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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  • Alexvrb - Thursday, June 28, 2018 - link

    Yeah, performance on paper and performance in actual use are two very different things when it comes to thermal compounds. I myself aim for some balance of ease of use, ease of cleanup, performance, and cost. Top performance isn't necessary for me and isn't typically worth the aggravation and cost, but at the same time I don't want some cheap Intel-grade Crest either. Or was it Colgate?
  • PeachNCream - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    Eh, I still have a 65g tube of Arctic MX-2 that I've used twice on laptops and will never empty.
  • Shroedingers Dog - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    It's all you will ever need.
  • PeachNCream - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    That was the plan. I didn't want to have to buy thermal compound again so I just got the biggest one Amazon had to offer. Go big or go home? I dunno, it was probably a waste as something like 8g would have been more than I'd ever need.
  • jordanclock - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    Is something wrong with the demo units? I'm not seeing any of the RGB on those tubes.
  • Goty - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    Vaporware, calling it now ;)
  • boozed - Monday, June 25, 2018 - link

    Presumably you mean W/m.K (watts per metre-kelvin) and not W/mK (watts per millikelvin)?
  • mode_13h - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - link

    If you check the pic, even Cooler Master got this right.
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - link

    Right you are. Thanks for the heads up!
  • boozed - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - link

    I know it's a small thing but IMO it's important to get units right!

    As always, the interaction with your readers is well appreciated.

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