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Now onto the review.
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme in most consumer use case or general overclocking scenarios performs marginally better than standard Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut such as air cooling, AIO or even custom loops, but read on.
Although my temperatures did reduce by roughly 1°-2° Celsius at idle or under 100% stress test load in comparison to standard Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut which might appear to insubstantial to some, what isn't insubstantial is how quickly it was able to dissipate heat overall no matter the load, before, during and after the fact. It's quite efficient!
I'll explain why this matters to even the average user. Although I tend to heavily overclock my systems, so it's an obvious benefit for me to utilize extremely high end thermal compounds, in many ways, it's just as beneficial for a standard user.
In terms of gaming, you will maintain a higher average core clock speed on the CPU and GPU, because of how efficient Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme dissipates heats. Think of it this way....
When in a usual gaming scenario, you're not constantly involved using the maximum 3D clock speeds, no matter the game. In this day and age, Nvidia GPU clock speeds are variable unless you force voltage. So, that being said, throughout your gaming session, you're in the in game menus, options menus, pre-game lobbies etc. When this happens, the graphics card automatically lowers the variable clock speed.
In this scenario, when this occurs, there's a shocking amount of heat that gets dissipated using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme. This is where Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme is worth every penny. Your GPU and CPU clock speed averages will be substantially higher, because of how effective it is as heat dissipation.
Although I utilize Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme in my overclocked gaming desktop, where I was most impressed was when I applied this to my sons CPU/GPU within his Asus TUF 15F 3060 gaming laptop. His overall temperatures were reduced dramatically (+- 12° Celsius difference) and his average core clock speeds went up by +- 15%. So it's quite clear that if you're using this in more extreme thermal conditions where efficient thermal dissipation is key to performance, it's going to perform extremely well.
If you're an advanced overclocker like myself, it's a no brainer and I surely don't have to explain to you why using this will serve you well, but for the average user I felt that explanation was important, as they might not fully understand why high end thermal compounds are beneficial to them.