Cooler Master Readies New Thermal Compound with 11 W/mK Conductivityby Anton Shilov on June 25, 2018 10:00 AM EST
Cooler Master is prepping to release its new thermal compound that will have the highest conductivity among all thermal pastes/greases ever released by the company. The new paste is aimed to enable Cooler Master’s clients and overclockers to improve their thermal results.
The manufacturer says that the new paste will have a 11 W/m.K thermal conductivity across a wide range of temperatures and will come in a new packaging for easier application. The new thermal compound from Cooler Master does not even have a brand name as of yet.
11 W/m.K is higher than 8 to 9.5 W/m.K conductivity provided by thermal compounds from Cooler Master and other popular makers of coolers. However, this figure is considerably lower when compared to 73 W/m.K offered by liquid metal-based compounds, such as those from Thermal Grizzly, or liquid metal, but liquid metal also has the side effect of perminently bonding the cooler to the CPU.
Cooler Master already has one thermal compound with an 11 W/m.K conductivity, the MasterGel Maker, which uses nano-diamond at a good viscocity for spreading. The company yet has to disclose the differences between the MaterGel and the new compound.
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Ej24 - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkThermal grizzly conductonaut does not permanently bond the cooler to the cpu... Honestly I rarely hear of people using it between the cpu and cooler anyway, most people are using it between the cpu die and IHS.
Goty - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkCame here to say this. My Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra did solidify on the CPU/IHS, but noting was bonded together and some quick work with a razor blade fixed things up pretty quickly.
Ian Cutress - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkThat's my fault, I took out too many words when editing. Should be fixed.
Paul Tarnowski - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkIt isn't on my end.
Shroedingers Dog - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkNote: Thermal Grizzly and other metal tims must not be used with aluminum coolers! It eats aluminum, hence the appearance of bonding.
Goty - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkThis was between a copper water block and a zinc-coated copper heat spreader, so I don't think that was the issue... Also, liquid metal TIMs will severely degrade the structural integrity of aluminum heat sinks, so it should be fairly obvious to tell if that was the issue in those sorts of situations.
AndrewJacksonZA - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkSo basically, it's almost as good as/equal to Thermal Grizzly's "medium" product, Hydronaught.
Coolermaster: 11.0 W/mk
Hydronaught: 11.8 W/mK
AndrewJacksonZA - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link(BTW - I'm all for competition. It's better for all of us. :-)
Cooe - Monday, June 25, 2018 - linkHydronaut preforms much worse that that number would suggest. It's a very middle of the road paste (see Tom's HW's massive T.I.M. roundup). CM's MasterGel Maker already crushes Hydronaut as far as real world perfomance.
Valantar - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - linkKryonaut is still excellent though, and it's rated significantly above this. Still, if the MasterGel is beating Hydronaut, this could be interesting.