What do you guys think of this product, I think it's pretty cool.
Truly, but hopefully they can improve the efficiency of it to match the top pastes.Its cool, but definitely not the end of thermal paste. There's still a few degrees delta between the pad and good thermal paste.
Although, I have to admit, there have been times where I wished I didn't have to deal with paste.
Yeah it’s not hard, but if you had to choose to apply, clean and reapply vs not....I’d skip the paste.I run tests between different coolers, and don't have any problems.. It truly is not rocket science. I did not watch the video for more than a minute or so. But in the past, you couldn't re use pads, once they baked on you scraped them off.
Why would it be limited to cpu's and gpu's with an IHS? Once you mount it it doesn't move. Being electrically conductive is a non issue. Laptops don't have an IHS and they are getting laptop people to sample them. http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...mal-pad-available-for-test-and-review.815439/ The fujipoly thermal pads are way too thick to be used on a cpu/gpu and they would be one time use just like thermal paste.Watched the video, news worthy IMO.
The fact that the temps are 'near' margin of error with this reusable IC Graphite Thermal Pad.
I think the point is that it's re-usuable. 1 pad is all you need. It was also reported that during testing it was reused 50 times. That's the selling point.
You take it off and put it on your new CPU when you upgrade without having to clean old thermal paste. Sure, applying thermal paste isn't a problem. It's the clean up that is so important. Sometimes it's a simple wipe. Other times it requires Q-tips, alcohol, etc.
35W/mK top/bottom, 800ishW/mk from side to side. Linus burned himself when he torched the pad. Down size is that it's electrically conductive. Limiting it's use to CPU/GPU's with IHS.
The only other thermal pads that I know of worth it is Fujipoly. Which is none conductive but the highest is about 17.0 W/mK which is not designed for CPU/GPUs. So, when you think about it, from at least one prospective, it's double the W/mk of Fujipoly.
I haven't seen any testing with these pads are out-performing normal TIM, so I doubt it will be doing any better 6 months or a year from now.They tested the short term. With something like this, I would like to see the long term effects. See if the pad holds up after a year of use, and to see if it surpasses a tim application after that year. (since the TIM may dry up)
Has those tests been taken a year out? TIM degrades over the years, it would be interesting to see how the pad degrades. If it doesn't, when does TIM diminish enough to be worse than this pad.I haven't seen any testing with these pads are out-performing normal TIM, so I doubt it will be doing any better 6 months or a year from now.