Tuesday, November 30th 2021

Scythe Announces New Thermal Elixer G Thermal Paste

Scythe announces the release of the new thermal paste Thermal Elixer G (SCTEG-1000), the new generation of Scythe thermal compound product. Featuring unique formula with Graphene inside, the TE-G has superior performance and long-term stability. Non-corrosive and not electrically conductive, the TE-G is suitable to use on CPU and GPU applications that require demanding performance. The Thermal Elixer G is available now in the US at an MSRP of 15.00 USD, the complete specifications can be found below.
Specifications
  • Model Number: SCTEG-1000
  • Thermal Conductivity : 11 W/m-K
  • Thermal Impedance : 0.01°C -in/W
  • Viscosity : 600k Cps
  • Temperature : -20°C / +120 °C
  • Capacity : 3.5 g
  • Content : 3.5 g syringe, spatula, cleaning wipe
Source: Scythe
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7 Comments on Scythe Announces New Thermal Elixer G Thermal Paste

#1
nguyen
specs are rather unimpressive, max temp is only 120C, I wonder if this paste is subjected to pump out effect.
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#2
MachineLearning
nguyenspecs are rather unimpressive, max temp is only 120C, I wonder if this paste is subjected to pump out effect.
Agreed, I'm thinking it's one (or more) of three things:

- this is mediocre quality paste, probably not bad but not worth $15 USD/3.5G
- Scythe's testing is wack and this actually performs well in testing / above spec, or
- Scythe's thermal paste testing (or whoever they contracted to do so) is more honest than some other higher-rated pastes and it looks less impressive on paper as a result.

All conjecture, I'd like to hear others' thoughts.
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#3
Mussels
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MachineLearningAgreed, I'm thinking it's one (or more) of three things:

- this is mediocre quality paste, probably not bad but not worth $15 USD/3.5G
- Scythe's testing is wack and this actually performs well in testing / above spec, or
- Scythe's thermal paste testing (or whoever they contracted to do so) is more honest than some other higher-rated pastes and it looks less impressive on paper as a result.

All conjecture, I'd like to hear others' thoughts.
Nah you're about right. Look how much better liquid metal is on paper, vs the gains in reality.
Outside of situations with really bad, screwed up stock TIM (like under an IHS), huge gains on paper are small in reality. This may still be a great paste, we dunno til it gets tested
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#4
seth1911
i use the arctic siver ceramiqe 2, 25g for 9€ (for GPU, Laptops, Consoles ....) and Liquid Metal Pads mostly for CPU.
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#5
MachineLearning
seth1911i use the arctic siver ceramiqe 2, 25g for 9€ (for GPU, Laptops, Consoles ....) and Liquid Metal Pads mostly for CPU.
I'm also a fan of that same paste. It's cheap, non-conductive and performs well in my at-home non-scientific testing.

With that being said, I really wish there were more in-depth resources focusing on thermal paste. Data like that would be extremely useful in legitimately comparing products like Arctic MX-4 to MX-5, AS Ceramiqué 2, NT-H1 / NT-H2 and this new Scythe paste. I feel like there used to be more testing for thermal pastes back in the day, maybe it was just more necessary in a younger market. Thermal conductivity is measured in seemingly infinite ways by manufacturers, if they were kept more consistent perhaps the Thermal Elixer G would stand out more.
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#6
seth1911
i dont pay for some sorts of thermal paste the same gramm/euro like for weed :laugh:
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#7
Athlonite
They say it's non conductive but isn't Graphene a conductive material if this isn't conductive then there mustn't be much in the of Graphene in it then
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