Scythe Yasya Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Of all heatsink manufacturers, it is hard to overlook Scythe's flamboyant packaging. This is most certainly a far cry from the minimalist colour schemes from the likes of Noctua and Thermalright for example, however it still serves its purpose. This is a Scythe Yasya and these are it's key features...

Scythe Yasya

Out of the box, the Scythe Yasya looks mighty sharp. The most distinct feature of the cooler is it's unorthodox fin design. Scythe tout it as a T.M.L.F. (Trident Multi Layer Fin) structure. Aside being a very densely populated fin layout, the jagged surface is there to deflect air in a more efficient manner.

Scythe Yasya     Scythe Yasya

There are no less than six "U Shaped" heatpipes mounted to the base of the cooler. Sporting a nickel plated copper construction, we expect it's conductive ability to be sufficiently competent.

Scythe Yasya     Scythe Yasya

Finally the Scythe Yasya offers two mounting kits; one for Intel LGA775/1156/1366 and one for Socket AM2/AM3. Both of these use conventional push-pin and clip installations respectively. Given the cooler's weight this might raise an eyebrow, however it does make the cooler very simple to install. Enough chit chat, let's get testing.

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Most Recent Comments

29-06-2010, 07:52:50

Ahh, now we're talking, one for us AMD fellows

Scythes usually perform far better on AM socketted CPUs. The best right now is apparently the Mugen 2.

Nice review Tom. Informative as always Quote

30-06-2010, 05:23:57

Originally Posted by name='AlienALX'
Nice review Tom. Informative as always
Aww, poor Milind. Doesn't even get credit for his own work

Scythe say the design is to "deflect air in a more efficient manner". I think it's just for looks, and it does look good, but that said it doesn't underperform, especially for its money.Quote

30-06-2010, 06:28:01

This HS is a bit of a bargin tbh for the temps it delivers. Under 40quid and as good as a megahalem. Sounds perfect to me.Quote

30-06-2010, 08:45:15

I Hunta x
Looks pretty damn nice tbh, just torn between this and a titan fenrir as its a few quid cheaper and seems to give about the same temps,

Would have been nice to see the cooler ON a set up (be in test bench or in a case) just to get a rough idea of size ext.Quote

27-07-2010, 05:19:00

Thermolab BARAM 2010 lot BetterQuote

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