Sony’s new PlayStation 5 reduces power consumption by about 10%

It was previously reported that Sony recently started selling a new version of the PlayStation 5 in Australia. The optical drive version is CFI-1202A, the digital version is CFI-1202B, and the corresponding weights are 3.9kg and 3.4kg, which are 300g and 200g lighter than the existing version (CFI-1102A/B), respectively, and 600g and 500g lighter than the originally released version.

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According to TomsHardware, some bloggers got the new PlayStation 5 digital version and dismantled it, and Sony, as expected, made changes to the internal structure. A smaller motherboard is adopted, and the cooling system covering the SoC and SSD has also been changed. For example, a heat pipe is added at the rear, and the overall structure is more compact.

After weighing, it was found that the motherboard and radiator components of the new CFI-1200 weighed 1.13kg, while the previous CFI-1000 and CFI-1100 weighed 1.58kg and 1.36kg, respectively. Changes to the internal design have also changed the location of many components, with the formerly exposed CMOS battery hidden away and now requiring the PlayStation 5 to be completely disassembled to be replaced.
In actual use, the new CFI-1200 runs the same scene as the previous CFI-1000 and CFI-1100. The power consumption of the three is 201W, 218W, and 229W respectively. The CFI-1200 has a drop of around 20W to 30W compared to the original version and the first revision, but the noise during operation is no different. Although the three PlayStation 5s have different heating locations and areas, and the temperatures are slightly different, they are not particularly noticeable in general.

These changes and changes can be said to be expected, after all, the heat generation of the SoC will not be significantly improved until the new process is adopted. Recently, Sony announced to increase in the retail price of PlayStation 5 in various countries and regions. In major countries and regions around the world, except for the United States, prices have been raised to varying degrees.