air. Measuring 107 mm x 136 mm x 117 mm (WxDxH), the cooler weighs about 400 g. It supports most modern CPU socket types. Slated for 26th December, the SCIOR-1000 is expected to be priced at 3,480¥ (US $33).


Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Introduces the Kotetsu CPU Cooler

With the announcement of the new Kotetsu CPU Cooler, Japanese cooling expert Scythe is going forth to offer a 120 mm tower model with an aggressive pricing and great cost/performance ratio. Progressive development on field of thermal design and improvement of present technology, allowed Scythe to create a low-weight, yet very powerful tower-type CPU Cooler! Easy and fast mounting procedure is possible thanks to the recently introduced "Hyper Precision Mounting System".

By announcing the Kotetsu CPU Cooler, Scythe is able to prove that great performance does not necessarily require the heatsink to be very heavy. Kotetsu is equipped with four high-quality six millimeter copper heatpipes, an optimized aluminum fin-structure and an all-copper base-plate, yet puts up a weight of merely 480 grams.

Scythe Introduces the Ashura Shadow - Special 10th Anniversary Edition Cooler

Japanese manufacturer Scythe offers innovative and market leading cooling products for 10 years, and is hereby celebrating the anniversary with a special edition of the award winning high-performance Ashura CPU Cooler! Similar to the last special edition, the Ninja Copper, this spe-cial edition is produced in a very limited quantity. The Ashura Shadow CPU cooler has been optimized for better performance and the all-aluminum heatsink has been anodized black - making the CPU cooler a real eye-catcher!

One of the key criteria of a CPU Cooler is its performance, which is one of the strong-points of the Ashura Shadow. Scythe supplies the Ashura Shadow with one Glide Stream 140 mm case fan and two sets of fan clips, allowing users to mount an additional case fan for a push-pull constellation. The supplied 140 mm Glide Steam fan model supports the PWM-function, allowing a very wide range of application.

Scythe Introduces the Kama Bay Amp Mini Pro Amplifier

Japanese manufacturer Scythe announces a new addition to its Amplifier portfolio. After the successfully launched the flagship-model Kama Bay Amp Pro, a more powerful version of the Kama Bay Amp Mini is available as of today! Kama Bay Amp Mini Pro combines the powerful technology of the flagship into a much smaller chassis of the Kama Bay Amp Mini, allowing users to enjoy even better sound quality.

Scythe utilized high-end technology for Kama Bay Amp Mini PRO and placed it into a small chas-sis with the dimensions of 105,5 x 33,5 x 153 mm. Thanks to this amazingly compact design, it is possible to fit the new amplifier into a vacant 3,5-inch (8,89 cm) bay of a common PC chassis. Kama Bay Amp Mini PRO can be both used as a stand-alone device or inside a PC chassis. Two side panel and three insulating feet are supplied, to turn the Kama Bay Amp Mini Pro into a stylish as stand-alone device, making it suitable for a desktop or living room environment.

Scythe Unveils Kotetsu Tower-Type CPU Cooler

Scythe announced a new mid-range tower-type CPU cooler in its home market of Japan, named Kotetsu, and bearing the model number SCKTT-1000. Its design involves a mirror-finished nickel-plated copper base, from which four 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes emerge, passing through a dense aluminium fin stack with patterns of differently-aligned fins, to increase turbulence, and with it, heat dissipation. The fin-stack is neatly topped off by a plastic plate.

Measuring 130 x 58 x 160 mm (WxDxH), the heatsink weighs about 480 g. It's ventilated by a Falcon 120 (120 mm) PWM-controlled fan, which spins between 400 and 1,400 RPM, pushing up to 79 CFM of air, with a maximum noise output of 28 dBA. Kotetsu supports all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011, LGA115x, LGA775, AM3+/AM3, and FM2+/FM2/FM1. It's priced at 3,480 JPY (US $35).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Presents Mugen 4 "PC Games Hardware Edition" CPU Cooler

Japanese manufacturer Scythe, famous for its innovative and market leading cooling concepts and accessories, introduces a new edition of the popular Mugen 4 CPU cooler. In the past, Mugen series was modified in cooperation with the experts from the Ger-man Computer Magazine "PC Games Hardware". Latest Scythe Mugen 4 CPU cooler was tested by the professional editors and received some optimizations for silent operation.

In result of this cooperation, the improved version by the name "Mugen 4 PCGH Edition" has been created. Main heatsink was considered great and was not modified. Scythe newly developed the T-M.A.P.S. (Threedimensional Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure) fin structure for Mugen 4, which increases the airflow inside the cooling heatsink. Furthermore, Mugen 4 PCGH Edition is highly fine tuned for performance with ultra low noise.

Scythe Introduces the Kaze Chrono Multifunctional Fan Controller

Japanese manufacturer Scythe, famous for its innovative and market leading cooling concepts and accessories, expands its accessories portfolio by a multifunctional fan controller. Scythe Kaze Chrono combines three different functions in one device! The 5,25 inch bay device allows users to control fans separately, display temperatures and can be used as a clock.

The desired information is displayed well structured on a 105 x 30 millimeter LC-Display. Users can adjust the brightness of the display in four steps from very bright to completely shut down. Kaze Chrono weights only 165 grams and can be fitted into a vacant 5,25 inch bay. One of the special highlights is the retro look of the display.

Scythe Launches Innovative New Fan - Grand Flex 120

Japanese CPU cooler and case fan expert Scythe proudly presents its new top-notch Grand Flex 120 mm fan series. These new axial fans surprise with the aggressive design and are set to be the successor of the incredibly successful S-FLEX series, taking it to the next level in terms of design and performance.

"Sealed Precision FDB" was newly developed from scratch as the core for its Grand Flex 120 mm series. This bearing is based on the "Fluid Dynamic Bearing" technology that has served Scythe well for several popular high-end series in the past and is now being used as a very solid and reliable foundation for the new design. Scythe's Fluid Dynamic Bearing utilizes lubricantoil between the shaft and the bearing, resulting in excellent lubrication and silent operation. The used high-grade lubricant oil can withstand high temperatures of up to 250 degree Celsius, and are additionally of special interest for industrial use. Grand Flex 120 case fans are made for long time silent operation and are rated with MTTF (Mean Time To Failure) of 120.000 hours (at 25 degree Celsius).

Scythe Announces The Multi-Platform Card Reader Kama Reader USB 3.0

Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands its wide variety of PC accessories by a brand new card reader. Scythe's new 5-in-1 card reader supports all common media standards and comes with the extremely fast USB 3.0 interface. Thanks to the USB 3.0 port in the front of Scythe Kama Reader USB 3.0, users are able to utilize the full speed of externally connected devices such as USB sticks and Hard Drives.

The biggest advantage of the USB 3.0 interface is the high speed it allows. Compared to the USB 2.0 standard, storage media can surpass the limitations and finally unleash the real potential thanks to USB 3.0. Most USB 2.0 card reader were limiting the read and write speed to approximately 30 Megabyte per second, although the theoretical transfer-rates are often labeled with 60 Megabyte per second. USB 3,0 on the other hand allows theoretical transfer-rates above 600 MB/s, which pushes the limit higher, allowing really fast transfer of files.

Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 Top-Flow CPU Cooler Generally Available

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announcing the second version of its Top-Flow CPU cooler "Grand Kama Cross". Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 is based on the same X-Structure concept as the predecessor, allowing especially efficient cooling of both CPU and surrounding components such as VRMs or RAM, and comes with various improvements. In addition, the X-Structure allows the fairly large CPU cooler to have high compatibility with many motherboards and PC Cases.

One of the key goals when designing the Grand Kama Cross 2 was to significantly improve the performance. Hence was achieved by using a large 140 mm axial-fan from the Glide Stream series. Thanks to its larger diameter and PWM-support, sufficient airflow between 37,37 and 97,18 CFM at noise level from 13 to 30,7 dBA is assured. Fan speed can be adjusted individually according to the CPU temperature by the motherboard stepless in the range from 500 to 1.300 RPM. Furthermore, key features of Glide Stream 140 case fan series such as the four anti-vibration rubber pad-inlay and grooved blade design further benefit the Top Flow design of Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU cooler.

Scythe Kaze Chrono Fan Controller Pictured

Scythe unveiled its groovy new Kaze Chrono fan controller (model: KM07-BK). Its head unit, which is designed for 5.25-inch drive bays, is characterized by a large LCD panel with a brick-matrix, similar to Tetris handhelds, which can display fan-speed of its various channels, temperature, or simply work as a clock. As a controller, it draws power from a 4-pin Berg connector, giving out four 3-pin fan headers. Speed is controlled by selecting a channel, and holding down the + or - buttons. Its mode can be switched between fan control, temperature monitoring, clock, and display-off. The controller can detect a stopped or failing fan, and flash an alarm. Measuring 148.5 x 83 x 42 mm, it weighs about 165 g. Scythe is expected to begin shipping the Kaze Chrono sometime in July. In Japan, it is expected to go for 3,980¥ (US $40).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Grand Flex 120 mm Fan Series Detailed

Japanese PC cooling expert Scythe unveiled its brand new high-performance PC fan series, the Grand Flex. The company started off with its 28 mm-thick 120 mm variants, among which are four fixed-speed variants, including the Grand Flex 800 RPM (SM1225GF12SL), 1,200 RPM (SM1225GF12L), 1,600 RPM (SM1225GF12M), and 2,000 RPM (SM1225GF12H). All four of these feature 3-pin connectors. Scythe also unveiled the Grand Flex PWM (SM1225GF12SH-P), which spins at 600 to 2,500 RPM, and features 4-pin PWM fan control.

The Grand Flex series feature a unique new impeller design that maximizes air-flow at the given speeds, resulting in good airflow-to-noise ratios. The 800 RPM variant pushes 30.5 CFM at 18 dBA noise output; the 1,200 RPM variant does 45.8 CFM at 23.5 dBA; the 1,600 RPM does 61.1 CFM at 28.5 dBA; and the 2,000 RPM variant pushes 76.6 CFM at 34.5 dBA. The Grand Flex PWM pushes 24.2 to 98.6 CFM, with a noise output ranging between 13.5 to 39.5 dBA. Its head features fluid-dynamic bearing, with a lubricant that can withstand temperatures as high as 250°C. Scythe didn't release pricing, but announced it would begin shipping these fans by July 3.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Expands Slip Stream Series with 140 mm Models

Japanese cooling-expert Scythe expands one of its key portfolio segments by introducing a new lineup of native 140 mm axial-fans. Scythe adds total of five brand new models to the very popular Slip Stream case fan series as a reaction to the market demand.

The successful design of "small hub & large fan blades" was originally introduced with the first Slip Stream series. Scythe made the effort to further improve the design for the new Slip Stream XT and Slip Stream XT PWM. In result, a new frame design with notches has been developed to reduce the overall noise level even further. In addition, all the Slip Stream XT and Slip Stream XT PWM fans are supplied with a set of vibration dampers to reduce the vibration transfer to the PC chassis.

Scythe Introduces the Kama Panel 3.1 Featuring USB 3.0 and 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Rack

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is hereby announcing an update of the Kama Panel series. Kama Panel 3.1 offers an easy and fast way to extend the PC chassis with additional connectivity such as two USB 3.0 ports and a HDD Rack for 2,5 inch Hard Drives (HDD) as well as Solid State Drives (SSD). Useful features such as a built-in fan controller for two fans, a card reader and front audio connectors have been kept from the earlier models and remained throughout the revisions.

Kama Panel 3.1 is based on the successful design of the former versions, which has been gradually upgraded with new functions and technologies to offer the best possible connectivity and usability, packed into a single 5,25 inch bay in the front panel. Latest 3.1 version is featuring two USB 3.0 ports and a card reader for Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSD / microSDHC and SD / SDHC / MMC flash media. Additionally one mic and one 3,5 mm stereo jack are located in the front of Kama Panel 3.1.

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