Scythe Introduce Mugen 4 CPU Cooler

/ 4 years ago


Ever since I first reviewed the Scythe Mugen 3, nearly 200 days ago now, I was truly impressed with its impressive performance for such a small price. In fact to date, I’d go as far to say it is probably the best CPU cooler on the market at its (£40) price point. With that in mind it is incredibly exciting to be able to tell you that Scythe have now come out with their Mugen 4 CPU cooler, the next incarnation of the incredibly popular Mugen series. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Japan has been the first market to get the new Scythe Mugen 4, SCMG-4000, which builds on the design of its predecessor the Mugen 3. It features what Scythe are calling TMAPS (three-dimensional multiple airflow pass-through structure) which is essentially an unorthodox fin arrangement that improves the airflow and therefore cooling performance of the CPU cooler. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Scythe have also updated the mounting mechanism with their HPMS (hyper-precision mounting system) which is essentially a new retention module that takes fewer steps to install compared to the previous model. Having reviewed the previous model I can tell you it certainly was fiddly and challenging to install, although it did give an extremely firm high-pressure mount. The Scythe Mugen 4 will support Intel’s upcoming Haswell LGA 1150 processors.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Scythe Mugen 4 retains the six 6mm heat pipes but they are capped slightly differently to the Mugen 3. The base is nickel plated copper and a Falcon 120mm PWM fan is the active cooling component of choice with a 400 to 1400RPM range pushing 20.7 to 79CFM. Measuring 130 x 88 x 160 mm, the cooler weighs about 625 g. Release is expected for April the 24th and it is priced at 4,980¥, US $50 or £40 like its predecessor.


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  • Rubbe

    Cool 😉 (see what i did there?) Would like to see how this stacks up against the Hyper 212EVO

    • Hyper 212 EVO is £25, Scythe Mugen 4 is £40. Not even close to similarly priced. The Scythe Mugen 4 would blow the Hyper 212 EVO out of the water. I’ve had a lot of requests for the Hyper 212 EVO, may try and acquire one.

      • Rubbe

        Yeah I realised the price difference just as i left the remark…(im norwegian so pounds/euro/dollar recalculating takes time… 🙂 ) But the EVO is known to “punch way beyond its class” so should make for an interesting comparing dont u think..

  • Looks like it should have a decent price/performance ratio but I’m really not a ‘fan’ of any of these crushed & refined iron ore contraptions cobbled onto my mobo. Too heavy & unsightly.