Evaluating TIM objectively in an extreme cooling environment is a very difficult proposition, so my testing will be mostly subjective. I tested both compounds on the following setup.
Arctic Silver Ceramique has always been one of our favorite compounds due to the ease of use. It can be a bit stiff in the tube (warming it up helps), but getting it on the CPU and spread in a good pattern is nearly fool-proof.
And as you’ll see below, the spread pattern was very complete.
The Frostbite syringe action is top notch and its easy to control application.
Spread was excellent, and yes, this was the 1st attempt!