Originally Posted by farlex85
Seems kind of semantic. I think of heat varying degrees of kinetic energy in molecules (measurement being temperature) and haven't heard it referred to explicitly as the transfer of thermal energy. I don't go to class all the time though.
At any rate, what is important here, the amount of "heat" on a gpu or it's temperature. What will start to cause problems?
It is semantic & I was a physics teacher
In any case, heat destroys...heat is the root of all evil
(when it comes to silicon) Needless to say, the only thing that can give us an idea of how much heat a GPU is producing is its temps. We try to lower the temps in any way to lengthen the lives of our GPUs. Its as simple as that & its written in stone. Lower temps = happier hardware