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Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review
Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Scythe Mine Rev.B is a funny looking cooler, with a 100mm fan at the center and two separate columns of aluminum cooling fins on either side.

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Scythe   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jun 18, 2007   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Intel 775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Pentium D / Extreme Edition & Quad Core class heatsinks tested at 150W
Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium 4 / Celeron class heatsinks tested at 85W

Results based on readings from a 30x30mm copper interface die with 150W and 85W heat loads applied on the LGA775 version of the Mk.II Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket 775 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: Fan Speed: 150W
Thermal Test* (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)

Thermalright Ultra 120 17.8 10.6 53.7
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 19.0 10.4

56.5

Thermalright Ultra-90 high 19.6 13.0 56.2
Enzotech Ultra-X high 20.0 8.5 59.1
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 21.8 12.7 52.1
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 22.8 13.9 51.9
Cooljag Falcon 92-AL high 23.2 14.2 52.1
Scythe Mine Cooler 23.6 15.0 36.8
Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu high 23.6 14.8 52.8
Akasa AK-920 high 24.3 14.1 52.9
Asus Arctic Square high 24.9 14.9 44.9
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 25.5 15.4 60.3
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 29.0 18.3 60.4
Thermalfly I75DUB high 29.5

16.8

68.5
Zalman CNPS9500 AT 29.6 17.3 53.3
Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P high 29.9 18.5 51.5
Scythe Kama Cross 30.0 18.8 40.0
Akasa AK-961 30.0 18.7

60.7

Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 30.1 18.7 45.9
nPowertek NPH-775-1 30.1 18.8 50.1
Sunon Waturbo 30.6 18.3 57.5
Apack CF800 high 31.4 20.7 48.4
Thermaltake Jungle512 high 31.6 20.4 60.8
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 32.4 21.4 55.0
Scythe Katana II 32.5 18.6 37.9
Rosewill RCX-Z2

32.6

19.3 59.9
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 32.9 19.7 50.7
Apack CF900 high 32.9 20.3 48.3
Evercool PT02-9232CP 33.3 19.9 63.3
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 33.5 20.6 49.8
Intel Stock Pentium D high 33.8 20.7 47.5
nPowerTek SF775-2 high 34.7 21.1 64.6
Akasa AK-960E 36.1 21.4 56.3
Thermalfly I75DUH 37.8 22.8 48.7
Cooljag OAK-H high 38.5 22.9 55.7
Cooljag OAK-H2 high 38.6 24.1 55.6
LS Cable SHS-T700 38.7 22.8 48.5
Cooljag OAK-H low 95.3 54.5 29.5
150W
Thermal Test (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 150W thermal test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

The heat output from Intel processors varies between single and multi-core solutions so FrostyTech must rely on two thermal values to represent the upper limits of each class of CPU; 150W and 85W.

With a 150W heat load first applied by the Intel LGA775 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform, the Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 heatsink maintains a temperature of just 23.6°C over ambient (36.8dBA noise). The easily places the Scythe Mine Rev.B within the top 10 of LGA775 heatsinks tested in this reference list.

The Scythe Mine Rev.B heatsink was next tested with an 85W heat load. In this case the heatsink managed a result of 15.0°C over ambient. Fan speed was held steady at 1500RPM, so the Mine Rev.B heatsink continued to run with a whisper quiet noise level of just 36.8 dBA

From the test data we have seen here, the Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 heatsink is an excellent thermal solution for either AMD Athlon 64 or Intel Core/Quad Duo/Pentium D platforms.

The Mine Rev.B managed to perform within the top 20% in both circumstances, and with less than 40 dBA noise generated! It did not outperform the stock AMD AM2 heatsink thermally, but did provide lower temperatures than the stock Intel Penium D bifurcated fin cooler which is in wide use today. Scythe have created an excellent low noise, high performance multi-platform compatible heatsink here. As such, FrostyTech recommends you consider the Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 heatsink if you case can accommodate its size, and if you're looking for lower noise levels and lower CPU running temperatures.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review
 2:  360° View - Scythe Mine Rev.B Heatsink
 3:  Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
 4:  Surface Finish and Flatness Examined
 5:  AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 6: — Intel 775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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