Arctic has stopped producing MX-5 thermal paste: it will soon be replaced by MX-6

Arctic is famous for its thermal pastes and the latest member of the MX family, Arctic MX-5, is recognized by many experts as one of the best thermal pastes on the market. However, it will soon be replaced by the MX-6 thermal paste, which is expected to offer better performance.

The other day, network sources noted that the Arctic MX-5 has been moved to the End-of-Life section, which contains products whose lifecycle has come to an end. In other words, Arctic has stopped making MX-5 thermal paste. However, it turned out that the company is preparing to introduce and release its successor – MX-6.

It’s actually quite unexpected that Arctic has already stopped production of the MX-5 – this thermal paste was only introduced 1.5 years ago. For such a product, this is a rather short period. For comparison, the previous generation of thermal grease – Arctic MX-4 – was released over 10 years ago and is still in production. Yes, and the MX-2, which was released even earlier, as a cost-effective solution, Arctic is still releasing.

As for the future Arctic MX-6, its images have already appeared on the web and moreover it is already in the Amazon assortment, but no pasta is available. In Germany, the new thermal paste is priced at 28.81 euros per 4 grams. The container, by the way, has not changed – it is a syringe. The color scheme has changed slightly – turquoise has become the main color instead of a bunch of blue and gray.

Unfortunately, nothing is known about the features of the Arctic MX-6. Most likely, it should outperform the MX-5 in terms of performance. The latter has a thermal conductivity of 8.5 W / m ∙ K, which is a good indicator for traditional thermal pastes, but lags behind overclocker solutions such as Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. Perhaps the Arctic novelty will get closer to the competitor. Additionally, the new AMD and Intel processors promise to be hotter, so they will clearly need high-quality thermal paste.

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