Revised PS5 model has a smaller heatsink and new fan

Sony recently released a revised version of the PlayStation 5 (both disc and digital editions), and while we knew it’s 300 grams lighter than the launch model, it’s still unclear why.

Tech YouTuber Austin Evans got his hands on the updated PS5 digital edition (CFI-1100B 01) and found that it has a smaller heat sink and a new fan. Due to the new heatsink, the internal board of the console weighs 1368 grams. The original plate weighs 1639 grams. The revised console’s fan is manufactured by Delta Electronics and has 17 longer blades. The original fan has 23 blades.

According to Evans’ thermal tests, the new PS5 will run 5.4°F to 9°F hotter than the original. He thinks the “lighter” PS5 is a bit of a downgrade, but this theory has not yet been extensively tested.

“A few people mentioning higher exhaust temperatures MAY mean the cooler dissipates heat better,” Evans wrote in response to some commentators. “The point is that Sony has removed a LARGE amount of heatsink from this new model. With fewer fins and smaller heatpipes, it’s simply not as efficient at removing the heat from the console. Think about it as if it were a PC. If I remove a large CPU heatsink instead of a smaller one, the exhaust coming off my system would be hotter because the overall system temperatures are higher, as the weaker cooler can’t handle it. That’s exactly what’s going on here IMO.”

In addition to the above, the revised PS5 has a new Wi-Fi component and a different screw to secure the console to the base.

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