Last month, Sony began to distribute a lighter version of the PS5 with a smaller heatsink. When the revised console began to reach users, including the YouTuber Austin evans, some assured that the temperature of the new version was higher. However, a recent test shows otherwise.
On this occasion, the members of Hardware Busters undertook to analyze in depth the cooling system of the original PS5 (CFI-1000) and the revised one (CFI-1102A). The test included measuring the temperature of the APU, memory, voltage regulator modules, and exhaust air while running Devil may cry 5.
To the surprise of many — but not for some others — the microprocessor in the revised PS5 model ran roughly 11 ° C below launch model. That is, the test yielded figures of 40.08 ºC compared to 51.15 ºC. “Now it is clear that the heatsink on the new PlayStation 5 works better,” they noted.
PS5 memory gets hotter, but shouldn’t be a problem
Mind you, the memory temperature turned out to be something higher on the new PS5. The test recorded 40.88ºC in the original model and 48.2ºC in the revised variant. However, the source points out that these results should not be taken as final and, due to the manufacturing process, other consoles may return different values.
However, the team of Hardware Busters concluded that most of the things that go into keeping the console cool are identical on both models. “They have exactly the same fans, the power consumption is practically the same, the speed of the fans is also the same … the only difference is in the size of the heat sink,” notes the team.
Console reviews are completely normal. This is not something exclusive to the PS5, as the same happened with the PS4 and previous generations of the platform. The truth is that these changes, in general, are always designed to improve the user experience. Not only offering more compact or lighter hardware, but also improving the life of the device.