Japanese cooling specialist Scythe Co., Ltd. today officially announced the successor of the Ninja 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler, the new Scythe Ninja 3.
The cooler has been redesigned and promises to offer better performance than its predecessor for both active and passive operations.
The optimized structure of the aluminum fins allows, in cooperation with eight U-shaped copper heatpipes, increased heat dissipation of 7% for passive operation compared to the previous model. However for active cooling, the M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) guarantees high performance.
The Ninja 3 comes with the 120 mm "Slip Stream 120 Adjustable PWM" Fan which was also used for the Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler. The rotation speed of this fan can be adjusted between 470 - 1370 rpm and 740 - 1900 rpm. Like its predecessor, the fan can be mounted on all four sides of the heatsink.
To ensure efficient and secure mounting, the Ninja 3 will be fixed to the Mainboard using the back-plate system F.M.S.B. 2 (Super Flip Mount Back-Plate 2). The revised design of the back- plate offers increased compatibility. The Ninja 3 can be used on all current AMD and Intel platforms.
The Ninja 3 will be available in stores from mid-July 2010 for a MSRP of 35.90 EUR (excluding VAT) or US$ 49.00 (excluding tax).
Model Name: Ninja 3 CPU Cooler
Socket T / LGA775
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 Included Fan: 1040 g / 36.68 oz.