Scythe Katana 4

Scythe Katana 4

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Introduction


From the Scythe website:
Scythe Co., Ltd., originally started its business operation in Japan’s famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products, ranging from the latest computer parts to the world’s most advanced high-tech electric devices.

Sythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support.

At Scythe, we believe the best ideas for products to simply come through knowing customer needs and expectations. Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too! We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assured that its quality will be up to the "Zero Tolerance" standards!

Scythe was formed in 2002 and quickly rose through the manufacturing ranks to become a force in the PC-cooling industry. Scythe's diverse product stack, which includes fans, fan controllers, cases, and CPU coolers, has established them as a well-known company in the DIY PC space. Their resolve to release exceptional top-quality products can be attributed to the company mantra which has served them and their customers well, and it does not hurt that they release amazing products every year.

There is not a PC enthusiast out there that has not heard of Scythe. Around for over a decade and responsible for many amazing products, Scythe is renown, and they have kept their reputation due in part to excellent products like the Gentle Typhoon and Ultra Kaze fans and Mugen, Katana, and Ashura coolers. Responsible for such great products, Scythe continues to experiment with new designs and ideas, which is what has kept them ahead of the curve and at their best.

I will review Scythe's Katana 4 CPU cooler today. An updated version of an already successful cooler, it takes key features of all previous versions and combines them in a newer design with general efficiency improvements. These changes result in a cooler that, while similar in size to its predecessor, has a larger surface area for heat dissipation. Its low height and smaller size also make this cooler a good choice for smaller form factor builds. With that said, it is time to see just what performance the Katana 4 has to offer.


Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Scythe
MODEL:Katana 4
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminum (Fins)
Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 100 mm x 102.5 mm x 143 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 3pcs
Weight: 480 g
FANS:Model: Slip Stream 0Y9225SL12M-P
Dimensions: 92 mm x 92 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 300 - 2500 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 6.7 - 55.55 CFM
Fan Noise: 7.2 - 31.07 dBA
FEATURES:Compact modern design
Slighly angled fin structure
One-touch mounting system
Slip Stream 92 mm PWM fan
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$29.99/€24.90
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