Scythe Ashura: Performance Test 2
It’s time for our second and most important test. In this test we look to compare each cooler side by side by eliminating all the variables that may hamper our results. This means using our choice of fans and TIM throughout the entirety of this test. Buyers may benefit from buying custom fans and TIM by gaining performance, as well as by reducing the noise coming from the high RPM fans included with most cooling units. Our choice of TIM is Prolimatech PRO-PK3-5G which is an aluminum based solution that does not require any burn in time to reach peak performance.
Yate-Loon Fan Specifications
Our choice of fans include the Yate-Loon D12SM-12 120 mm and D14SM-12 140 mm fans. Yate-Loons are mostly known for their quiet operation, and very low price. They are also very common among power supply fans, and are frequently found in the market as there are many re branded versions available from different companies.
|Dimensions:||120 x 120 x 20 mm||140 x 140 x 20 mm|
|Air Flow Max.:||70.5 CFM||62.0 CFM|
|Noise Level Max.:||33 dBA||29 dBA|
|Fan Speed:||1650 RPM ± 10%||1400 RPM ± 10%|
|Rated Voltage:||12 V DC||12 V DC|
|Input current Max.:||0.30 Amps||0.70 Amps|
Test 2 Results
In part 1 of this test, the output heat generated by our Intel Core I5 4670k at stock settings gives the Scythe Ashura no struggles in terms of cooling capabilities. It manages to beat a vast majority of the competition including the Scythe Mugen Max. Only the Raijintek Triton manages to beat it, making the Scythe Ashura the best heatsink so far in our 2015 round-up.
Our overclocked temperature measurements close the gap between the Scythe Ashura and other coolers in this section. If Scythe would have included two fans with the cooler we would have probably seen the same impressing numbers for our test 1 like in our test 2. Although test 2 is the most important one, both the Scythe Mugen Max and Scythe Ashura are the winners in our test 2 managing to beat everyone else in the table.