February 6, 2023

Based on a brand new teardown video, the most recent PlayStation 5 has “surprisingly completely different” inside parts.

Tech YouTuber Austin Evans has acquired the brand new PlayStation 5 CFI-1200 mannequin, which quietly went on sale in Australia on the finish of August.

Final 12 months, Evans did the identical with the then-new CFI-1100 mannequin and sparked controversy by claiming that its smaller heatsink might make it “worse” than the console (a idea later dismissed by Digital Foundry, which concluded it was no higher). and no worse than the beginning mannequin).

Nonetheless, this time round, Evans believes the CFI-1200 is the higher system because of the many adjustments made to the console’s internals.

Evans notes that the brand new mannequin has a “fully completely different” motherboard that’s noticeably smaller than earlier fashions.

The brand new mannequin’s heatsink is even smaller than the CFI-1100 mannequin, but it surely comprises a warmth pipe that runs to the opposite facet of the system, and Evans additionally famous that the SSD case now has a “higher” display screen.

Mixed, the brand new motherboard and heatsink decreased the burden much more than the marketed 0.2kg, however the console’s black plastic form has additional help so as to add some weight.

Evans additionally claims that the brand new mannequin is extra power environment friendly, noting that in a take a look at by which all three take a look at consoles performed Astro’s Playroom, the PS5 launch mannequin used about 218W of energy, final 12 months’s CFI-1100 used about 218W of energy. 229 watts, and the brand new CFI-1200 solely consumed about 201 watts.

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Nonetheless, the breakdown will not be fully constructive. Evans additionally notes that “they moved virtually each element, together with the CMOS battery, which is now fully hidden by the heatsink.

He explains, “You used to have the ability to change it fairly simply when you wanted to, however now you must fully disassemble your PS5, which is certainly a draw back.”

The brand new PS5 fashions of the CFI-1200 sequence at the moment on sale in Australia weigh lower than launch consoles, to the purpose the place the usual disc drive model is now as mild because the digital model at launch.

That is the second time the PS5 {hardware} has been modified to make it lighter. In July 2021, Sony launched the CFI-1100 sequence which additionally weighed lower than the launch variations.

The burden of every mannequin is as follows:

PS5 Normal Version (with disc drive)

  • CFI-1000A (launch) – 4.5 kg
  • CFI-1100A (2021) – 4.2 kg
  • CFI-1200A (2022) – 3.9 kg

PS Digital Version (with out disc drive)

  • CFI-1000B (launch) – 3.9 kg
  • CFI-1100B (2021) – 3.6 kg
  • CFI-1200B (2022) – 3.4 kg

This implies the brand new 2022 PS5 Normal Version mannequin now weighs the identical because the digital model at launch.