The Tuniq TX-2 is the latest thermal compound to enter the market, will this thermal compound be better than the popular Arctic Cooling MX-2? Let’s have a look.
The Tuniq TX-2 comes packed in an extremely plastic wrapper – just the tube in the wrapper with some printed information of the thermal compound on the top of the wrapper and the tube label. Yes, the package is even more simple compared to the hard-plastic cover for the Arctic Cooling MX-2. So yeah, you can say that it’s a least-impressive but more cost-effective and user-friendly packing. 🙂
Here are the highlights of the Tuniq TX-2 thermal compound as found in the official product page.
- Low thermal resistance for superior heat transfer, 4.5W/mK
- Small molecular size makes a better contact between the heatsink and heatsource.
- Thin bond line for hi-efficiency conductivity
- Low bleed under high pressure
- Spreads easy – clean consistency
- Help the low-pressure clip design of cooler to achieve better cooling performance.
- RoHS compliant
- Not Electrically conductive
Application & Performance
Application was simple, just as any other thermal compound – just slap a thin layer around the contact area like the processor or GPU chip and that’s it. 🙂
Here we pit the Tuniq TX-2 (TX2) against the Arctic Cooling MX-2 (MX2). The test was done on the ASUS EAH3650 TOP (which I reviewed recently) with Glaciator heatsink with 100Mhz overclock; Ambient temperatures for these tests were around 25°C.
Seems like the crown is now taken over by Tuniq’s TX-2.
I’d say the Tuniq TX-2 did a great job and performed a little better than the Arctic Cooling MX-2.
Both are great thermal compounds, just seems like the TX-2 has the upper hand.