Sony’s latest model of the PS5, which comes with a new screw for its stand and weighs about two-thirds of a pound lighter, isn’t any worse than the launch version. That is according to extensive testing done by Digital Foundry and Gamer’s Nexus. Of course, YouTuber Austin Evans claimed the weight shed from the new PS5 model came entirely from the heatsink.
This would naturally result in console to run a bit hotter, and it does, but just slightly. The difference only amounts to a couple of degrees Celsius, and would be the same that a PC enthusiast might see switching from one CPU cooler to another. The temperature change is negligible at best.
Stephen Burke from Gamers Nexus emphasized that people should be performing regular maintenance on their PS5, no matter what model they’ve got. “Our recommendation to you all would be… make sure it’s maintained. Don’t let dust build up, it’s really easy to pop those panels off, anyone can do it,” Burke said.
It should also be mentioned that this new model also runs games exactly the same as the launch model does, as shown by Digital Foundry.