Recently on his Youtube channel Austin Evans, a reviewer specializing in the evaluation and unboxing of technology products such as smartphones, PC, Console… has posted a video disassembling the new PlayStation 5 that he recently bought. Here, it should be further noted that this is the PS5 version sold in Japan. It is worth mentioning that the design and materials used for the cooling system have been changed.
It is likely that Sony will also apply to sell a new model code CFI-1102A worldwide. With the shortage of components supply, it is not too difficult to understand when Sony launches a customized model. Earlier, Sony also announced that they no longer have to suffer a loss on each PS5 sold, but compared to PS4, it only takes 6 months for Sony to start turning a profit. This can be understood because the loss cost per PS5 sold Sony has to suffer a higher loss than the PS4 generation.
Returning to the issue of the PS5’s cooling system change, I should be mentioned that when this console was in development. There was an official announcement about the problem of PS5 having problems with heat dissipation and noise level, so Sony engineers seem to have built a cooling system that is overkill to apply on the first PS5 shipments.
Therefore, after a year of selling after having actual figures, they decided to cut the high cost that the PS5 cooling system is using to make up for the loss and generate more profit. This situation has also appeared on PS4 and PS4 Pro generations when the company changed the heatsink design for some reason.
The new cooling system on the PS5 (CFI-1102A) is said to increase the average operating temperature by 3 degrees and the noise level is also about 1.2 Decibels different, a figure that is not too annoying if you have to. However, if you have to choose, surely those who intend to buy PS5 will still choose the first version. But it must be affirmed that with a console, that temperature difference is not a problem that needs to be cared about too much.