The Japanese cooling specialist Scythe Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) officially announces the long-awaited successor of the Ninja 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler. New Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler, which was already shown at CeBIT 2010 in March 2010, offers the revised design as well as better performance than its predecessor for both active and passive operations. The optimized structure of the aluminum fins allows, in cooperation with eight U-shaped copper heatpipes, increased heat dissipation of 7% for passive operation compared to the previous model. However for active cooling, the M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) guarantees the high performance. A fully nickel-plated copper base-plate provides direct absorption of heat from the CPU. The Ninja 3 comes with the 120 mm "Slip Stream 120 Adjustable PWM" Fan which was also used for the Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler. The rotation speed of this fan can be adjusted between 470 - 1370 rpm and 740 - 1900 rpm. Thus, users can choose between the high performance or the silent operation without sacrificing the PWM fan control feature. Like its predecessor, the fan can be mounted on all four sides of the heatsink. To ensure efficient and secure mounting, the Ninja 3 will be fixed to the Mainboard using the advanced back-plate system F.M.S.B. 2 (Super Flip Mount Back-Plate 2). The revised design of the back- plate offers increased compatibility. The Ninja 3 can be used on all current AMD and Intel platforms. The Ninja 3 will be available in stores from mid-July 2010 for a MSRP of 35.90 EUR (excluding VAT) or US$ 49.00 (excluding tax). Product Details: Model Name: Ninja 3 CPU Cooler Model No.: SCNJ-3000 Manufacturer:Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan Compatibility: Intel: Socket T / LGA775 Socket LGA1156 Socket LGA1366 AMD: Socket 754 Socket 939 Socket AM2 Socket AM2+ Socket AM3 Socket 940 Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 160 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 6.30 in Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 in Fan Speed: Max. Band 740 (±25%) - 1,900 rpm (±10%) Min. Band 470 (±30%) - 1,340 rpm (±10%) Noise Level: Max. Band 9.8 - 37.0 dBA Min. Band: 7.05 - 27.3 dBA Air Flow: Max. Band 37.15 - 110.31 CFM = 63 - 187 m³/h Min. Band: 23.0 - 76.53 CFM = 39 - 130 m³/h Weight Included Fan: 1040 g / 36.68 oz.