Scythe Announces Entry-Level Tatsumi 1000B CPU Cooler

Scythe has revealed a new CPU cooler: the Tatsumi 1000B. This is a simple entry-level CPU cooler that should be widely compatible.

The cooler is built using an aluminum fin stack to which heat is fed through three 6 mm thick copper heat pipes. Heat gets transferred to the heat pipes through the use of a nickel-plated copper base.

The fan on the unit is a 92 mm fan which can rotate at speeds of up to 2500 RPM, though because it is PWM controlled will be able to rotate at speeds as low as about 300 RPM for when the system is doing some extra-heavy nothing. At full speed the fan will push up to 55.55 CFM of air while making about 31 dBA of noise.

Pricing for the unit is set at 3280 Yen (ex. VAT), which translates to about $32 USD. Shipping starts on May 2 with no word on U.S. availability just yet.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • razor512
    From what I have seen, these entry level tower coolers do not work much better than the stock heatpipe style coolers such as the ones AMD provides with their high TDP CPU's. Heatpipes are not as efficient as a direct connection of the fins to the copper base. The reason is that they require a large delta between ambient and load temperature before reaching full efficiency. This is often why these coolers may not have the best idle temperatures. Other than seeking a quieter system, a user is better off spending a little more and getting a good 120-140mm tower cooler.
  • coffeecoffee
    I see nothing special about this cooler considering it's the same price as a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Evo (Which has a true and tested design). If this was $20 USDcooler, that would be a different story.
  • jurassic512
    Custom and AIO liquid coolers ftw.
  • JackNaylorPE
    Great to see old cooler veteran Scythe back in the game again.... the old Mugen 2 and 3 were great alternatives to the Hyper 212 with similar thermal performance but a better mounting mechanism, which resulted in less chance of damaging your MoBo.