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I mean to ask this as a normal user. I don’t really want to go too deep into technical details like different architectures, more or less cores, maximum top speed, or things like that, without the TLDR version: Who knows, maybe AMD is less efficient than Intel handling heat under same conditions, or maybe Intel is only good at getting higher clock speeds but really worst at handling heat.

I’m more interested in a perspective (or tests if there have been) where, under same conditions (clock rate, cores available, tests testing same instructions), I can see which processor produces more heat.

I’m trying to look for same conditions since everywhere else I’ve looked there seem to be AMD defenders explaining how the semiconductor fabrication is different, or how there are more cores so load is spread hence reducing higher clock rates, or how Intel TDP description is different from AMD’s, etc., but no one really puts the viewpoint for a normal user to understand which one produces more heat under same conditions (as much as there can be).

I hope this doesn’t turn into a technical battle. Thanks!

put on hold as too broad by DavidPostill May 15 at 19:53

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  • To help you understand. The answer to this question is, IT DEPENDS. Not all CPUs are built the same way. Some that are very well built and handle much more heat and activity before it fails, and some fail very quickly. Not all generations are built the same either. To run this experiment, it would be extremely costly to make such a claim that AMD produces more heat over Intel. So this will probably never happen. And frankly, who cares to the typical user. – Sickest May 16 at 2:46
  • Ive not.followed recently, but historically AMD were a LOT less power efficient. Heat habdling is not a CPU issue (except as to how it protects itself) as much as a heatsink/fan/heat disipation issue. Another way is to ask an equivalent question which may be easier to answer - which system uses less power for a given job (power corelates with heat) – davidgo 2 days ago