Cooler Grasp is selling its new CryoFuze Violet (opens in new tab) excessive efficiency thermal paste. One of many attention-grabbing facets of the product is that it strikes thermal pastes away from grey gloops into the extra glamorous world of violet amalgams. Not coincidentally, the thermal compound’s coloration is one thing like Cooler Grasp’s signature shade.
Past the headlining coloration, which hardcore PC fanatics and DIYers aren’t going to care about (a lot), Cooler Grasp claims some respectable technical specs for its purply paste. Its thermal conductivity worth is 12.6 W/mK, which is on the higher-end for pastes that aren’t electrically conductive. Apparently, Cooler Grasp CryoFuze Nano has a barely larger 14 W/mK ranking.
For reference, in our current roundup of 90 pastes examined and ranked, our favourite from the entire bunch provided 11.2 W/mK. Furthermore, trade customary bearers like Arctic MX-5 affords 6.0 W/mK — not all conductivity is rated equally, in different phrases.
After all there are a large number of different properties that differentiate pastes good and dangerous. Different qualities of the CryoFuze Violet embrace its simple utility, because of a balanced viscosity. Cooler Grasp additionally says the paste is exceptionally steady at a variety of temperatures (-50 to +240 levels Celcius). It claims that it received’t dry out, and that it’s non corrosive.
CryoFuze Violet makes use of nanoparticles to extend thermal conductivity, however it’s in no way pioneering this materials expertise. Our two favourite pastes, ProlimaTech PK-3 Nano Aluminum (opens in new tab) and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (opens in new tab), use this tech, as does the just lately launched Alphacool Apex (opens in new tab).
|Thermal Conductivity||12.6 (W/mK)|
Cooler Grasp offered an tutorial video, making clear as soon as and for all what it felt was one of the best ways to use thermal paste, when it launched the primary CryoFuze Nano. In keeping with the video it is best to squirt a lot of paste in your CPU earlier than poking it round with a plastic paddle. The method appears loads like an beginner baker icing a cake. However then final week we noticed Igor Wallossek painstakingly measuring and manipulating thermal paste on a GPU, and he discovered the ‘buttering’ of the chip pasting technique to be the worst doable (a easy sausage was greatest).
As talked about above, we compiled a Finest Thermal Paste for CPUs 2022 checklist a couple of weeks in the past, checking over 90 alternate options. Till we now have had time to scrutinize Cooler Grasp’s CryoFuze Violet amalgam, it is perhaps clever to stay with one thing grey.
Cooler Grasp didn’t point out pricing or availability, however we noticed a CryoFuze Violet 2g twin-pack obtainable through Newegg (opens in new tab), priced at $30.99 (ships from Hong Kong). Hopefully when it reaches native distributors it is going to be extra reasonably priced.