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CeBIT 2007. Scythe: New Ninjas And Katanas

Our reporter visited the booth of Scythe, which is known for its cooling solutions.

One of the most interesting novelties is the Water Ninja CPU cooler able to operate in both passive (as a usual Ninja) and liquid-cooling modes.

On the next photo you can see the Mini Ninja which still resembles its prototype. Being relatively small (110x110x115 mm), it's literally threaded with heat-pipes. The Mini Ninja weighs 510 g.

The next one is unambiguously named Kama Cross.

Kama Cross specs:

  • 140x120x132 mm device size
  • 100x100x25 mm fan size
  • 1500 rpm
  • Plain bearing
  • 530 g weight

The Musashi graphics card cooling solution bases on heat-pipes and dual 100mm fans (up to 1500 rpm, thermode):

The Quit Drive 2 is meant for those willing to silence their hard drives.

The Kama Connect 2 is able to keep a 3.5" or 2.5" HDD silent with its silicon "coats."

The Katana 2 features a new skewed-fin heatsink.

Katana 2 specs:

  • 105x82x149 mm device size
  • 100x100x25 mm fan size
  • 1500 rpm
  • 22 dBA noise
  • 42.69 CFM airflow
  • Plain bearing
  • 535 g weight

This photo shows a completely passive cooling solution (excluding blowers, of course)

And this cooler will hardly be serially produced. Three fans suck air in, one blows it out.

Finally, here's the all-copper Katana 2. It provides higher efficiency than the aluminium model (2-3°C) and is very heavy. The latter might prevent it from getting into serial production.

Source: Our reporters at CeBIT 2007

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