Noctua NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard makes AMD AM5 processors easier to clean/use
Cleaning thermal paste of a Ryzen 7000 series CPU is a difficult process
Published: 6th October 2022 | Source: Noctua |
An effective solution for an annoying problem - Noctua releases their NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard for AM5 CPUs
If you have read our review of AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X or Ryzen 9 7950X (see it here), you will know that AMD has delivered incredible levels of performance with their new Zen 4 CPU architecture on their their AM5 CPU socket. AMD has boldly moved away from AM4, and with their new socket design comes new LGA processors with a new IHS design.
One of the annoying aspects of AMD's new AM5 IHS design is that it is difficult to clean. Thermal paste has a habit of creeping down the sides of AMD's Ryzen 7000 series heat spreader, and the cut-outs on AMD's new IHS design make these area of the processors difficult to clean. Thankfully, Noctua has created a new product that will help prevent this issue from occurring with AMD's latest CPUs.
Meet Noctua's NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard, an AM5-specific product that is designed to make AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors easier to clean by preventing thermal paste from going where it is unwanted. This product is designed not to impact AMD's Ryzen 7000 series thermals, or interfere with any CPU heatsink or water block designs. This product is designed to prevent thermal paste from accumulating in the cut-outs at the sides of AM5 CPUs. It's as simple as that.
While many Ryzen 7000 series buyers will see this product as unnecessary, it is a godsend for anyone who frequently replaces their processors (like reviewers), or hates cleaning up their old processors when it comes time to upgrade.
Noctua's NA-STPG1 will be available separately with ten of the company's NA-CW1 cleaning wipes, or with AM5 editions of their NT-H1 and NT-H2 thermal compounds this December.
Press Release - Noctua presents NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard for AMD AM5
Noctua today announced its new NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard for AMD’s latest AM5 based Ryzen processors. When the mounting pressure of the cooling solution is applied, excess thermal paste will be squeezed outwards. With AM5 CPUs, this excess paste tends to accumulate in the cut-outs at the sides of the heat-spreader and may become difficult to remove. Simple and risk-free to apply, the NA-TPG1 prevents this undesired phenomenon.
“While there’s no denying that AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 processors perform fantastic, we found that the cut-outs at the side of the heat-spreader tend to attract thermal paste that can be challenging to clean off” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “This is where our new thermal paste guard steps in: it’s a simple yet highly effective tool for keeping your new Ryzen 7000 series CPU nice and clean.”
Made from highly heat-resistant polycarbonate and forming a tight seal around the edges of the CPU’s heat-spreader , the NA-TPG1 is simple and risk free to apply and remove. Despite its simplicity, it is highly efficient at preventing thermal paste from accumulating in the cut-outs at the sides of AM5 CPUs.
The NA-TPG1 will be available in a separate set with ten NA-CW1 cleaning wipes (NA-STPG1) as well as with new AM5 editions of Noctua’s award-winning NT-H1 and NT-H2 thermal pastes. All three products are scheduled to become available in December.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be EUR/USD 7.90 for the NA-STPG1, EUR/USD 9.90 for the NT-H1 3.5g AM5 Edition and EUR/USD 13.90 for the NT-H2 3.5g AM5 Edition.
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