The Revised Version Of The PS5 Run A Tad Bit Hotter Than The Original

A recent video post­ed by YouTu­ber Austin Evans shows a tear­down of Sony’s revised mod­el of the PlaySta­tion. It revealed the con­sole lost two-thirds a pound from the orig­i­nal mod­el. This new ver­sion report­ed­ly hous­es a small­er heatsink, obvi­ous­ly lead­ing to slight­ly raised inter­nal temperatures–which should­n’t cause too much concern.

The con­sole Evans broke down is a PS5 1100B, which con­sumers will be see­ing on store shelves as the PS5 dig­i­tal edi­tion. This con­sole weighs 7.8 lbs, while the orig­i­nal mod­el came in at 8.4 lbs. Evans’ video shows that almost all that weight was reduced by the con­sole’s heatsink.

While test­ing, Evans found this reduc­tion did make the con­sole run a bit hot­ter than the orig­i­nal mod­el. By exam­in­ing the rear exhaust vents while it was run­ning Astro’s Play­room, he found an increase in tem­per­a­ture of four or five degrees Celsius–meaning the con­sole hit a high of 58 degrees Cel­sius (136˚F).

Don’t pan­ic over this tem­per­a­ture increase just yet. First off, this new edi­tion of the PS5 was only test­ed with Astro’s Play­room. It’s not a tax­ing game by any means, so it’s not accu­rate­ly show­ing how hot this ver­sion of the PS5 could poten­tial­ly get, but PS5 titles might not cause as much of a jump.

Sec­ond, but most impor­tant­ly, this tem­per­a­ture isn’t sur­pris­ing at all. Gam­ing computer–the most com­mon form of gaming–can find CPUs idling around 55 degrees Cel­sius (131˚F). This num­ber can jump much high­er when run­ning an extreme­ly demand­ing title. How­ev­er, PC users do have the abil­i­ty to access their var­i­ous fans and cool­ing sys­tems for clean­ing, some­thing that PS5 own­ers don’t have easy access to. 

The change to the heatsink was the only major adjust­ment in the new PS5 mod­el. A slight adjust­ment brought a qual­i­ty-of-life improve­ment for those try­ing to attach the con­sole’s stand. They will no longer have to use a screw­driv­er as it’s been replaced. 

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