Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Paste
So how well did Tuniq's TX-2 thermal paste perform in our review today?
One particular area that TX-2 performed exceptionally well in was the fact that it is able to give a very satisfactory performance straight out of the syringe.
To be honest, I find the 200 hours that Arctic Silver 5 takes to fully cure quite an annoyance. I want the ability to have my cake and to eat it too. Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste will give you this, which is evident from the performance graphs. Not only did it outperform Arctic Silver 5 at idle temperatures, it still managed to keep up with the favourite at load temperatures.
After allowing the Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste time to cure, and like-wise for the Tuniq TX-2; Tuniq's thermal paste still managed to perform just as admirably as the AS5. Quite simply, Tuniq TX-2 will provide identical performance to AS5, whilst being a little easier to apply.
One area that I'm a little unsure of is how the Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste may perform over time. Whilst I'm loathe to include an unknown as a negative, I think that the products molecular stability over a lengthy duration of use is an unknown, and as such warrants some thought. Will the different molecular make-up of the TX-2 lead to drying out or cracking over time...I guess that only time will tell. Arctic Silver 5 on the other hand has a proven track record.
From a pricing perspective, Tuniq's TX-2 is priced at exactly the same price-point as AS5, and so there is absolutely no reason for you to not give it a try. Newegg has the Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste available from US$5.99
Let's have a look at the breakdown:
• Performance equal to that of AS5
• Comparitively priced
• Ease of application
• Unproven stability over time.
• Nothing to report
Subsequently, I have chosen to award Tuniq's TX-2 thermal paste the Overclock3D.net 'Recommended Award'.
A special thank you goes out to Tuniq for supplying the review sample
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