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Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review
Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review
Overall Rating:   81%
Abstract: While Scythe doesn't overtly market its heatsinks as "silent" coolers, the company has typically produced coolers which meet the quiet esthetic.

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Home > Reviews > Page Title: 200Watt Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.III Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Core i7, Extreme Edition class heatsinks tested at a 200W heat load.
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 200W heat load on the Intel version of the Mk.III 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 LGA2011-3 / 2011 /1366 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

Coolermaster Nepton 280L high 10.6 58.8
Coolermaster Nepton 140XL high 11.8 59.6
Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 high 12.2 46.0
Coolermaster Seidon 240M high 13.4 55.6
Silverstone Tundra TD02 high 13.6 53.0
DeepCool Maelstrom 240 high 13.8 58.6
Coolermaster Glacer 240L high 14.1 52.5
NZXT Kraken X60 high 14.5 60.7
Coolermaster Nepton 240M high 15.1 50.6
Noctua NH-D15 high 15.8 49.8
Noctua NH-U14S 17.0 47.3
Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 high 17.3 46.0
Coolermaster Seidon 120V high 17.5 54.3
NZXT Kraken X40 high 18.2 59.4
Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 high 18.3 54.2
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 high 18.4 52.5
Silverstone Tundra TD03 high 18.7 58.1
Silverstone Argon AR01 high 18.8 53.0
X2 Products Eclipse IV high 19.1 57.4
Coolermaster Eisberg 240L high 19.1 50.5
BeQuiet Dark Rock TF 19.2 44.5
Reeven Justice RC-1204 high 19.2 48.5
BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 high 19.5 43.7
Raijintek Themis high 19.7 52.8
Coolermaster V8 GTS high 20.0 59.7
BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 high 20.9 41.8
Corsair Hydro H80i high 21.1 64.0
Noctua NH-U12S 21.1 46.2
Raijintek Ereboss high 21.4 49.7
Zalman Reserator 3 Max high 21.6 58.9
Scythe Mugen 4 high 21.7 41.9
Zalman LQ315 high 21.9 50.8
Silverstone NT06-P high 22.1 51.6
Raijintek Pallas high 22.2 43.2
Scythe Ashura SCASR-1000 high 22.5 49.4
DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer high 23.0 52.5
Raijintek Aidos high 23.0 55.6
Reeven Hans RC-1205 high 23.1 49.4
Gamerstorm Lucifer K2 high 23.2 55.2
Silentium Fera2 HE1224 high 23.4 37.6
Zalman LQ310 high 23.8 52.7
Coolermaster Hyper D92 high 24.1 53.4
Phanteks PH-TC14S high 24.2 47.4
Scythe Ashura Shadow (SCASR-1000SE) high 24.2 51.4
Raijintek Tisis high 24.6 47.8
BeQuiet Shadow Rock Slim high 24.7 40.4
BeQuiet Shadow Rock 2 high 24.9 43.3
Scythe Ninja 4 high 25.5 43.2
Zalman LQ320 high 25.5 50.2
ID-Cooling SE-214X high 26.5 46.3
Gelid Antarctica (LGA1366) high 26.6

49.8

Noctua NH-D9DXi4 3U (front +2nd Fan) 27.7 47.4
BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP 27.9 42.6
BeQuiet PureRock 27.9 42.9
npowertek NPH-1366-115HC (LGA1366) high 28.7 44.8
Dynatron G556 (LGA1366/2U) 29.1 68.4
Noctua NH-U9S 30.2 44.3
Dynatron G555 (LGA1366/2U) 30.4 67.8
Dynatron G666 (LGA1366/2U) 31.8 68.7
Noctua NH-D9L 32.0 43.2
Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 high 34.2 48.7
Noctua NH-D9DXi4 3U 34.9 44.6
Silverstone NT01-Pro high 35.8 40.4
nPowerTek NPH1366-140HC (LGA1366) high 36.3 48.1
Phanteks PH-TC12LS high 36.4 43.4
Zalman FX-100 (w/h ZM-F2 fan) 36.9 28.5
Scythe Ninja 4 low 37.7 37.9
Noctua NH-L9x65 high 44.8 46.1
Dynatron G199 (LGA1366/1U) 47.6 62.6
Zalman FX-100 (hor, ver) 63.0 0.0
200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 200W 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.

Frostytech's socket LGA2011 Intel synthetic thermal test platform stresses socket LGA2011/1366 compatible heatsinks with a 200W heat load. Keep in mind that the AMD Integrated Heat Spreader and Intel LGA2011 Integrated Heat Spreader both measure ~38x38mm, so these test results can be extrapolated to AMD processor scenario's as well.

With a 200W heat load applied by the Intel LGA2011/1366 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform, the Scythe Ninja 4 heatsink yields a temperature test result of 25.5°C over ambient at 1500RPM fan speed. This positions the Ninja 4 heatsink near the middle of the pack, although noise output is pretty low at 43.2 dBA. Dropping the 120mm fan speed to 600RPM causes test temperatures to increase to 37.7°C over ambient.

On the whole, the heatsink reference charts indicate that Scythe's Ninja 4 heatsink offers fairly middle of the road thermal performance.

However, if we narrow the field by setting aside heatsinks which are louder than 43.5 dBA and only look at the quieter CPU coolers, the Scythe Ninja 4 certainly does emerge from the crowd as a very good low noise offering. Where sub-160mm tall heatsinks are considered, the Scythe Ninja 4 CPU cooler stands within ~3°C of the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme, Scythe Mugen 4, Akasa Nero, Raijintek Pallas, BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 and BeQuiet Shadow Rock Slim heatsinks. Anyway you slice it though, the Scythe Ninja 4 is best run at with its' fan operating at full speed.

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 Page 1:  Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review
 Page 2:  360° View - Scythe Ninja 4 Heatsink
 Page 3:  Acoustic Sample and Heatsink Sound Levels
 Page 4:  125Watt AMD Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 Page 5:  150Watt Intel LGA115x Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
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