Sony’s new PS5 has been completely redesigned inside and makes use of much less energy

Sony has completely revamped the interior design of its newest PS5 fashions. A revised PS5 mannequin began showing in Australia final month, and now YouTuber Austin Evans has taken a have a look at the internals and found numerous modifications. Sony is utilizing a brand new, smaller motherboard for the PS5, completely different cooling, and has even modified the SSD enclosure.

All of those modifications add as much as one other weight discount, however no apparent modifications to the outside of the PS5. The actual massive 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 completely different due to an extra 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 yr with a smaller heatsink. The brand new motherboard and heatsink on this 2022 PS5 now weighs round 2.5 kilos in accordance with Evans, that’s a pound lighter than the unique design.

Sony has additionally moved numerous parts round with this new motherboard design, and it means the CMOS battery is now utterly hidden away below the heatsink. It was uncovered earlier than, making it straightforward to change out, however Evans claims you’ll now must utterly disassemble a PS5 to exchange the CMOS battery.

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

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

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

“Sony shrank nearly the whole lot together with motherboard and the interior packaging to make it lighter and nearly definitely cheaper (for them),” says Evans on Twitter. The brand new PS5 mannequin arrives simply as Sony has hiked its PS5 costs outdoors of the US. Sony is rising its PS5 costs within the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.

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