Streacom TX13 high performance thermal paste is supplied in a recycled card envelope that contains five coated foil sachets.
Each sachet contains the recommended ‘pea sized’ amount of thermal paste (0.25g), providing full coverage of a standard desktop CPU.
TX13 thermal paste was designed to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, especially those rigid plastic applicator tubes. Streacom have partnered with the Eden Reforestation Project and will sponsor the planting of a tree for every packet sold.
All testing was completed on BC1T Open Testbench using the following hardware in 20°C room ambient temperature. The AIO Liquid Cooler fans were set to 35dB(a) noise level at distance of 50cm.
|CASE||BC1T Open Testbench|
|MOTHERBOARD||GIGABYTE B660I AORUS PRO DDR4 (paid link)|
|CPU||Intel 12700K (paid link)|
|CPU COOLER||EK AIO Basic 240 (paid link)|
|PSU||Corsair SF600 Platinum (paid link)|
|RAM||Corsair VENGEANCE LPX, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)|
|AIO FANS||2x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax.Black (paid link)|
Streacom TX13 thermal paste closely resembles Thermal Grizzly’s Hydronaut thermal compound in both colour and consistency.
All thermal paste testing was completed using Cinebench R23 in 30 minute stability test.
In this review, we were unable to test long term use of thermal compounds due to the impracticality nature of such testing.
With most things, pricing can be a deciding factor. TX13 is closely priced per gram to Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut and around 5x the price compsred to ARCTIC’s MX4. This pricing difference may be attributed to what Streacom is trying to achieve with the eco-friendliness of TX13 thermal paste.
The amount of thermal paste provided in each TX13 sachet is as Streacom states “the recommend pea-sized amount“. We can confirm that you won’t have any issues with coverage on any modern consumer CPU.
On average, TX13 performed 1~2 degrees better than Thermal Grizzly’s Hydronaut & Noctua’s NT-H1 and was on par ARCTIC’s MX4. TX13 provided typical thermal conductivity expected of a high performance thermal compound.
TX13 is eco-friendly performance thermal solution in comparison to its competitors and we fully support Streacom’s environmental initiatives.