Geild has released a new thermal compound as a successor to their GC-1 which will end life in May. It will be interesting to see if it can dethrown the reigning champ IC7 by Innovation Cooling
Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions launches the premium “GC-2” thermal compound as the successor of the multi award winner “GC-1”. The “GC-1” thermal compound will be end of life by end of May 2009. Optimal heat conductivity and low thermal resistance make the “GC-2” best-in-class thermal compound and enables an effective heat transfer. At the same time the compound is non-electrical conductive, non-corrosive, non-bleeding and non-curing. Aiming for the same high performance and price range as its predecessor the “GC-2” contains 7g paste which is twice as much as most other competitors. The “GC-2” will be part of the SILENT product line of GELID Solutions.
“GC-2” is awarded and recommended by experienced reviewers:
“GELID Solutions previously impressed us with their GC-1 paste and we are left with a similar impression of GC-2. Their new thermal compound exceeds the performance of Arctic Cooling’s MX-2 under load and idle condition which makes it our first choice in any system build.” Driverheaven.com
“I found the GC-2 compound very easy to use and spread on both the IHS and the base of a few cooler types I tried it on. With the four thermal pastes I tried including the original GC-1 compound, I found the GELID Solutions GC-2 thermal compound to be the best performer. GC-2, in our lab-like environment of testing, performed just shy of 2° Celsius better than the GC-1, and more than a degree better than both of the others tested. Great job on the new thermal compound, it makes it to the top three as far as what thermal compound I would purchase.” Tweaktown.com
The “GC-2” thermal compound is available in June 2009 and has a MSRP of USD 6.99 / Euro.