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Why can graphics card tolerate higher temperatures than CPUs?

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Just something I've always been curious about.

Like what's the physics of it? What's the difference between them that lets GPUs safely hit higher temperatures?
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Modern Intel chips and GPUs have the same 'limit' - 105°C.
Anyway, it's the different way the silicon is made and die size. GPU wafers are also specially made to house a large cluster of cores and run with much less voltage and higher ampere rating.
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