Scythe has revealed its new Iori compact CPU cooler. The unit features a top-down flow design, and is supposed to be used on Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX systems where space is sometimes a scarce commodity.
Heat is taken from the CPU surface by means of a nickel-plated contact block which transfers the heat to three 6 mm thick copper heat pipes. In turn, the heat is brought into an aluminum fin array, from which the heat is dissipated using a 100 mm fan. The fan is PWM capable and can spin at speeds ranging from 300 RPM to 1800 RPM. As such, noise levels can range from an inaudible 4.5 dBA up to a moderate 26.7 dBA.
The entire structure weighs 400 grams and measures 107 x 92 x 136 mm. This compact format allowed Scythe to employ a push-pin mounting system, making mounting the cooler to a motherboard a snap.
Compatibility is stated for most modern CPU sockets, including AMD's AM3+ and FM2+ sockets as well as Intel's LGA115X sockets. European availability is immediate with ex-VAT pricing of €24.50. No word on U.S. pricing yet, but we can expect it to be about $25, or not far from there.