Nothing bad can really be said about an entry-level CPU cooler. They are always better than the stock coolers you get with your CPU. While it is great to get "better than stock," Scythe wants to give you a little better more bang for your buck with the new entry level Tatsumi CPU cooler.
The Scythe Tatsumi CPU cooler features a 450 gram (15.87 oz.) compact design with an included 92 mm fan. The PWM controlled fan has speeds from 300 RPM to 2500 RPM with an output of 6.70 to 55.5 CFM airflow, respectively. The air is spread over aluminum fins and three U-shaped 6 mm copper heatpipes. The entire assembly is attached to a nickel-plated base plate.
I know the description doesn't make it seem all that impressive. But you have to keep in mind the Tatsumi will attach to practically any socket and only cost $29.00 MSRP (21.60 EUR). We know from experience it is hard to find a decent cooler under $40, let alone $30. Well, it use to be hard to find as the Tatsumi is available now.
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Scythe Tatsumi: Entry-level CPU Cooler with great performance and features
07-21-2014 - Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low-cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD® and Intel® processors doesn’t necessarily needs to cost a fortune. The new addition to the entry-level portfolio of Scythe offers an optimum mix of high built-quality and performance for a reasonable price.
In spite of its low weight of only 450 grams (15.87 oz, incl. fan) and compact dimensions 102 x 146 x 83 mm (4.02 x 5.75 x 3.27 inch, incl. fan), great performance above the market average is provided. Tatsumi CPU Cooler achieves efficient heat dissipation thanks to the utilization of latest technology developed by Scythe over a time period of more than a decade. The large nickel-plated copper baseplate matches the CPU heat-spreader perfectly and transfers the heat to the three U-shaped 6 mm copper heatpipes. Heat is being passed on to the aluminum fin structure on top, where a 92 mm case fan provides the perfect airflow to dissipate the heat. Attached Glide Stream 92 mm fan rotates in a range between 300 and 2.500 RPM thanks to PWM control and moves between 11,4 and 94,3 cubic meter per hour (6,70 to 55,55 CFM) at merely audible 7,2 to 31,07 dBA. Scythe equipped the Tatsumi heatsink with the Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure (M.A.P.S.) technology to further increase the performance and to reduce air turbulences.
Hyper Precision Mounting System“ (H.P.M.S.) was first introduces with the release of the popular Mugen 4. Scythe passed this very reliable and convenient mounting mechanism on to the Tatsumi. Thanks to the backplate-based mounting system it is no longer necessary to remove the whole motherboard in order to mount or dismount the CPU cooler. Socket compatibility list benefits from this amazing mounting system as well, as it provides compatibility to a huge variety of CPU sockets. The list includes latest Intel® motherboard sockets, such as the LGA775, LGA 1150, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 1366 and LGA 2011 as well as AMD® sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 and FM2. All required mounting clips and screws, a wrench, a multi-lingual manual and quality thermal grease are supplied in the package.
Scythe Tatsumi (model no. SCMGD-1000) is available as of today. Suggested MSRP is 21.60 EUR (excl. taxes).