Scythe Katana Cu Heatsink Review



The PC air cooling market is getting some stiff competition from liquid cooling products.. Liquid cooling products are becoming more and more inexpensive while shrinking in size, which is giving air coolers a run for their money. Scythe began its operation and business in November of 2002 as is a distributor and manufacturer of PC parts & gaming devices for “DIY PC Experts!”. Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan’s Akihabara Electric Town. Due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world shortly thereafter. Scythe USA began in Northern California, and moved to LA to work closer to and with the manufacturers to streamline logistics to better serve their US-based partners.

Scythe has since released several very impressive products for both CPU cooling and VGU cooling. Today we will have the chance to check out one of their newest copper Heatsinks, The Katana Cu.


  • Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 25mm
  • Speed: 1200~2500rpm±10% (controller)
  • Noise Level: 15.00~31.65dBA
  • Air Flow: 23.92~50.31CFM
  • Weight: 590g (1.30lbs)
Scythe Katana Cu Key Features
Super Light Weight & Compact Heat pipe with all copper fins CPU Cooler With 92mm fan attached on the Katana CPU Cooler, it overall weight is ONLY 590g! This cooler is ideal for both users seeking for an upgrade for their current CPU or for systems builder to integrate into their PC systems to build a silent PC systems.
Universal Socket Compatibility Katana Cu CPU Cooler is compatible for socket 370/462/478/754/939/940 & the new LGA775. All in one solution for your PC system!
Low-Noise 92mm Fan speed adjustable 92mm fan speed is adjustable in 1200~2500rpm±10% (controller attached). Choice for Powerful cooling for high-end use or low-noise PC systems.
Cooling the Mainboard Components With the unique angle (70 degree) construction of the Katana CPU Cooler, the cooler can also cool the components on the mainboard to prolong its life and keep your PC system stable (subject to fan mounting & airflow direction).
4-Way Mountable Design to Optimize the Cooling With the special mounting clips provided with Katana CPU Cooler, users are able to mount this cooler in the best position based on the airflow and set-ups inside the PC case. (For socket 370/462, limited to 2-way mountable design)
Value for Money Low-Noise & High-Performance CPU Cooler Scythe’s engineering team has sought the best balance for quality, silence and performance to design the Katana Cu CPU Cooler. All of our effort and knowledge is put into this cooler to introduce the best quality CPU cooler for all the features mentioned above!