New test shows that PS5's smaller, lighter heatsink helps it stay cooler
Tested more closely, YouTuber Austin Evans found that the air coming out of the heatsink was hotter than the previous PS5 version. Therefore, Austin Evans temporarily concludes that the new version is hotter.
|The heatsink size is different in the old and new versions.|
The Hardware Busters team measured the device's temperature while running Devil May Cry 5 and saw noticeable differences in the two PS5 versions. It is true that the heat emitted by the new version is several degrees Celsius higher, but the APU (hardware that combines the power of both CPU and GPU) is up to 11 degrees Celsius cooler, down from 51 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius.
|The temperature graph shows that the machine is cooler than before.|
This is just a test comparing the two machines. As the number of machines tested increases, it is possible that other variables will emerge. But the new test is still enough to convince consumers to believe in the new PS5 version: a smaller heatsink does not mean a hotter device. If you want to know exactly what product you're about to buy, here's how to tell the difference: the old version has a production code of CFI-1102A, and the newer, lighter version has a CFI-1000.