Scythe has announced the Setsugen, a new graphics card cooler that'll fit on both the most recent and a large number of older graphics cards by both AMD and nVidia. The heatsink uses four copper heatpipes to transport the heat from the core to the large aluminum heatsink. This block houses a 120mm fan from Scythe's Slip Stream series which provides the card with some airflow. The air is sucked from below after which it is blown away from the hetsink. This design differs from most other coolers, that typically suck cooler air towards the cards or blow hot air directly out of the chassis.
Naturally, the fan won't always spin at maxium speed; Scythe has bundled a PCI-bracket with fancontroller. This allows users to easily adjust the revolutions of the 120mm fan ranging from 800 to 2000 rpm, producing an airflow of respectively 19,40 and 45,47 CFM. The sound production ranges from 19,53 dB(A) to 33,67 dB(A). Scythe's new Setsugen cooler weighs 375 grams (including fan).
The Setsugen cooler is branded SCVSG-1000 and sports a recommended pricetag of 27,95 euro (excl. VAT). Several heatsinksand mounting materials are bundled to sufficiently cool all supported graphics cards.