I found this article online and thought it would be a great one to share since it compares so may thermal pastes at once.
Our first massive roundup is going to talk about 26 different thermal grease choices that can be purchased individually, without the cooler itself. We are going to find out which ones rock and which ones fail.
The effect of thermal interface should not be underestimated in the world of CPU and GPU coolers where much effort is spent to lower the temperature of electronic chips by even one or two degrees. Coolers have got so sophisticated nowadays that we cannot expect a dramatic breakthrough in their performance. A new model can only be expected to win 1, 2 or, rarely, 3Â°C against its predecessor, but just as likely there can be no improvements at all. This is why we must note disregard the efficiency of thermal grease which can often provide more benefits than a replacement of the cooler proper.