Monday, November 19th 2018

Scythe Announces Katana 5 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents the fifth generation of its popular all-round Katana CPU cooler. This new version comes with a revamped asymmetric heatsink design and total height of only 135 mm, offering unrestricted compatibility to mainboards and memory modules. The second generation of the Easy Clip Mounting System (E.C.M.S) assures a fast and easy installation process. Another key innovation of the Katana 5 is the newly developed Kaze Flex 92 PWM fan. It combines the high-quality Sealed Precision Fluid Dynamic Bearing with anti-vibration rubber spacers for silent operation and long lifespan.

The Katana series ever since the initial release aimed for great versatility. Scythe underlines this further with the release of the Katana 5, which offers optimum performance at compact dimensions and an advanced multi-socket mounting system at a competitive price. The fifth generation offers even more added value by incorporating a band new asymmetric heatsink design for unrestricted compatibility to both mainboard components and memory modules. In addition to that, all three high-quality copper heatpipes as well as the massive copper-baseplate have been nickel-plated for the fifth generation. This upgrade protects the copper from corrosion and lets Katana 5 look more unified.
New Kaze Flex 92 PWM Fan
Katana 5 is the first CPU Cooler that is bundled with the new Kaze Flex 92 mm PWM fan. This new fan is equipped with Scythe's high-quality Sealed Precision Fluid Dynamic Bearing (Sealed Precision FDB), offering more quiet running and a long life-span of 120.000 hours. Transmission of vibrations is prevented by incorporating special rubber spacers in the corners of the frame. The Kaze Flex 92 mm fan is well balanced in order to suite the high demands of the majority of users. Thanks to the PWM support, it is able to flexibly adjust the fan speed from 300 to 2.300 RPM while operating at amazingly low noise levels from 7,3 to 28,83 dBA. This exceptional quietness is achieved without compromising the airflow, as the Kaze Flex 92 PWM is delivering volumetric flow from 11,46 to 83,04 m³/h.

Multi Socket Mounting System
Being able to be easily installed on all major CPU sockets has been another key advantage of the Katana series. Katana 5 comes with already pre-installed Intel Push-Pin mounting clips, ready to be mounted on Intel sockets out of the box. Installation on AMD mainboards is equally simple, as users have to only replace the two brackets and the Katana 5 is ready to be fitted on the retention module. The improved second generation Easy Clip Mounting System (E.C.M.S) on Katana 5 assures a convenient and secure mounting process while supporting Intel sockets LGA775, LGA115X and LGA1366 as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ and AM4.

The package includes the Katana 5 with the mounting clips as well as thermal grease and one Kaze Flex 92 mm PWM fan with the mounting fan clips.
The new Scythe Katana 5 with the Model-No. SCKTN-5000 is available as of today with the MSRP at 23,50€ (VAT/Taxes not included).
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14 Comments on Scythe Announces Katana 5 CPU Cooler

#1
coonbro
don't know ? seems a large heavy cooler to hang on stock intel push pins . I guess if you don't bump it around in what ever way over time it will hang forever ? to be honest I never had issue with push pin coolers outside of the coolers boxed crap/ cheap parts used to do it with
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MEC-777
coonbro said:
don't know ? seems a large heavy cooler to hang on stock intel push pins . I guess if you don't bump it around in what ever way over time it will hang forever ? to be honest I never had issue with push pin coolers outside of the coolers boxed crap/ cheap parts used to do it with
It's not that big of a cooler. It's only using a 92mm fan. Won't put that much weight on the pushpins. ;)
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#3
bonehead123
Push pins..seriously ????

guess they couldn't afford the extra .00528¢ in materials so they could include some REAL mounting screws huh ?
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#4
DR4G00N
Why the hate for push-pin's? They're simple, quick and easy to use.
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#5
MEC-777
Push-pins are fine for smaller, lighter coolers. No need to access the back of the motherboard either.
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#6
bonehead123
Cause they reek of cheapness and lack of quality to what otherwise might be a decent product...

Like selling a monster truck with low profile 15" rims and tires.... or a nickel plated .44 magnum with plastic handgrips
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MEC-777
bonehead123 said:
Cause they reek of cheapness and lack of quality to what otherwise might be a decent product...

Like selling a monster truck with low profile 15" rims and tires.... or a nickel plated .44 magnum with plastic handgrips
This is intended to be a low-cost product and functions just fine with push-pins. It doesn't need polished screws and a backplate.

If you want something higher-quality, then buy something higher-quality. lol. It's as simple as that.
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#8
Octopuss
DR4G00N said:
Why the hate for push-pin's? They're simple, quick and easy to use.
They suck donkey ass.
I could NEVER figure out which way to turn them, and to push them through, I always felt like the force required to get them through is borderline damaging.
I am not touching that crap that only suits useless Intel stock coolers again in my life.
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#9
EntropyZ
Octopuss said:
They suck donkey ass.
I could NEVER figure out which way to turn them, and to push them through, I always felt like the force required to get them through is borderline damaging.
I am not touching that crap that only suits useless Intel stock coolers again in my life.
Not only that, they break pretty easily themselves. I've seen inexperienced system builders break the tips off from slight amount of force. They're good for "fast" mounting depending on your skill level, but yeah. No bueno.
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
MEC-777 said:
This is intended to be a low-cost product and functions just fine with push-pins. It doesn't need polished screws and a backplate.

If you want something higher-quality, then buy something higher-quality. lol. It's as simple as that.
Considering Scythe make better coolers to boot.

Check my specs
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#11
MEC-777
eidairaman1 said:
Considering Scythe make better coolers to boot.

Check my specs
Many brands make higher and lower-end products to cater to a wide range of customers. This is a lower-end, lower-cost product.
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#12
phill
eidairaman1 said:
Considering Scythe make better coolers to boot.

Check my specs
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Scythe/Ashura/

Own one myself, it's currently sat in my Synology server with a G3258 :) I also have a Scythe Mugen I believe it's called, that's sat on my Xeon E3 1245 v3.. 45C full load temps and it's very quiet :) Perfect!!
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
phill said:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Scythe/Ashura/

Own one myself, it's currently sat in my Synology server with a G3258 :) I also have a Scythe Mugen I believe it's called, that's sat on my Xeon E3 1245 v3.. 45C full load temps and it's very quiet :) Perfect!!
42/43 Idle, 55 Gaming. Ryzen Blender 75-80.

Not bad at all. 5.0 FX8350.
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#14
phill
I've had them years worked really well and had nothing but good things to say about them :)
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