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Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler

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Testing

Testing Hardware:

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 3.8GHz at 1.3 volts
Ram: OCZ DDR3 1600 4GB Dual Channel
Video Card: Sapphire HD 5750
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Case: NA
Cooling: Cogage Arrow
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5

Competition:

Noctua D14
Thermaltake Frio

Testing of the Scythe Yasya

Over time, we've found that we have been able to get a better overclock on our i5 750 at a very respectable voltage of 1.3. We used this for the testing the Yasya. During testing, we allow the system to sit idle for one hour and then measured the temperature. Afterward, we then loaded OCCT and ran a 30 minute bench session with priority set at high and recorded the temps at the end. Each core was recorded for more detailed performance stats.

Results

When at idle the Yasya did not really compare to the dual tower models we have tested lately. But this is obvious as the dual tower models like the Cogage Arrow and the D14 has a huge advantage mass-wise as well as cooling. The Yasya was a direct competitor with the Thermaltake Frio when using a single fan as the numbers were identical.

With a load on the rig we found the Frio using a single fan one up the Yasya. A single degree separated the two throughout the testing. But remember the Frio is 200 grams heavier and comes with a stronger fan. Not shown in the chart below we took one of the Thermaltake fans from the Frio and mated it with the Yasya. Results were slightly different as the numbers were once again identical to the Frio. But at the cost of more noise.