Tuniq TX-2 vs Gelid GC1 Thermal Paste Showdown

Article Index
Tuniq TX-2 vs Gelid GC1 Thermal Paste Showdown
Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Paste Specifications
Gelid GC1 Thermal Paste Specifications
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Paste Specifications
Testing and Final Conclusion

Product: Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Paste
Provided By: Tuniq
Price: $3.79 Online

 

Product: Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Paste
Provided By: Arctic Cooling
Price: 4 Gram Package ~$8.45 USD - 30 Gram Package ~$39.95 USD

 

Product: GELID Solutions GC1 Thermal Paste
Provided By: GELID Solutions
Price: $6.99 MSRP

Introduction: 

It's been a while since I had the chance to sit down and compare thermal pastes, last time I compared the Arctic Cooling MX-2 to the Noctua NT-H1 (Full Review Here) and the results were tight. Today we are going to take a look at a couple new products, the Tuniq TX-2 and the GELID Solutions GC1 and we will compare them up against the Arctic Cooling MX-2 in our testing and see if either of these new thermal pastes can take the performance crown.

Thermal paste is usually one of those things that you don't think about until something goes wrong and don't have any left, most people just use whatever comes with their cooler that they buy, but if your looking to lower your temperatures even more something like a high-quality thermal paste will help you out with a couple degrees cooling temperatures. Let's see how the GELID Solutions and Tuniq products handle our testing today.

 

First Impressions:

The GELID Solutions GC1 comes in a 5 gram package and the Tuniq TX-2 comes in a 3.5 gram package, that's the biggest thing you'll notice when comparing the two, otherwise they are pretty similar, both come in a tube, both are gray, and that's about all you'll notice when comparing them visually.

As you can see in the picture below the GC1 comes with a handy little "Applicator" which is a nice little bonus to get and is going to save your credit cards or whatever you use to spread out the thermal paste.

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GELID GC1 vs Tuniq TX-2

Tuniq has been around for a while now as a division of Sunbeamtech and offer a line of coolers and power supplies and a few other products.

GELID Solutions is a company that is relatively unknown as of yet due to the fact that they were just founded in June of 2008, according to their website they are based out of Hong Kong and they offer a couple case fans as well as a new CPU Cooler that is "Coming Soon".

Well there really isn't much else to be said about these products, in the next sections we'll provide detail specifics on each of the products that we are using in our testing, and then we'll let the results speak for themselves.