Thermal Paste Comparison 2015 – Which is The Best Thermal Paste?

Which thermal paste reigns supreme?


Note: – Updated for August 2015 –

Thermal Paste Comparison Results

Below is the attributed data after all steps of the testing methodology which you can find on the previous page; I did toy with adding some “fun” entries such as mayonnaise, toothpaste or even Nutella but I opted out as I don’t want the blame for anyone wanting to explain an RMA for a chip covered in chocolate, I can quite imagine it actually!


Which is the Best Thermal Paste? - 2015 (Update) 1

Which is the Best Thermal Paste? - 2015 (Update) 4

As you can see from the above results although between a lot of them the difference isn’t huge, but between premium grade Coollaboratory compound and generic, the differences can be HUGE!


  1. What about articooling MX4? It would be nice to see how it performs. For legacy purposes i would also like to see ArticSilver 5 in the test.

    Regards from PT.

  2. You missed two very good ones Gav! Lol :p

    Test Phanteks TH-NDC and Prolimatech PK-3. GC-Extreme will still win but those two are the next best. The Phanteks one I don’t think that you can buy on it’s own as it comes with their coolers. I’ve got a spare tube if you want it.


  3. Agree with the rest, where is Artic Silver 5? Ive been using it from some time, how is possible that one of the most used and highest rated brands is not in this review?

    • It is awaiting to be tested this week; you have to bare in mind that I paid retail price for every thermal paste on test bar a couple of them (companies were kind), so I didn’t have the budget to buy “every” brand. Rest assured it will be added over the next 7-10 days etc!

    • If you were to send us a sample or the company in question, we would give it a test in 2016’s upcoming round-up this summer 🙂

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