Heat is the enemy of any form of electronics, more so gaming notebooks that can generate searing amounts of heat that can fry eggs but Asus’ vaunted gaming marque, the Republic of Gamers aims to tackle it head on as they will be integrating Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid-thermal compounds as standard for their entire 2020 ROG gaming laptop range with 10th generation Intel Core processors.
The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid-thermal compounds aka liquid metal are capable of superior heat dissipation, decreasing temperatures by 10-20°C in order to free up more thermal headroom and thus better performance while also reducing the effort (and noise) by cooling fans trying to keep the heat manageable.
Prior to this, the application of liquid metal thermal compounds needed to be laboriously done by hand which increased the cost and decreased output seeing as there’s only so many one chap with a brush and time on their hands can do in a given day but ROG has patented a customised, unique machine that applies a perfect coat each and every time onto the CPU.
Watch the video to see ROG’s liquid metal application machine in action as it makes 17 specific passes to ensure complete coverage of the CPU. To prevent spillage onto other components, a special stainless steel shim is put in place to ensure the liquid metal compound stays where it’s supposed to be. It’s poetry in motion, really.
Gaming notebook pundits will also note that ROG’s Mothership notebook, a behemoth that was first seen at last year’s Computex 2019 was the first to benefit from this Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid-metal thermal compound.
The fact that it’s seeing widespread deployment now in their atest notebooks like the new Zephyrus Duo 15, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 and their new Strix G15 is a welcoming bonus indeed as it’ll ensure all their gaming notebooks, moving forward, will offer better performance across the board. For more details on Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid-metal thermal compound, you can have a look at their page here.