PC cooling manufacturer Scythe has just announced the release of the Katana 5 CPU cooler. This latest edition features a unique asymmetric heatsink design which stands only 135mm tall making it more compatible with smaller PC builds. The ECMS (Easy Clip Mounting System) unique to Scythe allows for easy installation to the motherboard. Cooling for the heatsink fins is provided by a Kaze Flex 92 PWM fan. The fan features a high quality sealed Precision Fluid Dynamic Bearing which is designed to reduce noise and provide a longer lifespan than traditional sleeve bearing fans. Anti-vibration rubber spacers for silent operation are also included.
The fifth generation of Scythe’s Katana lineup expands on modern compatibility with the latest Intel 9000 series processors, and supports processors all the way back to the LGA775 socket.
Processor cooling is performed by the utilization of three high-quality copper heatpipes as well as a massive copper-baseplate. All of the components have been nickel-plated for the fifth generation. This upgrade protects the copper from corrosion and gives the Katana 5 look more refined and modern look.
New Kaze Flex 92 PWM Fan
Katana 5 is the first CPU Cooler that is bundled with the new Kaze Flex 92 mm PWM fan. This new fan is equipped with Scythe’s high-quality Sealed Precision Fluid Dynamic Bearing (Sealed Precision FDB), offering more quiet running and a long life-span of 120.000 hours. Transmission of vibrations is prevented by incorporating special rubber spacers in the corners of the frame. The Kaze Flex 92 mm fan is well balanced in order to suite the high demands of the majority of users. Thanks to the PWM support, it is able to flexibly adjust the fan speed from 300 to 2.300 RPM while operating at amazingly low noise levels from 7,3 to 28,83 dBA. This exceptional quietness is achieved without compromising the airflow, as the Kaze Flex 92 PWM is delivering volumetric flow from 11,46 to 83,04 m³/h.
Multi Socket Mounting System
Being able to be easily installed on all major CPU sockets has been another key advantage of the Katana series. Katana 5 comes with already pre-installed Intel Push-Pin mounting clips, ready to be mounted on Intel sockets out of the box. Installation on AMD mainboards is equally simple, as users have to only replace the two brackets and the Katana 5 is ready to be fitted on the retention module. The improved second generation Easy Clip Mounting System (E.C.M.S) on Katana 5 assures a convenient and secure mounting process while supporting Intel sockets LGA775, LGA115X and LGA1366 as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ and AM4.
The new Scythe Katana 5 is available at retail outlets today with the MSRP at 23,50€. More information can be found on Scythe’s product page.
Features and Specifications of the Scythe Katana 5 CPU Cooler
Model Name: Katana 5
Model Number: SCKTN-5000
- Socket LGA775
- Socket LGA1150
- Socket LGA1151
- Socket LGA1155
- Socket LGA1156
- Socket LGA1366
- Socket AM2
- Socket AM2+
- Socket AM3
- Socket AM3+
- Socket AM4
- Socket FM1
- Socket FM2
- Socket FM2+
Dimensions: 105 x 104 x 135 mm / 4.13 x 4.09 x 5.31 in
Overall Weight: 560 g / 19.75 oz (including fan)
Accessory: Metal Assembly Clip (Intel), Metal Assembly Clip (AMD), Thermal Grease, Installation Guide
Material of Base Plate: Nickel-plated copper 38 x 38 mm
Dimensions of Fan: 92 x 92 x 26 mm / 3.62 x 3.62 x 1.02 inch
Noise Level: 7.3 – 28.83 dBA
Air Flow: 11.46 – 83.04 m³/h = 6.75 – 48.878 CFM
Fan Speed: 300 – 2,300 rpm (regulated via PWM)
Static Pressure:7.35～22.46 Pa / 0.75～2.29 mmH2O