Thursday, May 29th 2014
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.