Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler review -
So the new cooler comes from the well-known Ninja series and attempts to cut down chip temperatures without making a sound, or at least not too much -- like a Ninja !
Weighing a full 1,040 grams, the device makes use of M.A.P.S. technology, which is the shortened version of Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure. This boosts heat dissipation significantly compared to competing products.
The product has a nickel-plated copper base which is connected by eight U-shaped copper heatpipes and releases it's heat among the many fins to be found in the cooling structure. To actually cool the fins we need a fan, and Scythe uses a 120mm 1900 RPM fan which can be regulated by an included fan controller.
The Scythe Ninja 3 is slated to start shipping sometime towards the middle of July and will have a price of roughly $49, roughly 40 EUR. with CPU support for sockets 754, 939, 940, AM2(+) and AM3 from Advanced Micro Devices and Intel's LGA 775, 1156 and 1366.
Model Name: Ninja 3 CPU Cooler
- Socket T / LGA775
- Socket LGA1156
- Socket LGA1366
- 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
- Max. Band 740 (±25%) - 1,900 rpm (±10%)
- Min. Band 470 (±30%) - 1,340 rpm (±10%)
- Max. Band 9.8 - 37.0 dBA
- Min. Band: 7.05 - 27.3 dBA
- Max. Band 37.15 - 110.31 CFM = 63 - 187 m³/h
- Min. Band: 23.0 - 76.53 CFM = 39 - 130 m³/h
Weight Including Fan: 1040 g / 36.68 oz.
We test and review the Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler. The new organization of the aluminum fins allows, in cooperation with the eight U-shaped copper heatpipes marketed as M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) guarantees high performance. This will get more clear in the photo-shoot though. According to Scythe is that translates into 7 per cent more heat removal compared to a cooler like the previous Ninja. The cooler is equipped with a 120mm-ventilator that can be regulated with the help of an included fan-controller in RPM from 470 to 1900 RPM with noise levels varying from 7 to 37dBA depending on your preference.
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An old chinese wisemen once told me that a problem that plagues today's computers is the heat produced by the CPU. A little while ago when enthusiasts were on the lookout for a high performance cooler, they had to compromise, and that compromise was to be found in the noise department. Performance and silence didn't belong in the same sentence. If people wanted performance, they usually needed to buy a cooler that would either create a mini cyclone in their case, and most probably, sound like a jet airplane getting ready to take off.