Well this is a $24 cooler, so we really can’t expect it to compete with the other high performance CPU coolers we’ve tested in the past, especially since most of them cost upwards of $50 or more. Again, I believe this would be a great cooler for your Core i5 or Core i3, but I really couldn’t recommend it for a Core i7 or Ryzen 7 chip.
The cooler is really easy to install and they even have the Intel hardware pre-installed. You also won’t run into any clearance issues as the cooler is quite small and the fan does not extend over your memory. During operation you really cannot hear the fan at all.
Given the coolers price we can’t knock it that much, so overall we give the Scythe Byakko CPU Cooler an 8 out of 10 score.
– Small and compact
– Easy to install
– Pretty poor performance