Scythe launches entry-level Tatsumi heatsink
July 22, 2014 | 10:57
Japanese cooling specialist Scythe has announced a new entry-level air-cooler, the SCMGD-1000 Scythe Tatsumi, which borrows a few tricks from the company's higher-end models.
The compact tower-style heatsink uses a fin layout Scythe calls Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure (MAPS), which the company claims reduces turbulence - and thus noise - while increasing the heatsink's ability to shed its thermal load. Coupled with a large nickel-plated copper coldplate fitted with three U-shaped 6mm copper heatpipes, Scythe claims the Tatsumi punches well above its weight.
The heatsink is bundled with a Glide Stream 92mm fan, controlled via pulse-width modulation (PWM) for speeds of 300 to 2,500rpm which equates to airflow of 6.7 to 55.55cfm at 7.2dBA to 31.07dBA. A second fan can be fitted to the opposite side in a push-pull configuration. The latter layout takes full advantage of the compact dimensions of the Tatsumi, which measures just 102mm x 146mm x 59mm without the fans fitted and weighs 360g.
Another feature borrowed from Scythe's higher-end heatsinks is the company's Hyper Precision Mounting System (HPMS), first introduced on the Mugen 4. A backplate-style mount, HPMS is designed for easy attachment and detachment without the need to remove the motherboard from most chassis, on all recent Intel LGA and AMD socket types. All mounting clips are included, along with a packet of thermal grease for manual application.
The Scythe Tatsumi is available in the channel now, with a European recommended retail price of €21.60; UK pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed.