There is a new PS5 model on the market that is not only lighter but also has major improvements made within the case by the manufacturer. The first research suggested that the maker may reduce component costs by switching out the motherboard among other things.
Sony made the decision to update the PlayStation 5 once more, and as per the official specifications, the most recent model is a little bit lighter than the PS5 that was previously available. Austin Evans obtained the gadget and verified some quite intriguing information.
This YouTuber was the one who originally cracked open the CFI-1100, and despite his initial assertion that it would be “worse,” he later acknowledged his error and corroborated Digital Foundry’s statements regarding the PS5.
Evans thinks the PS5 (CFI-1200) has improved since it uses less power now. The PS5’s debut model used about 218 watts of electricity, the CFI-1100 from a year ago used about 229 watts, and the new CFI-1200 uses about 201 watts. While playing in Astro’s Playroom, a YouTuber checked the console.
The plastic in the core of the PS5 (CFI-1200) has also undergone alterations, adding more vents. The new model also features a “better” SSD housing, but the largest upgrade is the entirely redesigned motherboard.
Overall, the weight of the motherboard and heat sink has been decreased by 0.2kg, but new plastic components in the console have an impact on weight. The heat sink is now smaller once more, but it has gotten a Heatpipe that travels to the opposite side of the platform.
The new model does have a flaw, though. Due to modifications made to the motherboard, the CMOS battery is now concealed under the heat sink, making it difficult to repair. According to the test’s author, this is without the new design.
One of the engineers who reviewed the material stated that Sony should have utilized more energy-efficient parts, which would have led to lower power consumption, and that the company should also minimize the cost of creating the PS5.