Scythe Ashura Shadow Review

But what is the best cooler if it would not do that for which it is built: Cooling ! So we’ll let the Shura Shadow Scythe do perform a little heating session for you.

Test Setup …

As a test system, the following configuration is used: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4012 MHz with 1.19 Volt Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 4x 4 GB DDR3-1600 MSI GeForce 780ti Seasonic Platinum 760 Watt PSU CM Storm Stryker case Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Service Pack 1

Following testing software is used: Prime95 V27.9 Core Temp 1.0 RC6 Asus AiSuite2

Thermal compound:Cooler Master X1 Extreme Fusion 9,5W/mK.

First, we determine how “warm” will the processor get in silent mode. We determined these conditions with 500 rpm fan speed and measure the CPU temperature. After that the rpm was adjusted to maximum fan speed and measured again. The system has been tested in an air conditioned room at 20° C ambient temperature.

However, the most interesting values are the temperatures, the CPU reached under full load. For this purpose, two measurements were performed again, with 500 revolutions per minute and at maximum speed. The processor was loaded with the program called Prime95, which produces a maximum utilization of all cores.

Scythe Ashura Shadow test results …

The results of this test, we have shown in the following diagram. Phanteks PH-TC14PE is used as CPU cooler comparison.

As can be seen, the Scythe Shadow Ashura can certainly hold against the big twin tower coolers. Maybe there could be a slight better temperature with using a second fan. The brackets for this, Scythe delivers within the box, to let the buyer decide.

Scythe Ashura Shadow Result and general impression …