Scythe has launched the Katana 3 SCKTN-3000 processor cooler, this model has a slightly curved shape, six heatpipes and cooling fins on the nickel-plated copper baseplate. The cooler features a 92mm fan that delivers up to 55.55CFM at a noise level of 31.07dBA. The HSF weighs 495g and measures 94mm x 108mm x 143mm.
The Katana 3 supports Intel Socket 478/775/1366 and AMD Socket 754/939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/940 processors. It has a retail price of $32 (16.75EUR, excl. VAT).
Katana is named by the Japanese sword, Katana, which is produced in a complicated manufacturing process which has been improved over the centuries. Characteristic of the Japanese katana compared to European sword types is its slightly curved shape, which also can be found in the Scythe Katana CPU Cooler series.
So called Slant Pipe Structure (S.P.S.) of the Katana 3 CPU cooler enables the supplied 92 mm PWM fan not only to transport away heat of the CPU cooler but to also cool sensitive components on the motherboard.
Enlarged surface of the Base Plate allows dissipating additional heat, which is increasing the overall performance of the cooler. This F.P.S. technology (Fast-Phase Structure) means gain of performance of the cooler without changing the compact size of the Scythe Katana 3.