Reducing the size of the PlayStation 5 heatsink of the new revision does not actually affect its performance. About it informs Eurogamer edition.
Digital Foundry specialists analyzed a new revision of the PlayStation 5 console, which went on sale in August. The authors studied the video of the blogger Austin Evans, who was the first to talk about the fact that the new version of the console differs from the old one in a more compact radiator and, in this regard, supposedly copes with cooling worse. Evans noticed that the console was getting hotter, although the fan noise decreased.
The authors challenged the blogger’s findings. They noticed that based on the data on the console temperature increased by several degrees, it is impossible to draw conclusions about the disadvantages or advantages of the device. Also, experts noticed that in Evans’ video, the console of the new revision was making less noise, which seems strange, since the console became more heated.
According to Digital Foundry experts, the new set-top box can run quieter at slightly higher temperatures. This can be explained by the fact that Sony engineers have optimized the cooling system: “The smaller heatsink, based on materials with lower overall thermal conductivity, has been redesigned to make it more efficient.”
In conclusion, the journalists noted that they plan to study in detail the PS5 console of the new revision and make a detailed comparison with the prefix of the original version.
A new revision of the PlayStation 5 went on sale at the end of the summer. The updated model differs from the one that went on sale in November, reduced by 300 grams in weight and the presence of a new screw with which the device is attached to the stand.