The mystery over a new, lighter version of the PS5 has finally been solved

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The mystery of a new, lighter version of PlayStation 5 has finally been solved.

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The new console has been weighed down because it has a dramatically reduced cooling system, a YouTube user found after tearing the console into pieces.

Rumors of a new version of the console began in recent months, when a new user manual was found online showing that the console had become lighter. Then, last week, the console went on sale in several markets.


But it was not yet clear how the weight of that console was reduced. The PlayStation 5 lost 300 grams — or about 5 percent of its weight — with the only obvious difference being a change in the stand that allowed it to be tightened by hand instead of a screwdriver.

YouTuber Austin Evans has finally uncovered the new console, however, after spending a large sum of money shipping the new version of the PlayStation 5 from Japan to California just to be torn apart.

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Inside, they found that Sony had reduced the size of the heatsink that transfers the heat generated by the console to the outside so that it would not overheat.

Mr Evans said in a video titled ‘Title’The new PS5 is worse‘ That he was shocked by the change in size. “There’s no scenario that’s that good,” expressing shock that it was left with “half the heatsink” that was present in the previous version of the console.

And the change appears to affect the performance of the console. Mr. Evans left both versions of the Astro’s Playroom game and measured them with a thermal camera, which showed that the new version was hotter than the old one, suggesting it was likely to affect performance or lifespan.

Responding to the suggestion that the warmer temperature emanating from the console may suggest that it is doing a better job of getting rid of heat, Mr. Evans said he was convinced that the smaller heatsink was able to get rid of the heat from the inside as much. was not efficient. console.

He also noted that the new console runs quieter than the old one, but said that once people are “a few feet away” from the console the difference isn’t noticeable.

Customers aren’t likely to choose between the new and older versions of PlayStation 5, or even know which one they’re getting. They can be distinguished by their model number—the old one is the CFI-1015B, while the new one is the CFI-1100B—but are identical on the outside, and Sony is slowly rolling out the new one to different markets.


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