Japanese manufacturer Scythe today announced the the brand
new Ashura CPU Cooler.
Scythe Ashura is featuring a versatile mounting mechanism
for latest CPU sockets and a very slim tower heatsink
design. It promises to efficiently cool the latest six-core
CPUs while it remains almost inaudible. Furthermore it is
equipped with a Scythe Glide Steam axial-fan, which was
recently introduced with Scythe Kabuto II.
To further maximize the cooling performance, Scythe Ashura
CPU Cooler capability can be further enhanced with two fans
in the push-pull-setup. The supplied 140-millimeter PWM
axial-fan from the new Glide Stream series allows the fan
speed to be controlled between 500 and 1.300 RPM thanks to
the PWM support. In addition a second fan clip set is
supplied, to allow the dual-fan operation.
Scythe's Engineers focused on designing a very slim, yet
powerful heatsink and achieved the overall dimensions of 145
x 161 x 65 mm (W x H x D). The height being restricted to
161 mm, lets the Ashura CPU Cooler fit into most mainstream
tower PC Cases compared to other 14cm fan models. Thanks to
this asymmetric heatsink design users are able to even use
memory modules with tall heatsinks. Efficient heat transfer
is accomplished by utilizing total of six 6-millimeter
copper-heatpipes, which connect the solid copper base plate
and the aluminum fins.
To assure a firm and safe fit between the Scythe Ashura CPU
Cooler and the CPU socket, a new mounting mechanism was
developed, allowing for faster and easier mounting.
Alongside with the new mounting clips, users will be able to
find the matching screw-wrench, the user manual and thermal
grease in the package of Scythe Ashura.
The new cooler is compatible to a variety CPU sockets from
Intel, such as LGA 2011, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA775 and
LGA1366, as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1
Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler with the model-no. SCASR-1000 is
available on the market as of today at a suggested
manufacturers retail price is 36,50 EUR excluding tax and VAT.