Thermal Imaging "map" of i7-based Surface Pro 3

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  1. graye

    graye Member

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    Below is a "heat map" of my new i7-based Surface Pro 3. The thermal image was taken from the front while installing Microsoft Office.

    Notice the difference in temperature from the middle and corners.

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    So, the location of the CPU has been confirmed.;)
     
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    113*F? Dang!
     
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    Does someone have a thermal map from the i5? Is this substantially hotter? My i5 gets pretty warm in that corner as well. But I didn't think it was that hot. Could be wrong.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I ran a graphics benchmark on an i5 and measured a max of 110 on the back with a temperature probe that records the max temp during the measurement cycle. Given that both the i5 and i7 have a max TDP of 15w id expect them to be pretty much the same I that regard.
     
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    Fuuu.. Im patiently waiting on extended use performance data for the i7... its not looking too "hot".
     
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    You wont cook any eggs with it :)
     
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    No, but it will keep my tea warm, haha!
     
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    For the record, tJmax [thermal shutdown temperature] is 100c. . .or 212 F.

    72c, which is where the i5 SP3 tends to sit. . is 161.6f.

    113f is only 45c, or idle temperature
     
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    I was about to go crazy, but then I realized you are showing Fahrenheit (hate that unit as it doesn't scale linearly). 113F = 45C. Not too bad.
     
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    my i7 got hot right after connected to wifi, I wasn't even doing anything on it! but it seems each device has different thermal properties, mine is getting poor 3dmarks scores comparing to the number the other people posted.
     
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    It was likely downloading windows updates... something most people overlook when apparently doing nothing. on another thread a user noted his free storage was mysteriously decreasing... again windows updates. :)
     
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