Scythe released two new CPU coolers in the last few months: the Fuma and the Grand Kama Cross 3. The Fuma has two fans to improve cooling efficiency, whereas the Grand Kama Cross 3 is a top-down cooler. Time to test their performance.
The Fuma and Grand Kama Cross 3 are two totally different coolers. The Fuma has a particularly big heat sink, whereas the Grand Kama Cross 3 is a relatively big top-town cooler. The Fuma has, like the Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH, room for two fans. A difference is that where the Mugen 4 PCGH had one big heat sink, the Fuma has room for a fan between the two. When using more than one fan, each individual fan can run slower to create the same airflow. The noise will decrease, because two slow-running fans will normally produce less noise than one fast-running fan. Because of this the minimum speed of the fans is considerably lower: only 300 rpm.
The Grand Kama Cross 3 is from a very different breed: this is a top-down cooler. Smaller top-down coolers are appropriate for Mini-ITX systems, but the Grand Kama Cross 3 is much too big for that. It turns out that people in some countries, like Japan, prefer top-down coolers over 'normal' coolers, even though these 'tower-coolers' normally perform better than top-down coolers.
The average price is 48 euros/36 pounds for the Fuma and 41 euros/31 pounds for the Grand Kama Cross 3. No exceptionally high prices, but they aren't cheap either.