HDMI vs Thunderbolt 2

Hi Gang. Is there any benefit to using a TB2 to HDMI adapter over that of using the HDMI output on my MacbookPro 15 2013? Reason I ask is that when I use the HDMI port to power an external 1080p 27" monitor, the laptop heats up quite a bit. It’s obviously using the secondary video card in the unit, but I’m now wondering if using the Thunderbolt port might make any difference. Thanks!

Hm. Maybe it’s what you’re using the laptop for that is causing the heating.

I drive a 27” 4K display with my 2015 rMBP through a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter (so I get 60Hz refresh rate), and it only heats up when I’m doing something cpu intensive.