Scythe Katana 3 CPU cooler officially introduced
Cooler specialist Scythe introduced the Katana 3. The CPU cooler is a new redesign of the popular Katana 2.
The Katana 3 has been officially introduced by Scythe. The new CPU cooler is an enhanced version of the familiar Katana 2. Due to the slightly bent form of the Katana 3, which is called Slant Pipe Structure (S.P.S.), the 92 millimeter fan doesn't just cool the fins of the CPU cooler but also sensitive components.
Excerpt of the Scythe Press Release:
Katana 3 CPU Cooler
High cooling performance with compact dimensions - Scythe presents new Katana 3 CPU Cooler
Hamburg (Germany) - March 17, 2009: The multi-awarded Katana 2 is now unveiled in a further developed version. The Japanese specialist cooling Scythe Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) publishes the Katana 3 CPU cooler.
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.
The Scythe Katana 3 CPU cooler is now available for an MSRP of $32.00 excluding TAX / 16,75 Euros excluding VAT.
Katana 3 CPU Cooler
Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Socket 478 All Speeds
Socket T / LGA775 All Speeds
Socket LGA1366 All Speeds
Socket 754 All Speeds
Socket 939 All Speeds
Socket AM2 All Speeds
Socket AM2+ All Speeds
Socket AM3 All Speeds
Socket 940 All Speeds
495 g / 15.98 oz (without accessory)
94 x 108 x 143 mm / 3.70 x 4.25 x 5.63 inch
Dimensions of Fan:
92 x 92 x 25 mm
7.2 - 31.07 dBA
12 - 95 m³/h = 6.7 - 55.55 CFM
300 ~ 2,500 rpm (regulated via PWM)
VTMS Mounting Clips, Thermal Grease
Material of Base Plate: