Scythe might not be one of the big names you hear of when it comes to air CPU coolers. Their coolers typically do not have over-the-top designs or are all that flashy, but when it comes to performance they have always been solid, and of course that is what is most important when it comes to CPU coolers. Today we will be taking a look at a rather inexpensive CPU cooler from Scythe, their Tatsumi. It is only $38.99 at my favorite online retailer and is a very compact cooler made to fit in pretty much any system. Let’s take a look and see what it can do.
Optimized Cooling Performance
The unique arrangement of the cooling fins (M.A.P.S. – cooling Fin Structure) combined with the special finish of the base plate make the Tatsumi a great performing cooler. Airflow is hardly meeting any resistance, resulting in a quiet and efficient cooling operation.
Multi Fan Mount Structure
The shape of the Tatsumi allows mounting it in two different positions, faciliating the set-up of a directed airflow. Also given is the possibility of mounting a second fan for increased performance (fan has to be purchased separately).
The H.P.M.S. (Hyper Precision Mounting System) takes care of quick and secure mounting of the cooler. It is now possible to dismount the heatsink without having to remove the mainboard.
A lot of time was invested to find the perfect balance between the cooling area and the dimensions of the heatsink when developing the Tatsumi. The result is a cooler fitting into cases with rather limited space without compromising performance.
High Hardware Compatibility
The arrangement of the cooling fins coupled with the dimensions of the heatsink allows the users to choose both their mainboards and memory modules at discretion. Even memory modules or VRMs with unwelcoming heatsink structures will not get in the way when mounting the Tatsumi.
For the full specifications check out the product page.
Scythe’s packaging is some of the most informational out there. There is information and photos on each side of the package, it is even in a few different languages.
Getting everything out of the box we have the main Tatsumi CPU cooler (heatsink), Scythe Slip Stream 92mm PWM fan, fan clips, thermal paste, mounting hardware for AMD and Intel sockets, and an installation guide.
For a full unboxing and overview of the Tatsumi be sure to check out our video below.