Ketchup is a good GPU thermal compound!


Ketchup is a good GPU thermal compound

 
A serious study shows that ketchup can be a good alternative to traditional thermal pastes. Other exotic thermal pastes have been tested too: cheese, potato, toothpaste. The toothpaste is one of the worst with potato and cheese. For each thermal compound, a 30 Watts GPU (a Radeon R7 240) has been tortured during 5 minutes with FurMark.

Here are some results:
– Arctic MX4: 49°C (real thermal paste)
– Corsair TM30: 54°C (real thermal paste)
– ketchup: 71°C
– toothpaste: 90°C
– potato: 105°C
– cheese slice: 105°C

 
The Radeon R7 240 is a small GPU with low power consumption. Would be fun to see the same test with a Radeon RX 7900 or a GeForce RTX 40…

 
Ketchup is a good GPU thermal compound - FurMark tests

Radeon R7 240 - FurMark torture test - Ketchup thermal paste

Radeon R7 240 test system


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