2011 Thermal Compound Roundup – Results Compilation
Sunday, 25 September 2011 21:36
This is the full collection of the results in the 2011 Thermal Compound Roundup and when new results go up, this post will be updated. Ultimately, we’re looking to keep the charts in the future installments clean, readable, and compact and we can only do that if we limit the number of TIMs per chart. Here in the compilation post, every TIM will be on every chart and we might end up increasing the size of each chart to compensate for the clutter.
In each installment, we’ll only include the TIMs that are being reviewed, the best TIM, the best paste, the worst non-failing paste, and a paste we’ll consider “the standard.” Currently that entails, respectively, Indigo Xtreme, Prolimatech PK-1, Spire SilverGrease SP-457, and Arctic Cooling MX-2.
We’ll also maintain links to each installment of the 2011 Roundup in this post. Additionally, we’ll also provide a preview of which TIMs are next in the queue.
To read the how/what/why of our testing, please read any of the installments. To get our impressions of any specific TIM, please read the installment where we review that specific TIM.
This post was last updated September 27, 2011.
Arctic Cooling MX-2, Spire SilverGrease SP-457, and Indigo Xtreme
Arctic Silver Matrix, Cooler Master IceFusion, and Prolimatech PK-1
Coolink Chillaramic, Nanoxia Heat Buster, and Nexus TMP-1000
Arctic Cooling MX-3 and MX-4
Deep Cool Z3, Z5, and Z9
Arctic Silver 5, Ceramique, and Ceramique 2
Thermalright Chill Factor, Chill Factor 2 and Chill Factor 3
IC Perihelion, Noctua NT-H1, and OCZ Freeze
Shin-Etsu G751, X23-7762, and X23-7783D
EVGA Frostbite, Phobya HeGrease, and TIM Consultants Quantum
Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4
Alphacool Silver Grease, Dimastech HTX-EE, and XSPC K2 (in progress)
Zalman STG-1 and STG-2 (upcoming)
Feser H-Bridge, Scythe Thermal Elixer, and ZeroTherm ZT-100 (upcoming)
Antec Formula 5, Formula 6, and Formula 7 (upcoming)
Gelid GC-1, GC-2, and GC-Extreme (upcoming)
Cooler Master ThermalFusion 400 and TIMTronics Grey Ice 4200 (upcoming)
Rosewill Varieties (upcoming)
SIIG Varieties (upcoming)
Thermaltake Varieties (upcoming)
Xigmatek Varieties (upcoming)
Newer Shin-Etsu Varieties (hopefully)
IC Diamond, Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra, Liquid Pro, and Liquid Metal Pad (finale)