Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler Review

As I mentioned we installed the Scythe Ninja 5 Cu in our Ryzen test system, which is comprised of the following hardware.

Scythe Ninja 5

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Cooling: Scythe Ninja 5
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X470-PRO
Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition
Memory: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-2933 16GB
Storage: Gigabyte UD Pro 512GB
Power: Corsair RM850x

We will be comparing the Scythe Ninja 5 to the following CPU coolers tested on the same hardware.

– AMD Wraith Prism RGB
– AMD Wraith Spire
Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M
Cryorig C7 Cu
Reeven Brontes

For performance testing we will first test idle temperatures. These are taken on the Windows 10 desktop and hour after the system has been turned on.


Moving on to load testing we will be running the AIDA64 system stability test with the CPU only checked. This puts a full load on our CPU. We run this test for 1 hour and record the highest temperature throughout the test.


Taking a look at our results you can see the Scythe Ninja 5 beats out all other coolers in both the idle and load tests! Its performance in the load test beats the next best cooler by 6 degrees!

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