– Sep 01, 2021 – 02:30:28 PM
Almost a year later, the PS5 It has a new revision which has several adjustments. The new hardware for sale in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Japan presents some adjustments that we should not lose sight of.
First of all, in the cooling section the new console has aluminum instead of copper. This can be seen in a video published by Austin evans.
These images reveal what changed in the design of the PS5 and what remained. There is a small adjustment in the WiFi antenna and most of all, everything that cools the console changed and that caused a decrease in weight.
On Digital Foundry, experts on the subject since in the past they have reviewed the heat generated by a PS4 Pro, speak that this is a reduction in the cost of manufacturing the console.
In comparison: The weight of the fan dropped and it is now smaller, the heat sink changed from copper to aluminum – aluminum has 60% less heat conductivity than copper -. The fan has more blades that can draw more air at the same speed.
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So what about the new model of the PS5?
According to the analysis of Austin evans, the PS5 It has worse ventilation and it gets hotter, but, the explanation of Digital Foundry betrays the opposite and that the settings keep the performance of the console technically the same.
It does not sound unreasonable to think that, due to the reduction of costs in materials, the PS5 have a lower quality. But, if it gets hotter, it should be under the manufacturer’s standards.
In case the new PS5 it gets hotter, the fans would run much faster, but, on the contrary, you don’t hear them working much longer. The fan is also more efficient, drawing out the hot air with less noise. Even the heatsink could be better, but it seems unlikely.
According to those exposed by Digital Foundry playing a complex zone in Control, the most power-consuming the new PS5 that’s 214 watts, the same as the first model that went on sale in November.
Finally, everything seems to point that Sony found a way to reduce the production costs of the PS5 adjusting the ventilation of your hardware without compromising the console. A real equipment review has not yet arrived because the main chip has not changed its size and that should require reviewing the same internal design of the console, however, that is going to happen.
On the other hand, it will also be difficult for you to realize which model you are buying, first because the resale of the PS5 it is still very heavy and perhaps what is important is to have the console, at the moment, whatever.