Sony’s new PS5 has been totally redesigned inside and uses less power

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A PS5 teardown of three different models
The new PS5 (1200) internals. | Image: Austin Evans (YouTube)

Sony has totally revamped the inner design of its latest PS5 fashions. A revised PS5 mannequin started showing in Australia final month, and now YouTuber Austin Evans has taken a have a look at the internals and found quite a lot of adjustments. Sony is utilizing a new, smaller motherboard for the PS5, totally different cooling, and has even modified the SSD enclosure.

All of those adjustments add as much as one other weight discount, however no apparent adjustments to the outside of the PS5. The actual huge change is the up to date motherboard within the PS5. It has shrunk by round two inches, and the cooling for the PS5 is barely totally different because of a further warmth pipe on the rear and a smaller heatsink.

This isn’t the primary time we’ve seen a redesigned cooling resolution on the PS5. Sony shipped a revised mannequin final 12 months with a smaller heatsink. The new motherboard and heatsink on this 2022 PS5 now weighs round 2.5 kilos in response to Evans, that’s a pound lighter than the unique design.

Sony has additionally moved quite a lot of parts round with this new motherboard design, and it means the CMOS battery is now utterly hidden away beneath the heatsink. It was uncovered earlier than, making it straightforward to modify out, however Evans claims you’ll now should utterly disassemble a PS5 to switch the CMOS battery.


Image: Austin Evans (YouTube)
The smaller heatsink inside the new PS5 mannequin (1200).

The SSD enclosure has additionally modified on this new PS5 mode. It now not has a PCB by way of the whole size, and as an alternative has uncovered steel. It’s not instantly clear why Sony has modified this specific a part of the PS5 design, however Evans speculates it may assist enhance warmth dissipation.

All of those adjustments may add as much as some actual world advantages for the PS5. Evans claims this new PS5 mannequin pulls round 20-30 watts less throughout gaming, whereas nonetheless delivering across the similar quantity of noise and warmth output.

“Sony shrank virtually all the pieces together with motherboard and the inner packaging to make it lighter and virtually actually cheaper (for them),” says Evans on Twitter. The new PS5 mannequin arrives simply as Sony has hiked its PS5 prices exterior of the US. Sony is growing its PS5 prices within the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Prices are leaping by 10 p.c in Europe, 21 p.c in Japan, and by round 6 p.c within the UK.


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