Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 04:06

Scythe Musashi is great - 4 Conclusion

Written by Eliot Kucharik

ImageImage

Review: HD4850 cooled down 40°C

Scythe managed to deliver its promise of a silent, but still powerful, PC-platform with extending its product line with the marvelous Scythe Musashi graphics-card cooler. We only found one negative point: the mounting screws are a bit thin, so the cooler can be moved even when mounted, but this did not change the results of our tests. Because the transistors for the VRM on the HD4850 are very small, we would welcome a push-pin solution which would certainly remove the problem of improper adhesive connection.

With a fan speed so low the fans are inaudible we achieved very impressive results. There was no need to use the high-speed fan setting. This cooler will also manage to cool less powerful graphics cards completely passively, as long there is sufficient airflow in the case.

The temperatures never exceeded 60°C, which is very healthy for a graphics-card. Naturally, overclocking will also improve if you're into it, but our primary goal was to achieve a silent graphics-card. The Scythe Musashi is available for €30,- which is not a bargain, but very reasonable for the quality and results you get. In the U.S. we found a price of $32.95, which is very competitive price.

Overall, we can highly recommend the Scythe Musashi.

Image



(Page 4 of 4)
Last modified on Thursday, 18 December 2008 04:11
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments