A test shows that the new PS5, although it has a smaller heatsink, cools its CPU better than the original

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Last month, Sony started to distribute in some regions 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 proves 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 of the revised PS5 model ran for approximately 11 ° C. below the release model . That is, the test yielded figures of 40.08 ºC compared to 51.15 ºC. “Now it is clear that the heat sink of the new PlayStation 5 works better,” they noted.

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Of course, the memory temperature turned out to be somewhat higher in the new PS5. The test registered 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 give different values.

However, the team of Hardware Busters concluded that most of the aspects involved which console to keep 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. It 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 lightweight hardware, but also improving the life of the device.