Scythe announced a new compact-sized processor cooler. The Byakko measures 102mm x 130mm x 84mm (W x H x D) and weighs 415g with the fan. The heatsink has a nickel-plated copper base, three 6mm diameter heatpipes and an aluminium fin array that's cooled by a 92mm Scythe Slip Stream PWM fan. The sleeve bearing fan pushes out up to 46.55CFM at a noise level of 28.26dBA. As you can see on the second photo, there's also a mini heatsink on top of the base plate.
One of the special features is that the heatsink is not located directly above the base plate, the curved heatpipes slightly offset it, which ensures you can use memory modules with large passive heatsinks. Overall, it's a pretty boring cooler but it costs just 20.50EUR (excl. VAT).
Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces a new addition to the tower-design CPU cooler line-up. Scythe Byakko is a compact cooling solution with a total height of mere 130 millimeters, which fits in virtually every PC case. Great compatibility is assured thanks to the asymmetric alignment of the base-plate and the heatsink. Byakko is equipped with Scythe's Slip Stream 92 PWM fan, offering a wide speed range for different purposes. User friendly and fast mounting of Byakko on both Intel® and AMD® Sockets is accomplished thanks to the supplied mounting clips.
Scythe Byakko was designed with the aim to fit into most PC cases on the market and to offer maximum compatibility to tall memory modules as well as VRM heatsinks. All this is possible thanks to the compact dimensions of 102 x 130 x 84 mm (W x H x D) and the new asymmetric design of the heatsink. Three high-quality copper heatpipes with 6 millimeter diameter are connecting the solid copper base-plate and the aluminum fins-stack heatsink. Both the copper-heatpipes and the copper-baseplate are nickel-plated in the final process, in order to avoid corrosion and to improve the quality.
The new heatsink comes with a pre-installed Slip Stream 92 PWM (SY9225SL12M-P) axial-fan, which offers flexible speed range, starting at ultra-silent 300 RPM and going up to 2.300 RPM for best performance. This speed range allows steady airflow from 11,38 to 79,09 m³/h, respectively 6,70 to 46,55 CFM.
Byakko is equipped with a simple yet versatile mounting system, allowing secure and fast mounting process on various CPU sockets. The list of compatible CPU Sockets is long and covers all major sockets, such as the Intel® Sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 as well as the AMD® Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+. The package includes all required clips for mounting, a user-manual as well as a package of thermal grease.
Scythe Byakko with the Model-No. SCBYK-1000 is available as of today on the European market with the MSRP of 20,50 € (VAT/Taxes not included).