Scythe Chills AMD and Intel CPUs with the Rasetsu

By on August 20th, 2010 11:01 GMT
August is known for being one of the hottest months of the year, and seeing how PCs could use some newer and better cooling solutions, Scythe decided it would bring out its latest CPU cooler, the Rasetsu, whose heatsink is divided into two blocks with T.M.F.L structure.

All CPUs come with their very own cooling solutions, but those stock devices are hardly capable of coping with overclocking scenarios without overheating.

Now, with summer heats in full swing, there is one extra reason to upgrade the cooler on the chip, and the Rasetsu is meant to become one of the more universally-compatible options.

The product has its heatsink split into two blocks, each with a Trident Multi Layer Fin (T.M.F.L.) structure, a design similar to the one used by the Yasya cooler unveiled back in March.

Basically, the cooler uses six copper heatpipes to draw heat out of the CPU, heat which it then leads into the two fin blocks to be dissipated.

Said heat is then neutralized by the 120 mm Slip Stream 120 PWM fan, whose rotary speed is of between 1,900 and 4,700 RPM (rotations per minute).

All in all, the newcomer measures 130 x 141 x 130 mm and has a sound output of between 7.05 and 37 dBA. Basically, it is both silent and effective.

Finally, in order to make sure that its latest creation can find a place in as many systems as possible, Scythe made the Rasetsu compatible with both Intel and AMD chips.

The full list includes Intel socket LGA 775, LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 central processing units, as well as socket 754, 939, 949, AM2, AM2+ and AM3 chips from Advanced Micro Devices.

The company has already started shipping the cooler and end-users will be able to acquire it in exchange for $55, the equivalent of 33.50 Euro, without VAT.

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