For example, does a 3.4 GHz CPU run hotter than a 2.0 GHz one, or is it designed in such a way that the heat generated is pretty much the same? Similarly, does a GeForce 7800 GTX run much hotter than, say, a GeForce 4 Ti 4600?
The more compact and powerful processors get, the more things are going on in a smaller and smaller space with every new technology. Electrical componets produce heat as a byproduct of functioning. Cram a whole crapload of 'em in a little space, or a board with a whole bunch, and you will get more heat.
It's something that's gonna happen, hence the explosion in cooling solutions.
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