X2 Makes High-Viscosity Thermal Interface Material

X2 has made a new thermal interface material: the X2 Thermica.

The grease is built to be usable with both CPUs and GPUs, and is said to be suitable for high-wattage processors. It can be used with both air cooling as well as water cooling blocks.

Technical specifications include a >5W/m-K thermal conductivity, which is managed with an ingredient ratio of 10 percent silicon compounds, 45 percent carbon compounds, as well as 45 percent metal oxide compounds. It is also a higher-viscosity substance, making it harder to accidentally get messy.

X2 will ship the product in a single syringe, which will contain half a gram of TIM, written to be good for two processor installations. MSRP pricing is set at $6.99 for the US.

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  • Amdlova
    harder can't be good for some people or air cooler. some people push amount of pressure on motherboard with air cooler. point to break the motherboard.
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  • hotroderx
    I know this has been done in the past but I like to see Tom's take all the new and old Thermal Paste and Test them. I don't mean a standard test either that just has stock temps and voltages. I am thinking more like they cherry pick one of there best OC processors push it as hard as they can then try the different paste out on it. When it comes to over clocking a 4-5 degree c difference can be huge. Another test I like to see is them do with thermal paste. Take one of the AMD 9590 overclock it then check temps with the different paste. Both test they could very it up One set of results with Closed Looped Water Cooler the other with Fan's. That way we could see if maybe Thermal Paste makes a bigger differences when it comes to Water Coolers. The test wouldn't be about the processors but the paste its self.
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  • vaughn2k
    suggest to include the mesh size of the thermal product... one of the consideration for thermal management is BLT (not bacon, lettuce and tomato :D) or bond line thickness, and it greatly affects junction temperature.
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