Recently, new versions of PS5 appear on the market. These are notably lighter, but that’s not all. This is what we can say about it.
As The Verge reports, Sony has completely overhauled the internal design of its latest PS5 models. A new PS5 model started appearing in Australia last month, and today a YouTuber by the name of austin evans took the opportunity to dissect the console and discover for himself the differences of components.
A PS5 console that consumes less with a better cooling system?
In detail and after opening the console chassis, we can notice that Sony is using a new smaller motherboard for the PS5, different cooling and a new SSD case. Obviously the only change for a smaller motherboard already has an impact on the weight of the console and can already allow better cooling.
A smaller motherboard and a rearrangement of components
The motherboard is reduced by about 5 centimeters and the cooling of the PS5 is slightly different thanks to an additional heat pipe on the back and a smaller heatsink. In fact, this should improve the airflow and thus cool the chassis more efficiently.
Note, however, that this is not the first PS5 with a new heat dissipation system since the 2021 version had already significantly improved the system. The cooling version of the PS5 2022 is 400 grams lighter than the original console. Again, this helps lighten the weight of Sony’s console on the scale.
Sony also moved many components with this new motherboard design, so the CMOS battery is now completely hidden under the heatsink. Now you have to completely disassemble the PS5 to replace the CMOS battery, which should therefore make the task more difficult for those who do not have a talent for handyman.
A different SSD case
The SSD enclosure has also changed. It no longer has a full-length circuit board and according to Evans this could allow for better storage cooling and thus better performance. Of course, that remains to be proven. Finally, Evans claims that this new model of PS5 consumes about 20 to 30 watts less during the game. This is not negligible over several months of use.