Let's talk some simple thermal dynamics in processors?

i've just never thought of it before, but processors, and with fundimental thermal dynamics:


does it mean, all that 250W goes into the processor, and 100% comes out at heat?  seeing that you can't convert it into information.....



my mind is blown, cuz wouldn't that be a 0% efficient closed system, but gaining benefits from generating 100% heat??


please correct me if i'm wrong, as i just couldn't find anything on this

but i ask you this:   "are modern processors 100% efficient?"


i mean, yes, there are some voltage leaving the system, into another part of the PC, but, at the end all physical activities' power comes from a specialised power input

Yes, all energy used by a processor comes out as heat, the energy is all signals, it isn't powering any work, unless opening and closing transistors counts as work (I don't know if it does or not).

Making a processor 100% efficient is probably not possible. I've heard that graphene processors will use a conductive and superconductive state (rather than a conductive and non conductive state like traditional processors) but this would still create heat in the conductive state. The same goes for optical processors, there will always be some kind of resistance and some kind of work being done even if that work doesn't contribute to the logical, information aspect of what the processor is doing.


Atleast that's my understanding of it, I'm certainly no expert :P

i'm talking strictly about processors, and i don't think they do anything that is of similarity to flash cells, where they change the chemical composition a little


to my understanding, things like CMOS, tips the balance and lets the current flow, but it's not permanent, and upon resetting (not even a good analogy) they chang it into heat