Below is a compilation and summary of 893 Independent tests acquired from 20+ user forums. All participants received free samples and the only obligation in exchange from Innovation Cooling (IC) was that participants agreement to post a thermal comparison between their previous compound and IC Diamond.
Arctic Silver 5
Arctic Cooling MX2
Arctic Silver Ceramiqe
Arctic Cooling MX 3
Shi Etsu X23
Note: Comparisons are an average of results on each test platform and reflect that as
increases between compounds. High thermal densities pose a unique challenge for
thermal pastes because there is a large amount of heat passing through a restricted
area. This challenge, however, is where IC Diamond shines in its ability to
dissipate heat even under such intense and extraordinary conditions. The
dismissive claim that "all thermal compounds perform about the same". Not true. A
high performance racing car might idle as well as a CPU. but the true test is to take
that car on the road and see how it handles under stress at high speeds.
This is demonstrated by comparing notebook and desktop CPU tests, notebooks
while having perhaps a CPU that runs @ 35 W vs. a desktop @ 95W will run much
hotter with a 2X delta increase in compound performance due to the increased
thermal density @ one third to one half the power of a desktop CPU.
Notebook CPU Test Results
Notebook GPU Test Results
The above noted results are preliminary and represent more of a snapshot as data is being added every day. As such, the data is subject to revisions, changes, and corrections as needed .In addition, all data is publicly available for review at Overclockers.com, Overclock.net, Overclockers Austraila, Anandtech, xtremesystms, HardewareLogic, NotebookReview, MaximumPC, Silentpcreview, AMDZONE, Overclockerstech, HardwareCanucks, Tom's Hardware, Laneros, Overclockers UK, PC Games Hardware, Aria, Overclockerstech, EVGA, Planet3dnow as well as others in process; results will be updated periodically.
Innovation Cooling's participation was in data acquisition and the graphing of acquired data and in providing application instructions as required. All tests performed by the participants were applied with an assortment of stress programs of their choice. While every effort was made to insure the accuracy of the data there may be some errors or omission's but, on the whole, the supplied data is believed to be substantially correct.